Action moments: Capturing your children in motion photography workshop with Graham Gall
When: 10am -1pm, Sunday 18 September, 2022
Where: Meet at Farrer Scout Hall. Action locations: Farrer Adventure Playground, Farrer Adventure Bike track, Farrer Alleyway basket ball hoop near fox and Bow café.
Tickets: $20 Booking: Click here to book your place
This photography workshop will be capped at 12 adults and their children! It is designed for people who have a camera with fixed or detachable lenses and some basic technical experience using it. If you wish to use a phone, that’s fine, but there are limitations on what you can achieve with fast action.
The Workshop is suitable for photographers at all levels from beginner to advanced and while basic technical aspects will be discussed it is essentially a creative experience rather than technical focus. It will begin with a review of the key technical aspects to good photography. Graham will check your understanding of the Exposure Triangle, Light and Composition. Key issues for action shots will be discussed especially shutter speed and frame rate. Anyone needing to get up to speed will be assisted in this session. This will be limited to one hour.
For the next two hours the Group will be divided into three at specific locations chosen by Graham where you will be coached as required to capture your child at play. Action involved will be
1. riding bikes on the Adventure Track
2. Using the built Adventure Playground equipment, and
3. Shooting baskets in the Alley Way where portraits may also be captured.
Skills developed: Skills developed will include: knowing where and when to capture children at play; using light, moment and composition to achieve quality shots; learning to be an observer and how to develop your ‘eye’; using angles to create interest; how to use different focal lengths from close up to wide angle. How to capture fast action. How to capture a portrait.
Graham is well known for his ‘creative eye’ whatever subject he is shooting. Participants will be given an insight into Graham’s award winning creative process for photographing subjects in action and portraits. Post-processing techniques will be discussed but not practiced in this session. Participants will leave with a clear understanding of how to achieve great quality photos of children at play with insights into the creative processes used by professionals.
What to Bring: your camera and a selection of lenses, your child and their bike if they’d like to be photographed in action on the adventure Bike track! Note: By law your child must wear an approved, properly fitted and fastened helmet if riding a bike in the ACT.
About the artist:
Graham Gall is a professional award winning and published photographer. He was ‘Highly Commended’ in the 2022 Australasia’s Top Emerging Photographers. Graham won the ‘People’s Choice’ Award in the 2021 Australian National Botanic Gardens Photographic Competition. He was awarded Medals by Birdlife Photography Australia in 2019 (Entry-level Bronze), 2020 (Entry-level Gold) and 2021 (Intermediate Bronze). In 2021 Graham was commissioned to shoot and exhibit 22 images of ‘Significant Trees of the ACT’ by 11 Commonwealth and Territory Estates. Largely self-taught Graham has developed his skills through Master Classes in person and on-line with renowned international experts including Steve Parish and Jan Wegener and locally with Brad Nicholls. Since then Graham has become an instructor, mentor and coach to many local photographers and in May 2022 was invited to present two sessions at the Biennial Birdlife Photography Australia National Conference on the Gold Coast. The Mono Awards 2022 – Top 30 ‘Animals’