The Italian Street Photo Festival, a cultural project and the first real international festival of street photography in Italy is coming to Rome this April. The festival will include talks, photowalks, contests, portfolio reviews and exhibitions. Also, the festival will include workshops and one of them is being led by one of the consistently great street photographers, Vineet Vohra.
Vineet Vohra needs little introduction as he’s been a force in street photography for some time. In addition to being on outstanding photographer, he is also the co-founder along with his brother, Rohit Vohra, of APF Magazine, an evolving magazine where fresh talent is recognized. The intent is to provide a platform for emerging photographers, artists and designers to showcase their works, works that are not necessarily commercial, to create opportunities and open new doors. He’s also a Leica Ambassador, the first ever Indian in the history of Leica. A member of The Street Collective, he conducts workshops globally as a Leica Mentor in Leica Akademie, with various publications on Leica blog. His works and stories have been published on various prestigious magazines, newspapers & blogs all over the world. Needless to say, Vineet Vohra brings a lot to the table.
“Since 2001 street photography has been my passion and my first nature. To me street photography is a journey. I travel everyday, I am learning and unlearning everyday, I thrive to improve everyday, and I try to be as honest through my lens as I can. I try to synthesize between human elements and the environment and my main focus is on how to make ordinary moments look extraordinary,”
Now Vohra is travelling to Rome to conduct a workshop in English language. It’s meant to be a three-day intensive workshop (April 13th-15th) tailor-made for those who wish to train their eye to find order in chaos on the streets. This workshop will help ease the anxiety next time you go out to shoot and help you solve the puzzle of composing compelling images in a split second. Most importantly it will help you to see.
Each day includes shooting in the streets and theoretical sessions in class covering all you need to know about street photography; the dos and don’ts, different aspects in composition and common mistakes made while composing. Other topics covered: understanding layering in photography, fine tuning your vision, Gestalt vision and its application in photography, developing your own style, understanding peripheral vision, ways to see and treat light, plus the screening of a video documentary of how images are made as they are being shot.
Vineet will shoot along with the group giving you a chance to turn your freshly acquired theoretical knowledge into practice, with theme in hand to create and execute through the walk. He will observe you at work and give instant feedback and suggestions when required. Students will also have a chance to watch him at work, and learn some tricks and techniques. Students will not only hunt for decisive moments but also get close to people and photograph them. He will help the participants share and select their top images for review and critiques and talk about the art of storytelling. There will be guidance on how to write stories and producing photo essays, followed by a lecture on the importance of shooting personal projects and how it benefits in the long run.
Limited spots are available. The early bird pricing before 28 February 2018 is 390€. After that date, the price is 450€. Full details are available at http://italianstreetphotofestival.com/workshop-vineet-vohra/ .
This a great opportunity to work at study with one of today’s top street photographers in The Eternal City. Better yet, you’ll be in the middle of The Italian Street Photo Festival. Be sure to go to the festival’s site to see the other workshops and events being offered at http://italianstreetphotofestival.com!