The first day of the Egalers’ “Photographers Meet Hamburg” was aimed at summoning the participants to a hunting around Hamburg. On the second day, June 6, they brought up a workshop through two parallel classes at the Toraja Cafe.
In the first class, Prio Adhi Setiawan and Setia Nugraha (Oezank) handed out the “Basic Composition” topic of discussion. To start off, Oezank showcased three photos –from the ones that “sound” ordinary to another that is more abstract– to precipitate the participants into a question, “What makes a good photo?” Right after that, Prio explained about what composition is. The whole material presented on the first session includes SEX & Balance (simplify, exclude and balance), The Rule of Third, Fibonacci/Golden Spiral/Golden Rectangle, Golden Ratio, Pattern, Line/Curve and Framing.
On the next session, they discussed the photos shot by the participants on the first day. Every participant was given a chance to share why he/she made such photo (the concept). Then, the two speakers tried to “fix” some minor problems and discuss why a particular photo is “good.”
In the second class, Ferry Kana, Ricky Siegers, Moses Stell, Tutuko and Rolan Agra Diapari brought up a discussion about “Lighting.” The discussion went to Light Sources, Light Characteristics, Reflection & Its Characteristics, Modifiers (softbox, reflector, etc), Controlling Lights, Types of Light and Colors of Light. The last thing was how to organize light in still life and model photography, including the object compositions and light settings. After that, they had a photo session; one inside (still life) the cafe and one outside (model).
“Unbelievably, we were all coming from all over Europe to gather together in the name of photography. We made friends, the close ones, and shared everything we know. We’re proud of it, and when we said ‘bye,’ it means we would not forget any single smile and moment,” said Prio.