Inspired by Alec Soth's use of Instagram and photo-sharing app Snapchat, this full day workshop offers tuition on how to shoot photographs, edit images and then instantly share your best work on the Internet, all from your mobile phone.
Participants will also be taken on a curator's guided tour of Gathered Leaves: Photographs by Alec Soth, before being given a practical assignment on street photography or portraiture.
In the afternoon the group will reconvene for a slide-show, critique and informal discussion on the growing importance of the mobile phone as a medium for photography.
They will explore the role of the digital image as it circulates online via social media networks and the resulting new practices that emerge in relation to dissemination, tagging, presentation and reception.
The workshop runs from 09.00–18.00 in the Dana Studio on Level 1 of the Dana Centre in Queensgate.
Led by Oliver Lang
Oliver Lang specialises in mobile photography with an emphasis on street, documentary and fashion. He is the cofounder of the Mobile Photo Network and creator of the Selfie School.
Oliver has curated exhibitions of mobile phone photography for TATE, FORMAT International Photography Festival as well as Head On Photo Festival. He has also led workshops at the V&A, Australian Centre for Photography and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney.