Photographic Essentials Workshop with Seth Cook Starts TBA
1-Day Workshop for 4 hours
For adults and teens.
No prior experience required.
Normally no more than 15 students in the workshop.
- Photographic Essentials Workshop:1-Day Workshop, meeting 4 hours
- This workshop is designed for beginner to intermediate levels, though all skill levels are welcome!
- Learn how to successfully understand and operate different camera settings.
- Participants will learn how to control their cameras using manual controls, as well as understand camera differences and technicalities.
- Participants must have access to a camera, preferably either DSLR or point & shoot. If you have any questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Preferred: a camera with manual capabilities. This requirement is not limited to DSLRs.
- Participants can have the option to use their smart phone for the workshop.
- Complimentary Wifi
- Bottled water, coffee, and tea will be provided
Instructor & Artist: Seth Cook
Class time: Meeting one day on Saturday from 11am-3pm (with a break for lunch)
Session: Starts: TBA
Location: Achilles Print Studio, LLC located at 321 Oil Center Drive, Lafayette, Louisiana, 70503
phone: 337-534-8491 or email: email@example.com
Cost: $60 for this 1-day workshop, 4 hours. Bottled water, coffee, and tea. Tables, easels, and chairs are supplied for use during the 1-day workshop.
*Please see below for class description, artist biography/statement
Photographic Essentials Workshop with Seth Cook
One Day Workshop Description
Participants will learn how to control their cameras using manual controls, as well as understand camera differences and technicalities. The class will begin with a 10-15 minute introduction, with the remainder of the hour dedicated to a presentation on vital camera fundamentals w/ example images. This presentation will include understanding your camera settings, lenses, controls, and overall effectiveness in the field. The remaining class time will consist of hands-on demonstrations and self-practice with the cameras while the instructor assists. The demonstrations included are operating your camera with manual controls, controlling your camera with your phone (if doable), and a lighting demo for professional portrait work.
Designed for beginner to intermediate levels, though all levels are welcome! For adults and teens.
Instructor & Artist, Seth Cook
Seth Adam Cook (b. 1993) is an artist and researcher from southern Louisiana. He became interested in the arts while attending high school, deciding, later on, to study it at the university level. Early in his studies, photography became the catalyst to his artistic process, seeing it as the best way to bring his imagination into reality. His work centers on surrealism while his interests lie in creating a narration based off of his observations and understanding of the world. Recently, he started experimenting with stop-motion animation, using a combination of photographs and drawings to expand his creative process.
In 2016, Seth earned his BFA from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette while also becoming an active member of the visual arts community. His commitments include taking part as a committee member for the Festival International's 30th Anniversary Photography Exhibition and involvement with workshops and assisting his local galleries. He is currently pursuing his MFA at Indiana University in Bloomington after earning a Graduate Assistantship.
The current focus of my research understands the relationship between the desire for human connection, self-discovery, and the act of being seen. However, this is a smaller part of a much larger focus of research regarding the politics of cultural intelligibility and its inscription on the dominant form of human experience.
My creative work meditates the relationship between the desire for human connection and the isolation associated with mediation, which has become a need in our present culture. It is this idea of isolation that becomes the core of the creative work, coming to life either through mixed media painting/installation, photography, or stop-motion animation. The subject(s) presence within the work is manifested in order to represent this isolation. The concept of light becomes the link, on an allegorical level, between the subject(s), their isolation, and the need for change. The space and subject(s) are expressed in opposition, metaphorically pointing to the disconnection between the present culture and reality. Both the subject(s) and the space they have been placed in, while opposed, come together to recognize a socially structured theory of fabrication, becoming an environment of somber reflection