How does a camera work and how can I develop my film in a darkroom? How do I take a captivating portrait? And how do I edit my digital photographs? In multi-day workshops, 14- to 17-year-olds learn about visual media ranging from photography to film. They develop their own ideas, try them out and bring them to fruition. There is a professional artistic team on hand to accompany teenagers on their creative path. The participants’ own creative processes are enriched by a group visit to C/O Berlin’s current exhibitions, followed by a discussion of the experience.
From nothing at all!
There is something magical about analogue photography. The young participants start by searching for suitable subjects with an analogue camera. In the darkroom, they develop their film and make prints of their favorites—each one is one of a kind!
Behind the facades!
The gaze is sharpened by deliberately shifting perspectives. The unique qualities of architecture in Berlin are shared and captured in photographs, and the necessary technical know-how for selecting subjects and lighting the scene also comes into play here.
Experimenting with photographic time
In photography, the factor of time allows a multifaceted artistic approach. Young photographers can actively create their images by freezing a special moment or taking advantage of surreal effects caused by long-exposure photography.
In only a few seconds, an instant image—always one of a kind—is created in its familiar white frame at the push of a button. Experimenting with different analogue and digital image editing techniques reveals new dimensions around the instant image.
Portrait photograph requires finding the right moment and perspective, and developing an eye for the individual. The right light illuminates the subject and changes the mood—from objective to dramatic.