3 Day Street Portrait & Urban Landscape Photography Workshop in Oslo.
August 22nd to 25th
Street Portrait & Urban Landscape Photography Workshop in Oslo...
A workshop by Keith Moss (UK) and Bjørn Joachimsen (NOR)
Do you want to learn more about how to engage people, show city life
and urban landscapes through photographs? We offer this workshop
to inspire you and share our insights, experience and techniques
within street portraiture and cityscape photography – and our aim is to
give your confidence a boost and to inspire you when working in urban
contexts. During this three day workshop, we will give lectures, walk
around together with you, give individual tuition – and give image
critique from the material you create. This fascinating, insightful
photography event will take place in Oslo on August 22nd–25th 2019.
Photographers – amateurs and professionals alike – are invited to join this
analogue photography experience in Oslo. We will work hard from early
morning until late in the evening to help you improve your photographic
vision and skills. We are proud to facilitate a workshop that is sponsored by
Ilford Photo – a major player within analogue photography since 1879. The
workshop is also sponsored by Lotus View Camera, Austria– known for their
craft built cherrywood cameras.
The workshop targets photographers that are passionate about people and
the environment in which they live, work and shop and what might occur on
a day to day basis, but the approaches and the way we work may deviate
from what is usually thought of as “street photography”. We will definitely
photograph in the streets of Oslo, but, we are not the typical candid
photographers who spy on people with our cameras and long lenses. Keith
is very fond of street portrait photography, he has a unique skill in connecting
to and communicating with people he meets on the streets often getting up
close and personal, so this will be a key component in this workshop.
“Humans are creatures of habit, you can often predict what is going to
happen next so being prepared is so important. You have to be decisive
and react quickly.“Keith Moss.
Bjørn ́s approach is to emphasize the relationship between the urban landscape
and its inhabitants. He does not always go very close (but sometimes, yes) –
he always tries to include buildings and infrastructure in his photographs –
and all human life, the light and the shadows that unfolds in between.
During the workshop, he will perform at least one session where he works
with his 8x10” Lotus (large format) camera.
“I usually try to find a visually interesting scene in a cityscape – where I
suspect something interesting is going to happen. I find the standpoint
that can give me the best composition and put my camera on a
tripod...then I wait.. and drink the best coffee I can get.”Bjørn Joachimsen.
You can use any camera you like during the workshop, as long as you can
put film in it. You will learn how to prepare, observe, see, think, move and
decide which shot to take when photographing in the streets, whether that be
people or the urban landscape. So you don ́t need to click hundreds of
images during a work session. Shooting with film is a more thoughtful
process, we rarely put more than one roll of film through our cameras. We
will inspire and guide you to shoot images with a more conscious attitude,
taking time to think about what you want to achieve with your image but at
the same time being more decisive about what you want to say because we
believe this will make you a better photographer – and make your
photographs more interesting.
On Friday morning we will give you one roll of Ilford XP-2 film. Load your
camera (or let us help you if you need) – and off we go to explore and see
what is going on in this wonderful city of Oslo. In the afternoon we will meet
up at Oslo Foto to drop off our exposed rolls of precious films to the film-loving
people at Oslo Foto. They will process your valuable exposures into
beautiful negatives, they’ll also scan them so you can see your photographic
results on Saturday morning. We’ll then give a constructive critique to
help you improve and discuss any obstacles that might have occurred. One
more roll, and out on the streets again! Sunday morning we will give even
more image critique but we will go deeper and comment on more images
than Saturday morning ́s critique session.
Intermediate. You should have some photographic knowledge and be
familiar with the basic concepts of composition and photographic technique
and you should definitely be familiar with the relation between light, shutter
speed and aperture settings. You don’t have to be experienced with analogue
August 22nd–25th 2019. The workshop starts on August 22nd at 6 PM and finishes on August 25th at 2.PM. You must be prepared to spend all your time on photography during this long weekend.
Keith Moss (UK)
Bjørn Joachimsen (NOR)
Workshop fee: € 425.-
What is included
2x Ilford XP-2 film rolls
What is not included
Meals and beverages
We expect all participants to have their film rolls handed over to Oslo Foto
Special prices for the workshop are:
135-format: NOK 159(development + scanning)
120-format: NOK 327 (development + scanning, 12 exposures per roll, NOK 19.- per extra frame)
Bjørn is totally devoted to photography and works with commercial
assignments, workshops and his personal projects. He usually
photographs landscapes and urban environments with his 8x10” Lotus
View camera and Ilford FP4+ and HP5+. Sometimes he picks up his
medium format or 35mm cameras as well. One day you can find him in
the mountains or fjords in Norway, the next day you can find him in
Berlin or Oslo. He works both with analogue and digital techniques and
mixes them a lot. Bjørn spends a lot of his time sharing his knowledge
and inspiration within photography through workshops in Norway and