Workshop: Introduction to Computer Generated Photography
£100/£80 members & concessions
With artist & educator Richard Kolker
How can you create a “photograph” in a 3D graphics programme? How can you arrange a scene, light an environment, and control a virtual camera with software?
As part of our HYPERANALOGUE Geekender, we will be running this special practical workshop which will introduce you to the key techniques necessary to create a computer generated photograph. Under the guidance of artist Richard Kolker, you will explore the fundamentals of CG modelling, materials, lighting and rendering, from a photographer's perspective.
The workshop will be followed in the evening by our HYPERANALOGUE party, where you can enjoy some mechanical techno with DJ Graham Dunning, get your portrait taken in our Camerascanner studio, sip a cocktail, and experience performances and demonstrations by artists and image makers co-curated by the London Alternative Photography Collective.
Participants will be required to bring their own laptop and mouse, running Windows 7 Service Pack 1 or above or Mac OS X 10.11.6 or above. However, the Gallery may be able to loan a laptop to you for the session should you require it. Please email email@example.com to request this in advance of booking.
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Richard Kolker is an artist who currently lives and works in London and Portsmouth. He completed his MA in Photography with a Distinction at LCC in 2008 and has since exhibited extensively, participating in group shows at the Aperture Gallery, NY, The National Portrait Gallery, London, Musee de l’Elysee, Lausanne and ‘Voies Off’, Arles. In 2012 he was selected to present work at the Hyeres International Fashion and Photography Festival. Publications include ‘reGeneration: Tomorrow’s Photographers Today’ (Thames and Hudson) and ‘Why Art Photography’ by Lucy Soutter (Routledge).
Richard has taught at the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London, on the BA (Hons) Digital Animation and Interactive Design course at Bucks New University, and currently, on the BA (Hons) Photography degree course at the University of Portsmouth.