Focused on “Photography Wide Open”, this seven hour, shooting intensive, workshop is designed for creative photographers interested in stretching their imagination and expanding the traditional definition of portraiture.
For over 40 years Mark has used Leica cameras and lenses, especially the 50mm Noctilux, to deliver projects for clients ranging from Vogue and Gucci to Superbowl commercials and fine art photographic exhibitions.
His first hand experience and wealth of still and motion imagery will provide a foundation for the class and serve as a point of inspiration during an afternoon of in depth discussions and practical exercises.
Topics covered include:
- Historical overview of Leica glass and evolution.
- Impact of lens choice on the creative process.
- Maximizing your use of Leica lenses.
- Working with natural light indoors and on-location.
- Techniques for working at minimum focusing distance.
- Capturing motion in a still image.
- Understanding the collaboration between photographer and model.
After a morning of lectures the class will break up into small groups to work with models on location both at the Leica Gallery and at selected outdoor locations. The sessions will conclude with a brief review of work from the day.
Owning a Leica is not required for this event. We will have a selection of both M and the newest Leica SL available for you to use.
Don’t miss your chance to discover how Mark came to find his own visual aesthetic and experience for yourself the process that allows him to dance on the threshold of exposure and minimum focus distances.
Leica Store Los Angeles
8783 Beverly Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90048
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De Paola continues to work with select clients around the world combining his artistic sensibilities.
His most recent commercial works are the Art of Backstage worldwide collaboration with Aveda during New York Fashion Weeks as well as lectures and workshops including “Stanley Kubrick: The Exhibition” at the Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco, “Leica M Panel” with Ralph Gibson and Leica Camera at Photoville New York City, and “Photography Wide Open” at the Leica Store San Francisco, the Leica Gallery Los Angeles, and Photoville NYC.
Producing and directing multiple upcoming feature films, including Proof Film, as well as producing his own fine art portfolios, de Paola melds the crossroads between both fine art and commercial aesthetic.
Most recently, his fine art photographic series, “60 Seconds,” was exhibited at the Leica Gallery San Francisco, and the Leica Gallery Los Angeles and is now touring to select cities including Tokyo, Chicago, Washington DC, Miami, and New York City.
Saturday – 10am-5pm