A Light Approach – Glasgow Museum Events

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If you know me then you know I used to study photography but since finishing the course and beginning my career in IT it’s been put on the back-burner, more so since starting PoLR due to limited/no free time (a sideffect of starting a business I guess!)

Anyway, finally I found some free time and I and four friends went along to a free photography workshop on Saturday run by the Glasgow Museum Resource Centre as part of Black History Month. It was called ‘A Light Approach’ and was run by Bash Khan (www.bashartcreative.com).

I was really impressed with the fact that Glasgow City Council put on workshops like this (and for free) but was suprised that I had never noticed this in the past (despite previously working as a youth worker for the council) so it inspired me to publish this post and spread the word. So if you’re intested in trying out a photography workshop or want to try your hand at silk painting it’s worth keeping and eye on the Glasgow Museums events page for all the latest workshops.

The Workshop

Our workshop included painting an object with light and photographing it using a lenghtly exposure to highlight certain parts of the object. As this was a Museum project our ‘objects’ were of the odd variety ranging from coral to tusks and as for the object I chose..? Well, it’s not everyday you get to photograph a baby elephant skull!

Along with creating photograms as part of the workshop we were also given a tour of the pods where rows and rows of undisplayed art is stored. Thanks to Tracy giving the tour, I found myself face-to-face with my favourite Sebastiao Selgado so I was a pretty happy bunny!

Painting with light

Above is an example I played with when I got home from the workshop with the object being my first medium-format camera (as we can’t publish the ones from the workshop).

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