France / Europe
Dates: June 8th to 15th 2019
Language: English and German
Costs: 2.200,- Euro (early bird registration until April 15th 1.750,- Euro only)
Limited to 8 participants. Registration deadline May 8th 2019
Paris is the city where photography was invented, and where art and photography come to life like no other place. There are amazing museums such as the Louvre, Orsay, or the Centre George Pompidou. Imagine one week in such a city, guided tours through galleries and museums, discovering some of the most meaningful and impactful paintings in the Louvre, or visiting amazing galleries such as Gallery Vu’, Camera Obscura, or the House of Photography.
Continue to imagine…
A learning community of hungry photographers living together for one week in this inspiring city. Each morning holds a powerful workshop on Portrait Photography (Jan C Schlegel), seminars, and some great photographers who would come and share about their craft to inspire and train us. Models from Russia and Paris will come to participate in the Portrait Workshop I am teaching. We will have a studio available, but you can also work in the streets of Paris or discover your own unique locations. It’s all about you creating something new, something different from what you are used to doing… something meaningful. You can work with your own camera or use some of our equipment, such as our 8x10 or 4x5 large format cameras. Leica will support the event, and Leica will come along and allow us to use their equipment and teach us how to use it properly.
The mornings will be packed with content we believe you must hear and learn and do… the afternoons and evenings will be free for you to do what ever you want to do. After our lunch together, you can visit the Eiffel Tower and other famous sites, or take a Leica Camera to the little corners and streets of Montmartre, capturing the Parisian atmosphere. There are so many possibilities.
* The Classical Nude Portraiture Workshop by Jan C Schlegel and team
* Seminars from Photographers like Vee Speers (requested)
* Book Publishing Workshop by Parisian Publishing house
* Leica Cameras and Leica Workshop
* Visit of Galleries (some guided by a Parisian curator)
* Portfolio Review (curator/publisher/gallerist)
* Free Photo Studio use
* Possibility to work with different large format and medium format camera systems (analog and digital)
* Discussions, Evaluation times
* Inspiring Models
The price includes housing/accomodation, breakfast & lunch, Metro ticket, Workshop and Seminar fees. Entry to the Museum de Louvre.
For more information visit the website.
Jan C. Schlegel was born in 1965 in the Black Forest of Germany. He is married and has three children. He discovered his passion for photography at the age of 14 with in the scope of a Photo course at school. For his first own camera, the reflex camera Minolta XG9, the 14 year-old saved long. As winner of a AGFA photo competition with focus on portraits, Schlegel took part in a seminar by the photographer Walter Schels in the Staatslehranstalt für Photographie in Munich. Under Walter Schel’s influence Jan C. Schlegel began to ascertain his fervor for black-and-white portraits. Toni Schneiders, a distant neighbor of Schlegel, became the second important mentor for the young photographer. After a two and a half year long apprenticeship at Lake Bodensee Schlegel was a professionally trained photographer by the age of 18. Schlegel works for the University of the Nations. He teaches courses in photography and takes students through Africa and Asia, mentoring them as they discover their own way of seeing. Since 2011 he is represented by Bernheimer (Munich & Lucerne) and Gallery 51 (Antwerp) and has been shown with great success on art fairs in London and Paris.