” Mastering the Light "
Three day photography workshop with world famous photojournalist Arlene Collins.
Dates: 10th – 12th January 2014. Location: TBD.
Workshop Fees: 7,000 PKR.
Arlene Collins is a photographer, educator, and freelance technical consultant, she specialises in documenting remote cultures and changing civilizations around the world. She currently produces and leads international photography workshops, offers a master photography class and topic-specific short courses in her New York City studio, lectures in the United States and abroad, and consults privately with a number of clients.
Presently she is teaching at Parsons School of Design and the Maine Media Workshops, and for 15 years she taught in the Documentary Photography and Photojournalism Program at the International Center of Photography in New York City.
She has photographed in more than 60 international locations. She has lectured in Yangon, Myanmar (Burma), Havana, Cuba and Istanbul, Turkey, and she has taught workshops at the Centro de la Imagen in Mexico City; ROSPHOTO, the Russian State Center of Photography in St. Petersburg, Russia; the Fototeca Center in Havana, Cuba; and at the Three Shadows Photography Center in Beijing, China. In addition, Arlene has led intensive workshops to Turkey, Morocco, Mali, Ethiopia, Papua New Guinea, China, Tibet, Mongolia, Burma, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Bhutan, Argentina, India, Cuba, Uzbekistan, and Turkmenistan.
About the Workshop:
This workshop is for serious amateur and professional photographers or videographers interested in producing a photo essay with impact. Through formal lectures, critiques and on location demonstrations, participants will learn how to photograph in a variety of challenging lighting situations while developing their style. Lectures and demonstrations include working in low light conditions and at night, using strobe to create a ‘natural look’, learning how to document a foreign culture and how to expand their storytelling abilities.
Participants can work together in groups or individually pursue their projects. Lahore in Pakistan is the perfect photographic location, and offers a diverse range of photographic subjects. Possible documentary subjects include Lahore’s colorful street life, colonial architecture, vibrant music and nightclub scene, arts community and its passionate people.
• A serious interest in photography.
• A digital camera with a means to store and share your pictures – a small laptop ideally and perhaps an external drive for backup.
• Basic camera proficiency.
• A willingness to take pictures every day for the duration of the trip (so no whining about being tired or not inspired).
• Being ready to be challenged and step out of your comfort zone – talking to strangers and visiting unusual places.
• A sense of humour (needed when the weather is poor, the bus is broken or everybody is tired or hungover).
• Multiple opportunities to shoot along with Arlene, observe her at her work and learn tricks and techniques.
• A regular feedback on the work you produce and on the way you work.
• A vast improvement of your photographic and social skills, higher confidence.
• An access to Arlene’s travel and photography experience.
• Unforgettable experiences of working with like minded group of photography enthusiasts.
Please RSVP to this Facebook event if you are interested in participating and send us your contact number so we that we can reserve your seat and confirm the booking.
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