It’s amusing how one can alter an experience by simply changing the physical features and appearance of the setting. I think this approach towards space makes it possible for The Living Room Photography Studios to provide an unconventional experience in taking up photography and in “classroom” learning.
Their casual and colorful interiors take out any possible snootiness related with studio photography, while their fun classroom setup makes learning much more interesting and enjoyable especially for the busy and maybe not-so-curious adults.
The Living Room is a fun, laidback, and non-intimidating environment where anyone who’s interested in photography is encouraged to take up lessons and to practice their skills in studio photography. I love how the interior spaces are designed to look like a home. The warm appearance of the spaces makes someone who doesn’t know much about photography feel comfortable and at ease. You don’t have to worry that someone would make fun of you if you don’t know the meaning of SLR!
Apart from photography lessons, the studio is also made available for small-group seminars and workshops on just about any topic under the sun. They call these series of workshops The Classroom. But don’t be deceived by the name. Their classes are definitely not your usual boring lectures in school. Following the concept of The Living Room, The Classroom encourages people to learn something new—a new hobby, a new creative skill, or a new knowledge just to satisfy the curious mind.
Depending on the class, the lecture area could be arranged like a typical classroom with tables, chairs, and writing board (above), or it could be set like a lounge area, by folding up the cantilevered tables (so cool!) and adding a sofa and a couple of side chairs, for a more casual group discussion (below).
Recently, they had classes on the basics of poker with VJ Sianghio, storytelling with shapes with Dan Matutina, and how to console a broken heart with Mahar Mangahas. I told you, they have classes on anything and everything under the sun!
The Living Room is located along P. Guevarra St. in San Juan. For information on their rates, visit their website here. To learn more about the quirky classes in The Classroom, check their website here.
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