Vancouver Photo Workshops proudly presents a four day workshop, "Photographing the Nude" with internationally acclaimed photographer Ralph Gibson.
Set in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia, this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to expand your visual horizons under the guidance of one of the great masters in contemporary photography. Take part and experience a renewed sense of energy, inspiration and vitality in your photography.
The four days will consist of a number of opportunities to advance your skills and shape your unique vision.
Be inspired to break into new visual territory, and create images you’ll be proud to add to your portfolio.
You will be working with models every day (at a ratio of one model to every four students) both in studio and in exclusive locations around Vancouver. There will be ample shooting opportunity both in studio and on location over the four-day period and lots of time has been reserved for in-depth review and critique of your imagery as well.
Ralph Gibson is a master of dramatic understatement.
His high-contrast pictures - usually focusing on one geometric element (the corner of a room) or a single human gesture (the curve of a hand) - form a kind of dream-narrative when gathered together.
Or, as Gibson puts it:
"I embrace the abstract in photography and exist on a few bits of order extracted from the chaos of reality."
The workshop will begin with an in-depth review and critique of each participant’s portfolio or body of work. After this initial session, the critiques will continue throughout the workshop on a frequent basis.
Each day will present a different location and shooting opportunity. Using the nude figure as the point of departure, participants will learn how to see in terms of texture, shape and form.
Mr. Gibson will address topics such as: finding your visual signature, seeing vs. perception, the importance of point of departure in your image making process, the alchemy of light and film, and much more.
Students have raved about their experience with Mr. Gibson, calling the workshop "...a life changing experience".
This is a traditional, film-based workshop with a strong black and white focus. However, it is open to digital and color photographers with all levels of experience.
Please contact us if you have any further questions.
Ralph Gibson is one of the most influential and well-known photographers alive today.
His images are part of the permanent collections of many of the most important institutions in the world including the Museum of Modern Art in New York and San Francisco, The Whitney Museum and the Smithsonian Institute.
A renowned lecturer and instructor, Mr. Gibson's workshops are immediate sell-outs around the world. Former participants have raved about their experiences, and agree that their vision and photography skills have improved dramatically.
Visit Mr Gibson's website for more information and to view his famous images:
Basic photography knowledge required.
Maximum 12 participants.
Bring your film or digital SLR camera (must have manual controls) and at least 1 lens.
Optional: additional lenses, camera flash, tripod or laptop.
Individual portfolio review by Mr. Ralph Gibson. All models, equipment and location fees for 4 days of shooting. Course content as outlined above. Use of our digital facilities to view, edit and print your images. Refreshments each day.
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If you must withdraw for any reason please be aware of our refund policy as follows:
For our Local Lectures, Seminars, and Workshops valued at or under $100, VPW is unable to provide a cash refund. Transfers are limited to one transfer to either the same event at a later date, or a different event of equal value. VPW requires 48 hours written notice in order to make such a transfer (email notice is acceptable). The event you are transferring to must occur within 6 months of the original event you registered for. A $15 fee will be applied to all transfers.
For our Local Workshops, 1 to 5 days in length and our Local 4 to 10 Week Courses, VPW requires 30 days written notice (before the event start date) of your withdrawal in order to provide a refund. (Email notice is acceptable.)
For our Master Photographer Series workshops, 1 to 5 days in length, VPW requires 60 days written notice (before the workshop start date) of your withdrawal in order to provide a refund. VPW may retain 15% of fees paid or $150 minimum in processing your refund. If the tuition is less than $500 the minimum fee drops to $75.
For our Photo Tours (both in Canada and abroad), 1 to 10 days in length, VPW requires 60 days written notice (before the event start date) of your withdrawal in order to provide a refund. VPW may retain 15% of fees paid or $150 minimum in processing your refund. If the tuition is less than $500 the minimum fee drops to $75.
Transfers (for all events over $100): If you wish to transfer to a different workshop date, VPW requires a minimum of 30 days written (email) notice. All transfers are based on availaibility, and subject to approval by VPW staff. For courses/workshops with tuition above $101, the transfer fee is $35.
Transfer Fees as based on event pricing:
Tuition of $100 and below, the transfer fee is $15
Tuition of $101 and above, the transfer fee is $35
VPW can give no refunds:
If you registered for any event valued at or under $100
If you do not show up for your registered course.
If you register for a course beyond or below your skill or ability level.
Refunds for all events valued at $101 and above (excluding Master Series Workshops):
If a student wishes to cancel their registration for any of VPW's events, and has provided written notice within the appropriate timeframe, a refund less a $50 administration fee will be provided.
Occasionally, we may have to cancel a course due to low enrollment. In this case, we will issue a full refund of all monies paid to VPW up to that time.
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