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Jodhpur Holi Masterclass, 20th-23rd Mar 2019

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© Vineet Vohra

Join us as we head for a 4 day workshop in Jodhpur for the most epic holi adventure, colors and beautiful backdrops.

The Holi Master Class will be limited to an intimate class of max 10 passionate individuals who want to polish their skills and break out of their comfort zones. We’ll talk about street, documentary and travel photography. This workshop is designed to help improve your photography, enhance your style and find your vision by providing expert advice and knowledge specifically aimed at helping you achieve success in your work. Participants will work on forming a photo essay in the 4 days.

During this Intensive 4-day workshop, we will focus on the following topics:

1. Street & Travel Photography and art of story telling
2. How to work towards a theme and focus on projects…
3. How to edit your images to enhance the final result…
4. Photography assignments to put theories to work while walking with the mentors on the streets of Jodhpur.

Vineet vohra Leica Akademie India

The mentors Vineet and Rohit Vohra will work with students both in critique sessions and in the field, sharing their working knowledge and techniques.

During the course of this workshop, the mentors will discuss technique, composition, vision and intent and how to use the camera and lens in a creative way. They will discuss careers, talk about how to get published and how to work on a story.

Participants will stay in Jodhpur
We will head out everyday, and have shooting as well as critique sessions everyday.

Vineet vohra Leica Akademie India

Behind the scenes from Holi 2018

Here is a list of what you should bring to the workshop:

• Your laptop for taking notes and reviewing images.
• Your laptop should have some sort of uploading and basic editing
software installed and working so that you can download and preview what
you shoot in the sessions.
• A power supply or back up battery for your laptop.
• a thumb drive, jump drive or flash stick to move images.
• Camera and Lens or Lenses as preferred.
• Fully charged batteries/ extra batteries please, you will need them for your camera- Please DO NOT FORGET this…. We will be shooting long hours.
• At least 2 formatted (empty) memory cards. Since we will be shooting around color and water, remember to copy your files everyday.
• Comfortable walking shoes, sunblock, sunglasses. Shoes will get wet and coloured. Its a good idea to carry Slippers/ crocs (fast drying)
• The creative side of your brain. (don’t forget this)
• Cling film/ Food wrap/ other camera protection (incase you can’t we will be carrying extra)
• Duct tape (Normal duct tape to seal things)
• Rain coat/ Poncho (doesn’t protect you, but you feel safe 🙂 (optional)
• Bandana/ Cap (covering your head is always a good idea)
• Moisturiser/ oil (you will need this)
• Extra pair of shoes
• Fast drying clothes.
• Zip lock bags to carry essentials, like batteries/ phones and SD cards)
• Sanitizer, Shampoo, Soap (available in the hotel, but always good to carry your own specially after Holi)

There are no pre-requisites for attending this workshop. The workshop will be best suited for photographers who have some understanding of how to operate their camera, edit their photos, have some experience in photography and want to take their skills to the next level. However, inexperienced photographers are also welcome.

rohit vohra Leica Akademie India

Students need to bring the following to the workshop:

–       A digital camera with a fixed wide angle lens preferably (a 35mm focal length lens would be best). You are most welcome to get your Long telephoto lenses and zooms for your personal work.

–       A laptop with software to edit/tone your images

–       A notebook to take down notes during the workshop

 

Two packages available : Workshop only  $599 / Complete workshop and stay $1399

Complete WORKSHOP and stay package : $1399

Charges are for all inclusive package. If you want any assistance you can email Mehar at contact@artphotofeature.com.

Includes :

Hotel Stay for 3 nights (checkin on 20th and check out on 23rd) Individual rooms (no room sharing), all 3 meals included

Daily travel charges

Excludes:
– Return Domestic/ international air ticket to jodhpur
– Any private expenses
– Room service fees
– Porter services
– Visa fees (if applicable)
– Beverages / alcohol during meals
– Personal travel insurance (compulsory; self-purchase)

WORKSHOP Charges Only: $599

This option includes workshop charges only. Does not include stay, food, daily travel expense etc. If you want any assistance you can email Mehar at contact@artphotofeature.com.

REGISTRATION

To sign up for the workshop please email us at contact@artphotofeature.com

After registering we will send you an email regarding the deposit and payment options. To secure a spot in the workshop you must send the full deposit.

Mentors

Vineet Vohra

Born in Delhi/India, Vineet did masters in fine arts from the prestigious college of arts. He is a self-taught photographer and street photography is a passion that he follows like a discipline.
 
Vineet started shooting as a wild life photographer for two years and then switched on to street in 2001, it instantly became his passion.Vineet considers street photography a journey that he travels everyday. He believes in learning and unlearning and thrives to improve with each shot. Life in general which is so unexpected, he tries to be as honest through his lens as he can. His main focus is on how to make ordinary moments look extraordinary.
 
Currently Vineet presents workshops globally and has judged MSPF ( Miami street photography festival ), currently judging San Fransisco street photography festival and conducting a seminar and a workshop in SF. His works and stories have been published on various prestigious magazines all over the world including National Geographic. He is part of the famous collective www.streetcollective.com which comprises of only 8 members from the world and a part of APF collective which has 20 members.
 
In 2015 he was placed 5th in the top 20 most influential street photographers.
In 2016 has is placed 3rd in the top most influential street photographers.
 
He is a Leica Mentor
 
Other publishes :
 
Rohit Vohra
 
Rohit Vohra is a street/ travel photographer, educator and Co-founder/ Editor in Chief of APF Magazine. He is a Leica Leica Academie Mentor. In a search for methods to read the city, his photographs are often about contact with humans and basic living elements. He received his BFA from College of Arts, Delhi in the year 1997 and has been photographing for over 12 years.
 
He is one of Asia’s most prominent street photographers, He is a member of APF Collective. His works have appeared in numerous Newspapers/ Magazines all over the world.
 
Among other commercial work, which includes product and fashion, he personally likes street photography because of the uncertainty, the challenge, the joy of capturing that perfect moment, perfect in terms of light, texture, and elements all perfectly in place.
For him street photography is one of the purest forms of photography. He says, “It is also one of the most difficult forms of photography. It’s difficult because we usually don’t have much control over the environment, well at least as much as we might like.”
His portfolio
 
Follow him here
 
He was placed No. 1 in the top 20 most influential street photographers.
Some of his interviews
An Interview with Eric Kim
Latest Articles (May-Aug 2016) for Huffington post
 
 
At Bored Panda
 
He is on the judging panel of some of the top Photography awards in the world. Including IPA, PX3, SIPA, MIFA, Tokyo International Foto awards, Photogravphy Grant etc.
 
Since the class is limited to max 10 participants, we can confirm your seat once the full deposit has been made. To confirm your spot, write to us at contact@artphotofeature.com

URBAN Photo Awards 2018 are Here!!

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URBAN Photo Awards 2018: submissions open!

Submissions are open to URBAN Photo Awards’ ninth edition, international contest organized by Italian cultural association dotART together with media partner Photographers.it and Sprea Photography.

The total value prize pool is of € 5,000: € 1,000 for the Winner Overall,  € 1,000 for the winning portfolio, one exhibition in Poreč Museum (Croatia) for 3 ranked projects in the “Projects & Portfolios” section, one collective winners’ exhibition in Trieste Photo Days 2018 festival, several prizes offered by contest’s partners, publication on international photo magazines and on URBAN unveils the City and its secrets fourth edition.

URBAN 2018 is divided into two sections dedicated to Urban Photography, a theme that explores the contemporary through all forms of photography based in the urban fabric. The common denominator is the City, the urban environment and humanity that populates it.

The first section is “Themed Photos” (7 thematic areas for single pictures: Street Photography, Architecture & Urban Geometries, Transport, Urban Art, People, Urban Animals, Creative Photography), the second is “Projects & Portfolios” where each participant can submit a series of images oriented to show his idea through photographs (projects, portfolios, photo-reportage, etc).

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Sonia Granata Lintruso
Giuseppe Cardoni Siviglia
Giuseppe Cardoni Siviglia
Sohel Parvez Haque
Sohel Parvez Haque

Photographers can upload photos and projects on the upload form (please read the rules before uploading).

Works must be submitted no later than May 31st, 2018 and will be selected by a prestigious Jury chaired by Tatsuo Suzuki, multi-award-winning Japanese street photographer with several international exhibits to his credit.

As Jury President, Tatsuo Suzuki will choose and award URBAN 2018 Winner on October 27th 2018 during Trieste Photo Days, international photography festival organized by dotART. The festival, now in its fifth edition, has in URBAN his main “cultural container” and will host the awards ceremony, the final exhibition of the contest and a series of exhibitions, personal and collective, of the best photos and classified projects.

Among confirmed jurors: Elena Uljančić-Veki (director of Poreč Museum, Croatia), Japanese photographer Tadashi Onishi (winner of TPD book Award 2017 and confirmed guest a Trieste Photo Days 2018), Angelo Cucchetto (founder of Photographers.it and Trieste Photo Days art director), Ania Klosek (one of the top influential female street photographers in Poland) and Fulvio Merlak (Italian photographer and critic). More jurors will be announced shortly.

49 60 65 69 56Other than regular prizes, URBAN gives the chance to the best ranked photographers to enter its tour of travelling photo exhibitions, the real and tangible value of this contest. Since 2011 URBAN has setup exhibitions in Poland (Krakow, Łódź and Warsaw), Hungary (Budapest, Pécs and Miskolc), Germany (Berlin), Serbia (Beograd), Cyprus (Limassol, Paphos and Nicosia), Latvia (Riga), Croatia (Poreč), Slovenia (Koper), Ukraine (Sumy), Colombia (Bucaramanga) and Italy (Trieste and Rome).

Info, rules and submissions: www.urbanphotoawards.com.

Urban Awards 2017, A urban photography contest

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©Adam Falk

www.urbanphotoawards.com

In conversation with Angelo Cucchetto. His Bio

Call for entries of your International Contest URBAN Photo Awards 2017 has started, what are the numbers of past editions?

URBAN sees every year thousand of participating pictures and hundreds of photographers from all over the world. It is an always growing international contest, one of the very few that goes “over the boundaries” of Internet offering to photographers real visibility through dozens of international photo exhibitions. Only in 2016 URBAN saw more then 3.500 pictures uploaded, by more then 900 participants, focalized mostly in Europe, USA and Eastern Countries (India especially), and realized 32 exhibitions displaying about 700 pictures. The Total price value was more then 5.000 €. Behind it all, there is always the pursue of enhancement of photographic talent and quality.

What is the subject of the Contest this year?

URBAN 2017 is dedicated to Urban Photography. The aim is to explore the contemporary through all forms of photography based in the urban fabric. The star of the show: the City. Daily life in the city and in small villages, artistic views, architectural geometries, the fragments of colour that break the city greyness.

The thematic areas are seven: Street Photography, the many aspects of the urban fabric and the lives that inhabit it; Architecture, buildings, streets, urban geometries; Social City, places, events and gatherings in the City; Urban Art, the relationship between people and art in the City; Transport, different style of mobility in the city; Green Life, green areas, places, projects and sustainable lives and the last one Visions, that is a new area thought as a laboratory of artistic and experimental photos outside previous thematic areas (the main theme is always Urban Life). In this case the post-production is allowed. Moreover there is a section for portfolios and projects, where each participant can submit a series of images oriented to show his or her idea through photographs.

Who can participate and how?

Call for entries of your International Contest URBAN Photo Awards 2017 has started, what are the numbers of past editions? URBAN looks for talent and quality both among professional and amateur photographers, offering them an international stage from which to get noticed.

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©Adam Falk

Are there any fees to pay for participation?

For THEMED PHOTOS the participation costs € 10 as entry fee for the first picture; further photos may be entered at a cost of € 5 per photo.

For STORIES & PORTFOLIOS, the participation costs € 10 as entry fee for portfolio, regardless of the number of photos that make up the portfolio (min 3 photos, no more than 12). Each participant can submit a maximum of 5 portfolios.

How will winners be selected?

The presented works will be selected by dotART and judged in a final manner by a prestigious international Jury.

Finalists will be published on the website in alphabetical order, without ranking at the end of July 2017. The absolute winner of Urban 2017 will be personally chosen by Jury President Maurizio Galimberti and he will be awarded personally by him during the award ceremony during the International Photo Festival Trieste Photo Days at the end of October in Trieste, (IT).

Final ranking will be published on URBAN website and Facebook page.

What are the prizes and what is the total amount?

First prize for the contest winner will be of 1.000 € plus accommodation in Trieste for the winner. The other prizes will be 24 along with 16 Honourable Mentions for a total prize of more then 4.000 €, and the chance to be chosen for Urban 2017 Summer Exhibitions around Europe.

Why to apply? Why to partecipate? What is the visibility of winning photographs?

The highest placing works will be published on the competition’s website and will be displayed in a collective exhibit on October/November 2017 in Trieste during Trieste Photo Days 2017.festival together with publication of the winners on our media partners world wide Magazines. Some of the submitted photos may in addition be selected for exhibits in Italy and abroad.

Among partners, other than Image in Progress, I can see many international names…

Even if it is too soon, how will you manage the Winner’s Exhibition and the Awards Ceremony?

From April we will be working on details about TPD Festival. I can already tell you that we will have a public free call for dummy about a personal photo book, with a winner also selected by Maurizio Galimberti and produced by dotART, a nice price for a nice urban photo project…

How do you live along with in the city of Trieste? What is the cooperation until now by the City Hall?

Hopefully this year we will have a good support from the City Hall and Government Region, with nice and important locations for personal exhibition. It seems that they finally understood the potential of this initiative.

Italy has an important historical tradition about photography, what is happening now?

A lot of local initiatives, done with a lot of passion, low budgets, often missing a central coordination; as usual in Italy, government policies are not oriented to professionals but to friends and political issues.

About the Italian photography history that has to be written, what URBAN Photo Awards represents?

A very good chance for Photography, as it is Trieste Photo Days: an international contest and a festival focused on Urban Photography. Today, most of the people in the world live in a urbanized area and there billions of pictures are shot every year.

Among your many initiatives, I have become curious about “Foodgraphy”. Considering the international success of TV program MasterChef and  the Italian  undeniably popolar cuisin, you chose a perfect country and a perfect timing for promoting this kind of photography, both traditional and experimental… what exactly is Foodgraphy?

Foodgraphia is an Exhibion of Food Art & Photography. It comes from my last project www.shootfood.it, launched in September 2016, an authorial project about food photography. I started it because food in Italy is very important. In the last years we saw the explosion of cooking, food blogging, food story telling, etc. but the quality of the visuals often is not at the level of the food and it misses artistic values, so I thought it was about time for an authorial food photography project.

Are you expecting to organize again another edition next year?

Foodgraphia Exibithion went really well, we had a good public success, a lot of visitors, a good press diffusion. A very nice book produced, also published in digital version at https://issuu.com/shootfood/docs/foodgraphia. I understood Foodgraphia answers to a demand, and we see will go for a second edition in 2018.

By the way, in May 2017 there will be Milano Food Week, an important festival about food and Ho.Re.Ca. world, sponsored this year by the City Hall, the Regional Government and other Government Institutions. As Shootfood we are organizing with them two dedicated projects about Food Photography. But this is a gossip J !

What is happening to still life photography right now?

Professionally not a great period, but I see a good potential in B2C cultural activities.

How can our readers be updated about your next projects?

On our websites: Urban Photo Awards 2017 (www.urbanphotoawards.com), Shootfood (www.shootfood.it), on my historical web portal Photographers.it (www.photographers.it) and, of course, Facebook!

www.urbanphotoawards.com

www.photographers.it

www.shootfood.it

Angkor Photo Festival & Workshops

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angkor photo festival 2016

Angkor Photo Festival & Workshops – what it’s all about

Brussels street photography festival

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The Brussels Street Photography Festival (BSPF) highlights Brussels as a major World cultural hub.

The first European festival fully dedicated to Street Photography connecting people from all over the world in the city of Brussels.

What: Brussels Street Photography Festival (BSPF). A festival with photo contests, workshops, exhibitions, lectures, photo walks and more.

When: 28-29-30 October 2016 (festival). Friday, 28 October 2016 – Friday, 11 November 2016 (exhibition).

Where: Galerie Ravenstein, Hotel Bloom!, BELvue Museum and several locations in Brussels.

More info: www.bspfestival.org

 

THE FESTIVAL

The Brussels Street Photography Festival (BSPF) is a cultural project whose objective is to promote street photography as an urban research tool, a form of cultural communication and a visual art. Inspired by Brussels’ urban landscape, the main ambition is to provide an international platform that looks at Brussels through the fresh eyes of its citizens and engaged photographers. The program is organized around two photography contests where the best images submitted will be displayed on an open exhibition in Brussels. The exhibition will be followed by cultural activities that include lectures, workshops, roundtables, photo walks and portfolio reviews – bringing together knowledgeable photographers and photography enthusiasts.

The opening of the exhibition will take place at Galerie Ravenstein on Friday, October 28 2016 at 6pm. Entrance is for free. The exhibition will be open daily until Friday, November 11 2016.

 

CONTESTS

The BSPF is having four different street photography contests: the International Singles, the International Series, the Brussels Singles and the Brussels Series. The main exhibition of the BSPF will display finalists selected from all of the photo competitions. Winners will be announced during the award ceremony, on Saturday, October 29, 2016 in Hotel Bloom! in Brussels. Two winners for each category will be selected for a total of 4.500 in cash prizes.

 

WORKSHOPS

The BSPF is honored to have experienced photographers holding several workshops. The workshops include: 5day Magnum Workshops by Belgian Magnum Photographers Harry Gruyaert and Bieke Depoorter.

Wednesday, 26 October 2016 – Sunday, 30 October 2016.

The Art of Storytelling, workshop by APF Magazine founders Vineet Vohra and Rohit Vohra. Friday, 28 October 2016 – Sunday, 30 October 2016.

Street Photography Workshop by iNPUBLiC member David Gibson. Monday, October 31 2016 – Wednesday, 2 November 2016.

 

GUEST PHOTOGRAPHERS

The BSPF is inviting a panel of recognized photographers from Belgium and around the world to be part of the curating and judging team that will select the finalists and winners of the BSPF contests. Photographers invited include: Harry Gruyaert (Magnum Photos), Bieke Depoorter (Magnum Photos), David Gibson (iNPUBLiC),

Paul Russell (iNPUBLiC), Tomasz Lazar (Fujifilm), Otto Snoek, Jens Olof Lasthein, Gaël Turine (Agence Vu), Cedric Gerbehaye (Agence Vu), Satoru Toma, Philippe Hebert, Dani Oshi (WorldSP.co), Jakub Jasionek (WorldSP.co), Chris Suspect (STRATA collective and WorldSP.co), Vineet Vohra (APF Magazine), Rohit Vohra (APF Magazine), Kristin Van den Eede (APF Magazine), Kristof Vande Velde (APF Magazine) and Diego Luna Quintanilla (Brussels Newsroom).

 

CURATION AND PARTNERS

The BSPF is curated by the Brussels Newsroom, an urban research oriented

platform that seeks to identify and disseminate the fundamental elements that shape Brussels’ daily life life; and the people of WorldSP.co, the popular tumblr based street photography site that has promoted and connected a wide range of street photographers from around the world, featuring monthly interviews, organizing theme weeks / months and carefully curating and regularly promoting the finest content on tumblr related to street photography. Our team of enthusiastic supporters who have trusted the BSPF and have a will to improve the image of Brussels include: Brussels Newsroom, WorldSP.co, Ville de Bruxelles, Visit Brussels, Magnum Photos, Hotel Bloom!, BELvue Museum, Forty41, Galerie Ravenstein, APF Magazine, StreetFoto Festival and VSLO Festival.

 

WHY JOIN US?

The three day event will connect people from all over Europe and the rest of the world in Brussels. As the event has a special focus on the image and identity of Brussels, we strongly encourage companies, institutions and actors who believe – as much as we do – that the beauty of Brussels deserves to be celebrated, to join us in this initiative. For a detailed program, photo contests and workshops information, please visit our website:

www.bspfestival.org

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