Workshops

Documentary photography workshop with 
acclaimed photographer Peter Dench

This photography workshop forms part of FreeTime history project that is documenting our changing leisure time. Photography forms an important part of our archives, but too often the photographs are ones of our dignitaries or historic buildings. This workshop will help people photograph our everyday leisure activities. Learning ways to observe our subjects in the street and at play.

Location: Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester DT1 1XA
Date: Tuesday July 23 2013
Time: 10am – 4pm (with a break at lunch time)
Cost: £5

Suitable for beginner and intermediate photographers who have their own camera or camera phone.

Places limited, please book ahead; joe@freetimeourstories.org.uk.

Margate pedalo by Peter Dench

Margate pedalo © Peter Dench

The workshop starts off by hearing from Peter on his approach to photographing in public and we will quickly move out onto the streets of Dorchester for hands on practical advice. Working closely with the tutor, participants can expect to improve their approach to photographing in public spaces. The workshop is aimed at people of all abilities and will tackle using equipment from digital SLR, through compact cameras to the use of smart phones. It is designed to show how to shoot with speed, confidence, respect, humor and above all, to have fun. Peter Dench is an expert in creating bright clear photographs whatever the weather. He will demonstrate how to document a familiar location in a new and exciting way.

Photographs from the workshop will be added to the new archive that is to be housed at Dorset History Centre. Work produced may also be exhibited at Dorset County Museum as part of our final exhibition in March 2014.

For more information please contact us.

About Peter Dench

Peter’s project ‘Drinking of England’ documented our imbibing habits and picked up a World Press Award for People in the News Stories category. In 2011 his retrospective, England Uncensored – A Decade of Photographing the English was exhibited at the prestigious Visa pour l’Image festival of Photojournalism, the largest of it’s kind in the world. Peter is working on The FUTURE OF BRITAIN.

Download Documentary photography workshop leaflet

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