Riders in the frame

September 08, 2017

Adelaide indigenous artist James Tylor has put a new twist to the old cycling tour, through the use of photography.

A cycling tour will soon come to Shepparton, but the theme behind the sport is said to differ slightly from its traditional roots.

Adelaide indigenous artist James Tylor will be in town as part of the Shepparton Art Museum’s exhibition, Resolution: New Indigenous Photomedia, and has put a new twist to the old cycling tour, through the use of photography.

The free family-inclusive workshop will leave from SAM on Saturday, October 28, and embark on a cycling tour along the Goulburn River led by Tylor, who will teach beginner photographers the tricks of the trade.

Taking inspiration from the beautiful and unique landscape, the workshop will cover composition, light and outdoor photography techniques.

While growing up Taylor was interested in art, and completed a bachelor of Visual Arts in Photography at the South Australian School of Art in 2011, with an eye to become a photo-journalist. But his passion and eye for photographic art took over instead, and he has now had his artwork featured in hundreds of gallery exhibitions across Australia, Europe and the United States.

Tylor said SAM approached him with the idea, and added that it would be a unique project he had never experienced before.

‘‘I’ve done quite a lot of workshops, just never with cycling, and it’ll be nice to come over to Shepparton and work with different people around photography,’’ he said.

‘‘The skills we’ll be learning are just things a lot of people generally sway towards when they’re beginning. Many don’t realise that there are rules you need to employ to make your photography better, and once you use them, it improves your result twofold.’’

There will be two workshops on October 28, at 9am and 1pm.

Own bicycles or organised rentals, as well as cameras or a camera device will be needed to take part in the activity.

Morning and afternoon tea is included.

For more information, and to register, phone 58329861 or visit http://!/464/event/tour-de-shepp

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