Editorial & Environmental Portraiture: Capturing Your Subject in Their Element

Level: Lighting - Confident Beginner

Much like a prism divides a single ray of white light into its different colors, this workshop breaks lighting techniques down into its various categories and delves into them one by one for a workshop that is as intensive and deep as it is broad. You’ll learn to unlock the power of simplicity with traditional light sources, explore alternative approaches and tools that elevate basic lighting into an art form of its own.

Paolo Verzone’s portraits have appeared in TIME Magazine, The Sunday Times Magazine, Newsweek and Le Monde, a marker of his mastery of portraiture with respect to lighting as well as capturing his subjects’ essence. With three interactive shooting sessions over the first two days of this workshop, you’ll have ample opportunity to learn Paolo’s approach to lighting, as well as how he interacts with subjects, analyzes and directs their body language, and creates portraits with meaning. On the final half-day, you’ll receive pointed feedback on the work you shot over the course of the workshop.

Passionate about instructing, Paolo is dedicated to ensuring that each student comes away with concrete steps to pursue their personal vision in portraiture.

 

TYPE 

Two and a half day workshop 

You are a confident user of all the manual shooting modes on your camera for exposure control

You have no previous experience with lighting equipment. You would like to be introduced to basic lighting terms, concepts and equipment.

You would like more opportunities to practise and consolidate what you already know and also to stretch yourself a little further both creatively and technically.

who should attend

You are a confident user of all the manual shooting modes on your camera for exposure control

You have no previous experience with lighting equipment. You would like to be introduced to basic lighting terms, concepts and equipment.

You would like more opportunities to practise and consolidate what you already know and also to stretch yourself a little further both creatively and technically.

* Your camera with a normal lens or the one you prefer

* A tripod
* DAY 1: 10-20 of your images on a thumb drive or in print for a brief portfolio review, for Paolo to get an idea on which areas to focus on.

* DAY 3: Your laptop with charger; a card reader

 

What you should bring

* Your camera with a normal lens or the one you prefer

* A tripod
* DAY 1: 10-20 of your images on a thumb drive or in print for a brief portfolio review, for Paolo to get an idea on which areas to focus on.

* DAY 3: Your laptop with charger; a card reader

 

Notes

Paolo is very generous with his time and knowledge, so while we estimate the workshop will draw to a close at the scheduled time on this page, it may be possible that classes will run over and finish later. 

About the Instructor
Paolo Verzone

Based between Italy and Spain, Paolo Verzone has been a member of Agence VU since 2003. 
For almost 30 years, Paolo Verzone has been photographing the world around him.  With rigor and eclecticism, he goes from news assignments to long term projects, from embedded documentary stories to posed portraits. From black and white to color, as well, and finally from analog to digital. Over time, his interest of the world is drawn more and more towards its people. He develops demanding sets of photographs made with a medium format view camera, that imposes a focus on the subject, presented full-length. Whether it is a set of portraits of Europeans at the beach, Seeuropeans (1994 / 2002), or the Moscow Project (1991 / 2011), produced in collaboration with Alessandro Albert, the sum of the people photographed reflect upon the multiplicity and singularity of each individual. With his project on the cadets of the main European military academies, started in 2009, Paolo Verzone maps us contemporary Europe through a part of its youth, while questioning the European identity. He work for magazines such as: Time, National Geographic, Newsweek, Le Monde, The Independent, Sunday Times , Liberation, Vanity Fair, Geo, GQ, Amica, Rolling Stone, Marie Claire, Mare, Courier International, Das Magazin. Paolo Verzone was awarded at World Press Photo in 2000, 2009 and 2015. His photographs are part of different collections at the Victoria & Albert Museum, the Bibliothèque Nationale de France, and the Instituto Nazionale della Grafica, in Rome. 
Paolo is a Canon Ambassador since 2017.

Wednesday, February 6
9:30 AM - 6:30 PM

Thursday, February 7
9:30 AM - 6:30 PM

Saturday, February 9
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Includes UAE VAT 5%

Regular Price: AED 2999

Early Bird Price: AED 2699.1

This session is limited to 12 students only.
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  • You can cancel and/or exchange your GPP Photo Week 2019 workshop until January 4, 2019. No refunds or exchanges after January 4, 2019.
  • If you cancel your workshop before January 4, 2019, you get back 70% of the workshop value.
  • If you want to exchange your workshop for a different one, it must be of the same or higher value, providing that you pay the difference for a more expensive workshop.