Photography workshops replays

Photography workshops replays

Head On(line) replay
Workshops and conversations about photography

 

Did you miss a session during the Festival?
Was there a session that blew your mind that you must watch again?
Do you have friends that missed out but should really watch a session?

This is your second chance!

We will announce the Head On(line) Replay schedule in our e-news and on social media.

How it works

  • - Book free tickets
  • - You will receive an email (and a reminder email) with a link to the session
  • - Once the session starts you can watch the session
  • - Recordings will be made available for Head On Photo Festival accountholders via Head On On Demand

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12pm 10am 3am 10pm (-1 day)
6pm 4pm 9am 4am

Note: not adjusted for daylight savings

 

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Workshop: Light painting indoors with Peter Solness

This workshop is an introductory level for people who would like to explore the magic of Light Painting. I will teach you how to apply light in ways that will help you to create some remarkable images.

Date:  Tuesday 27 October

Times: 12pm & 6pm (Sydney time)

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Artist talk: Dave Tacon

Today, Shanghai is one of the most exciting and stylish cities on the planet, as well as one rife with contrasts and contradictions. Young people, whose grandparents starved in the famines of Mao's Great Leap Forward and Cultural Revolution, flaunt their new-found wealth under the gaudy lights of nightclubs. Many believe this wealth and love of excess apparent in Chinese society is the birth of the Chinese Dream.

Date: Thursday 29 October

Times: 12pm & 6pm (Sydney time)

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October schedule to be released late September

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Past sessions
Week beginning 29 June

Panel: Alternative facts; falsifying the image in the era of deep fakes

Can you believe anything you see anymore? Falsifying the image in the era of Deep Fakes. Truth, and the search for truth in media, has never been so heavily questioned and discussed. Technology has made it easier to doctor and alter images. Join the panel as they discuss the importance of truth and the falsification of image.

Panel: Dr Helen Vatsikopoulos, Anne Kruger, Dr Gregory Ferris, David Dare Parker, John Penn II

Date: Tuesday 30 June

Times: 12pm & 6pm (Sydney time)

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Artist talk: Paula Bronstein

Ukraine has the world’s highest proportion of elderly affected by war. This series focuses on Ukraine’s vulnerable, fragile, elderly population that is trapped in a war. While many young people left when violence broke out, the elderly were reluctant to leave their homes; they were left impoverished and abandoned in dilapidated homes.

Date: Thursday 2 July

Times: 12pm & 6pm (Sydney time)

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Week beginning 6 July

Workshop: Ball of light

Masterclass and tutorial on creating the ‘Ball of light’ and improving your light painting skills with Denis Smith.

Date: Wednesday 8 July

Times: 12pm & 6pm (Sydney time)

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Artist talk: Ian Bickerstaff

'Sanctuary' tells the story a wildlife rescue and rehabilitation centre in Cameroon that provides a safe home in captivity for several hundred primates taken from the wild by illegal hunting activities. This photographic series was created over ten years and captures the relationships between the sanctuary and the wild; exploring the relationships between primates and their human caregivers, the sanctuary and the local people, people and wildlife.

Date:  Thursday 9 July

Times: 12pm & 6pm (Sydney time)

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Week beginning 13 July

Image: Jake Nowakowski

Panel: Australian photojournalism

A celebration of the best of Australian photojournalism, the Paper Tigers exhibition features sixty images from sixty of the best Australian photojournalists. The need for truthful journalism has never been more critical. It is through the lens of these photographers that we understand and experience much of the world's events. Look back at the most critical moments through recent Australian history, and the images by which we remember them.

Panelists: Moshe Rosenzveig OAM, Alison Stieven-Taylor, Meredith O’Shea, Ben Bohane, Jessica Hromas, Tracey Nearmy and Brian Cassey.

Date:  Wednesday 15 July

Times: 12pm & 6pm (Sydney time)

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Artist talk: Vee Speers

‘The Birthday Party’ eternalises the last days of childhood with timeless portraits that are at once hauntingly beautiful and provocative. Vee Speers explores the playful escapism of games of “dress up” in childhood and the encompassing notions of performance and play. These portraits confront us with reminders of our own childhood, creating enigmatic stories which blur the line between reality and fiction, highlighting our need to escape into fantasy.

Date: Thursday 16 July

Times: 12pm & 6pm (Sydney time)

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Week beginning 20 July

Workshop: The power of personal photography with Matt Palmer

As a strong believer in producing personal work and expressing yourself through photography, Matt will inspire you with the power of personal photography projects and what they can achieve for you and for others. Matt has worked on several projects including ASH, Faces of Islam, Abandoned in Iceland and more.

Date: Wednesday 22 July

Times: 12pm & 6pm (Sydney time)

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Artist talk: Renata Buziak

The exhibition includes images of healing, edible plants and tea trees used as an insect repellent and antiseptic for treating various health conditions. These images were developed by a fusion of organic and photographic materials in the process of natural decomposition, revealing what is usually invisible to the eye; the biological chemical progression of decay and degeneration. It reveals beauty in decomposition and raises notions of transformative cycles.

Date: 23 July

Times: 12pm & 6pm (Sydney time)

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Week beginning 27 July

Panel: Meet the Head On Photo Awards Judges

The Head On Photo Awards represent a global selection of the best work from emerging and established photographers across three categories; Portrait, Landscape and Student. In this session meet some of the judges behind the selection of finalists and discover more about the behind the scenes process and what they look for in an image.

Panel:  Renée C. Byer, Carla Erdmann, Irina Chmyreva, Moshe Rosenzveig OAM and Ellie Waterhouse

Date: Wednesday 29 July

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Artist talk: Emmanuel Angelicas with Alan Davies (curator)

With an extraordinary mix of in-your-face documentation and dark fantasy, leavened with images showing genuine affection for family and friends, Angelicas celebrates fifty years of photography in Sydney’s Marrickville. Angelicas roamed the streets on his doorstep with the confidence of a local and the passion of a provocateur.

Date: Thursday 30 July

Times: 12pm & 6pm (Sydney time)

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Week beginning 3 August

Image: Julieanne Kost

Workshop: The creative composite

Somewhere between the decisive moment and moving pictures lies the world of digital compositing - where multiple images captured at different times layer together to create a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts. In this seminar, Julieanne Kost will demonstrate how to transform concepts and ideas into images in Photoshop by blending images together using color and tone, scale and perspective, structure and light; while demonstrating the essentials tools used in compositing including layers, masking, selecting, blending, smart objects and more!

Date:  Tuesday 4 August

Times: 12pm & 6pm (Sydney time)

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Artist talk: Pierre Dalpe

For four consecutive years, Dalpé documented Wigstock, capturing the fabulousness of drag and disguise, in all its glorious forms. These years were an important time in LGBTQ history, corresponding with a time when gender boundaries and trans politics were on the verge of a revolution.

Date: Thursday 6 August

Times: 12pm & 6pm (Sydney time)

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Week beginning 10 August

Image: Paula Bronstein

Panel: Photography, Trauma and Healing

Traumatic histories, global pandemics, war zones and climate disasters - even when the world is not in the midst of a crisis, people are obsessed with images of trauma. Crises dominate our media, and therefore, the lives of photojournalists. Photography informs the way we see the world, capturing important moments on film. Hear from those tasked with documenting current events and the effects it has on their lives. 

Moderator: Dr Helen Vatsikopoulos
Panelists: Alasdair Foster, David Dare Parker, Erika Diettes, Tom Gross 

Date:  Tuesday 11 August

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Artist talk: Mark Forbes

Traces of beauty exist everywhere around us. Sometimes we just need the space and time to be able to pause to experience them. This series asks the viewer to spend some time to soak in the details that can go unseen in everyday life. Absent of people, these scenes allow us to contemplate and appreciate our surroundings.

Date: Thursday 13 August

Times: 12pm & 6pm (Sydney time)

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Week starting 17 August

Workshop: Armchair street photography

Street photography is usually a demanding yet rewarding immersive experience that requires observation, fast reaction, creativity, and sensitivity to various human situations. These days the streets are almost deserted as we join forces in battling the pandemic and have to base a large part of our interaction with the world through one screen or another. This situation is tough yet also offers an opportunity to explore and expand our creativity. In this workshop we will examine how to harness online resources as Google Street View, Google Earth, or Periscope to create a powerful and interesting series of images. The work of leading international artists will be presented and discussed inspiring students to create their own series.

Date:  Tuesday 18 August

Times: 12pm & 6pm (Sydney time)

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Artist talk: Susana Giron

An intimate and poetic look at one of the last nomad families in Spain. In Europe, the phenomenon of transhumance has survived for centuries: families of shepherds that migrate by foot with their animals in search of better pastures, climate and living conditions. The images flow between documentary and evocative language because it is not only a description of how they live but also a view into a rural and travelling atmosphere.

Date: Thursday 20 August

Times: 12pm & 6pm (Sydney time)

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Week starting 25 August

Panel: Navigating the new world of photography

The future of photography is uncertain, and the current COVID-19 pandemic only adds to this uncertainty. Join leaders in the field as they discuss changes to media and photojournalism and the editorial, fine art, and commercial markets. The post-corona world will look different for many industries, find out that our panellists predict and how they advise we prepare for this new world of photography. 

Moderator: Dr Helen Vatsikopoulos
Panelists: Sally Brownbill, Sue Stephenson, Simon Harsent, Michelle Paterson 

Date:  Tuesday 25 August

Times: 12pm & 6pm (Sydney time)

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Artist talk: Sarah Ducker with Sally Gillespie

In conversation with Sally Gillespie, author of Climate Crisis and Consciousness - Re- imagining Our World and Ourselves. 
Sarah Ducker was heartbroken after a summer of terrifying fires, evacuations, and suffocating smoke. She travelled to the bush where the burnt landscape stood bare before her, still defiantly beautiful in the face of devastation. She was uplifted by the transcendent glory of the naked trees. This exhibition invites the viewer into quiet contemplation of a devastating vision, as achingly beautiful as it is distressing, that embodies our deepest despair about the future of our earth.

Date: Thursday 27 August

Times: 12pm & 6pm (Sydney time)

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Week beginning 22 June

Workshop: Turn left turn right - the power of Lightroom

Discover the power of Lightroom as Adobe evangelists Julieanne Kost and Paul Burnett demonstrate several dramatic postprocessing effects using the Develop module. Starting with the same photographs, Paul and Julieanne will discuss why and demonstrate how they make specific edits to images in order to achieve a certain look and feel.

Date: Wednesday 24 June

Times: 12pm & 6pm (Sydney time)

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Artist talk: Renée Byer with Alison Stieven-Taylor

A powerful and extraordinary series of sixty photographs and profiles by Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Renée C. Byer, whose work illuminates the human faces of people who live in extreme poverty around the world. Travelling to 10 countries on four continents, Byer sought out individuals and families on the brink of survival – living on about one U.S. dollar each day.

Date: Thursday 25 June

Times: 12pm & 6pm (Sydney time)

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Workshop: Astrophotography with Jay Evans

Astrophotography has exploded in popularity in the past 10 years, with modern Mirrorless, DSLR and even Mobile phone cameras capable of capturing the incredible detail from the night sky. This presentation takes you through what makes a great Nightscape image, and how to plan, prepare and shoot Astrophotography. We will cover how to locate the Milky Way in the night sky, how to plan for Star Trails, the equipment we have, the compositions to find, the settings to use.

Date:  Tuesday 1 September

Times: 12pm & 6pm (Sydney time)

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Artist talk: Richard Sawdon Smith

Sawdon Smith reflects on his past lives and the roles he has performed. AIDS patient to university professor, gender bender to porn star, go-go dancer to boxer, drag queen to leather queen, son to daddy! He dips into his dressing up box to create new and potentially different roles, all the time playing with gender, identity, sexuality, subjectivity, masculinity, and everything in between.

Date: Thursday 03 September

Times: 12pm & 6pm (Sydney time)

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Workshop: Take-it make-it mobile photography with Paul Burnett

From Kids to Grandparents, this session is for anyone who wants to take better photos with their phone and then process them to bring out the best. Join Adobe Evangelist Paul Burnett as he gives you some tips and tricks on taking a better photo with your phone and then how to spend a few minutes editing them to bring out their best. This session is for beginners of all ages.

Date:  Tuesday 15 September

Times: 12pm & 6pm (Sydney time)

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Artist talk: Julia Coddington & Rebecca Wiltshire

Women in Street is a global community of female street photographers established by Minnesota based artist Casey Meshbesher. Unexposed Collective is a community of Australian women, non-binary and intersex street photographers established by Julia Coddington and Rebecca Wiltshire. Women in Street and the Unexposed Collective organise activities (including photo walks, exhibitions and online publications) and actively engage women, non-binary and intersex street photographers on their social media platforms.

Date: Thursday 17 September

Times: 12pm & 6pm (Sydney time)

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Panel: The evolving photographer

Presented by Australian Women in Photography [AUSWIP] in collaboration with Head On Photo Festival From DSLR to iPhone, increased accessibility and interest in the craft of photography, and more recently, the very real impacts of an unprecedented global health crisis, the business of photography has changed, and so too has the professional photographer. We'll speak with four established photographers who specialise in four different genres to discuss their journey, the challenges they face and how they've evolved.

Date:  Tuesday 22 September

Times: 12pm & 6pm (Sydney time)

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Artist talk: Bob Newman

Robert Newman has documented the lives of the Irish Travellers, a historically nomadic group. Though always kept at the margins of society, travellers are a remarkably resilient group who highly prize their culture and family life. They are a beautiful people whose story is largely untold outside Ireland and the United Kingdom. With his photographs, Newman hopes to share the world of the Travellers with others well outside their homeland.

Date: Thursday 20 September

Times: 12pm & 6pm (Sydney time)

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Panel: Teaching Photography

How can you teach photography when everyone is a photographer? Explore with us the importance of visual literacy in reading real and fake news through images. As issues of authorship and authenticity become steadily more challenged, this skill has never been more critical and forms an increasingly fundamental role in the democratic process.

Date:  Tuesday 6 October

Times: 12pm & 6pm (Sydney time)

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Artist talk: Jake Nowakowski

The culmination of four years documenting violent race rallies in Melbourne. The rise of far-right/anti-immigration groups in Melbourne began to proliferate in 2014 as anti-Islamic sentiment, and a move towards alt-right politics swept through the world.

Date: Thursday 8 October

Times: 12pm & 6pm (Sydney time)

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Workshop: Improve your writing for the creative industries with Carla Erdmann, Megan Bentley & Chris Round

Develop your skills and improve your writing to better communicate your photography. Learn to effectively communicate about yourself and your work in artist statements, magazines and more.

Date:  Tuesday 29 September

Times: 12pm & 6pm (Sydney time)

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Artist talk: Paul Harmon

These photos present the floodplains of the Murray-Darling River traditionally owned by the Barkandji, Ngemba, Euahlayi and Wayilwan nations. The drama of water in the landscape is palpable and strong hues render the story of man's dependence on it. Tensions exist in this land where superficial beauty from the air hides the ugly truths of stolen lands, stolen water, inappropriate land use and environmental degradation.

Date: Thursday 1 October

Times: 12pm & 6pm (Sydney time)

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Panel: Being there: promoting your work

Taking great photographs is sometimes only half the work! Learn to promote your work and get your photography out in the world. This session will cover festivals, competitions, exhibitions, photo-books and using social media. 

Date:  Tuesday 20 October

Times: 12pm & 6pm (Sydney time)

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Artist talk: Belinda Mason & Dixie Link Gordon

An exhibition of portraits of Australian Indigenous women who came together to share stories of cultural and spiritual responses to family & domestic violence and sexual assault in communities across Australia and the Pacific. The forum provided a platform for women to discuss how community, religion, authority and family create silences around these issues.

Date: Thursday 22 October

Times: 12pm & 6pm (Sydney time)

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Workshop: Saving lives with images

A family photo. A snapshot. An image depicting a terrible crime. Images can be powerful tools for good and bad. See how images are being used to save lives, reunite missing children with families and make the world a safer place. Combining photos of family members to age progress a toddler into a teenager. Using a clue in a blurry image to locate a child in harms way or locate a victim of trafficking. Adobe engineer John Penn will talk about some of the work being done around the world to rescue children and the career path from Photoshop engineer to working with law enforcement around the world.

Date:  Tuesday 12 October

Times: 12pm & 6pm (Sydney time)

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Artist talk: Danny Kneebone

An illustration of the age-old ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’, tackled through the grandeur of theatrical performance with a burlesque twist. The timeless fascination of ‘Alice’ continues to resonate in today’s modern world, as evidenced by the numerous interpretations of the story across many art forms.

Date: Thursday 15 October

Times: 12pm & 6pm (Sydney time)

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Panel: Covering the Bushfires

Climate change became a subject of much discussion last summer, as the country witnessed the worst bushfire season in history. In collaboration with The Walkley Foundation, this exhibition presents the horror of fires, through the lens of the photojournalists who battled extreme conditions to share the scenes with Australia, and the world. It can be too easy for those in the city to forget after the smoke has cleared; these images are a harsh reminder of reality.

Date:  Tuesday 8 September

Times: 12pm & 6pm (Sydney time)

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Artist talk: Nikos Menoudarakos

An ongoing project about an existing, real-world that is unknown to many of us. It depicts the drag queen scene of Athens over the four years. An (r)evolution of the queer scene and society from 2016 until today, a “miracle” between raw reality and fantasy. This project is about people who live on the limits of reality, protagonists whose unusual beauty was captured alive and shining.

Date: Thursday 10 September

Times: 12pm & 6pm (Sydney time)

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