Leica Experiences: Movement in The City with Josh S. Rose
Some photographers find themselves so deeply enmeshed in dance, they become inextricable from the troupes they shoot – like Jack Mitchell and Alvin Ailey. This course covers the approach to dance and movement photography from the Los Angeles Dance Project’s Artist-In-Residence, Josh S. Rose. It will provide all the tools and approaches one needs to know when diving into this genre and prepare the participant to be in control of their shoot.
Josh will take his experience around either along the beaches of the West Side, or Downtown L.A., at various locations where he photographs his dancers. With a dancer(s) on hand, those taking this workshop will experience mixing the beautiful world of dance in the concrete jungle. Though dancers will be the main focus of activity and exercises, anyone photographing “movement” in their photography will benefit from this Leica Experience.
With Josh leading this experience with his Leica M, Leica M owners are sure to benefit from this workshop.
Why take this experience
- An approach to using and mastering manual settings when shooting dancers and movers, using your Leica M.
- See the various locations of Downtown where Josh photographs the World of Dance through his lens.
- Optimize your framing & focus with your M
- During Lunch/Dinner, Josh will share some of his post production tips on how he achieves his renown black and white images.
- A variety of creative approaches to your settings and shooting style that you can pull from in any situation to different looks at will
- How to collaborate and give direction to dancers, choreographers and movers
- How to find and capture that one shot in a routine, move or action
- Capturing movement with the Leica M body
Location: Choices between Downtown L.A, West Side Beach Cities
Participants: 1-3 people only
Duration: approx. 6 hours (depending on day of events)
Inclusions: Lunch or Dinner
Exclusions: Travel to and from the learning location, accommodation, and local transportation
Gear Recommendation: Leica M Rangefinder
Josh S. Rose is a Los Angeles-based photographer whose work explores themes surrounding the human condition. Known for his involvement with the dance community, Rose is a current Artist-in-Residence with the Los Angeles Dance Project and was 2018 Artist-in-Residence at CalArts. Recent Spider Awards Top Honors winner in the category of Fine Art. His works are often featured in offline and online galleries and fine art magazines around the world. Rose received his BA in Fine Art at UC Santa Cruz.