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).
Valparaíso, Chile - Street Photography Workshop with Eléonore Simon
“If we walk up and down all the stairs of Valparaíso we’ll have
walked all around the world.” - Pablo Neruda
Valparaíso, “The Jewel of the Pacific”, is a gritty and lively seaport whose charm and poetry has captured the imagination of writers and artists time and time again. Join us as we explore this vibrant city’s flourishing street art, charming historic quarters and bustling street life. Come stroll the seaport’s narrow winding streets, steep stairs and brightly colored hillsides. Be inspired by the city’s rich history, unique energy, and its stunning views of the Pacific.
Your workshop instructor will be Valparaíso-based street photographer Eléonore Simon, who after living in New York for many years fell under the spell of this enigmatic seaport. Miami Street Photography Festival Director Juan Reyes and Leica Specialist Peter Dooling from Leica Store Miami will be on hand to give assistance and advice as you photograph the streets of this amazing city.
While Valparaíso is an incredibly photogenic city, in this workshop we’ll want to go beyond photographing the city’s picturesque scenes and undeniable charm to focus on developing your singular voice as a street photographer and visual storyteller.
The streets will be the canvas on which to develop and deepen your personal vision, and we’ll learn to see and capture beauty everywhere around us, from the most poetic corners of Valparaíso to the most mundane scenes. You’ll walk out of this workshop with a keen understanding of composition, of the effective use of light and shadow, and of the art of editing.
You’ll have a chance to learn from each other and from the works of a variety of artists in our class sessions. That said, we will want to spend as much time as possible shooting in the streets of Valparaíso and will therefore alternate days of class sessions with the entire group with days of individual reviews to discuss your work in progress.
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Online Mentoring for Photographers with Susana Barbera
PhotoTherapy. Online Mentoring for Photographers.
Using Photography to unblock emotion and becoming the best version of yourself, as a human being and as a photographer.