INTENSIVE SHOOTING – DAILY EDITING AND CRITIQUE – EDITING A BOOK
This individual workshop is an experience that through an intensive program combining in-class instruction and intense days of shooting is designed for photographers who want to improve or start their experience in documentary photography, photojournalism, street photography and visual storytelling.
The individual workshop is a working 5 days experience for amateurs or professional photographers. We will photograph the daily life of CDMX (Mexico City) creating artistic imagery with a documentary value. Documentary and Street Photography will be our main focus.
We will prepare for our time in the streets with lectures, discussions and internet and slides presentations. Please note: during the 5 days is possible to spend time at Alex’s house.
The main goal of this intensive workshop is to give you a real opportunity to work in everyday conditions with enough time to go through a thoughtful photographic experience under daily guidance of Alex Coghe.
The exact program of the workshop will be agreed between you and Alex after the payment, and after a first review of your work. Alex may assign you subjects or tasks to be photographed in the city to reach a specific goal during the workshop.
During the five workshop days you will photograph together with Alex but you will have opportunities to photograph on your own. Thanks to the combination of intensive practice and theory parts with a real live mentoring we will get into the core of this learning process. Anything will be focused on stimulate and improve your vision as photographer and based on the attitudes that will emerge during the workshop. Through an intensive 5 days experience you will learn a lot by working side by side with a photojournalist and well known street photographer. Mexico City is a fantastic location to achieve great documentary and street photography work, but it needs to be explored in parts where the tourist never goes. Alex will allow to you to explore a little the barrios and some other parts of the city in order to realize a different, stunning photographic documentation to add to your portfolio and life experience.
The meetings will be supplemented by the theory of visual storytelling, elements of composition and content of the images and other selected aspects of the photographic process. Alex is a photojournalist working on assignment for the agencies, so it can happen sometimes to cover some breaking news and you could be invited to go with him.
With this individual workshop you will learn to:
1. Recognize and understand situations in daily life in order to produce powerful images able to communicate to the viewers;
2. Become editor of yourself and be able to create a visual story;
3. Gain an enhanced vision and be able to know how to frame with and without viewfinder in order to capture various details and elements important for the picture;
4. Be quick and capable of making effective photos without wasting time producing photographs that excite and document;
5. Photograph in sensitive situations and different locations of the city.
The daily locations are subject to change, based upon events and photographic opportunities. Each day we will be busy with shooting and reviews from the day. Students should be prepared for extensive walking. I will choose the areas of CDMX where I realized my best work.
A camera with manual settings is suggested (mirrorless or DSLR) by the moment digital photographs will be reviewed each day, we don’t recommend for this workshop film cameras. A laptop is recommended with Adobe Lightroom.
The cost of the workshop is 2000 Euro to pay before the workshop. Send an email to organize with Alex your workshop to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Place: CDMX (Mexico City), Mexico
Duration: 5 days
Date: flexible (please contact me to know availability on my agenda)
Tuition: 2000 EUR
Language available: English, Spanish, Italian