WORKSHOPS 2019 PHOTOGRAPHY, VIDEO, BOOK DESIGN, BOOK BINDING & MARKETING
TESTEMONIALS: Transformative, Creative, Memorable. Three words (of a hundred possible) to describe my experience with NORDphotography and SAGA. Cornelia Vikan Fantastic is my description of a year on the NORDphotography Mentor Program. It has been a challenging and educational year, with mentor Elisabeth who manages to find the best in each of us! Kjersti Holst
EXPAND YOURÂ TALENT IN 2019
JOIN US FOR AN UNFORGETTABLE LEARNING EXPERIENCE
OUR MISSION IS TO INSPIRE PHOTOGRAPHERS TO FURTHER THEIR GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT BY ARRANGING WORKSHOPS AND EVENTS THAT MAKES A DIFFERENCE.
VÅR MISJON ER Å INSPIRERE FOTOGRAFER TIL VIDERE VEKST OG UTVIKLING GJENNOM Å ARRANGERE WORKSHOPER OG EVENTER SOM GIR RINGVIRKNINGER.
beginning. Her first workshop with us was in 2009, with instructor Joyce Tenneson in Maine. That week is still one of my fondest memories.
M Weston Photo: Stig
Next visibility task is our new concept PORTFOLIO. Our goal for the next couple of years is to publish 1 - 2 Limited Edition Fine Art Books a year, which will present work created by our participants. We have the great privilege of having acclaimed American/ British photographer and the winner of Prix Virginia 2018, Cig Harvey, joining us as the curator for our first two Issues: 1/ 2018: PORTFOLIO St. Petersburg, and 2/2019: PORTFOLIO Iceland.
DEAR FRIENDS, another year gives way for a new one, and as I look back at the year that has passed, and contemplate the future, what do I see? One word comes to mind. POSSIBILITIES. I like creating possibilities for talented people, which is what NORDphotography aim to do more of in 2019. And with possibilities I think of visibilities for our participants, and how NORDphotography can help push more talent into the light. So I have decided starting with our catalogue for 2019 we will feature work created by one of our participants the previous year, on the cover for next years activities. First out is Norwegian Photographer Stine Loe Jenssen, who has participated in our workshop program since the very
From Fall 2018 we have started to offer Artist In Residence at our center SAGA in Norway. We have already been visited by 2 artist, and are awaiting our third early January. All three have taken a workshop with our instructor Jill Enfield and thus transformed into Wet Plate Photographers. So it is only fitting that our next summer exhibit at SAGA will feature work by these 3 talented photographers, and to have Jill Enfield be the curator of that exhibit. The exhibit will open on June 6TH and hang until August 18TH. In my humble opinion, I think, our program for 2019 is our best program yet. We welcome new instructor Elizabeth Opalenik, Trym Ivar Bergsmo and Linda B. Engelberth to our team. I hope you enjoy our 2019 workshop offer, and that we will have the pleasure of your company on one of our workshops in the year to come, Elisabeth N Aanes, CEO, Founder.
REGISTRATION: Register for your chosen workshop on our website or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Regeistration is binding. Our workshop tuition at SAGA DOES NOT include travel, transportation, meals or accommodation. For our destinaton workshop see workshop description as it varies. VISIT OUR WEBSITE FOR COMPLETE WORKSHOP INFORMATION. WWW.NORDPHOTOGRAPHY.COM
WORKSHOP CALENDER 2019 JAN
JAN 30 - FEB 3: The Photo Book - book design for photographers Jonathan Laurence
12 FEB - 10 DEC: The Mentor Program/Oslo Elisabeth N. Aanes
MAR 10 - 17 Giselle at The Heremitage Theatre (St Petersburg, Russia) Mark Olich
APRIL 9 - 14: Light painting for night owls and early birds Ragne K. Sigmond
MAY 29 - JUN 4: Wet Plate Collodion Jill Enfield
JUNE 11 - 16: The beauty of women Elizabeth Opalenik
FEB 20 - 24: Marketing, branding and presenting work Julie Grahame
JUNE 26 - 30: 59 SEC - making the video Bob Sacha
APRIL 28 - MAY 3: PORTFOLIO - Iceland Curator Cig Harvey
SEP SEP 11 - 15: Portraits and post-production William Ropp SEP 18 - 22: The Natural Eye Eddie Solway
NOV - 2020
OCT 1 - 7: The Russian Soul St Petersburg, Russia Joyce Tenneson
NOV 19 - 24: The Storyteller - creating photo-essays Linda Bournane Engelberth
NOV 14 - JUN 4 (2020): The Mentor Program/Saga Elisabeth n Aanes
OCT 21 - 27: The Lofoten series Trym Ivar Bergsmo
NOV 27 - DEC 1: Hand Made Art-books Travis Hocutt
REGISTRATION CLOSES: JANUARY 4
THE PHOTO BOOK JONATHAN LAURENCE
BOOK-DESIGN FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS Our instructor Jonathan will be covering all aspects of photo-book creation. You will learn the principals of great layout and design and apply them to your own book project. This is a hands on workshop and our goal is that you leave our workshop with the first mockup of your photo-book, ready to order. For this workshop we will be using BLURB as our printon-demand publishing platform. Jonathan will teach you the Blurb easy-to-use design program. Students who are familiar with professional layout software, such as Adobe InDesign, will also be accommodated. SAGA has a large photo-book library which includes books by publishing houses, self published books, and print-on-demand books. We will utilise this resource in the class by taking a close look at some of our books and discuss in depth the different design choices made and why they work. We will spend a lot of time on how to build a book, and cover in detail typography, page layout, image sequencing, front and back matter, colour management, image preparation, choosing the cover image and cover design. Students should bring 40-60 digital photographs, as well as print outs (postcard size) of their images, along with any written material for their book projects. Students are also expected to bring their own lap top to work on.
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På denne workshoppen vil du lære å designe egne fotobøker. Instruktør Jonathan Laurence, som har bakgrunn som både grafisk designer og fotograf, vil gjennomgå de ulike prinsippene bak layout og design, og hjelpe deg med å overføre det til ditt eget bokprosjekt. Dette er en handson workshop, hvor vårt mål for deg er at du skal ferdigstille første utkast av din bok, klar for bestilling, før workshopen er over. Vi bruker nettsiden BLURB som vår print-on-demand publiserings-plattform for denne workshopen. Design programmet i BLURB er veldig enkelt, og du vil få opplæring i å bruke det. Studenter som er kjent med andre layout-program, f. eks Adobe InDesign, vil kunne bruke dette. SAGA har et stort foto-bok bibliotek som favner bøker utgitt av forlag, selvpubliserte og igjennom BLURB. Vårt bibliotek er tilgjengelig for deltakerne og vil bli brukt aktivt i undervisningen, til å hente inspirasjon og ideer. Hver deltaker blir også bedt om å ta med egen favoritt foto-bok til workshop’en. Vi vil bruke mye tid på oppbygging av en foto-bok, og dekker i detalj typografi, layout, bilde-sekvensering, forside og bakside oppsett, fargebehandling, klargjøring av bilder, valg av coverbildet og coverdesign. Deltakere bør ha med 40-60 digitale bilder og utskrifter (postkortformat) av disse, samt tekst, hvis man har dette klart.
Jan 30 - Feb 3, 2019 NOK 7.900,SAGA - Inderøy – Norway
REGISTRATION CLOSES: FEBRUARY 1
THE MENTOR PROGRAM - OSLO EDITION A COLLABORATION WITH CYAN: STUDIO, OSLO This is a year long mentorship program for photographers looking to develop a complete body of work within the length of the program. Lectures, discussions and critique of student work will be the structure of the program - taught in English and Norwegian. For our creative assignments we will find inspiration in The Photographers Playbook and Julia Cameron’s beloved book The Artist Way. The program will help discover, develop and fine-tune each photographer’s creative voice. You should come to the mentor program with an idea of a project. It can be an old project you want to finish, or a new project you want to create. We will meet 8 times throughout the year for lecture and group critique. In addition there will be 2 oneon-one meetings with mentor, plus written image critic in the summer months. The lecture will be tailored to each participant’s project, to give inspiration and guidance for further development. During this mentorprogram you will learn to develop a cohesive body of work, present work in a professional matter, critique other photographers work, respond to critique of your own work, and the process of planning and hanging an exhibit. The program will result in a group exhibit at Cyan Gallery in February 2020. DURATION: MENTOR: TUITION: LOCATION:
Feb 12 – Dec 10, 2019 Elisabeth Nordeng Aanes NOK 15.000,- Cyan : studio, Oslo
©Image by Gjertrud Eggen (The Mentor Program 2017)
Vårt mentorprogram går over et år, og er for alle som ønsker å jobbe med individuelle fotoprosjekter, med det mål å fullføre prosjektet innenfor lengden av programmet. Forelesninger, kreative oppgaver, diskusjoner og bildekritikk vil være strukturen på møtene. Det blir gitt ulike kreative oppgaver underveis i programmet som er hentet fra “The Photographers Playbook”, og inspirasjon fra Julia Camerons’ “The Artist Way “. Mentorprogrammet vil bidra til å oppdage, utvikle og finjustere hver deltakers kreative stemme. Du bør komme til programmet med en idé om et prosjekt. Det kan være et gammelt prosjekt du ønsker å ferdigstille, en ide du har hatt lenge men ikke satt ut i livet, eller et helt nytt prosjekt du vil utvikle. Vi har 8 møter igjennom året med forelesning og bilde kritikk. I tillegg får du 2 private møter med mentor og skriftlig bildekritikk-tilbud i løpet av sommermånedene. Foredragene vil bli skreddersydd til hver deltakers prosjekt ide, for å gi inspirasjon og veiledning for videre utvikling. Gjennom mentorprogrammet vil du få erfaring med å utvikle og ferdigstille et fotoprosjekt. Du vil lœre å gi og motta bildekritikk, velge ut bilder til presentasjon, presen- tere prosjekt for publikum samt gjennomføring av utstilling. Mentorprogrammet avsluttes med gruppe-utstilling på Cyan Galleri februar 2020. Mentorship students receive a 20% discount on the tuition on workshops at SAGA in 2019. WWW.NORDPHOTOGRAPHY.COM
REGISTRATION CLOSES: JANUARY 20
IT’S SHOT, NOW WHAT?
aCURATOR’S EDITOR IN CHIEF JULIE GRAHAME
This workshop is all about branding, presentation and finding the right venues for your photography. It is a great workshop to attend if you are preparing for portfolio reviews, presentation of work to galleries, choosing what work to enter into a competition, and getting a photo-story published. During the course of the workshop you will learn what marketing tools will work for you, what is expected of you when you present work, how to present work in a professional matter, both in print, and digitally, and which venues, galleries, reviews, arenas your work is suited for. Julie Grahame, who have worked with photographers for 25 years, will teach you how to really look at your work, assessing its strength and weaknesses, and make you analyse what your work is really about. It order to further develop your voice as a photographer, and fine-tune your style and vision, you need to know the roots of your work. She will give you a realistic look at where and how to market your images, on and offline. She will review your website and social media presence, and make suggestions to improve your impact and make sure that your voice is visible in all your presentations. She will also look at editing and sequencing of your work, both on your website and portfolio presentations. The students will get one-on-one time with Julie to help with any questions and concerns you might have on your work. DATES: TUITION: LOCATION:
Feb 20 - 24, 2019 NOK 7.900,SAGA - Inderøy, Norway
Denne workshopen handler om branding, presentasjon, og hvor dine bilder passer inn. Det er en perfekt workshop å delta på som forberedelse til portfolio reviews, møter med gallerier, foto-konkurranser, og hvordan gå frem for å få dine bilder publisert. I løpet av workshopen vil du lære hvilke markedsføringsverktøy som fungerer best, hvordan presenterer bilder profesjonelt, både på trykt og digitalt media, og hvilke reviews, gallerier, konkurranser, og ulike arenaer bildene dine passer for. Julie Grahame, som har jobbet med fotografer i 25 år, vil lære deg å presentere arbeid på en profesjonell måte. Du vil forlate denne workshopen med en bred forståelse av hvordan markedsplassen for fotografi fungerer, og hva du bør gjøre for å nå frem med ditt arbeid. Med en realistisk tilnœrming ser vi på hvor og hvordan du kan og bør promotere deg. Bør det skje online eller off-line. Vi ser på nettsiden din, og om den presenterer deg i riktig lys. Sosiale medier som Facebook, Instagram etc blir vurdert, med tanke på hvordan disse kan brukes for å få maks oppmerksomhet rundt deg som fotograf og dine bilder. Julie vil og dekke redigering og sekvensering av bilder med mer. Du vil få one-on-one tid med Julie slik at du får råd som angår deg og din utvikling og muligheter i fotobransjen. Her vil du kunne stille alle spørsmål og lufte eventuelle bekymringer om ditt arbeid. Det vil også bli gruppe forelesninger med et sterkt fokus på hvordan man lykkes med å finne nisjer som kreativ fotograf. WWW.NORDPHOTOGRAPHY.COM
REGISTRATION CLOSES: FEBRUARY 4
GISELLE AT THE HERMITAGE THEATRE MARK OLICH
We will shoot in exclusive locations in St Petersburg and in the rehearsal studios with acclaimed performers from the esteemed St Petersburg State Ballet Theatre. This is a workshop suited for photographers who are inspired by ballet, costumes, and movement, and are looking to expand your portfolio and create new and exciting work. As well as get experience in creating captivating stories, using the energy and activity that happens behind the scenes on big productions. Our class will be following the preparation of the St Petersburg State Ballet Theatre for their March performance of Giselle. The workshop culminates with a back stage pass at the LIVE performance of Giselle at The Hermitage Theatre, which is part of the Hermitage Museum, one of the largest art museums in the world. We will have access to the backstage and wing area of the theatre scene, the gallery above the scene and from the audience. Our instructor is acclaimed Russian Photographer Mark Olich, who has worked with the world famous Mariinsky Theatre for nearly fifteen years, and has a close collaboration with theatres, theatre-companies and ballet festivals all over the world. DATES: TUITION: LOCATION: image © Mark Olich
March 10 - 17, 2019 NOK 19.900 + See next page St Petersburg, Russia
Bli med på vår Master Class i St Petersburg i 2019 med den Russisk fotografen Mark Olich. Temaet på årets oppsetning er mesterverket “Giselle”, som sies å være en av de mest romantiske forestillinger innen ballet. Handlingen foregår over 2 akter. Vi vil fotografere på eksklusive locations i St Petersburg og i treningsstudioene til det anerkjente ballett-kompaniet St Petersburg State Ballet Theatre. Hvis du søker inspirasjon til å skape nytt og spennende arbeid, liker ballet, bevegelse, kostymer, er dette en workshop for deg. Igjennom vår uke i Russland vil du få erfaring med å lage fengende historier/ bildeserier av hva som foregår bak kulissene på store kreative produksjoner. Workshopen avsluttes med behind-the-scenes pass til Vinterpalassets Teaterscene for å overvære fremføring av Giselle. Vinterpalasset er et av de største og eldste kunstmuseum i verden. Deltakerne vil under forestillingen ha tilgang til hele back-stage området, galleriet over scenen og fra publikumssiden. Vår instruktør er den kjente russiske fotografen Mark Olich, som har jobbet med det verdensberømte Mariinsky Theatre de siste femten år, og har tette bånd til teater, ballet kompani, og festivaler rundt i hele verden.
GISELLE AT THE HERMITAGE THEATRE MARK OLICH
Our class will stay at The Ambassador Hotel which is situated close to the old part of St Petersburg. The hotel has a beauty salong, a swimming pool, sauna, and the best view in town from the breakfast hall. The workshop starts on the 10TH of March at 7PM with a typical Russian welcome dinner at our hotell. The workshop wraps on the evening of the 16TH of March with a Final Show with invited guest. Participants should depart on the 17TH. VISA: Students have to apply for a visa to enter Russia. Most travel agency’s with Russian destinations will offer this service, or offer guidance in how to obtain a tourist visa. There is usual a fee required for visa service and visa applications. You can also go to the Russian Embassy web page in your country to find information about how to apply for your VISA. NORDphotography will supply the documentation from the hotel necessary for obtaining a Visa. The visa process takes about 3 weeks, and the Russian Consulate charges a fee for a regular tourist
visa. The fee varies from country to country. (express visa has normally double the fee) Our guide and producer in St Petersburg: Tatiana Yermolayeva. INCLUDED IN THE TUITION: transportation during the workshop, model-fee, location-fee, make-up/ hair fee, english translator and welcome dinner at our hotel. NOT INCLUDED IN THE TUITION: Accommodation, plane ticket, visa, transportation to/from airport, lunch and dinner. The Ambassador Hotel: Price: Single room pr night 4500 Rubles (with todays exchange rate about 70 dollars) ink breakfast. Double room pr night 5750 Rubles (with todays exchange rate about 87 dollars) ink breakfast. We recommend to use the taxi service at the airport.
“I found myself in a weeklong fairytale, in awe of amazing dancers and beautiful St Petersburg. Mark Olichs passion for theatre photography is inspiring. I loved this workshop“ Iris Schoonus-van‘t Riet
image © Mark Olich
REGISTRATION CLOSES: MARCH 10
LIGHT PAINTING FOR NIGHT OWLS AND EARLY BIRDS RAGNE KRISTINE SIGMOND
To master the art of lighting is the skill that differentiates a good photographer from a not so god photographer. On our workshop with Ragne Kristine Sigmond it is all about light and light painting in particular. We will exploring the wonders of light, and furthermore the possibilities light painting technique, combined with long exposure times, and dark surroundings, brings to our images and creative prosess. It’s about photography after sunset, it’s about light painting in the twilight, or “the blue hour”. We will be shooting in the evenings, at night, and in the morning to capture the soft light that comes with the golden hour. We will seek out interesting locations for the students like old greenhouses, churches, boat houses, old forests that have a curtain mythical quality to them and will work as interesting backdrop. Light painting is equal to “slow photography”. A picture takes from 30 seconds to several minutes to make. Because light painting itself adds a lot of mystique and atmosphere to the photography, most often very little has to be added in post production. This technique is also perfect for photographers who want to create interesting images without the need of expensive equipment, that also requires a lot of space. All you need is a torch, and a camera that has manuell settings. DATES: TUITION: LOCATION:
April 9 - 14, 2019 NOK 8.900,SAGA - Inderøy – Norway
image © Ragne Kristine Sigmond
Å mestre lys er en av de viktigste ferdighetene til en fotograf. På vår workshop med Ragne Kristine Sigmond vil vi utforske lysets magi, og leke oss med lange eksponeringstider i mørke omgivelser. Det handler om fotografering etter solnedgang, det handler om lysmaling i skumringen, eller “den blå timen”. For å fange det myke lyset som kommer med den gyldne timen, vil mye av fotograferingen foregå om kveldene, om natten og tidlig om morgenen. Vi vil fotografere ute på locations, og benytte oss av unike bygg i området, som gamle drivhus, kirkebygg, båthus, samt gamle skoger og alleer, som kan bidra til å skape mystikk og undring og fungere som interessante baktepper for bildene. Lys maleri er «langsom fotografering». Et bilde tar fra 30 sekunder til flere minutter å lage. Og fordi lysmaling selv legger til mye mystikk og atmosfære i fotografiet, er det ofte svært lite man trenger å gjøre med bildet i postproduksjon. Så hvis du liker å bruke tid på å komponere bilder, som skapes i sin helhet i kameraet, og ikke i etterbehandling, så er lysmaling for deg. Lysmaling passer og veldig for fotografer, som vil legge til lys i bildene sine, men ikke ønsker å drasse rundt med mye utstyr, som både koster og tar plass. Alt du trenger for å mestre lysmaling er en lommelykt, og et kamera som har manuelle innstillinger.
REGISTRATION CLOSES: FEBRUARY 28
PORTFOLIO ICELAND CURATOR CIG HARVEY
PORTFOLIO is tailored for photographers who wants to be part of a group of creative people, travel to an exclusive locations to be inspired, and produce new work. The work you produce on this journey will be reviewed and selected by our guest curator Cig Harvey, to be part of the 2019 issue of the limited edition Fine Art Book PORTFOLIO, published by NORDphotography. This years PORTFOLIO is set in Iceland, where our participants are encouraged to explore the inner and outer landscape. We will start our journey on Sunday evening with a complimentary welcome dinner, before Cig will preform a brainstorming session of ideas with our participants. Monday, and Wednesday is full shooting days. Tuesday has individual editing in the late afternoon/evening with Cig. Thursday we will shoot in the morning, and then have individual editing sessions with Cig in the afternoon, before our Final Show in the Evening. The workshop wraps on Friday after breakfast. NORDphotographys founder Elisabeth N. Aanes who is a curator, gallerist and mentor to photographers, will also be available and help participants with their ideas. DATE: TUITION: LOCATION:
image © Cig harvey
In the weeks after our Iceland journey you will send your best selection to Cig, who will do a private image critic with you via Skype. In this session Cig will suggest which images you should submit to the PORTFOLIO. The final pick for the PORTFOLIO will be by Cig Harvey in collaboration with NORDphotography’s founder Elisabeth N Aanes. The goal of the PORTFOLIO, in addition to creating a beautiful presentation of Fine Art Photography, is to promote the artwork of the photographers included. Each participants will get one copy of the PORTFOLIO. Each participant is guaranteed a minimum of 5 images in the PORTFOLIO. ACCEPTANCE BY PORTFOLIO OR BY INVITATION: we want to create a dynamic group of creative people that will inspire each other with their work, their talent and passion for photography. We also want to make sure that we have a diverse group of photographers, so our final product, the PORTFOLIO, can reach far and wide. We accept 10 participant in this class.
APRIL 28 - May 3, 2019 NOK 26.000,- incl single room NOK 22.000,- incl shared room Iceland Accommodation: Úlfjótsskáli luxury lodge (see page 51) WWW.NORDPHOTOGRAPHY.COM
REGISTRATION CLOSES: APRIL 29
WET PLATE COLLODION JILL ENFIELD
This workshop will transport you back to the beginning of photography and teach you to create glass negatives and tintypes using wet plate techniques from the 1860s. Our instructor Jill Enfield, has written two books about the topic and is regarded as one of America’s most experienced and respected alternative process artists.
Denne workshopen vil ta deg tilbake til begynnelsen, og lære deg å lage glass negativer og tin positiver ved hjelp av våte plate teknikker fra 1860-tallet. Vår instruktør Jill Enfield, har skrevet to bøker om emnet, og regnes som en av USAs mest erfarne og respekterte alternative prosess kunstnere.
The collodion process, which is said to have been invented in about 1850, was the first widely used photographic process that produced a negative image on a transparent photographic medium. Other methods of the time, such as the Daguerreotype, produced a one-of-a-kind positive image, which could not be replicated easily. With the collodion process, however, the photographer could make an unlimited number of prints from a single negative.
Våt Plate Collodion, sies å ha blitt oppfunnet i ca 1850, og var den første allment brukte fotografiske prosessen som produserte et negativt bilde på en gjennomsiktig fotografisk medium. Andre fremgangsmåter, slik som Daguerreotypiprosessen, produserte et unikt positivt bilde, men da uten mulighet til å reprodusere det. Collodion prosessen hadde mange fordeler da den kom, og en av dem var at man kunne lage et ubegrenset antall utskrifter fra en enkelt negativ.
The workshop will cover the entire process from cutting and preparing glass & aluminum, mixing and handling chemicals, safety procedures, making portable darkrooms, assessment of exposure time, evaluation of results, and all that goes into mastering the wet plate collodion process.
Workshopen vil dekke hele prosessen fra å kutte og forberede glass og aluminium, miksing og håndtering av kjemikalier, sikkerhetsprosedyrer, oppsett av bærbart mørkerom, vurdering av eksponeringstiden, evaluering av resultater, og alt som hører med for å mestre våtplate colodion teknikken.
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image © Jill Enfield
May 29 - June 4, 2019 NOK 8.900,NOK 1000,SAGA – Inderøy - Norway
REGISTRATION CLOSES: MAY 11
THE BEAUTY OF WOMEN ELIZABETH OPALENIK
“All good photographs are self portraits that lie somewhere between imaginations and dreams.” On our workshop with Elizabeth Opalenik we will explore the concept of beauty, in portraiture, the human form, ourselves and each other, while we focus on ways to create emotive photographs that poetically capture our subject. We will be using local models, experimenting with styling, props, movement within the frame and seizing the moment. There will be multiple sessions throughout the week which will function as stepping stones to your expanded vision. There will also be assignments meant to challenge and spark your creative thought process, while learning how to connect with your models and gain trust. There will be demonstrations on how to combine natural lighting with the use of reflectors and how the use of infrared (digital) creates an ethereal capturing of the sensual skin tone quality. Elizabeth will show various ways to work with water, using simple props as we explore naked versus nude and sensual versus sexual. We will conduct image critics during the week and work together on sharing ideas to find new ways to make your images convey what you feel. DATES: TUITION: LOCATION:
June 11 - 16, 2019 NOK 8.900,SAGA – Inderøy - Norway
image © Elizabeth Opalenik
På vår workshop med Elizabeth Opalenik vil vi utforske begrepet skjønnhet, igjennom portretter, den menneskelige form, oss selv og hverandre, mens vi fokuserer på måter å skape følsomme fotografier som poetisk formidler vårt subjekt. Vi vil fotografere lokale modeller, eksperimentere med styling, rekvisitter, bevegelse i bilderammen samt fange det riktige øyeblikket. Men viktigst av alt, vil vi søke å finne skjønnheten i hver enkelt persons univers. Igjennom kreative oppgaver og bilde kritikk bygger Elizabeth sakte men sikkert opp hver deltakers fotografiske muskel. Enkelte oppgaver er ment å utfordre deg og skape tenning til din kreative tankeprosess, samtidig som du blir mer bevist kommunikasjonen med modellen og hvordan du skaper tillit slik at de formidler den stemningen du søker fra dem. Elizabeth vil demonstrere hvordan man jobber med naturlig lys og reflektor samt hvordan infrarød (digital) kan brukes til å skape delikate sensuelle hudtonen. Ho vil og vise ulike måter å jobbe med vann på, og hvor balansen ligger for naken / kontra avkledd og sensuell / kontra seksuell. Det vil bli gjennomført bildekritikk igjennom uken, og sammen vil vi drodle frem ulike ideer, som kan hjelpe deg på vei med å ta bilder som formidler det du føler. WWW.NORDPHOTOGRAPHY.COM
REGISTRATION CLOSES: MAY 26
BOB SACHA CREATING POWERFUL VIDEOS FOR WEB Our goal for our workshop with videographer Bob Sacha, a former National Geographic photographer and twice Emmy Nominated Documentarian, is to create the good multimedia story: visually interesting, compelling story, great audio.
Vårt mål på vår workshop med den tidligere National Geographic fotograf og dobbel Emmy Nominert dokumentarist, nå videograf, Bob Sacha, er å skape gode multimedia videoer. De skal være visuell interessante, engasjere, og ha god lyd.
We will look at the most common techniques used to tell engaging stories in multimedia productions. Through lectures, hands-on demos, in-class exercises and critiques, you will learn the process from beginning to end: conducting interviews, shooting video, post-production workflow, sequence and editing, colour correction, audio mixing, software, exports and most importantly: the secret to great storytelling.
Vi vil se på de mest vanligste teknikkene som brukes til å skape engasjerende videoer. Gjennom forelesninger, hands-on demoer, trening og kritikk i klassen lærer du prosessen fra begynnelse til slutt: Gjennomføring av intervjuer, filming, etterbehandling og arbeidsflyt, redigering, fargekorrigering, lydmix, software, eksport og viktigst: hemmeligheten bak den gode historien.
We will spend the first day of the workshop at SAGA, where Bob will take you through planning and strategies. The next 2 days is all about gathering materials: filming, photographing, recording sound. Day 4 is all about editing, and cutting together your story. Last day is for finishing touches and presentation of the final result. You’ll be free to work in any media, with any device, from your phone to a DSLR to a video camera and/or audio recorder to create a textured story. The focus will be on creating compelling stories, and that every participant leave the workshop with their 59 sec. video finished ready to upload. DATES: TUITION: LOCATION: image © Bob Sacha
June 26 - 30, 2019 NOK 8.900 SAGA – Inderøy - Norway
Første dag tilbringes på SAGA hvor Bob vil ta deg gjennom planlegging og strategier. De neste 2 dagene handler om å samle materialer: filming, fotografering, lydopptak. Dag 4 handler om å redigere og kutte sammen historien din. Siste dag er for sluttbehandling og presentasjon av sluttresultatet. Det står deg fritt hvilket utstyr du ønsker å jobbe med, det viktigste er at du velger å bruke det du er mest komfortable med. Her godkjennes alt fra smarttelefon til DSLR til videokamera og/eller lydopptaker. Fokuset vil være på den gode historien, og hvordan du ved å mikse ulike medier kan utvide ditt repertoar som historieforteller, og forsterke opplevelsen til dine tilskuere. Vårt mål er at hver deltaker skal forlate denne workshopen med sine 59 sek. videoen komplette og klare for opplasting.
REGISTRATION CLOSES: AUGUST 11
PORTRAITS AND POST-PRODUCTION WILLIAM ROPP
This is a workshop for photographers whom want to push their portrait skills to a new level, as well as master the post-production part of portrait photography. Participants will learn how to create amazing and different portraits using William’s flashlight technique before we go into intensive photoshop sessions, where you get first hand introduction to Williams special approach. William is also know for his many art books, and some will be presented during the workshop. You will gain an insight into his specific approach regarding the portrait; how he treats his models to get them to feel at ease and safe, and how just with a short talk he helps them to open up to the photographer so it is possible to “see the soul mirrored in their eyes”. There will also be a part in the workshop dedicated to his lighting technique, where he will show participants how to sculpt a body or a still life with the beam of a torch lamp. We will arrange for models to be available for the students to photograph, and we will set up a couple of studios for the participants to practice and improve their personal approach of this technique. DATES: TUITION: LOCATION:
September 11 - 15. 2019 NOK 8.900,Saga – Inderøy - Norway
image © William Ropp
William Ropp er kjent for sin unike stil, hvor bildene hans er så dimensjonale og uttrykksfulle at de ser ut som de er skulpturert fra skygge og lys. Hans portretter gir ofte en følelse av at personen på bildet ser på betrakteren, og ikke omvendt. Legger du til kvaliteten på lyset, så er det ikke overraskende at Williams arbeider fanger stor interesse i kunst miljøer. Dette er en workshop for fotografer som ønsker å ta sine portretter til et nytt nivå, samt mestre etterbehandling av bildet i photoshop. Deltakerne vil lære å skape fantastiske og annerledes portretter ved å ta i bruk Williams spesielle lys-teknikk, før vi vender fokuset på hans tilnærming i Photoshop, hvor det blir gitt grundig gjennomgang. Du vil også få et innblikk i hans tilnærming angående portrett; hvordan han behandler sine modeller for å få dem til å føle seg vel og trygg, og hvordan han med en kort samtale hjelper dem til å åpne seg for fotografen, så det er mulig å “se inn i sjelens speil”. Workshopen dekker og demonstrasjon og øving med Williams spesielle lys-teknikk, hvor han ”maler” modellen, eller et stilben, ved bruk av lommelykt. Vi vil ha modellene tilgjengelig for deltakerne å fotografere, og et parr ulike studioer klar slik at deltakerne får nok muligheter til å teste ut og forbedre sin personlige tilnærming til teknikken. WWW.NORDPHOTOGRAPHY.COM
REGISTRATION CLOSES: AUGUST 18
THE NATURAL EYE EDDIE SOLOWAY
Our fall workshop with nature photographer Eddie Soloway is designed to push participants from seeing what’s right in front of their eyes, into the world of abstractions, reflections, layers, movement, and then deeper into the realm of concepts and imagination. During the workshop, outdoor experiences in local natural areas take participants through important steps to enriching their photographs of the natural world as they find themselves focused less on objects and things, and more on the magic of moments and the essence of places. This is a workshop suited for all levels. Our goal is to strengthen your skill, and develop your eye so you are able to create stunning images of nature, as you see and experience it. This workshop weaves together eye-opening outdoor experiences, technical lessons, image reviews, and Eddie’s one-on-one meetings with each participant. DATES: TUITION: LOCATION:
September 18 - 22. 2019 NOK 8.900,Saga – Inderøy - Norway
image © Eddie Soloway
På vår workshop med landskapsfotograf Eddie Soloway vil vi søke å utvikle hva vi ser først, og deretter bringe inn de tekniske ferdighetene. Deltakerne vil få kreative oppgaver som er ment å trene blikket til å se og oppleve naturen fra et nytt ståsted. I steden for å se det som er rett foran deg, så vil du etterhvert begynne å se naturen som et abstrakt kunstverk med fokus på farger, former, refleksjoner, lag, bevegelse. Et nytt landskap blir synlig hvor konsepter og fantasi får fri flyt. I løpet av uken vil flotte naturopplevelser i landskapet på Inderøy ta deltakerne gradvis vekk fra det å se på naturen, til å føle naturen, oppleve dens magi og skjørhet. Du vil slutte med å jakte på lyset og heller nyte gleden av å skape kunst i landskap. Dette er en workshop for alle nivå. Vårt mål er at du skal styrke dine bilder gjennom å bruke alle sansene, slik at bildene som skapes formidler en opplevelse av DITT landskap. Denne workshopen vever sammen storslåtte naturopplevelser, tekniske leksjoner, bilde kritikker og one-on-one oppfølging fra foreleser Eddie.
REGISTRATION CLOSES: SEPTEMBER 1
THE RUSSIAN SOUL JOYCE TENNESON
Join us in St Petersburg in October and create expressive and deep portraits with Joyce Tenneson as your mentor. We kick-off this workshop with a guided tour at one of the oldest and largest museums in the world, The Hermitage Museum. The workshop wraps with a excursion to Pavlovsk, before our Final Show. Our backdrop will be different historical sites and mansions in St Petersburg selected for us by our Russian producer and art historian Tatiana Yermolayeva. We will draw our inspiration from the locations we visit, historical sites, the city of Peter, and the people we meet on our quest to capture the Russian Soul. Joyce Tenneson who is known for the depth of her own iconic portraits will be our photographic mentor throughout the entire workshop. Joyce started her carrier with self-portraits, before she ventured into portraits of others and has since been voted one of America’s most interesting portrayers of the human character. On this workshop we will seek to create portraits that go beyond the surface, . “I want to allow others to reveal and celebrate aspects of themselves that are usually hidden”, DATES: TUITION: LOCATION:
October 1 - 7, 2019 NOK 26.000,St Petersburg, Russia
image © Joyce Tenneson
We will be working with a hair and make-up team in St Petersburg and spend about 4 hours on location each day. Since we are working with daylight, we spend the first part of the day shooting on location. Our lecture and image critique time will take place in the evenings. Joyce will share with the students how she prepares and sets up a shoot, styling tips, lighting tips, and the way she works with her subjects to put them at ease, revealing their inner selves. NORDphotography will book local models/ dancers to model for this workshop. We will have a max of 9 students on this workshop. TUITION: Included: transportation during the workshop, model-fee, location-fee, make-up/ hair fee, our guide and producer, and welcome dinner at our hotel, guide Hermitage Museum, and excursion to Pavlovsk. Not included: Accommodation, plane ticket, visa, transportation to/from airport, lunch and dinner and entrance tickets to The Hermitage Museum and Pavlovsk Museum.. OUR HOTEL: The Ambassador Hotel: Price: Single room pr night 4500 Rubles (about 70 dollars) ink breakfast. Double room pr night 5750 Rubler (about 87 dollars) ink breakfast.
REGISTRATION CLOSES: SEPTEMBER 21
THE LOFOTEN SERIES TRYM IVAR BERGSMO
We have joined forces with the acclaimed Norwegian photographer Trym Ivar Bergsmo, who have been photographing the Lofoten Iceland for decades. His partner in crime on this workshop will be NORDphotography’s own founder Elisabeth N Aanes, who is also from the Northen part of Norway. Elisabeth will contribute with her knowledge as a curator, gallerist and mentor for photographer, and help participants create a cohesive portfolio of images that could work together as a portfolio, selection for an exhibit, or a photo story to publish. We will have two goals for our participants: • To capture the artic landscape, but in a way that is true to your creative vision and style. • To create a cohesive portfolio of images from the North, ready to share on your website. We will conduct group excursions, but also give participant time to explore on their own. On the group outings Trym will demonstrate how to capture light, form, movement and spend time with each participants to help them get what they are envisioning. We will have group lectures and critic sessions but also one-on-one follow ups for each participant to help strengthen your creative vision, and select images that set you apart from the crowd. DATES: TUITION: LOCATION:
Vi har gått sammen med den anerkjente norske fotografen Trym Ivar Bergsmo, som har fotografert Lofoten i flere tiår. Trym er født i dette området og har førstehånds kunnskap om kulturen, landskapet, lyset og årstidene. Sammen med Trym deltar NORDphotography sin egen grunnlegger Elisabeth N Aanes, som også er fra Nord-Norge. Elisabeth vil bidra med sin kunnskap som kurator, gallerist og mentor for fotografen, og hjelpe deltakerne til å velge ut bilder som kan fungere sammen som en portefølje, en begynnende utstilling eller en foto serie for publisering. Det betyr at vi har to mål for deltakerne. • Å fange det arktiske landskapet, på en måte som viser fotografens kreative visjon og stil. • Å sette sammen bilder til en sammenhengende portefølje, klar til å deles på nettsiden din. Vi skal gjennomføre gruppeutflukter, men også gi deltaker tid til å utforske på egen hånd. På gruppens utflukter vil Trym demonstrere hvordan man fanger lys, form, bevegelse og tilbringe tid med hver deltakere for å hjelpe dem med å få frem uttrykket de ønsker å fange. Vi vil ha forelesninger og bildekritikk, men også one-on-one oppfølging for hver deltaker for å bidra til å styrke din kreative visjon, og finne de bilder som skille deg fra mengden.
October 21 - 27, 2019 NOK 21.000,- inc. single room at Reine Sjøhus (s. 53) Reine, Lofoten, Norway
image © Trym Ivar Bergsmo
REGISTRATION CLOSES: OCTOBER 14
Oct 29 - Nov 1, 2015
THE MENTOR PROGRAM - SAGA EDITION This is a 8 months long mentorship program for photographers looking to develop a complete body of work within the length of the program. Lectures, discussions and critique of student work will be the structure of the program. For our creative assignments we will find inspiration in The Photographers Playbook and Julia Cameron’s beloved book The Artist Way. The program will help discover, develop and fine-tune each photographer’s creative voice. You should come to the mentor program with an idea of a project. It can be an old project you want to finish, or a new project you want to create. We will meet 8 times from November 2019 to June 2020. You will in addition get one private meeting/ conversation with mentor during the program. Each lecture will be tailored to each participant’s project, to give inspiration and guidance for further development. During this mentorprogram you will learn to develop a cohesive body of work, present work in a professional matter, critique other photographers work, respond to critique of your own work, and the process of planning and hanging an exhibit. The best work will be presented in a group exhibit which will be part of SAGA’s summer exhibit 2020. DURATION: MENTOR: TUITION: LOCATION:
Nov 14, 2019 – Jun 4, 2020 Elisabeth Nordeng Aanes NOK 12.500,- SAGA - Inderøy - Norway
image by Jørn Engberg - The Mentor Program SAGA 2017/18
Vårt mentorprogram - SAGA edition går over 8 mnd, og er for alle som ønsker å jobbe med individuelle fotoprosjekter, med det mål å fullføre prosjektet innenfor lengden av programmet. Forelesninger, kreative oppgaver, diskusjoner og bildekritikk vil være strukturen på møtene. Det blir gitt ulike kreative oppgaver underveis i programmet som er hentet fra “The Photographers Playbook”, og inspirasjon fra Julia Camerons’ “The Artist Way “. Mentorprogrammet vil bidra til å oppdage, utvikle og finjustere hver deltakers kreative stemme. Du bør komme til programmet med en idé om et prosjekt. Det kan være et gammelt prosjekt du ønsker å ferdigstille, en ide du har hatt lenge men ikke satt ut i livet, eller et helt nytt prosjekt du vil utvikle. Vi har 8 møter fra november 2019 til juni 2020, med forelesning og bilde kritikk. I tillegg får du en privat møte/samtale med mentor i løpet av program perioden. Foredragene vil bli skreddersydd til hver deltakers prosjekt ide, for å gi inspirasjon og veiledning for videre utvikling. Gjennom mentorprogrammet vil du få erfaring med å utvikle og ferdigstille et fotoprosjekt. Du vil lœre å gi og motta bildekritikk, velge ut bilder til presentasjon, presentere prosjekt for publikum samt gjennomføring av utstilling. Det beste arbeidet fra deltakerne vil bli med i en gruppeutstilling, som vil være del av SAGA’s sommerutstilling 2020. Mentorship students receive a 20% discount on the tuition on workshops at SAGA in 2020. WWW.NORDPHOTOGRAPHY.COM
REGISTRATION CLOSES: OCTOBER 19
LINDA BOURNANE ENGELBERTH CREATING PHOTO ESSAYS Photography is one of the most powerful tools in the world. It speaks every language, and can connect people from different nationalities, age, religion, background and so on. It can shed a light on a social issue, tell a personal story, engage people to change their views, it can connect people from every part of the world. This workshop is about you becoming a better storyteller - using your talent in photography, and connecting your voice to your images. Our instructor Linda Bournane Engelberth will present her work and talk about different approaches to storytelling. You can choose any topic for your story. It can be a personal project, portraiture, art, documentary, landscape or other genres. During the workshop you will be mentored to improve your own voice, learn how to get close to the subject and how to build your story. You will get one-on-one sessions with Linda, and we will also work together in a group, to get feedback from your fellow participants and connect as fellow storytellers. Our goal is for you to leave this workshop with a well-crafted photo story and a clearer vision as storyteller. DATES: TUITION: LOCATION:
November 19 - 24. 2019 NOK 8.900,Saga – Inderøy - Norway
image © Linda Bournane Engelberth
Fotografiet er et av de mest kraftfulle verktøyene i verden. Det snakker alle språk, og kan koble sammen mennesker fra forskjellige nasjonaliteter, alder, religion, og bakgrunn. Det kan kaste lys på et sosialt problem, fortelle en personlig historie, engasjere folk til å endre sine synspunkter, og det kan skape forbindelser mellom folk fra alle deler av verden. Denne workshopen handler om historiefertelleren i deg - hvordan du kan bruke ditt fotografiske talent og din stemme til å formidle en historie som fenger et publikum. Vår instruktør Linda Bournane Engelberth vil presentere eget arbeid, både personlige prosjekter og ulike dokumentarer, og snakke om ulike tilnærminger til fortellingen. Du velger selv hvilket tema du vil fokusere på. Det kan være et personlig prosjekt, portretter, kunstfoto, dokumentar, landskap eller andre sjangere. Du vil få tett oppfølging fra Linda igjennom oneon-one møter, samt innspill fra dine med-deltakere igjennom felles kritikk timer, og forelesninger. Du vil jobbe med eget prosjekt under workshopen, og i undervisningen vil vi ha et sterkt fokus på historiefortelling og redigering. Målet er at du forlater denne workshopen med en godt gjennomarbeidet fotostory, og en klarere vision som historieforteller.
REGISTRATION CLOSES: OCTOBER 27
THE ARTIST BOOK TRAVIS HOCUTT
CREATE UNIQUE HANDMADE BOOKS FOR YOUR WORK A hand made book has an incredible and powerful potential as both portfolio and artist book. With learning bookbinding, you will be able to create books, portfolio cases, and portfolio boxes tailor-made to fit with your work. This workshop is designed for photographers and other image-makers wanting to create artist books of their work, as well as for anyone looking to learn a new craft. Bindings taught in the class will include Coptic, Accordion, Japanese stab, as well as clam-shell boxes. Participants will in addition to the different techniques learn about different papers, threads, and tools needed for the different binding processes. You need no prior knowledge of bookbinding, as this is intended to be a beginner’s level workshop. You will be provided with a large variety of different types of paper for binding, decorative paper, cardboard, linen cover, as well as all the bookbinding equipment you would need. You will leave this workshop mastering 4–6 different binding techniques and with the books, portfolio cases and boxes you managed to create during our time together. DATES: TUITION: MATERIAL: LOCATION:
Nov 27 - Dec 1, 2019 NOK 7.900,1000,SAGA – Inderøy - Norway
En håndlaget kunstbok har stort potensiale både som portfolio og artist bok. Å mestrer bok-binding gjør deg i stand til å skape unike bøker, portfolio mapper, og portfolio esker designet til å passe med dine fotoprosjekter og din kreative stil. Workshopen er egnet for fotografer og andre bilde-baserte kunstnere som ønsker å lage håndlagde bøker for sitt arbeid, så vel som for alle som ønsker å lære en ny håndverk teknikk. En håndlaget bok kan vœre et kunstverk i seg selv og er et fint supplement til en kunstutstilling, det kan brukes som kunst portfolio og er flotte gave objekter. Deltakerne vil lære mange ulike bok-bindings teknikker så som trekkspill binding, Japanske stikk, portfolio esker, samt flere andre. Du vil i tillegg få kunnskap om ulike papirtyper, tråd typer, og hvilke utstyr som er tilgjengelig og spesifikt hva du trenger for de ulike bindings teknikkene. Deltakere trenger ingen forkunnskaper i bok-binding for å delta. Vi vil ha et stort utvalg med ulike papirtyper, dekorativ bindingspapir, bok-papp, lin-beslag, samt bok-bindings utstyr til deltakerne. Du vil lœre å mestre 4–6 ulike bindings teknikker, og vil dra fra workshopen med flere ferdigstille håndlagde produkter.
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ARTIST IN RESIDENCE SAGA AIR offers you SPACE to focus on your CRAFT and CREATE new work. The residency is open to photographers, bookmakers, writers, and other creative artists from all over the world.
COST (listed in Norwegian Kroner): Sponsored: Open: 2 weeks: NOK 2.030,- 2 weeks: NOK 6.090,4 weeks: NOK 4.060,- 4 weeks: NOK 12.180,-
SAGA offer sponsored and open Artist in Residence.
As a sponsored AIR you will be asked to give a lecture or have an open studio session during your stay. We also ask sponsored AIR to donate a piece from his/her artwork, created at SAGA, to be part of our permanent collection.
LENGTHS OF STAY: 2 - 4 weeks. The residence period last from Sunday to Sunday. You will be free to set your own work schedule. We can help organise tours and studio visits to other artists in the area. WHAT IS INCLUDED: • private accommodation (new 2018) • access to a shared, fully equiped kitchen (new 2018) • shared bathroom with washer/ dryer (new 2018) • free use of our internett • access to our daylight studio and gallery • access to The Container - our chemistry Lab The Artist will have to cover the cost of materials he/ she needs to create art. Using the equipment at SAGA is included. EQUIPMENT AT SAGA: • 2 daylight lamps • Epson Stylus Pro 3880 printer (A2) • Epson Perfection V700 Photoscanner • Fully equiped photo-lab for wet plate collodion photography • Bookbinding equipment
As a open AIR you have no commitments to SAGA, but we welcome a donation from your artwork to our permanent collection. APPLICATION: You can apply for both types of AIR in one application. The sponsored AIR will be selected based on your application and work. The open AIR will be selected based on your application and our availability. INCLUDE IN THE APPLICATION: • What you wish to achieve during your stay at SAGA AIR • A portfolio of your work, digital, including10-20 images • BIO/ CV/ Artist Statement • Preferred dates for your stay
‘My stay at SAGA AIR has been nurturing for my soul. To be able to focus on my craft this way, has been liberating and resulted in new energy and growth in my work’ - Nina K. Staff WWW.NORDPHOTOGRAPHY.COM
FACULTY / FAKULTETET
NORDphotography is proud to present our faculty, which is made up of a fine selection of world class artists and professionals in the field of photography. It is a selection of individuals who are not only celebrated and collected as artists, but who have also gained accolades for being some of the best instructors in the world. NORDphotography er stolte over å kunne presentere våre forelesere, som er en flott samling av høyt kvalifiserte fagfolk fra ulike grener innenfor den internasjonale fotobransjen. Det er en samling av verdenskjente fotografer, som i tillegg til å ha gjort stor karriere innen foto, også er blitt berømmet for deres innsats som instruktører på sitt felt.
ELISABETH N. AANES
Elisabeth is the founder and CEO of NORDphotography and SAGA Center for Photography. She runs SAGA Studio and teaches NORDphotography’s mentor program. Elisabeth took her photoeducation in Maine, USA, and worked for several years with Joyce Tenneson. Her work has been exhibited in Norway and the United States and was recently among the selected photographers for CMCA’s exhibit 40 Photographers / 40 Years. She also holds the cover for The View Project by Joyce Tenneson, and was part of the traveling exhibition.
Tatiana Yermolayeva is a Russian Art Historian, Curator, and Producer. She has a background from the Hermitage Museum, and has been a producer and facilitator for several artist throughout the years. Her most famous collaborator was world renowned fashion and art photographer Deborah Turbeville, whom she worked closely with for many decades. She has been NORDphotogrpahy’s producer and facilitator in St Petersburg since 2011.
Foto: Michael Putland
Cig Harvey, is a passionate working fine-art photographer and educator. She was a finalist for the BMW Prize and The Karl Lagerfield Collection at Paris Photo 2017, and the winner of Prix Virginia 2018. Her first monograph, “You Look At Me Like An Emergency” (Schilt Publishing, 2012) sold out in all printings. Her second book, Gardening At Night, was released spring 2015. Harvey’s third monograph, You an Orchestra You a Bomb (Schilt Publishing, 2017) was applauded in a number of international publications, including in The New York Times, BBC, Vice, New York Magazine, and Creative Review.
In 1992, Julie moved from London to New York to run an international photo agency representing 400+ photographers. She now edits, writes and publishes aCurator magazine, and aCurator blog, which was cited both by the British Journal of Photography and LIFE in their reviews of influencers and taste-makers. Julie represents the Estate of Yousuf Karsh, consults, edits and reviews work for photographers of all levels and styles, and divides her time between NYC and London. Julie is a portfolio reviewer for American Society of Media Photographers, Photo NOLA and Photolucida and a writer for PDN’s “Emerging Photographer,” “PDN EDU”, and the Huffington Post.
Jonathan Laurence is an artist, photographer, designer, multimedia producer, consultant, and teacher, currently living in midcoast Maine. Jonathan leads digital media and creativity workshops through the Maine Media Workshops, NORDphotography, Anderson Ranch, and private tutorials. He gets a kick out of eating and cooking good food, travel, adventure, design, films, art, music, looking, making, assembling, learning, and generally anything positive.
Cig’s workshops has been highlighted by American Photo as one of the best to attend. www.cigharvey.com
RAGNE KRISTINE SIGMOND
Jill Enfield is one of America’s most experienced and respected handcoloring artists. She has taught handcoloring and nonsilver techniques at Parsons School of Design, The New School, and the International Center of Photography in New York, as well as in workshops throughout the United States and Europe. Jill’s more recent emphasis has been on the wet plate collodion process, originally used by Matthew Brady during the Civil War. Jill’s personal work has appeared in such publications as National Geographic, Camera Arts, PDN, Hasselblad’s FORUM Magazine, Shutterbug, Popular Photography, Digital Camera, and ZOOM.
Travis Hocutt is an American artist and graduate of the Cranbrook Academy of Art. He works with many diverse media including alternative process photography, video, and bookmaking. He has had several solo exhibitions of his work in the United States and internationally. He sits on the board of Directors at Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center (UCIMC), where he also holds the position of Gallery Director. Travis teaches workshops in alternative prosess, and bookbinding all over the world.
Ragne Kristine Sigmond is currently teaching photography at Media College Denmark. Working on fine art photography in her spare time has been an important factor for developing her photographic style. She has been invited to present her work at art fairs, to give lectures and hold workshops, to judge competitions or to exhibit in countries like Norway, Denmark, Italy, Belgium, Poland and Australia. She was the main contributor of photographs to the 500-page book about composition “Se her!” (LOOK!), written by Rudi Hass, released in the Scandinavian market in 2013. In 2017 she received The Photography award in Norway, a prize created to honour photographers who have especially contributed to enhancing the position of photography in cultural life.
Foto: Tom Hatlestad
Foto: Cory Donovan
LINDA BOURNANE ENGELBERTH Linda Bournane Engelberth is a Norwegian/Algerian artist based in Oslo and Berlin. She holds a advanced craft certificate in photography and a BA in History of Art. Her work focuses on identity through personal and subjective narratives, as well as rural communities which are in flux. Her most recent exhibition include Die Haus der Photographie, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, DUMBO Art Festival, New York and Noplace, Oslo, among several other. From 20112013 she was selected for the Norwegian Journal of Photography, a program supporting ten independent photographers in Norway. Her work was selected for the European Photo Exhibition Award 2014. She is represented by the VII Photo Agency, located in New York.
Bob Sacha is a twice Emmy nominated, former National Geographics photographer, and award-winning multimedia producer, documentary director and cameraman and internationally published photographer. He shoots and produces visual stories specifically for the web.
William Ropp is a French photographer and artist, best known for his series of portraits. His style of photography is spoken of as unique, inimitable, and recognizable. For the impression they produce, his works are compared to those by painters, and he is often called the Shadow Sculptor, due to his unique style and techniques with shadow and light.
Bobâ€™s work mixes video, still images and audio to create tightly focused journalistic narratives with cinematic sensibilities. Sacha has received numerous awards for his innovative work, including most recently the 2010 Documentary Project of the Year in the Pictures of the Year International competition. www.bobsacha.com
In 2010, he started working in color, portrait photography remaining the primary one in his work. Ropp is the author of several books on the art of photography; his exhibitions and workshops for photographers are staged all over the world. www.williamropp.com
Elizabeth Opalenik is a fine-art photographer and sought-after educator who brings a sense of wonder and possibility to students. Her heart is in philanthropic projects and working in her darkroom, where she creates one-of-a-kind images in the mordançage process, hand painting, and platinum printing. She mixes digital and traditional media when appropriate to maximise creative possibilities, using images as stepping stones to trace pathways of the mind. Her first monograph, Poetic Grace: Elizabeth Opalenik Photographs, 1979-2007, chronicles images from the first 30 years of her career. Her work is collected and published internationally.
Mark Olich, born in Omsk, Russia in 1974, is a Russian photographer whose works are entirely focused on the worlds of theatre and dance. Mark has been engaged with photography since 2002. He also studied easel graphics, and etching, and his paintings and drawings are in many private collections both in Russia and Japan.
Tenneson is among the most respected photographers of our time, and has been described critically as “one of America’s most interesting portrayers of the human character.”
In 2000 he accepted a invitation from the Mariinsky Theater and has for nearly fifteen years worked on theatre scenery in one of the most famous theatres in the world. Mark is a graduated from the Theatre and Art College, he has studied at the Russian Ballet Academy (Vaganova), and participated in many art and photo exhibitions. www.500px.com/markolich
Her work has been shown in over 150 exhibitions worldwide, and is part of numerous private and museum collections. Her photographs have appeared on countless covers for magazines such as: Time, Life, Entertainment Weekly, Newsweek, Premiere, Esquire, and The New York Times Magazine. www.tenneson.com
TRYM IVAR BERGSMO
Trym Ivar Bergsmo is a Norwegian nature photographer and visual artist, residing in Harstad. He is educated at Brooks Institute in Santa Barbara, California. Bergsmo has published several books, been involved in a variety of multimedia and theater projects and had many photo exhibitions. Photographic, he is particularly famous for his photographs from Lofoten and Northern Norway. Bergsmo’s images have been purchased by the Nordnorsk Kunstmuseum in Tromsø, the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Moscow and Queen Sonja of Norway. He is a member of the Norwegian Nature Photographers Association and Nordnorske Bildende Kunstnere.
Eddie Soloway’s photographs are the expression of his passion and commitment to the natural world. His eye has developed during a lifetime of exploring the earth’s wild places. In 1998, Eddie was the rst recipient of the Excellence in Photographic Teaching Award presented by the Santa Fe Center for Photography, and in 2010 Photo District News named Eddie one of America’s best photography workshop teachers. His first book, One Thousand Moons, was published in the summer of 2004, and the dvd A Natural Eye Workshop was released in December, 2009.
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LOCATIONS OUR HOME IS IN NORWAY AT SAGA - CENTER OF PHOTOGRAPHY - IN INDERØY. OUR DESTINATION WORKSHOPS IN 2019 ARE IN ST PETERSBURG (RUSSIA), THE GOLDEN CIRCLE (ICELAND) AND LOFOTEN (NORWAY)
ICELAND Iceland is a country of sharp contrasts. A place where fire and ice co-exist. Where dark winters are offset by the summer’s midnight sun. The country is also known for its great variety in scenery and landscape. Our accommodation in Iceland is Úlfjótsskáli luxury lodge, one of the most pristine accommodations Iceland has to offer. We have room for 9-10 participants, divided among single rooms and double rooms. The house has 6 bathrooms, an indoor fireplace, an outdoor fire-pit, a gym, a game room, a sauna and outdoor hot-tub with heated water 24/7. The house also has a kitchen with all facilities you would need. We have a chef on our workshops who will serve breakfast and lunch to the participants. Úlfjótsskáli luxury lodge is located in the Golden Circle and close to the major attractions in South Iceland such as Geysir, Gullfoss and Thingvellir National Park.
ST PETERSBURG - RUSSIA St. Petersburg, the North capital of Russia, is one of the most beautiful cities in the world, often called “the window to Europe“. Our producer in Russia is local art historian Tanya Yermolayeva who will give us access to historical landmarks and palaces throughout the city. Our class will stay at the luxurious Ambassador Hotel in St Petersburg, close to the historical part of the city, which is the largest historical center in the world. The hotel offer single and double room including breakfast. Participants have to apply for a visitors visa to enter Russia. Most travel agency’s with Russian destinations will offer this service, or offer guidance in how to obtain a tourist visa. PREVIOUS WORKSHOP LOCATIONS: Yelagin Palace • The Palace of Grand Duke Michail Alexandrovich • Brusnitsin Mansion • Rasputin’s favorite bathhouse • Stieglitz Museum of Applied Arts • Academy of Fine Art • Pavlosk • The streets and parks of St Peterburg • Hermitage Theatre • The Demidov Palace
LOFOTEN - NORWAY Lofoten is among the most photographed places in Norway. It is known for a distinctive scenery with dramatic mountains and peaks, open sea and sheltered bays, beaches and untouched lands. Our base in Lofoten will be at Reinefjorden Sjøhus in Reine, which offers high-end fisherman’s cabins and seahouses both with breathtaking views of the sea and sky. Each cabin/seahouse has room for 3 participant, single accommodation, with shared bathrooms. The cabin/ seahouses has fully equipped kitchens and a living room. Students are recommended to stop by the supermarked on the way to the cabin, to stock up on breakfast and lunch supplies. We also recommend to pack lunch to bring with you on our field trips. For dinner options, there are restaurants in the area who offer delicious local food. TRANSPORTATION: Participants are recommended to rent a car while in Lofoten, so you are free to explore the area of your choosing. Both Trym, and Elisabeth will bring their own cars to Lofoten, and you are welcome to share the ride with either of us, however that might limit your flexibility. You will be expected to chip in for gas. 53
image © William Ropp
SAGA - OUR WORKSHOP CENTER IN NORWAY
Nestled in a quiet bay, directly on the waterfront, and surrounded by one of Norway’s most breathtaking cultural landscapes, you will find SAGA, NORDphotography’s workshop center. The area, called Inderøy, is known for its beautiful scenery, which together with the sea and special light has inspired artists and authors for hundreds of years. It is a perfect place for a creative center for photographers and we welcome anyone looking for a quiet environment where nature, like-minded people, and world-renowned photographers come together to learn and celebrate the art of photography.
I rolige omgivelser, helt i vannkanten av Borgenfjorden, og omgitt av et av Norge vakreste kulturlandskap, finner du SAGA, NORDphotography workshop senter. Området Inderøy er kjent for sine vakre natur, som sammen med nœrheten til hav og det spesielle lyset som er her, har inspirert kunstnere og forfattere i hundrevis av år. Det er et perfekt sted for et kreativt senter for fotografer. Vi ønsker velkommen til alle som søker en stille kreativ oase der natur, likesinnede mennesker, og inspirerende fotografer, kommer sammen for å utvikle seg, samt oppleve berusende fotografi.
SAGA is a short walk away from Straumen, the area’s municipal center. The town gained its name from the tidal current that passes through, which is the second strongest in Northern Europe. A modern, yet rustic place where you will find historic wooden buildings from the 1700s, the Gallery Nils Aas Kunstverksted, the very cozy and popular boutique Landhandleriet, the local internet Café, and Jostu’s Candle Foundry.
SAGA er bare et steinkast fra kommunesenteret Straumen, som har fått sitt navn etter tidevansstrømmen i området, som er Nord-Europa andre sterkeste malstrøm. Et moderne, men historisk sted hvor du finner trehusbebyggelsen fra 1700 tallet sammen med Nils Aas Kunstverksted, den populœre butikken Landhandleriet, den lokale Internett-kafeen og Jostu lysstøperi.
SAGA has a hotel section, which offers accommodation for participants during the workshop. If SAGA is fully booked we will organize alternative accommodation near by in the same price range.
Saga is known for itâ€™s fresh homemade food. We will start each day with a healthy breakfast, before heading to class, or out shooting. We serve a warm lunch at SAGA every day.
There are single beds in all of SAGAâ€™s hotel rooms. Most participants will have to share hotel room with one other participant of the same gender. If you are a group traveling together, or you have a preference when sharing a room, please make a note when registration for the workshop.
Dinner is not included on our workshops. The group will be presented with the eating options in this area. Saga has a full liquor license. If you have any food allergies please let us know in advance and we will try to accommodate all your needs.
PRICES FOR ACCOMMODATION, BREAKFAST and LUNCH: Shared double-room: NOK 1020,per person, per night. The price includes shared double room, breakfast, warm home-made lunch, coffee/ tea and fruit throughout your stay. Private room: NOK 1290,- per night. The price includes a private room, breakfast, warm home-made lunch, coffee/tea and fruit throughout your stay. Payment for accommodations and meals is done directly to SAGA, before you depart. SAGA accept most debit and credit cards.
GETTING TO SAGA... BY PLANE The closest airport to SAGA is Trondheim International Airport. From the airport, take the local train, which stops at the airport terminal about every two hours, towards Steinkjer. You will disembark the train at Røra Station (about a one hour ride from the airport) where NORDphotography’s van will be to greet you and transport you to SAGA. BY TRAIN Disembark the train at Røra Station and NORDphotography’s van will be there to greet you and take you to SAGA. Travel time by train from: Oslo - 9 hours, Trondheim - 2 hours, Bodø - 9.5 hours, Storlien (Sweden) - 3.5 hours. For the local train schedule see: www.nsb.no/rutetabell BY CAR Follow E6 to Røra, then RV 755 to Straumen. Saga is located at Sundsøya 11, Inderøy.
TRAVEL TIMES TO SAGA Oslo: 2 hours Bodø: 2 hours Copenhagen: 3 hours Stockholm: 3 hours New york: 12 hours (times include direct flight to Trondheim + local train to SAGA) SERVICES AT SAGA You can visit us to attend one of the many workshops with internationally renowned teachers, rent our photo-studio, borrow equipment, print photos, get advice and guidance on your own projects, rent us for business meetings, private celebrations or stay overnight at SAGA hotel. SAGA’s summer exhibit opens on the 6th of June and hangs until August 18th. The gallery is open Tuesday – Sunday from 11 AM – 5 PM.
CONTACT NORDphotography E-mail: email@example.com Phone: (+47) 95 47 69 66 Address: Sundsøya 11, 7670 Inderøy, Norway
SAGA E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: (+47) 95 47 69 66 Address: Sundsøya 11, 7670 Inderøy, Norway Skype: please send us an e-mail to schedule a conversation.
SAGA Senter for Fotografi is by far the most ambitious project for photography workshops in Norway, and the most professional one. Morten LĂ¸berg
Cover and Back Image by Stine Loe Jenssen. Shot during the Portfolio Workshop in St Petersburg, Russia 2018,
Graphic design: Studio 44.no
INSTRUCTORS: Bob Sacha Cig Harvey Eddie Soloway Elisabeth N Aanes Elizabeth Opalenik Jill Enfield Jonathan Laurence Joyce Tenneson Julie Grahame Linda Bournane Engelberth Mark Olich Ragne Kristine Sigmond Travis Hocutt Trym Ivar Bergsmo William Ropp
High quality workshops for photographers. Book now for 2019.