Interested in photography? Are you 13-19 yrs and live in Southwark?

Learn how to use a digital camera and take great photos this Spring with artist Diana Agunbiade-Kolawole. Diana will encourage you to experiment with your ideas and the camera, and give you professional tips on creating the best composition and on how to present your work. You can work independently or as a collaboration and you will have access to cameras, lenses and tripods. You are also welcome to bring your pre-existing projects to work on and we will encourage you to develop your works in between the sessions.

You know you can also work towards your Bronze Arts Award certificate… you don’t have to spend your money, it’s on us.

Bring a friend along with you and sign up now to this free course! Email us at learning@southwarkparkgalleries.org

Programme:

Sat 21 March:

Introduction to digital SLR cameras, we will learn about ISO, aperture, shutter speed and composition. We will also discuss the ethics and responsibilities of a photographer.

Sat 28 March:

How to put together a cohesive photographic essay working with natural light, showing how light can change the meaning of an image. We will edit with quick and easy tools.

Sat 4 April:

Experimenting with insider tips for shooting with special effects, using low-cost tools for maximum results.

Sat 11 April:

Printing out photographs and reviewing each other’s works. We will learn how to further develop the projects we already have.

About:

Diana Agunbiade-Kolawole is an artist whose work is inspired and expresses the fabric of everyday life. She utilises lens and non-lens based photography in installations, performances, prints and moving image. She is interested in producing work where the outcome is defined or rather informed by the process itself. She explores the materiality and the different processes to re-examine what photography is within this current generation.

She is a lecturer in photography at the Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm, Sweden, where she received her MFA and spent a year at the Ecole National Superiere des Beaux-Arts in Paris after completing her BA in Photography at Kingston University. She was selected as a British ambassador for UK/CHINA 400, an exchange of future leaders, China, 2009; Louis Vuitton Young Arts Project Summer Academy, 2010; Multiplicidade Festival, Brazil, 2013; Artist-in-Residence with Gary Steward and AF Rodrigues for Becontree Hundred, part of the 2012 Olympic Game cultural legacy in 2015. She lives and works in London/Stockholm.

The Free Photography Course is generously supported by the Alan and Babette Sainsbury Charitable Fund.