Portraiture As Narrative

Davide Monteleone | Lighting - Intermediate

Taking a portrait involves more than having the right light or posture; it is a dialogue between the photographer and the subject, as well as several other factors. However long this “dialogue” is, be it a few minutes or several hours long, portraiture is most successful when it also becomes narrative.
In his work, Davide explores portraiture as one of the multiple possibilities of documentary photography, the way it can be applied to personal projects and assignments, and how these two different ways of working can relate to each other.  

In this workshop Davide will analyze the composition, lighting and inspiration behind his own photographs to guide students step by step in taking portraits in a variety of situations, and showing how those portraits can become a cohesive narrative and tell a story.  Students will be challenged to create a series of portraits in a limited timeframe using both ambient and artificial light. They will discover how to pay attention to framing and lighting, as well as how to approach the subject. Students will also learn how to make unfortunate circumstances work in their favor to create narrative portraits.

 
Type
2 day workshop 
Booking Closed

Saturday, February, 11 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM

Sunday, February, 12 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM

COST $625

This session is limited to 12 students only

You are a very confident user of priority shooting modes and may even been using full manual exposure control.

You are familiar with simple lighting set ups and have had some hands on time with lighting equipment. You understand and can set up the different triggering systems.

You are aiming to consolidate your understanding and improve basic techniques as well as be introduced to some new ideas and techniques that will give you the confidence to experiment with different creative outcomes.


PREREQUISITES 
To take part in this workshop, you also need to have a good understanding of photography lighting. 
If you don't have prior knowledge of how flash works, please ensure that you sign up to 
Small Flash 101Studio Lighting 101, or equivalent before the event.
A 10% discount on GPP's regular workshops is available for those who book this class with Matt - please contact us for more info. 
If you are not sure this workshop is for you, please do contact us on info@gulfphotoplus.com and we will be happy to advise you.

who should attend

You are a very confident user of priority shooting modes and may even been using full manual exposure control.

You are familiar with simple lighting set ups and have had some hands on time with lighting equipment. You understand and can set up the different triggering systems.

You are aiming to consolidate your understanding and improve basic techniques as well as be introduced to some new ideas and techniques that will give you the confidence to experiment with different creative outcomes.


PREREQUISITES 
To take part in this workshop, you also need to have a good understanding of photography lighting. 
If you don't have prior knowledge of how flash works, please ensure that you sign up to 
Small Flash 101Studio Lighting 101, or equivalent before the event.
A 10% discount on GPP's regular workshops is available for those who book this class with Matt - please contact us for more info. 
If you are not sure this workshop is for you, please do contact us on info@gulfphotoplus.com and we will be happy to advise you.

  • Your DSLR or Mirrorless camera with fully charged batteries
  • Lens that hits any focal length in the range of 50-105mm
  • SD/CF card (8 GB or larger recommended)
What you should bring
  • Your DSLR or Mirrorless camera with fully charged batteries
  • Lens that hits any focal length in the range of 50-105mm
  • SD/CF card (8 GB or larger recommended)
About the Instructor
Davide Monteleone

Davide Monteleone  is an artist and a visual journalist working on long term independent projects using photography, video, and text. He has devoted himself to the study of social issues, exploring the relation between power and individuals. Known for his specific interest in the post-soviet countries, he published four books on this topic: Dusha, Russian Soul in 2007, La Linea Inesistente, in 2009, Red Thistle in 2012 and Spasibo in 2013. His projects have brought him numerous awards, including several World Press Photo prizes, and grants such as the Aftermath Grant, European Publishers Award and Carmignac Photojournalism Award. He regularly contributes to leading publications all over the world, and his projects have been presented as installations, exhibitions and screenings at festivals and galleries worldwide including the Nobel Peace Center in Oslo, Saatchi Gallery in London, MEP in Paris and Palazzo delle Esposizioni in Rome. He regularly lectures at universities and teaches  workshops internationally.

Booking Closed

Saturday, February, 11 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM

Sunday, February, 12 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM

COST $625

This session is limited to 12 students only

Workshop Location

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