The world of photography is changing at a quickening pace that often can make photographers run for the hills. The rules and regulations from the past just aren't working with the new systems of today. From the onslaught of the internet, to digital cameras to even very powerful camera photos, this new creative landscape is not in the textbooks nor is it in the old school knowledge of photography. Luckily there is a new kid in town called the New School of Photography and Static Photography's very own Kris Krüg is leading the revolution.
For the past few years Kris has been living the idea of the New School of Photography. Consistently shooting everyday on many different cameras and then using his Flickr stream to showcase them to the world, he has been very busy! A few months ago at the Webvisions conference in Portland, OR, Kris gave his first official Photography Tips from the New School workshop. The day session was well attended with professional photographers all the way to novice enthusiasts. Everyone took away something different but the common lesson was that accessibility of the digital aspect of the New School should not be frightening but instead empowering.
This fall Kris will be presenting two more workshops for the New School of Photography. The first will be a one day session at Blogworld in Las Vegas called Photography Tips for the New Media World. This workshop, co-led by Aaron Hockley, will be a sharing sessions of practical tips that can carry photographers of any expertise into the new digital age. This year Kris was co-author to a book on new media iPhone photography called Killer Photos with Your iPhone. This book is a perfect companion to the October Blogworld workshop and will be available at the conference bookstore. There is still time to register for the Blogworld conference in Las Vegas!
The second presentation of the New School of Photography will be in a new 6 week class called 'Photography for the Social Web' at the Emily Carr University in Vancouver, BC. This course will delve into the practical way to use photography as a community building tool in the world of social media and the internet. Areas of class exploration will include crowd sourcing photo gallery curations, community based photo sharing, audience engagement through photo contests and photo walks, plus practical tips on using social networks like Flickr, Facebook and Twitter as platforms for community development. Not only can photographers of all skill levels benefit from this course but also community based managers, creative artists and marketing based job positions. The class runs from October 14 to November 25 and spots are still available!
The exciting thing about the New School of Photography is that it is just the beginning of exploring the depths of where new media as an art form is heading. Kris will be leading more workshops and classes in the future so be sure to check Static Photography for updates!