Teaching Materials - Ellis Yip

The studium and the punctum

Name of Artist Educator: Ellis Yip
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Excercise Category: Photographer's eye, Visual storytelling

What does a photo contain? When we hold it, how do we begin observing it? How different is the viewing angle of an average viewer and of a photographer?


Map drawing exercise

Name of Artist Educator: Ellis Yip
Level:
Excercise Category: Photographer's eye

They took a closer look at the place they were living in, and began to fall in love with it.


Exchanging useless gifts

Name of Artist Educator: Ellis Yip
Level:
Excercise Category: Self-awareness

Let’s start from personal belongings to rethink our “personal history”


Overheard

Name of Artist Educator: Ellis Yip
Level:
Excercise Category: Visual storytelling

Overhearing let us learn more about this world, the world of others.

Have you ever noticed that in every fast food shop there is always a group of retired people in their 50s or 60s, sitting and chatting away the afternoon hours?


The art of orange-eating

Name of Artist Educator: Ellis Yip
Level:
Excercise Category: Photographer's eye, Self-awareness

What is an orange? What does an orange contain?

Visually, we can tell the colour of an orange; in terms of touch, we can feel the texture of orange skin; the taste of an orange is mixed, it is both sweet and sour.


Lighting Exercise

Name of Artist Educator: Ellis Yip
Level:
Excercise Category: Photographer's eye

To quote from Taiwanese cinematographer Mark Lee Ping-bing in documentary film Let the Wind Carry Me, “Light and shadows are everywhere. But if you don't pay attention, they never belong to you.”