Educational statement

I have a professional background in teaching an developing educational material.
My specialties are photography courses and workshops, creativity workshops and talks about several photography related themes. My target groups are professional and amateur photographers, artists and people or organisations interested in creativity and the effects of images on our behaviour.

For now, courses and workshops are only in German or Dutch. For groups or on special occasions, a bespoken photography program in English can be offered. Please contact me for more information.
On www.fotokurs-ludwigsburg you can find current workshop information.

Educational statement
Since 2008 I have been developing educational material and in-house workshops for both individual course participants and business customers. Besides that I work as a photography teacher for various educational institutes such as the Dutch Photo School and the Hochschule für Technik in Stuttgart.

Teaching photography means to me, together with others, discovering how photographical techniques can best be used to express a feeling, idea or story.
By sharing knowledge about the way we perceive and about the composition of an image, I want people to learn to look more consciously and to be able to interpret images of others better in order to fully understand and see through the message behind it. In addition, I want to teach people how to create and manifest their own wishes, dreams, ideals and fantasies through images.

Being involved in the production of an image, makes you appreciate more the medium of photography in all its possibilities and the photographical image as an expression in itself.

My lessons, courses and workshops contain the following topics or themes:
• Basic photography and getting to know the camera
• The possibilities and impossibilities of editing the Image
• Photographic design and the composition of an image
• Analog black and white photography
• The old photographic technique Cyanotype
• The image and its effect on our perception
• The development of creativity
• The use of images in (corporate) communication

What fascinates me about the medium of photography is that it is a combination of mechanics, physics, chemistry and human perception, in which the sense of time, light, space and its personal interpretation by the photographer create added value to an image. Moreover, as a photographer you are forced to observe situations, look around and act carefully.

At the same time you have the power to decide for yourself at what point you will take action to capture the image. You are able to play with the concept of time. Besides this, there are countless possibilities to change the idea of ​​reality at freely, with the help of photography or photography related techniques. Discovering and using the numerous creative possibilities of photography enables you to develop your own individual style.

Foto: Esther Gaubatz