Workshops - The Visual Experience
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Photo travel in Marocco

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This five-day workshop will be conducted in Marrakesh, Morocco. Renowned by its lively squares by the homonym movie, the city is shaped by its colonial history, economical & business growth and especially the diversity of inhabitants.
This workshop focuses on a critical documentary-like approach of photography. The participant photographer will be able to identify social issues of existing subjects and have a window on a social reality.

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Conversations about visual culture

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With over twenty years of teaching experience, we have created a new foundation for teaching photography. We have based our workshops on visual knowledge and cultural understanding. We want you to be an image-thinker as well as an image-maker. Each day will bring us into contact with the complexities of representation and we will explore the meanings and significance of various aspects of visual culture. Photo-journalism, advertising and commercial photography, fine art exploration and the relationship with the new media and Instagram will all be material for discussion and analysis. […]

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The Big Jump: from photography to cinema


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Here’s the workshop your been waiting for. A step-by-step course in entering the amazing (and amazingly complex!) world of DSRL Full HD Cinematography. If you’ve never before shot a film, here is your chance to make that Big Jump! We will help you understand not only the technical transition necessary to work with the moving image instead of the photographic one, but we will explore, through group vision and analysis, the cinematic language you will need to produce your own films. Take the Big Jump with us and you’ll never […]

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Light Reflections: how to use reflection as a principal light source

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All photographers think that lighting is a question of lights. But that is not always the case. Knowing how to manipulate light sources through reflections and transformations is at the heart of a creative lighting approach. In this workshop open to all, Marianne Boutrit will show how she has built her career using reflected light instead of light sources to create internationally renowned still-life advertising and an intense personal narrative.

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Getting it on TV: basic video production


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To get your idea from camera to Full HD screen, you need to understand the basics of producing a video with a DSLR. Whether you want to make your own fiction or work commercially on a videoclip or institutional video, you need to know the basics of Video Production. From the idea to the story-board, from the location scout to casting, from organizing a budget to the shooting plan, from necessary equipment and methods to the specifics of blocking, audio, production accessories and shooting.

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Revealing the Self: portraiture and representation

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Who are we and who is our subject? This workshop is for anyone interested in creating portraits. From professional child portraiture to revealing the self in fine art projects, the question of how to create a strong and intense portrait is more complex than it seems. In this fascinating workshop, you will explore the meaning of identity along with the technical questions of how to achieve photographic intensity and clarity of vision in all of your future portraits.

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Photoshop Phantasy: Creating your own world

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Many photographers would like to let their fantasy loose and create their own world of surreal imagery. What’s lacking is someone to guide them through the perfection of Photoshop techniques which allow anyone to invent multiple-levels of reality that transcend even their own wildest dreams.

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Developing your self through photography

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The workshop will concentrate on a very personal approach to photography.The workshop will be a sort of open process. During this week Idit Greenberg, fashion photographer and teacher at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem, will share time investigating suggestive surroundings in situations with different light and different weather, having daily visual presentations, talking openly and gently about each others work. We will seek attentively for the essence around us as well as explore and connect with our inner life, being constantly exposed to various styles of photography from the past and present.

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Making Magic Happen: Photographic Fiction in Umbria

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In this fascinating and exciting workshop, Idit Greenberg, fashion photographer and teacher at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem, will take you through a personal adventure with photography; teaching how to discover and create magic moments which transform reality into a photographic reality.

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Nature’s energy: the intimacy of personal landscapes

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In this very personal and intimate workshop, Marianne Boutrit, photographer and teacher at the Istituto Europeo di Design in Milan, will take you on field trips to look intensely at nature and the natural landscape in order to discover the reflections of one’s inner voice. Through exercises and critiques, Boutrit will help each individual explore one’s self through the observation and subsequent photography of nature. For all photographers interested in the landscape and nature itself, this is a mind-expanding workshop of the poetry in nature and it’s reflection of the […]

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The Wild Landscape Photo Travel: Sicily

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Sicily is an amazing location. In this unique photo trip which casually mixes the pleasure of an evening cocktail with the exploration of the Sicilian landscape, you will perfect your photographic knowledge at all levels. From active volcanos near Catania (Mt. Etna) to the immense sea of Magna Grecia, you will have the chance to see some of the most beautiful and wild landscapes in the world, all in the company of expert photographers, teachers and travelling companions who will make your Sicilian visit unforgettable. If you’re looking to better […]

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Visual Culture Foundation

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With the simplification of photographic equipment, becoming a photographer has become more complex. Finding artistic or professional expression through photography has become a confusing adventure. Cameras and processes have become homogenized. Everyone is taking the same photograph. In focus, well exposed and well framed images are within the reach of anyone with a camera. It is more and more difficult to emerge, to have a vision, to have an identity. With over twenty years of teaching experience, we have created a new foundation for teaching photography. We have based our […]

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Photo-Pack Workshop One


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Our Photo-Pack® Workshops are a bundle of fun and know-how. Each one is a complete course in using and understanding your equipment and what you can do with it. Whether you’re interested in micro-photography of insects or nudes in the landscape, this is where to start. You will receive lectures of photo basics, assistance in using your own equipment and field trips to put your new knowledge to use. If you want to finally know what you’re doing with your camera, come and join in the fun of our Photo-Pack® […]

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Exploring Post-Production


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So you understand the basics of Photoshop… now what? Here’s a course just for you. You will be led by experts through the exploration of the amazing potential of Photoshop to enrich your imagery to a professional level of competence. From the fine color tuning of your work through sophisticated masks which will allow you to modify zone by zone your images until the quality of the traditional Zone System is well within your reach both for black & white as well as color images (something impossible with traditional techniques). […]

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Understanding the Digital Darkroom


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Since the photo-chemical process of photography underwent it’s digital revolution, the darkroom has moved out of the dark. But the new white room inhabited by Photoshop, Lightroom, Capture One Pro, Nikon Capture or Aperture, just to name the most prominent, is at a first glance quite a challenge. Our introductory course to the Digital Darkroom will take you through the basics of photographic post-production, giving you the skills and understanding necessary to move into the more complex necessities of photographic post-production.

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Creative Post-production


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Many of you, through hard work and passion, have arrived at a high level of understanding the possibilities that post-production in the digital world can offer. Now you can take that big step beyond into the refined use of extraordinary instruments fairly unknown to the world of amateurs. Our Creative course in post-production is led by a Master in the art and will leave you with inside tips and workflows on how to bring all your imagery to a global level of excellence.

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The Perfect Print Two

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For those who already have acquired a working knowledge of the fine-art of digital printing, this is a workshop based on the more advanced choices and techniques required for excellence in the fine-art of archival digital printing. From informative lessons, practical perfection and actual printing on highly advanced equipment, you will discover how to refine your printing techniques. The excellence you will acquire in this workshop will show on every print you make.

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The Perfect Print One


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In this practical yet fundamental workshop, you will learn all the basics of digital printing. Through the use of highly sophisticated equipment and the skillfull explanations given by Master printers, you will discover the intricate nuances of digital printing. From the preparation of the original, either digital or analogic, to the choice of the printing device, from the choice of papers, inks and profiles through the actual printing, you will acquire hands-on experience in the fine-art of digital printing.

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Photo-Pack Workshop Two


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If you’ve got some good equipment but you just can’t seem to improve on what you’re doing, this is the workshop for you. We’ll review the basics to make sure we all know how things work and then the fun begins. We’ll explore creative practices, technical exercises and in-depth field trips to make you a better photographer. This workshop could be the step towards a professional attitude or simply a revolution in your relationship with photography. If you know how to do things but you’re not sure why or what […]

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Advanced Lighting Techniques for Professionals

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In this Master Class of Professional Lighting, held by one of the most exciting and interesting photographers in Europe, you will explore the intricate magic of lighting. Whether propel or products, José Lascheras will guide you through his spontaneous use of lighting to create fascinating and eye-stopping images like the ones he publishes in Vogue, Vogue Italia and Harper’s for his various editorial and advertising clients. His relaxed and courteous attitude will change the way you work, opening up possibilities in lighting solutions you would never come across in traditional […]

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