What a great few weeks it has been!
First, we had the opportunity to shoot with the pre-production Fujifilm X100F camera. As many of you know, since we got our hands on the original X100, the X100 series have been our cameras of choice. Not only are they portable, quiet and light but most importantly somehow their design fits our ways of shooting. For some strange reason each time I pick up the X100S/T or the latest F my imagination, creativity, discovery and risk-taking in seeing goes into top gear. We have a lot of new material shot with the brand new X100F (here is our full review) and we will share it starting next week.
Second, we have finally launched our educational and mentoring platform, Simplicity-In-Seeing. The platform was created to go beyond what is currently available in photography education. Our focus is on the craft of seeing, on all the elements that help photographers to develop, maintain and challenge their seeing. However, our objective goes beyond that. We want to share methods that give you the confidence to take photographic risks, to go beyond “beautiful” and “popular” and produce very special imagery and, most importantly, to make it your own!!! Having said that, thank you to all who put trust in Simplicity-In-Seeing and signed up last week. We started with just eleven articles but there is a lot of great material in the works.
Last but not least, we would like to invite you to our first photography workshop. Even though we call it “Streets of Vancouver Photography Workshop” we neither like the word “street” nor “workshop.” There is no question that there is lots of street photography out there and some truly brilliant work. However, taking photos in the city is so much more than the word “street” implies. Although most street photography deals with documenting what’s in plain sight, we want to go beyond that. Our objective is to create imagery which not only challenges your senses but triggers an emotional and visual reaction – whatever it may be. Yes, you’re right! Sometimes such work is not easy to achieve. Sometimes it may even be confusing but one thing is for sure – it will give the viewer pause, trigger emotions and jolt your thought process. To achieve this, over the last few years we have worked to create a program to help you to do just that.
On these three days we will discover our inner seeing and challenge ourselves to be different but bold. Yes, there will discussions, presentations and technical tomfoolery. My objective in this 3-day workshop is not to show you how to take photos on the street but teach you methods, provide you with tools and empower you to capture visuals in your own special way. Ultimately your personality, your life experiences and your inner strengths will guide the seeing.
There are limited spots available so that we can make sure of frequent interaction. Make sure to book early here.
What kind of imagery we will be looking for?
Here are some samples:
If you would like to see more of my imagery please visit www.olafphoto.com
And here is a video of me shooting live on the streets of Vancouver.
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