Seville, Spain - Workshop with Lauren Welles and Jon Kral
Seville, Spain with Lauren Welles and Jon Kral
Join Lauren and Jon in the gorgeous Spanish city of Seville, where the light, winding streets, and pastel-colored buildings make it especially photogenic. We will photograph everyday life in the city as well take advantage of the most famous pilgrimage in Southern Spain, “El Rocio.” Over a million people from all over Spain travel by foot, horseback and covered wagons, to the small village of Rocio to pay their respects to the the Virgin of Rocio. A group of pilgrims will be starting their journey from Seville, which we will cover at the beginning of the workshop. We will catch up with the pilgrims one evening during their journey as they celebrate with food, song and dance, and we will take a day trip to El Rocio (35 miles from Seville) on the final day of the pilgrimage. During this one-week digital photo workshop, our home base will be Cobertura Photo https://www.coberturaphoto.com/es/about, a beautiful photography space (with a great photo library to boot!), located in the heart of Seville. Cobertura’s Director, Alberto Rojas, will be on hand to guide participants on all things “Sevillano.” Jon and Lauren will meet with students individually, to learn about and help them discover/hone their unique visual voices, encouraging them to go beyond their comfort zones. We will also work in a group setting, where students will learn from each other. We’ll cover technique, composition, light, how to get comfortable photographing strangers, editing, sequencing, and storytelling. Instead of taking single “stand alone” photos, students will learn how to find a theme in their work, from which they will craft a visual story (or, in some cases, multiple stories). At the close of the workshop, Jon and Lauren will meet with each student individually, to recommend the “next steps” for his/her photo project or photography in general. All levels of are photography experience welcome. Last, and certainly not least, we’ll get to know and partake in the rich Spanish culture (including food, song and dance).