Last month, The Culture Club Photography Workshops had the honour of being chosen to run workshops during the Hyperlink Festival, a weekend -long event curated by Tate Collective for young people aged 15–25. We took the theme of “six degrees of separation”, and developed a two-hour session that featured colourful brainstorming, mysterious boxes and props inspired by the likes of Roy Lichtenstein and John Singleton Copley to create “art-inspired” photography. Check out some of our snaps below!
Massive thanks to the team who helped out on the day!
Photography inspired by Ellen Gallagher
Photography inspired by Roy Lichtenstein
Photography inspired by Anthony Caro
Yesterday, I went to Mile 21 along the London Marathon course to shoot my running crew Run Dem Crew. I brought along two cameras – my Canon 5D (with a 50mm, 1.8 lens) I recently bought second-hand and an entry level Canon 1100D (with a 18-55mm, 3.5-5.6 lens,) as I wanted the option to switch between wide angle and more telephoto shooting. But I hardly used the 1100D in the end – the lighting was tricky with alot of shadowy areas – at one point I even used fill flash – but it didn’t get me the results I wanted.
In terms of settings, I worked in Aperture Priority most of the time, but used the exposure compensation button alot, as I didn’t want the stress of working in Manual Mode. And, as is the case with outdoor photography, the light kept changing, but I wanted to keep my aperture as large as possible without overexposing the final results so I can get that really shallow Depth of Field I like to have in my pics. Finally, I converted the pics to black and white as I really wanted to communicate the story of the day, without the distraction of colour. I think it worked Check out some of my snaps below:
Over the past month and a bit, we’ve been working tirelessly on a project that’s been hush-hush until now; we’ll be running photography workshops for schools at the Tate Modern’s Hyperlink Festival on April 26th! Hyperlink is a free festival of music, art and fashion for young people, curated by Tate Collective. It’s the first in a series of national festivals being developed as part of Circuit, a new national youth network for the visual arts.
We’ve created a fun and interactive workshop inspired by some of Tate’s collections (including the Roy Lichtenstein show), so check out our pics of us getting prepared just below!
Our workshops will be for schools only, but there are public events running on April 27 and 28th – for more info, visit: http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tanks-tate-modern/eventseries/hyperlink
During this fun workshop for 14-17 year olds, students will learn composition techniques to understand how to take better pictures. Activities include themed photography challenges to develop their skills.
This practical and dynamic workshop is ideal for students working on an Art & Design, Photography GCSE/A-Level or teenagers who would like something fun to do during the holidays – plus all attendees will receive a certificate of completion and photography print of their work!
The Culture Club Photography Workshops HQ, Unit 101N Hackney Mare Street Studios, 203-213 Mare Street, London E8 3QE (closest stations: Bethnal Green or Hackney Central and buses 106, 254, D6 – opposite the London College of Fashion )
3.5 hours (10:30- 2:00pm)
£35 (£25 early bird passes available before March 31st!)
Number of spaces:
A compact digital camera or SLR camera (if you’d like to hire a camera, click here)
About the tutor:
Matilda Egere-Cooper is an energetic teacher and part-time photographer with extensive experience teaching and running programmes at various schools around London. As the founder of The Culture Club Photography Workshops, she is passionate about photography and helping young people work to achieve their potential.
Questions? E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 0208 133 0359
The Culture Club Photography Workshops is seeking three enthusiastic volunteers to start immediately at our office based in Hackney.
They will be responsible for undertaking administrative and research tasks before playing a hands-on role during a project day in April.
The right candidates will:
- Have an interest in photography and understand composition techniques
- Be a people person, with experience working with teenagers
- Be able to work in a team
- Have social media experience
- Have good research skills
- Be confident with ICT and can use software such as Adobe Photoshop
- Be organised and flexible
- Be available for 3 pre-planning days (Thursday’s, 12-5pm) and the final project day (Friday, April 26, 9-5pm)
The role is unpaid, but it is ideal for students or graduates who are looking to develop their skills but need work experience that is flexible. Lunch and travel expenses will be paid on the project day. To apply, please send a CV and cover letter to email@example.com
Deadline for applications: March 17th, 2013
These fantastic snaps dropped into our inbox last night from former street photography workshop attendee Matt Burden. He took the pics during our January 20th class and we love them for the creative use of colour and they way the street art adds to the narrative of the pictures – great work Matt!
Our next Street Photography Workshop takes place on March 17th around Shoreditch. Click HERE for more info.
Quite an inspiring venue for photography!