Photography workshop with Simon Devitt


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Photographer, lecturer and award-winning publisher Simon Devitt is on a mission: to boost your knowledge and appreciation of photography as a storytelling medium, and to jointly rediscover ways to share our images with the world other than on our digital devices. Through playful and carefully curated exercises in and around Auckland Art Gallery you will find new perspectives and make a start creating or further developing your own visual language.

At the end of this half-day workshop, you’ll dare to experiment more when you are out with your camera, and know what it takes to create a photo series that tells a personal story. You’ll also walk away with a high-quality A3 print of one of your photos and the motivation to start new photography projects, such as creating photo albums, photo-books or prints.

This workshop is suitable for anyone from the keen mobile phone photographer right up to the experienced digital camera operator. A must for those who seek new inspiration or want to get more out of their photographs. The workshop material is provided by Canon.


Need to know

  • Coffee, tea and snacks provided. 
  • This workshop includes a half-hour meal break. Please bring your own lunch.
  • Bring a selection of six of your favourite digital photographs suitable for A3 printing (minimum size = 2MB)

Maximum attendance: 16
This workshop has a minimum attendance requirement which, if not met, may cause it to be cancelled. If this is the case, those registered will be fully reimbursed.


About Simon Devitt

Simon Devitt’s practice focus is architecture and his work is published in numerous national and international magazines.

In 2013, he launched his first book on the Athfield residence in Wellington, Portrait of a House. For Rannoch, on the gracious Arts and Crafts property in Mt Eden, Devitt won the 2016 NZ Photobook of the Year Award. Currently in production is the second publication in the series Ripe Fruit, which is due to be released in November. Simon lectures in Photography of Architecture at the University of Auckland.

North atrium
$150 for Members, $200 non-Members
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