Workshop in Creative Photography
Bela Rechka, Bulgaria
by photographer Babak Salari (Canada/Iran)
Category: Creative Photography
Duration: One week, 7-14 August 2011
Number of participants: 10-20
Fee: 425 BGN (if you book till 1st of April)
475 BGN(if you book till 1st of August)
Level: Beginners to Advanced
What to bring: SLR camera and tripod; personal laptop (optional)
This workshop is designed to answer your current questions and confusions as an active or aspiring photographer. Following the success of three photography workshops held in Bella Rechka in 2009 and 2010, it is meant to train you in both the technical and artistic aspects of photography. Participants will learn how to control the camera, explore different qualities of light, make proper use of the lens and, most importantly, learn about the creative role of composition in the visual arts. Through daily technical exercises, in-group and individual, students will learn to use the medium of photography to express feeling and tell a story. Participants will also learn to review each other’s works and assignments, deepening their artistic and personal understanding of the photographic art form. Advance level students will get a chance to concentrate on the social aspects of photography and create a body of personal or academic work in Bela Rechka’s friendly and open village atmosphere.
Final project: Over the course of the workshop students will be expected to think about a final project and compose a short proposal defining its theme. Together, we will travel the road of developing a project from concept to photographic images.
Projection/Exhibition: The one-week workshop will result in a final public presentation in the former village School .The best three projects will also be presented in a venue in Sofia and in other places. Your preparation for the end-of-week Projection/Exhibition will develop your presentation skills and teach you the art of sequencing artworks on the wall.
Note: The fee includes: accommodation in the village with breakfasts (clean, simple and modest conditions)
All other meals will be provided and paid separately on place (local food prepared by local people) Participants will cover all transport costs to Bela Rechka.
Note: The New Culture Foundation will provide two scholarships for students with less financial possibilities – will cover all expenses and transport costs for the workshop. If you want to apply for a scholarship, write a motivation letter and explain why you need assistance.
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