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How to be prepared and confident in front of a camera 

Fri, 9 June 2023 18:30 – 20:30 BST

By Jussara Nazare (@juice_naznaz_art)

This workshop strives to present in a step-by-step manner, all the different kills you need to learn in order to build confidence and self expression when posing for a photograph.

All the techniques and exercises proposed will be adaptable to various needs, occasions and effectively change the pattern of though and behaviour when a camera is presented to the subject.

This two hour workshop will serve as the basic structure for advice which will benefit you and others around you in any given situation

Inspired by the works of Dorothy Wilding, we will be analysing the existing photographic composition techniques as well as introducing new techniques adaptable for the current digital age of photography.

The style of the workshop will be heavily inspired by Dorothy’s opulent aesthetic throughout her career, the aim is to give back photography art the power that it once has in the early age of the medium.

The ambiance will be light, food and drinks will be available and attendees will acquire general skills in creative direction, artistic social empowerment and enter into a journey of self actualisation

This is an exciting hands on workshop which will enhance the inner and outer confidence of those who photograph and those who are photographed both for commercial and personal photographic arts.

No experience is needed.

Free entry. Booking is essential as spaces are limited, register using the eventbrite link below!

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This workshop is part of the Gloucester Lates project – Gloucester Lates is a series of weekly workshops/by young people for young people , created by Hundred Heroines in collaboration with JOLT, and is running alongside the Dorothy Wilding Exhibition at the Eastgate Shopping Centre (Gloucester).

Jolt Studios, 27 St Aldate St, Kings Square, Gloucester, GL1 1RP

About Jussara

São Tomean born, Portuguese raised multidisciplinary freelance Designer, stylist, illustrator, make-up artist and photographer currently based in Cheltenham UK.

I take inspiration from natural elements merged with expressionist colours and patterns in m y art, with my graphic design and advertisement, I take options which are beneficial for the environment, for the consumer and add cultural elements with unique quirky styles, I enjoy travelling and going on walks which often result in some interesting photography too, I take pride in my quirky style as it opens my mind to understanding the world, people, plants and how far I can take my abilities.

This event is held in conjunction with Dorothy Wilding: 130 Photographs – the first exhibition of Dorothy’s work in the city where she was born.

Born in Longford in 1893, Dorothy Wilding left Gloucester for the bright lights of London, where she established her own studio by the age of 21.  This new, major exhibition features iconic portraits of the young Queen Elizabeth as well as images of some of Dorothy’s famous sitters, including Tallulah Bankhead, Cecil Beaton, Noël Coward, Vivien Leigh, Joyce Grenfell and Barbara Cartland. Other works taken in her New York studio in the 1940s and 1950s will include iconic portraits of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor and new stars of the 1950s, Yul Brynner and Harry Belafonte.

Curated by Sisters of the Lens, the exhibition comprises some of Dorothy’s iconic portraits reprinted in a large, contemporary style alongside smaller original prints and ephemera including books, magazines, coins and stamps featuring Dorothy’s work.

This project has been made possible through the generous support of the Ampersand Foundation and the Association of Independent Museums New Stories New Audiences grant scheme, funded by National Lottery Heritage Fund.