PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP BY ADITYA ARYA
A three days photography workshop was organized at Delhi Public School, Patna campus from October 5 to October 7, 2017 based on abstract photography and analogue Image printing. Curated by one of the renowned photographer from industry Mr. Aditya Arya, well known for his rare Image collection and archive under Indian Photography Archive Foundation, the student participants from standard VI to VIII enthusiastically worked under various tutorials and drills.
The three days workshop was designed pursuing multi level skill development with each day, excelling to develop Positive Image in a light sensitive analogue environment. The workshop started with an introduction and tutored brief history of camera and photography, later segmenting to demonstration of Positive Image Printing. The students were given a subjective training of Cyanotype Solution usage in dark room for Negative development followed by process of Coating, Light Exposure and Washing to achieve Positive Blueprint of Negative Images. Apart from using process of coating cyanotype solution and light exposure for Positive Image printing on photographic paper the student also used their skills in printing Positives onto clothes. The art and the creation of participants were exhibited in the school campus where the artists affectionately introduced their crafts and described the art of photography and printing of images to their audience.
The training module also focused on aspect of photographic composition inducing various styles of photography on which the students exercised “Texture Photography” on last day of the workshop. The workshop was concluded with an interactive session with the trainer, with whom the attendees discussed their interest and suggestion for enhancing their photographic skills. The purpose of conducting the workshop to train young pupils in analogue printing of the images and develop an interest in photography was achieved. Overall it was a very knowledgeable and learning experience for the students at DPS, Patna.