Artistic Lighting Workshop with Azul Adnan (KLPF Workshop)


Artistic Lighting Workshop with Azul Adnan (KLPF Workshop)

If you already know how to take good pictures but want to progress and challenge your creativity, then explore the artistic side of photography using artificial light.

It’s not complicated and the lighting used are super cheap!

The Artistic Lighting Workshop will focus on two things:

1. The appreciation of art in photography
2. Shooting artistic photos using inexpensive lighting equipment

The workshop will start with an introduction to allow participants to understand and appreciate photography as an art form and not merely about taking perfect or pretty pictures.

Then there will be a live demonstration on how to take artistic photos using simple lighting, like a torchlight.

All participants will have hands-on experience shooting their own pictures, i.e. trying out new ideas and capturing creative ways of lighting their images.

In the final part of the workshop, participants’ favourite shots will be showcased for comments and feedback.

Note: There will be no Photoshop manipulation involved in this workshop. Images will be created in-camera.

Each participant is required to bring the following:

i. DSLR or Mirrorless camera
ii. Tripod
iii. Camera remote (optional)

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Azul is a freelance photographer, educator, artist and writer. He teaches photography at a few places, among them a multimedia college and an NGO for underprivileged children.

He also teaches art. Azul shoots photos for events, concerts, annual reports, corporate collaterals and the food and beverage industry. He also does travel, street and documentary photography.

Other than that, he has had his photos published in magazines (Digital Camera, Lonely Planet, Philippine Airlines), newspapers (The Star, New Straits Times) and websites (National Geographic, BBC, Levi’s).

His photos are being sold on stock websites, including Getty Images. As a writer he has
written articles for Advanced Images and GoAsia Plus magazines.

Together with three friends, Azul had his works exhibited as an art installation at the National Art Gallery, Malaysia (2012). In 2017 he took part in the Street Photography exhibition at MATIC, organised by Street2Street.

Around the same time, two of his photos were on display in London and sold as part of the Photography on a Postcard show in aid of the Hepatitis C Trust.

In May 2018 he was invited to participate in the Jeonju International Photo Festival in Korea where a series of his black and white street photos were exhibited.

Azul is a regular speaker at the annual Kuala Lumpur Photography Festival, Malaysia’s largest photography exposition.

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