If you enjoy everyday life stories, people, portraits and urban still life, this workshop is for you.
Every course is located in a different area of Paris to allow the participant to explore the city while learning visual storytelling.
We are surrounded by beauty and stories at every instant. Learn how to capture these moments and transform them into poetic images. In this course, 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, where you will have the "lesson of the day". After the brief, you will explore the area with the instructor, while you hone your skills though the various photography assignments. A final review of your images and suggestions will follow in a friendly feedback session where we will review and analyze your images.
Students can expect to:
• Learn about composition and exposure in photography
• Develop observational skills to catch a moment in a photograph
• Get familiar with their camera or smartphone settings
• Learn storytelling in photography
• Get hands-on experience through practical assignments
• Participate in a friendly critique of their work
• All sanitary measures will be respected
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.
He looks forward to sharing his secrets with WICE members!
photo credit : Juan Manuel Abellán