The idea of seeking artistry through evaluating the works of the masters is thousands of years old. We will tap into the intriguing Japanese practice of Shu Ha Ri which embodies the principles of study, assimilation and innovation. During the workshop we will cover the three stages of this philosophy on each of three days...
Shu (study) involves slowing down to gain an in depth understanding of a masters work and following that style of shooting in a disciplined way
Ha (assimilation) switches the emphasis to back to your own work. We reflect on how these new approaches to seeing can benefit your personal style. To facilitate this we use written exercises, visual reviews and engage the whole group in vigorous debate. One of the secrets of this stage is that it exercises both the left and right brain.
Ri (innovation) is where we no longer need the master. The foundation of the first stages breeds the self confidence to shoot in refreshing new ways and opens new doors to your creativity. Learning by rote instills a firm knowledge of a subject but not necessarily a firm understanding. This philosophy takes advantage of learning new approaches to energise your photography.