COGITATION – Exhibition #studiomansionhouse

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Here we are 2018 and I am pondering over how last year finished and the new year begun – all guns blazing. And developments are to be found left right and centre, but for now let’s look around us.

As many know my creative home with office and studio has not just given me the space to grow and develop it has also given  me amble situations to be inspired and to inspire.

This very view, walks and the trees have inspired my new artwork and conception  (so far only to be seen offline!) a series that I named ‘Cogitation’ .

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Only last month (so last year, right !?!) have we come together as a collective and most of us Mansion artists have hung some work to be displayed for the Christmas celebrations and events.

Artists at the Mansion

I choose  portrait style images that have been immortalized in fine giclee prints and been brought into the material 3 dimensional world and graced these very walls of the Mansion.

And yes it was harder to get ’em up than you could imagine.

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Well this was so very last year and my portfolio, sketch book, ideas and inspiration boards have grown and dare I mention my diary is nicely filling up with exciting assignments and happenings.

Still if you feel the need to contemplate and be pictured, creating an image of you that perhaps touches on a little bit more than just the surface :

Please contact me and book your visit at the Mansion, even if it is for just an informal visit and cuppa tea… Or let me know if you want to join my mailing list for the release and sharing of some of more artwork (Yep facebook is not gonna have those images anytime soon) .

You won’t forget or regret the experience.Portrait femme

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‘Festival of light’ at the Mansion & #openstudio

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I have been a bit quiet on here lately … not to say that there hasn’t been loads worth sharing!?!  However, just a quick note that today is the day where we  have a mini (well we would expect around 1000 people throughout the day) festival at the Mansion, to get us all into the festive mood.

With wreath making workshops, Choir , stalls and much more…and most important of all, we have an Exhibition in one of the main rooms, in that stunning listed building (that alone is worth a visit) … and us artists on the second floor will open our doors between 12:00-15:00.

Come say hello (all the important stuff happens off line 😉 ! ) See my new work first time unveiled, buy a print, book a studio session, get some stocking fillers , get creative your self or just enjoy the sounds and sights.

For more details and some up to date posting see here:

EVENTS PAGE ON FACEBOOK

Light switch on at 4:15 pm !

THROUGH THE VIEWFINDER – Session 3

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Saturday the 18th of November 2017 2-4PM at the Mansion, #studiomansionhouse 

You will learn to use your camera manually … putting the creative control back into your hands.
With the understanding of where it all began, drawing parallels to old school Photography and drawing with light; and with an eye on the complete process – beginning to end.
These Workshops are held in 3 Sessions, with time in between to absorb what has been learned.

Each Session is an hour talk and an hour walk/practice …using what has been learned.

We will meet in my little studio, and spaces are very limited. Fill in the contact from below or EMAIL: hello@danielafleckenstein.co.uk for your booking or/and any further question or queries you may have.
Each session is £20 pound and all 3 for £40

SESSION 3 – AND AFTER THE CLICK

This session is dedicated to post production. Putting your work into context and finding method in editing, printing and how and when we share your images.
The group will be encouraged to print and possibly show selection of their work in the Mansion House.

 

 

THROUGH THE VIEWFINDER – Session 2

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Sunday 12th November 2017, 2-4pm at the Mansion #studiomansionhouse

You will learn to use your camera manually … putting the creative control back into your hands.
With the understanding of where it all began, drawing parallels to old school Photography and drawing with light; and with an eye on the complete process – beginning to end.
These Workshops are held in 3 Sessions, with time in between to absorb what has been learned.

Each Session is an hour talk and an hour walk/practice …using what has been learned.

We will meet in my little studio, and spaces are very limited. Fill in the contact from below or EMAIL: hello@danielafleckenstein.co.uk for your booking or/and any further question or queries you may have.
Each session is £20 pound and all 3 for £40

SESSION 2 – WHAT DO WE SEE

Looking at what makes a good photograph by developing creative and conscious use of design elements, such as texture, rule of thirds, leading lines etc. – and most of all the reading on meaning.

A littel recap on technique; on using your camera manually, balancing exposure with shutterspeed, aperture and ISO.

The group will go on a further walk (with bad weather we stay in the Studio) to improve your camera skills…

 

THROUGH THE VIEWFINDER – Session 1

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SATURDAY the 28th of October 2017, 2pm-4pm at the Mansion #studiomansionhouse

You will learn to use your camera manually … putting the creative control back into your hands.
With the understanding of where it all began, drawing parallels to old school Photography and drawing with light; and with an eye on the complete process – beginning to end.
These Workshops are held in 3 Sessions, with time in between to absorb what has been learned.
Each Session is an hour talk and an hour walk/practice …using what has been learned.

We will meet in my little studio, and spaces are very limited. Fill in the contact form below or EMAIL: hello@danielafleckenstein.co.uk for your booking or/and any further question or queries you may have.

Each session is £20 pound and all 3 for £40

SESSION 1 – ‘BEFORE WE LOOK’

Remembering why we take Photographs and how,
we will be touching on technical basics of aperture, shutter speed and ISO.
Before we go on a guided walk to put the talked about into practice. With a little historical overview I hope to establish your context for your Photography.

 

 

TTV photography workshop SESSION 2

This camera skill program of mine TTV (ThroughTheViewfinder) saw its progression with a nice small group into the second session. Each session is made of an hour talk (in my studio space on the second floor in the mansion) and an hour walk, to put into practice what was talked about.

This session was all about: ‘What we see…’ , exploring design elements in Photography whilst reinforcing the manual camera control, explored in the first session.

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Well and right here we see a picture of me with one of the participants, captured by yet another … It excites me to see how my methods and parallels help these photography enthusiasts to get to grips with the manual settings, taking back control over the machinery and understanding photography as it is intended…drawing with light and not acting as a machine operator.

Opening up a window into their world , sharing with greater understanding and skill, preserving the methods in photography as they always have been, before the digital era took over. I can’t wait to conclude with these guys in the 3rd session next month (‘After the click…’) Hopefully showing their work in the Mansion in an exhibition; to remain truthful to the whole process from conception to creation and print…

Stay tuned. New dates for another round of workshops are in the diary…

TTV WORKSHOP SESSION 1 04-09-17 6PM

Come through the doors of opportunities and join us at the Mansion for another round of skill based Photography workshops (TTV= Through The Viewfinder).

We meet by the fireplace in the Hall next to my Blackboard, for 6pm: before we go to my Studio Space on the 2nd Floor. Spending an hour talking before we spend the second hour walking…and practice what we discussed.

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You will learn how to use your camera manually … putting the creative control back into your hands.

With the understanding of where it all began, drawing parallels to old school Photography and drawing with light; and with an eye on the complete process – beginning to end: These Workshops are held in 3 Sessions, with time in between to absorb what has been learned.

SESSION 1 – BEFORE WE LOOK

Remembering why we take Photographs and how, we will be touching on technical basics of aperture, shutter speed and ISO, before we go on a guided walk to put the talked about into practice. With a little historical overview I hope to establish your context for your Photography.

The 2 hour session will only set you back £20 with knowledge that will never leave you.

Please email me on hello@danielafleckenstein.co.uk

to indicate your interest or to book yourself in – as spaces are limited.

If you haven’t been to the Mansion – yet, here is where you find us if not for a workshop, it’s well worth a visit to enjoy the views and atmosphere.

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Daniela

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