“You have a lifetime to learn technique. But I can teach you what is more important than technique, how to see; learn that and all you have to do afterwards is press the shutter.” – Garry Winogrand
My workshops and photo expeditions are designed to allow participating photographers to spend as much time as possible with me photographing at various locations, with opportunities to learn by watching me work.
The range of photographic experiences is varied, you can choose the barrios in Mexico City, or Oaxaca. We will work together in the barrios of the north side of Mexico City, in the state of Mexico, or you can choose a photo expedition in Oaxaca. In any case, I will give you a real photographic and human experience. You will be able to learn or improving your photographic approach and creating great images where the focus is documenting the human condition.
YOU WILL LEARN
1. How to find and developing your own unique personal vision;
2. How to master composition;
3. How to create images with the perfect balance between form and content;
4. How to develop your visual storytelling;
5. How to make a high value body of work;
6. How to focus on a project, also working on assignments;
7. What to look on the streets;
8. How to edit your work;
9. How to develop a visual consistency of your work;
10. How to recognize the good photos for any kind of selection and purpose;
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THE FOTOLABS WITH ALEX COGHE ARE A FULL IMMERSION PHOTOGRAPHY EXPERIENCE. USING DIFFERENT APPROACHES AND TECHNIQUES, WITH PERSONALIZED ATTENTION, EACH OF THESE EXPERIENCES IS FOCUSED TO RECOGNIZE AND FINDING YOUR UNIQUE VOICE, THANKS TO A REAL MENTORING PROGRAM, COMMITTED TO BUILD A REAL PHOTOGRAPHER AND VISUAL STORYTELLER, IN ORDER TO ACHIEVE IMPORTANT GOALS, REGARDLESS IF YOU WANT TO DO HOW TO BE AN AMATEUR OR BECOMING A PROFESSIONAL.
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ABOUT YOUR INSTRUCTOR AND MENTOR:
Alessio Coghe is a photojournalist currently based in Mexico. In 2013 he worked on assignment for Leica Camera AG, realizing the documentary project “People of Chapultepec” published worldwide in the Leica X brochure. His work in Mexico is focused on the documentation of human conditions in the barrios, popular neighborhoods of Mexico City and he collaborates with some NGO in Oaxaca. Recently he was speaker in Orvieto 2018, event organized by FIOF.
Currently Alessio’s work is represented by Polaris Images and LatinPhoto.
Knowledge is not enough, we must apply it. The will is not enough, we must act.
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Through the group workshops you will learn the art of street photography and photojournalism, meeting new photography friends and back at home with some stunning photographs!
CDMX 30 DE JUNIO
The best way to live the photography experience. I propose to my students a total personalized experience based on their needness, making a dedicated learning path, including portfolio reviews and a real mentoring program. During the day(s) of practical workshop I will let you know different places from the usual tourist routes, presenting you a 100% photographer experience that you will never forget.
Il tuo non è solo un workshop, è una filosofia. Chi fa un workshop con te (e io l’ho fatto) “compra” un’esperienza di vita. – Gian Luca Marino
Grazie a te Alex Coghe per la professionalità, l’umanità, l’entusiasmo e la magia della fotografia che sei riuscito a trasmettermi. È stata veramente una splendida esperienza. – William Actis, dopo il workshop one o one a Milano.
Many thanks for the wonderful time I had with you walking in the streets of Mexico city for two days. Your flexibility in making the workshop a pure shooting experience for me was fantastic. It was nice to see you in action and work through the various modes – shooting fast at times and then slowing down and concentrating on different com-positional elements. I liked the way you look at street photography as a sum total of urban architecture, elements, geometry, and people. Thanks again for workshop.
Molte grazie per il tempo meraviglioso che ho avuto con te di camminare per le strade di Città del Messico per due giornate. La flessibilità nel rendere il workshop una pura esperienza fotografica per me è stato fantastica. E’ stato bello vederti in azione e lavorare con i vari approcci – fotografando veloce a volte per poi rallentare e concentrarsi sui diversi elementi di composizione. Mi è piaciuto il modo in cui tu guardi alla street photography come una somma di architettura urbana, di elementi, di geometria, e naturalmente, la gente. Grazie ancora per il workshop.
Muchas gracias por el tiempo maravilloso que tuve con usted caminando por las calles de la Ciudad de México durante dos días. La flexibilidad en crear un taller una pura experiencia fotográfica para mí fue fantástico. Fue genial verte en acción y trabajar con los diferentes enfoques – a veces fotografiando rápido y luego más lento centrandose en los diferentes elementos de la composición. Me gustó tu forma de ver la fotografía de calle como la suma de arquitectura urbana, con elementos de geometría, y por supuesto, la gente. Gracias de nuevo por el taller.
Washington, DC (USA) one-o-one workshop in Mexico City
Read his blog post about the two days in the streets of Mexico City with me. Click here.
Thanks for the two day individual workshop. I enjoyed it and learnt a lot. I found your presentations very knowledgeable and helpful. I particularly enjoyed being able to walk through the Centro Historico area of Mexico City and photograph the amazing street scenes together.
Best wishes and keep in touch.
Grazie per il workshop individuale di due giorni. Mi è piaciuto e ho appreso molto. Ho trovato le tue presentazioni molto efficaci e utili, In particolare ho apprezzato l’opportunità di poter camminare al Centro Storico di Città del Messico e fotografare scene incredibili in strada insieme a te.
I miei migliori auguri e restiamo in contatto.
Gracias por el taller individual de dos días. Lo disfruté y aprendí mucho. Encontré tus presentaciones muy eficientes y utiles. En particular he disfrutado de ser capaz de caminar a través de la zona de Centro Histórico de la Ciudad de México y fotografiar las increíbles escenas de la calle juntos.
Mis mejores deseos y seguimos en contacto
Canberra, Australia one-o-one workshop in Mexico City
Thanks Alex Coghe 4 everything In The workshop, it was great, so happy to learn from you. The honor is 4 me you really are a Professional!!! Thanks!!! If I need to come to MX again to learn more from you I will do!!!!
Grazie Alex Coghe per tutto nel workshop, è stato grandioso, così felice di apprendere da te. L’onore è per me perchè sei un vero professionsita!!! Grazie!!! Se io avrò bisogno di tornare in Messico per imparare di più da te lo farò!!!!
Gracias Alex Coghe por todo en el taller, fue grande, muy feliz de aprender por ti. El honor es para mi porque eres todo un profesional!!! Gracias!!! Si necesito regresar a Mexico para aprender mas por ti lo harè!!!!
EQUIPMENT/GEAR NOTES: I recommend a camera with manual settings. WIth digital cameras I will be able to give you immediate reviews. If using a film camera, of course the feedback will be given to you when you will send me the scans of your photos. Any workshop and photo expedition includes portfolio reviews and mentoring program.
You will have the opportunity to spend as much time as possible with me photographing at various locations, with the opportunity to learn by watching me work. We will work together to create high value documentary photography.
The daily locations are subject to change based upon events or photographic opportunities and you will receive specific informations after your registration is complete.
The workshops and photo expeditions are designed in a different way, so please check out the informations about any kind of photography experience.
Payment may be made through PayPal through the pages published on www.alexcoghe.com
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1. WHAT INCLUDES ANY WORKSHOP/ PHOTO EXPEDITION?
E-BOOKS TO READ BEFORE THE EXPERIENCE
CERTIFICATE OF PARTICIPATION
PORTFOLIO REVIEWS AND ADVICES GUARANTEED A LIFETIME TO ANY STUDENT (MENTORING PROGRAM)
ASSIGNMENTS TO IMPROVE YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY
INTERNATIONAL SHOWCASE OF STUDENT WORK (OPTIONAL)
2. WHAT CAMERA AND LENS DO I RECOMMEND FOR THE WORKSHOP OR PHOTO EXPEDITION?
I recommend that you carry one digital or film camera. I recommend prime, normal or wideangle lenses (no extreme wide-angle or fisheye). I also do not carry a camera bag so I can better blend in.
3. DO I CRITIQUE EACH STUDENT’S PHOTOS DURING THE WORKSHOP?
It depends by the workshop or photo expedition. In any case, yes, I try to do it when is possible. When the student useing film can email me their scan pictures after the experience in order to receive my feedback.
4. WHAT SHOULD I WEAR/BRING?
Comfortable shoes, the first thing. Spare batteries and of course battery charger. In the case of photo expeditions I ask you to bing you laptop. In the barrio workshop I recommend to use casual clothing. I expect you bring excitement and willingness to learn, in order to make a great photography work together.
5. WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THE EXPERIENCES?
For the individual documentary workshop and the Barrios workshop we will make different days. To make it easy and to be ready to go, I can host you at my home. In the case of these workshops be ready to come with me if assignments will be covered during those days or I will be busy with books or other job commitments. This is part of the learning offer, and it is a big opportunity to see how a professional photographer works.
Photo expeditions in Oaxaca are an adventure! We could go in several parts outside Oaxaca city. Take in account it can be very hot in the warm south of Mexico, so I recommend you to protect you skin with sunscreens and buying a sombrero.
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