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Beyond the Decisive Moment

  • MAGNET Level 2, 640 Bourke Street Melbourne, Victoria, 3000 Australia (map)

Short Course by David B Simmonds (AIPP Master Photographer)

“In Bresson’s world there was one decisive moment. In today’s digital world, I’m more fascinated by David Hockney’s view that there are many decisive moments. Using complex digital layering techniques I bring to life the experience of place by bringing many moments into one image, telling a richer and more complex story. The people who pass through the landscape of my “stage” are like “players” who “have their exits and entrances” and sometimes play multiple parts.”

Over 3 evenings (3 hours each) and 1 full day with David, you will get hands on tuition in the field and in the studio:

  • Plan a concept, from vision to execution
  • Shoot for the landscape (“stage”) of your image
  • Shoot for the components (“players”) in your image
  • File preparation for stitching & compositing
  • Stitch your landscape together in post-production
  • Plan your “choreography” and edit your images
  • Digitally assemble your components back into your landscape to tell your “story”
  • Learn to blend these components in realistic ways
  • Strategies for re-shooting components missed on the original shoot
  • Prepare your master file for printing
  • Learn the art of paper selection
  • Make a fine art quality print of your finished work

Download the full details for this course.

Dates and Times

  • Pre-session phone/skype interview with David
  • MARCH 2, 9 & 16: Wednesdays 6pm - 9pm
  • APRIL 2: Saturday 10am - 4.30pm (BYO lunch)

Cost: $495 (inc. GST) for the series

Bookings and Payment

T 03 8589 0371

50% deposit to confirm your booking, balance to be paid at first session.

Enquires via David Simmonds

M 0418 328 710

Earlier Event: November 19
Visual Literacy for Photographers