Sattya, a media arts collective that brings individuals together in the sharing and collaborating of ideas, is organising a photo portrait workshop this August. After the completion of the storytelling workshop, Mero Katha Sunne Ho? in July, the arts collective is turning its focus on the pictorial and graphic aspects of expression through the Faces workshop.
The workshop, which will take place at the Sattya premises in Jawalakhel, is going to be all about capturing faces in a vivid way so that each portrait will be able to tell its own story. The workshop will last for three days, two dates for which have already been fixed as Aug 13 and 20. The date for the last day of the workshop will be decided on later by the participants and the facilitator Gorakh Bista—a professional photographer and filmmaker.
Bista’s recent works include documentaries such as Trophy Hunting, The Gateway: Simkot to Holy Kailash and Kalapathar Cabinet Meeting of the Government of Nepal. He will be guiding the participants through the practical application of concepts such as depth of field, angle of view and lighting conditions. Also covered during the three-day programme will be the usage of filters and lenses, and different types of photography.
To be able to attend this workshop the participants must have their own SLR camera or a point-and-shoot digital camera with manual shooting modes. Participants should also be acquainted with shooting in manual mode. Those interested must apply to Sattya by August 10. Forms can be downloaded from sattya.org. Participants are also required to pay a fee of Rs 1500 which will cover all three days and will be collected at the beginning of the workshop. The workshop will be conducted in Nepali.
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Source: The Kathmandu Post