Photos of the workshop participants
Here you can view the photos, taken by the workshop participants. These are the best works, selected by the master in the process of joint discussions.
© Mikhail Izopeskov
© Natalia Tutova
© Natalia Tutova
49 photos from 8 authors
Photographer, specialized in art-photography since 2003. A chemist by education. Has various interests, and a number of publications in the areas of chemistry, physics, mathematics, artificial intelligence, history of psychology, theory of photography. Works in a publishing house. Teaches courses on theory of composition in photography.
List of participants is visible to the club members, who have attended at least one workshop.
About the workshop
Seville, praised by Pushkin and Mérimée is one of the most beautiful cities not only in Spain, but in whole Europe. Carmen and Don Juan walked these streets, the first fire of the Spanish Inquisition was turned here, and it was a Sevillian by birth, who has first seen the lights of the New World on the horizon. The history of Seville cannot be told even in ten years, and its architectural heritage cannot be framed, however wide is your camera lens, but we will have a chance to touch its grandeur, visiting the city during what probably is the most important annual event for the Andalusian capital - a week of Feria de Abril. During the Fair, Seville shows everything that made it, and the whole Spain, so famous: corrida, fans, traditional flounce dresses (and by the way, the "Gypsy" Andalusian dress is the only folk costume that changes with the changing fashion, so the dresses do change every year, even if only slightly).
Seville Fair is the largest fair in Spain, but also is the most private one. An outsider would only have a chance to watch from afar the prancing caballeros and smartly dressed dames in grand chariots. While the most interesting part - the fiery dances until dawn and the celebration of the real Andalusian character, that mystic "duende" - remains closed behind the doors (or, rather, behind the broad backs of the security guards) of the fancy marquee tents, where one can enter only if invited. There are more than a thousand casetas (this is how the marquee tents are named in Seville), but an outsider can only get into a few dozens, belonging to the political parties and the municipality.
In any case, our group would not face that problem - we will have a chance to witness the Fair just like an ordinary sevillian, who will definitely have friends in a few casetas. We will also witness the non-touristy flamenco show, will see a horse show with real Andalusian horses, will learn how to make paella, and spend a night listening to a sound of a guitar, waiting for the fishermen of the most ancient European town of Cadiz to sail off the open sea. If you wish, you would also have a chance to visit a corrida, which is normally fully booked few months before the show. Throughout that time, we will be accompanied by Elena Goroskova, who leaves in Spain for many years, and knows very well its culture and traditions. We will meet so many people, and we will learn and live so many interesting stories, which do not come out from a guidebook.
Workshop participation fee is 1800€ per person, including:
- participation to the practical workshop on photography and processing, photography review sessions
- services of a Russian speaking fixer
- Aitor Lara's participation to the photography review session
- 4* hotel accommodation (twin)
- all the necessary permissions
- transport (local transfers)
- two picnics (Day 1 and Day 5), ingredients for the paella (Day 2), except for the alcoholic beverages
Additional individual expenses (not included):
- cost of the air ticket to Seville / from Sevilla (or Jerez) (starting from 500€ from Moscow)
- lunches, dinners (~50-80€ a day)
- alcoholic beverages, personal expenses
- transfer from/to the airport
Single accommodation supplement – 400€.
Deposit (non-refundable) – 600€.
Nota bene! It is necessary have a notebook for the review and selection of the photos - we will have daily discussions of the photo-shooting session results. Note that, as a rule, iPad's and other pads are not sufficient for this purposes. Notebook is necessary to have in order to transfer the shots made during the day, make the initial selection, process the photos (if necessary) and save the results to a USB-drive for the consequent discussion with the use of a projector. This activity takes time, which is very valuable during our workshops. Thus, it is not advisable to count on a possibility of borrowing a notebook from the other photography workshop participants (they would not be able to borrow you their notebook, since they would need it themselves).