Sin Turistas - A photography workshop series in Highland Park
workshop photography curriculum specializes in merging visual language skills with photography knowledge.
workshops meet in galleries and other creative facilities around highland park and los angeles specific to the curriculum. entry level workshops build skills for visual story telling. intermediate and advance participants have the opportunity to explore the surrounding areas to develop an individual’s point of view about this changing city. one of the goals of this workshop is to create a diverse view of highland park and the city of los angeles that explores the perceptions and the participant’s voice.
students will discuss and practice documentary and expressive image making to develop their narrative as well as be introduced to visual devices for storytelling. through instant feedback on their own images and shooting styles, participants will acquire skills to create more compelling photographs. courses are designed in modules to compliment participants existing knowledge. the curriculum sets foundation knowledge and progressive courses build on those experiences.
photographers will also have an opportunity to discuss technical issues about their camera equipment and post-production tips specific to course objectives. other workshops are also available that expand on post production, retouching concepts, digital output and experimental techniques in creative and shooting sessions. students’ work will be critiqued in a collaborative peer environment moderated by a working professional(s). join us for a fun photography-learning experience and see los angeles sin turistas!
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sin turistas is lead by john tapia urquiza, a local exhibiting artist and a practicing commercial photographer. an advertising and design art director for more than twenty-years, urquiza is also a design and photography educator for more than ten years. currently he serves as the photography editor for a fashion publication.sin turistas is a personal project of urquiza that seeks to explore a changing culture and landscape with photography.
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