Over the next 3 weeks, we will be dissecting three forms of photography for you to engage in while being at home. We like to think of these not as social media challenges and more as exercises in self-development. Educational tools such as extra readings, visual references and links to technical knowledge will be provided to you in a palatable form to assist you in creating your self-portraiture project.
Frankly speaking, staying engaged is the only way to stay sane during this period. The nationwide lockdown will push each of us to our utmost limits both mentally and physically. These unprecedented events affecting our realities have left countless individuals with a sense of “what now?”
It may be a disheartening uncertain time but it is also a time of opportunity for self-development. According to psychology professor Gregory Feist, when there is a shift away from the people and distractions surrounding us, we can embrace a thinking process that enhances critical reflection on one’s ideas and thoughts.
Therein lies the opportunity to enrich your creativity and truly level-up your photographic skill set.
So what are we going to do for the next 21 days?
Each week we’ll introduce a new form of photography for dissection and encourage our photographic community to join us in furthering your understanding and grasp of these different forms.
How do you get involved?
Be sure you’re following OrmsDirect and Orms Cape Town School of Photography on Instagram where we’ll be announcing a new study each week. Have a look at each week’s new form of photography and dive into our extra reading materials and educational content surrounding each form.
Then take all of the new skills and understanding of the specified form of photography and put it to the test by creating your own interpretation of the study and post it to your Instagram feed.
Submission date: only entries between the 30 March-3 April 2020 will be accepted, No entries before or after will be accepted. Submissions close on 3 April at 9am.
Be sure to use #keepcreatingwithorms and tag @ormsdirect @ormsctsp so that we can have a look at what you’ve been creating. By taking part you’ll also stand the chance to:
- WIN a A4 Photobook with a personalised cover and 28 pages for you to design and make your own
- a 60-minute one-on-one session with a knowledgable expert in the field from the Orms Cape Town School of Photography to strengthen your practice even further.
Monday 30th – April 3rd
In this first session we will be focusing on the Art of Self-Portraiture. Find out all you need to know about this first weeks study session by reading all about it here. If you’re looking for inspiration as to how to approach yours be sure to have a look at our inspiration post here.
Monday 6 April – 10 April
In this second session we will be focusing on the Art of Still Life. Find out all you need to know about this second weeks study session by reading all about it here.
Monday 13 April – 17 April
In this third session we will be focusing on the Art of Space. Find out all you need to know about this third weeks study session by reading all about it here.
Monday 20 April – 1 May
In this fourth session we are giving you two weeks to complete the brief and submit your images with a focus on The Art of Collage. Find out all you need to know about this fourth weeks study session by reading all about it here.
Monday 4 May – 28 May
In this sixth session we are giving you four weeks to complete the brief and submit your images with a focus on Product Photography and uplifting a small local business of your choice. Find out all you need to know about this sixth weeks study session by reading all about it here.