Following the well received workshops with Kelly Mayfield and Stormy Budwig in August, we will now continue with our next workshop on December 5th. Our feature model will be Viktoria, an Austrian professional ballet dancer, trained at the Europa Ballettkonservatorium St. Pölten, whose performances include Don Quixote, Esmeralda, Tschaikovsky Pas des Deux,Paquita, and Le corsaire Pas de Deux…
Viktoria, who currently lives in New York, will be visiting the Carriage House for two workshops on December 5th:
Session A) Developing a Dance Photography Portfolio (2:00 – 6:00 pm)
In one afternoon, you will create, or expand your dance portfolio with two wonderful dancers as models!
Introduction: 2 pm – 3 pm – Presentation of examples of great dance photography. Discussion by dancers about their perspective on challenges of dance photography, expectations and physical demands. Technical aspects and challenges of dance photography, including motion/in flight/lighting and posing.
Photo Shoot: 3 pm – 6 pm Will consist of a series of Mini Photo Shoots including floor movement, in flight and pre/post performance portraits. Each photographer has had the opportunity to direct and shoot the dancers on different sets. The other photographers will also be shooting at this time, but not directing. The model who is not dancing, will be in a separate area of the studio posing with continuous (hot) lights.
Workshop Fee: $80 plus $15 for each model release.
Session B) The Female Nude: Study of a Dancer (7:00 pm to 10:00pm)
The workshop will be an exploration of the physical strength and unique build of a professional dancer. Some examples of this genre are “The Dancer” by Robert Mapplethorpe, and the book “Airborne” by Lois Greenfield.
Our model for the workshop will be Viktoria, who has experience as an art nude model in Europe. This is a great opportunity to add an exceptional model to your portfolio!
The workshop is intended for advanced photographers who are familiar with studio lighting and working with figurative/nude models. The structure of the workshop will allow each photographer to meet and direct the model in a “mini-shoot” of 30 minutes. At the end of each “mini-shoot” the other photographers are invited to briefly capture images of the model/lighting/concept. Photographers will take turns “directing” the model, and as a result, have the opportunity to shoot 6 different scenes with the model.
(Photographers who have not worked with studio lighting but are interested in attending this workshop can take the Basic Lighting Workshop offered at the Carriage House this Tue. Nov. 30th from 7 to 10.)
Session Limit: 6 photographers
Workshop Fee: $95 plus Model Release $15