Camera-works is a series of FREE part-time courses in photography
They are open to Tower Hamlets residents aged under 25.
This three year programme will enable 84 young people to learn a variety of photography skills and help prepare them for further education or work within the photographic industry.
There are three projects within the programme each year:
Project 1: A 12 week project, which could include East London street photography, 35mm camera operation, portrait studio lighting, pin hole photography, collage and darkroom workshops to produce photograms and black & white exhibition prints. Whilst working in groups of 5, participants will co-design and curate a final exhibition of their work, which will be shown at Four Corners Gallery in June 2024.
Project 2: A 6 week course where 8 participants will learn professional studio lighting. These workshops will teach 35mm analogue and DSLR camera operation, continuous lighting techniques using LitePanels, Red Heads & Blondes, and flash lighting using soft boxes and reflectors.
Project 3: A series of masterclasses, designed to mentor 10 young people over 3 days. Workshops and 1-2-1 mentoring will offer careers advice and aim to develop participants creative and professional practice.
HOW TO APPLY
Project 1 Starts: 4-7pm on Thursday 22 February 2024.
Please download your ‘Camera-works’ application form for Project 1 and return it to Dave by Wednesday 14 February 2024.
For further details, please email Dave.
Four Corners has a successful track record of co-designing and delivering exceptional photographic programmes. The last being Into Focus, please find details here.
WHAT INTO FOCUS PARTICIPANTS SAID:
‘This project is fantastic! If you are interested in/love film photography, I recommend taking part in this project. I learned so much about photography and printing, which I absolutely loved. It was inspiring to meet people who share similar interests as me and express creativity together. Dave and Sarah are GREAT! They have been such good mentors and they provided me with a whole new perspective for film photography, printing and showing my work to people. I loved every second of it and can’t wait for whoever’s reading this to experience what I have experienced.’
“The Into Focus course opened a space that was incredibly enriching, supportive and inclusive, where I had the freedom to explore my passion for visual images while learning a lot about analogue photography and printing methods. It has been so inspiring to meet and see the works of people of different ages and walks of life. Dave and Sarah are two very talented and patient tutors who will give you the attention and care you need to feel confident and thrive in your visual experimentations!”
“The Into Focus project with Four Corners was always the highlight of my week. A dozen strangers, of all ages and walks of life, united by a curiosity/passion for photography was a wonderful thing to be a part of. Dave and Sarah were incredible teachers, and their encouragement throughout the 12 weeks has ignited a love for B&W hand-printing that I would not have realised without them. Thank you!”
This programme is generously supported by the London Borough of Tower Hamlets Local Community Fund.