If you enjoy everyday life stories, people, portrait and urban still life, this workshop is for you. We are surrounded by beauty and stories at every instant ; you will learn how to capture these moments and transform them into poetic images.
You will learn to be aware of your surroundings and keep a lookout for moments while walking on the street. You will train your eye and become familiar with your camera while learning about the photos of great masters, such as Robert Doisneau, Saul Leiter and Martin Parr. Become a master in StoryTelling !
The class will start with a brief in a café, where we will have the photography lesson of the day. After the brief, we will go out to explore the area while we will practice though photography assignments, guided by the tutor. He will answer all your questions and will be available for your all the time.
A final review of your images and suggestions will follow in a friendly feedback session where we will review and analize your images.
Students can expect to:
- Learn about composition and light in photography
- Develop observational skills to catch a moment in a photograph
- Get familiar with their camera
- Learn storytelling in photography
- Get hands-on experience through practical assignments
- Participate in a friendly critique of their work
Course Requirements: Suitable for all levels of photographers. Participants are to bring a camera that can manually set ISO, shutter speed, and aperture, and/or are able to set a manual mode. A lens of approximately 50mm full frame is highly recommended. Lenses 35mm, 70mm and 100mm are also useful (zooms or fixed lenses).
Location: Location will be communicated 24 hours before the date of the class.
About the Instructor: Juan Manuel Abellán is a professional fine art photographer and photography tutor based in Paris since 2007. He graduated in Advertising and Visual Arts and holds a Master in Art, philosophy and aesthetics, specialized in Photography and Contemporary Art. He has worked with the agency Magnum Photo and exhibited his work in several exhibitions, including at the Centre Georges Pompidou. Passionate about photography, Juan Manuel works as a freelance photographer with a specialization in portrait, reportage and fine art photography. He is also an experimented leader of photography adventure tours around the world. You can check out his Instagram account and blog website here.
Photo Credit: Juan Manuel Abellán