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Award winning art photography masterclass with Laura Pannack (Birmingham)Award winning art photography masterclass with Laura Pannack (Birmingham)


Award winning art photography masterclass with Laura Pannack (Birmingham)

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Award winning art photography masterclass with Laura Pannack (Birmingham)

Best Western Plough and Harrow, 135 Hagley Rd, Birmingham B16 8LS

Friday 5th April, 10am - 6pm


Laura Pannack’s work focuses on approaching strangers and building relationships with the subjects. She says that we have quite a pessimistic notion of young relationships and forget that sometimes the simplicity of young love can form very strong relationships. Our ‘first love’ is a relationship we never forget and can act as a template for future behaviour and expectations in the future. A relationship free of worry, responsibility, experience and future plans can ultimately lead to one of fun and intimacy.

In this workshop, participants benefit from one-to-one tutorial time which they can use as they wish for portfolio reviews or to ask advice. There will also be group tutorial time in which participants can inspire one another and share ideas, struggles and accomplishments

Schedule for the day:

10 am:  Meet and greet with introductions

10:30am: Introduction to the day’s itinerary and questions regarding tasks and aims for the masterclass

11:30am: Practical shooting - this will involve a list of tasks relating to photographing and engaging with the public. These tasks are a backbone and can be used as inspiration and assistance. Laura will be available to work with participants to spend time shooting and also photographing herself to demonstrate the job of a model and how to direct.

1:30pm: Lunch and optional feedback

2:30pm: Practical shooting continued from above.

3:30pm: Meet back and debrief on the morning sessions – working with DROBO in the editing of the work created. This will involve one-to-one tutorials while the group critique the work produced.

6pm: Finish for the day.

You will need:

- Your film, DSLR or CSC camera and lens(es)

- Spare battery

- Memory card (or film for your camera)

- Comfortable shoes

- Lunch


Laura Pannack

Laura Pannack

Laura Pannack is a London based Photographer. She was educated at the University of Brighton Central Saint Martins College of Art and LCC.

Her work has been extensively exhibited and published both in the UK and internationally, including at The National Portrait Gallery, The Houses of Parliament, Somerset House, and the Royal Festival Hall in London.

In 2010 Laura received first prize in the Portrait Singles category of the World Press Photo awards. She has also won and been shortlisted for several other awards including The Sony World Photography Awards, The Magenta foundation and Lucies IPA.

She was awarded the Vic Odden by The Royal Photographic Society award for a notable achievement in the art of photography by a British photographer aged 35 or under. She was a judge for the 2015 World Press Photo awards and divides her time between teaching, completing assignments and working on her personal projects

Her art focuses on social documentary and portraiture, and seeks to explore the complex relationship between subject and photographer.