A workshop of interpreting nature via photography related to training in terms of seeing


3rd World Conference on Educational Sciences (WCES), İstanbul, Turkey, 3 - 07 February 2011, vol.15, pp.1350-1353 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 15
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2011.03.290
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.1350-1353
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


The act of seeing comes before words. The word, "to see" defined as to perceive the existence of something by means of eye has a different meaning from the word "to look". This difference can be expressed as "to see what we look". The word, " to look" is selecting/picking obtaining / and is the knowledge and ability obtained during practice. Visual communication has started a serious revival period in daily life with camera. Camera, in a sense, has had a powerful effect on the relationship between the verbal and the visual. In this sense, a workshop was held in a photography workshop, in an event organized as Third Traditional Guzelyurt Ihlara Summer Art Academy in order to make the sensitivity of seeing clear and to arouse awareness. Based on that, a seeing way lies behind each image and considering the idea that photographs are not just mechanic records (Berger, 2004), a person is aimed to obtain the difference between seeing and looking by experiencing it in the workshop.