Explore the playful side of photography – Read more about the upcoming Creative Process course at the CTSP.

Article by Sandy Maytham-Bailey.

Are you feeling the need to explore your photography with something a little more creative and playful?

The concept of “creativity” is so captivating, so ephemeral, and so seemingly out of reach. But as much as it seems unattainable to most of us, it is contained in one simple quality that we all have: Imagination.

The Creative Process course run by the Cape Town School of Photography and facilitated by Dominique Edwards, is the place to go no matter how creative (or not) you think you are. This course is designed to give students the opportunity to delve into their personal creative method by means of constrictive and supervised photographic play. The course is practical and hands-on. Lessons consist of demonstrations, tasks to be completed in class, slideshows and critiques – culminating as six weeks and seven sessions (one Saturday morning) of guided exploration, dedicated to the further development of students’ sense of play and imagination by means of the photomontage, photogram, pinhole camera and medium format film. Learn to create, without restriction, and become assertive and comfortable with your own process.

To whet your appetite, here some recent photomontages created by CTSP students:

Details: The course is presented in weekly sessions for there hours each over a period of six weeks and includes one Saturday morning. Visit the CTSP website for more information.