Saturday, November 4, 2017
Re-photography is the act of repeat photography of the same site with the idea of producing a “then and now” view of a particular location.
This can be done more casually, taking a photo from approximately the same view point without regard to season, lens coverage, framing etc. Alternatively, this can be done with more precision involving careful study of the original image and the location itself. In this workshop participants will be introduced to essential techniques needed for both approaches and will have a chance to practice the “then and now” techniques with personal guidance of Tom Parish.
In Volland, Kansas, opportunities for practicing re-photography are nearly everywhere
in large part due to the depth of images captured by Otto Kratzer during his life in Volland, as well as the efforts of those who have sought to preserve the location even as the “life” of Volland seemed to be ending. The photographs shot by Kratzer over more than half a century are high quality and detailed. Although many of the structures which once stood in Volland are now gone, enough are still preserved allowing photographers to practice a range of techniques and produce a variety of “then and now” results.
Workshop participants will begin in the gallery discussing the work Parish has exhibited as well as the work of other re-photographers. However, the majority of the workshop will be spent in the “field” learning and practicing a variety of essential techniques. By the end of the workshop, participants will have had the opportunity to create re-photographs with intention/precision and visual appeal. To aid attendees in relocating the position where the historic photos were taken, black and white prints of many original Kratzer images will be available. As time allows the workshop will end with a look at how Parish melds historic photos with the new for maximally impactful “then and now” images.
Introduction to the re-photographic work of Tom Parish and others who pioneered the genre.
Guided on site learning and exploration of techniques essential to re-photography.
A brief look at post-editing and compositing of old and new photographs.
Photographs of Volland will be provided to work from. Attendees need to bring their own photographic equipment to work with. This should include a dslr camera or point and shoot with manual options and plenty of card space for a day of shooting. A tripod is also recommended but not required. Attendees should keep an eye on the weather and dress accordingly. A comfortable pair of shoes will also be important.
Make it a Photography Weekend
Sunday, November 5, 2017
Re-Photography of Volland
October 28 – November 12, 2017
The Volland Store is located at 24098 Volland Road, eight miles southwest of Alma, Kansas, on Old K-10 Highway, then ¼ mile south on Volland Road. thevollandstore.com
Internet directions are unreliable for this location. Click here for a map