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Artist: Fionn McCann

Course Date: 12th -14th Apr
Medium: Photography
Participants: Maximum 10
Course level: Beginners and Advanced
Course Cost: €350

Fionn is a Dublin based photographer. He divides his time between commissioned work and fine art photography. Having exhibited in Dublin at the Gallery of Photography, Royal Hibernian Academy and The Hunt Museum, Limerick, he has also received bursary awards for projects in Peru, Ethiopia, Rwanda and Kenya. Commissioned by Trinity College Dublin he has produced work which is now part of the Universities permanent collection. Most recently he was shortlisted for the Zurich Portrait Prize in the National Gallery of Ireland and is currently part of a group show in the Highlands Gallery, Drogheda.

Course concept

General introduction to the camera and how it works. Looking at relationship between iso/apeture/speed. Introduction to framing, composition and reading/understanding light source and temperature.

Discussion about sequencing a body of work, project/series based. Outlining a project focus and understanding the elements that will create a narrative.
Practical application of above in the surrounding area of the school. Analysis of the groups images by the group. As a weather alternative we could also run a portrait section to the course. This would include basic lighting techniques and practice with models. One could expand this to be included in the previous mentioned parts of the course.

* Cost does not include accommodation. Artform also provide an artist accommodation package.
Details on art materials required to participate in the course will be provided after signing up to the course.

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