Inner Vision: A Photography Workshop by Tilak Hettige

Inner Vision is a 3-day workshop that will discuss and demonstrate the techniques of creating art-like images that touch the heart and soul of others. You will participate in numerous exercises designed to improve your creativity and help you recognize when and where to look for artistic creations. The workshop will provide you the opportunity to learn techniques of good composition and the use of fundamental visual blocks. It will be a rewarding and inspiring experience unlike any other photography workshop you have attended before. This is the only workshop of its kind in the Philippines and is among a handful of such workshops in the region.

What will you do differently afterwards?

Instead of taking hundreds of snap shots, you are going to be selective and capture the essence of an event in one photograph. Your photographs will now be a self- expression of your art rather than just a documentary record. You will now be able to simplify your images giving them more visual impact—a product of pre-visualization and not post production. Your eyes will see things differently and deliberately, taking time to admire the wondrous beauty of nature, or the numerous facets of human behavior.

Who should attend the workshop?

If you are now proficient in the use of your camera controls, you are ready to understand the techniques of seeing and capturing creative images. The workshop will cater to any types of students because it utilizes all four types of learning styles – visual, audio, interactive, and from written materials.

Who is the Lecturer?

Tilak Hettige, a product of New England School of Photography in Boston, USA, has worked in the photography industry since 1981 in places like Boston, Washington D.C, Sri Lanka, Oman, and the Philippines. He is an accomplished author-photographer . He first won international recognition when he became the International Photographic Society (Washington D.C.)'s Photographer of the Year in 1997. In addition to winning many subsequent awards, Tilak’s works have been published in many books, international newspapers, magazines and calendars. His photographs have also been displayed in many exhibitions in the here and abroad—several of them are now in private collections in several countries.

Among his publications are the recently released Tilaka: The Spiritual Third Eye and Saffron Robes: A Photographic Essay on Buddhist Monks. Currently he is working on two more books.

Schedule and Venue

February 21, 2008 (Thursday)
6:00-7:00 PM, PCCI Studio A and B
Introduction, briefing, short lecture, and slideshow

February 23, 2008 (Saturday)
6:30-8:00 AM: First shoot of the day
8:00-8:30 AM: Breakfast with the instructor
8:30-10:00 AM: Lecture at PCCI
10:30-12:30 PM: Second shoot of the day
12:30-1:30 PM: Working lunch, critiquing the morning shots
1:30-5:00 PM: Lecture at PCCI

February 24, 2008 (Sunday)
1:00-5:00 PM: Instructor supervised shooting of the final assignment

February 25- February 28, 2008 ( Monday-Thursday)
Continuation of the final assignment at home. Students can avail of instructor's assistance by cellphone or email. Students can also avail of PCCI's facilities to complete their assignment. Appointment is necessary.

February 29, 2008 (Friday)
6:30-9:00 PM, PCCI Studio B
Presentation of photographs taken by workshop participants and graduation.

Seminar fee

The workshop fee is only P 6,750, inclusive of handout materials, lunch and snacks.

Inquiry and registration
If you're interested, phone us at (2) 759-3087, or email us at inquiry@pcci.

Only 15 slots available, first come first serve!