Friday 25th August 2017
3pm to 8pm (4 hours + 1 hour break)
Practical technique, exploring the city
Minimum three, maximum eight
In assocation with ParkourONE, this introductory course to photographing parkour teaches photographers of all abilities how to begin capturing imagery of athletes moving dynamically through the city.
As well as practical techniques – composition and framing, exposure, focusing, pre-visualisation and more – you will also gain insight into how to work with athletes, understand their movements, communicate effectively and work in partnership to create striking images.
The teaching will also begin to introduce elements of sociology and fine art theory to enable you to think more critically about your photography and our relationship to the city.
After an initial briefing in a seminar room, we will travel as a group to some of Berlin's best parkour training locations and work with an experienced athlete as he/she explores the urban environment. Our group of up to eight students will be working with a professional parkour practitioner and coach, taking it in turns to respond to his/her movements or working with him/her to offer our own choreographies.
"Andy Day's photography workshop changed everything about how I approached photography. With the confidence that I gained, I started shooting more, received a few commissions and actually had work exhibited internationally.
With an accessible and intelligent approach to the subject matter, you enjoy what you are learning and I managed to create images that were of the kind that I previously had thought 'only other people somehow know how to get'. It wasn't by luck or chance - it was the result of learning new ways of seeing and approaching the subject matter with a rare creative guidance and encouragement for you to express and respond to.
For any moving image practitioners, I can't recommend this course enough, especially if you are looking to broaden your horizons into capturing that moment. "
- Julie Angel
This workshop is suitable for photographers of all levels.
Andy Day is a photographer of physical interaction with the built environment. In addition to his technical expertise, he is passionate about teaching how photography should engage with the world around us, creating interventions and provoking questions about how we understand urban space.
Andy has shot editorials and ad campaigns around the world and has taught workshops for arts organisations such as Central Saint Martins and the Royal Institute of British Architecture. Learn more.
Images from previous courses