PORTRAIT. Portrait photography master class with Simone Varsano

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7 meetings lasting 4 astronomical hours

Dates: 28.01 | 4.02. | 11.02. | 18.02 | 25.02. | 10.03 | 17.03 from 14.00 to 18.00
Venue: 26 Iskar St., Sofia in Studio Varsano

About the course:

The course is aimed at people with some experience – amateur or professional – in photography. The main focus of the course is building and improving the individual style of each of the participants. The seven meetings are practically oriented to the needs and interest of the course participants within the themes: studio portraiture, outdoor or location portraiture, group portraiture, reportage photography and photo storytelling. Composition and working with light are part of every subject. The important elements of the technical side of photography will be presented through working with studio and photographic equipment, as well as post-production of photographs.
As a photographer who has shot analog and digital for an equal amount of time, I think it’s important not to develop consumerism in the way we shoot. Anyone can now take a good looking photo with their phone. What is important to me is what we photograph, not what technique we use to do it or how we can transform it into processing programs. (Simon Varsano)

  1. Introduction. Photographic and studio equipment. Photographic influences and experiences (of the host and participants).
  2. Studio portrait. Working with the subject and studio lighting. Practice.
  3. Portrait in a natural environment: location or exterior. Working with the object and choosing lighting. Practice.
  4. Group portrait – in studio, exterior or location. Practice.
  5. Reportage photography, street photography. Practice.
  6. Photographic narrative. Practice.
  7. Post-production. Individual handwriting and self-reflection. Unanswered questions.
  8. The program is designed as a process, so enrollments are for the entire course, not individual modules.

Participant requirements:

  • Photography equipment available (camera and lens).
  • Register to participate and send three portrait photos taken by you to: simon@simonvarsano.com
  • Payment of participation fee:

BGN 700 until January 21, 2024 in two installments of BGN 385:

  • the first until January 21,
  • the second – until February 21.

discount for pupils and students – 20%.

Places in the master class are limited.

After registering for the course, you will receive a bank account to pay the fee.