My workshops are meant to provide all photographers the opportunity to figure out what they want to say with their camera rather than just how to use their camera. I find that difference can be very important to establishing an identity for the work and the photographer.
Here at Ocean Capture we are delighted to announce that Michael Levin will be conducting another of his successful photography workshops focused on providing serious photographers practical advice for creating stronger, more evocative photographs. Hosted in the beautiful, iconic Italian city of Venice, this full weekend programme is a unique opportunity to work closely with the award-winning photographer. Michael will discuss the skills and steps to achieving exceptional images and then how to have them published, exhibited and sold.
Limited to only 12 participants to allow for the most personal interaction and discussion, Michael Levin’s workshops are intended for photographers already familiar with the techniques of long-exposure photography but keen to take their work to the next level. Participants gain personal behind-the-scene information on how Michael found, composed and captured some of his most popular images, including a rare look at several of his original negatives. Michael will go into detail about the processes used to create the final images.
The programme also includes a field shoot to the scenic waterfront area around the host city for a practical discussion of what makes for a great photograph and critical advice on what to include or avoid when composing an image. Michael will work with each participant personally as they proceed through the shoot. The atmosphere for these sessions is friendly and supportive but the goal is to motivate participants to achieve a high standard for their work.
The workshops are also unique in providing valuable information on the business side of fine art photography. The challenge of getting your photographs published, exhibited and sold is discussed in detail as Michael Levin talks of his successful experiences approaching art galleries, juried competitions, magazine editors and book publishers. Michael works solely as a fine art photographer and has extensive gallery representation, numerous international awards and his photographs have been featured in many publications. The workshops provide an intimate opportunity to question and understand what it takes to be a successful artist.
The workshop will be run from a beautiful 4 star hotel in the heart of Venice. Hosted by Jonathan Chritchley, the event also offers clients the opportunity to shoot with Jonathan on two occasions around this stunning city.
Arrive Friday 10th April before 17.00
Depart Sunday 12th April after 15.00
Included: 2 nights' accommodation, breakfast, tuition.Excluded: Travel to and from Venice, transfers, other meals.
1 Drop – Minimum level of fitness, light walking, possibly some sand or grass over short distances.
2 Drops – Average level of general fitness, some longer walks, possibly hills and slopes.
3 Drops – Average to good level of general fitness, possible short to medium hikes, hills and slopes.