Can you recall the opening of the last movement of Beethoven's piano sonata "Waldstein"? For me that always reminds me of distant church bells echoing in the Alps. A touching expression of space, simplicity, and timelessness.
Lecture on Nov. 13th 2022, 5pm Irish time. Hosted by H.I.P.S.T.E.R. IRELAND
Join Teddie as she explains music interpretation and photography through a different lens! She will talk about how the principles of fine art photography can give insight into music and its interpretation, as well as how recognizing the parallels between music and photography can lead to compelling visual storytelling. This lecture will demonstrate the importance of interdisciplinary learning and the benefits of thinking in dimensions beyond one's own discipline.
The lecture will be held on Zoom, ticket holders will be able to view the recording should live attendance not be possible.
I'm currently working on some daunting yet exciting changes for Teddie Hwang Photography. I'll share something here which I feel is why interdisciplinarity is so worth it: I was trying out a new lighting technique for myself and a friend was helping me with the set-up. Not quite understanding my intentions, my friend pointed out that one could also turn down the power of the flash.
I thought about our session on the way home and realized that this is another example of how light and sound are so comparable. Take the dynamic "forte" (loud) in music - we can either play a shrill forte or dark, immense forte. Or a diffused, ethereal "piano" (soft) versus a highly concentrated, "something is bubbling underground" kind of piano. It is not enough to just talk about the power or the "quantity" of something, but also the quality. Quality here solely means the characteristic and not whether something is good or bad.
Similarly in the application of lighting, we have to consider the quality of the light. The amount of light is also a contributing factor, but it is definitely not everything. The more dimensions we have to work with, the closer we are to attaining freedom in expression.
A musician is an artist in sound, just like a photographer is an artist in light.
Would you also love to combine your passion for music and photography?
I look forward to seeing you there!
Welcome to The Compelling Image, an online educational center founded by the award-winning photojournalist David Bathgate. In my course "Music Photography - Capturing the Essence", you'll receive one-on-one instruction and personal feedback from me, tailored to your skills and needs. I'll introduce you to the musical world, prepare you to work with musicians, as well as drawing analogies from music which you can then translate into photography to further develop your sense of aesthetics and style.
Feedback takes place either live online or by submitting comments digitally. The course starts whenever you're ready!
For more information and registration for this course, please visit The Compelling Image's website.
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