New York City – Dawn and Dusk with Phil Penman – May 20-22, 2022
Some of the best light in New York is early morning and early evening. The sun is low and the landscape of the city comes alive with light and shadow. The light seems to dance off of the glistening sheets of glass that cover the amazing steel structures of the city. People go into silhouette as they walk into to sun and seem to disappear into nowhere as they are engulfed by the steam coming from the city’s underbelly.
Join the Leica Akademie and Phil Penman as we explore the city. Phil has photographed New York for many years and enjoys photographing the city at these times. He will take us around to areas rich in texture when bathed in early morning or evening light. He will also be giving us insight into his creative process from how he sees to how he selects and then edits the final images.
Topics covered include:
- Planning your day of shooting
- Finding the light
- Chasing the light
- Seeing light and shadow
- Image editing and processing
6:30p.m. – 8:30p.m. – Meet and Greet at the Leica Store SoHo. After a presentation students will have the chance to check out a Leica loaner camera for the weekend.
5:00a.m. – 8:30a.m. – Dawn Patrol morning shoot.
8:30a.m. -Noon.- Break
Noon. – 4:00p.m. – Image processing and editing discussion at the Penumbra Foundation
7:00p.m. – 8:30p.m. – Optional Dusk shoot.
12:00p.m. – 4:00p.m. – Group critique with Phil.
4:00p.m. – 7:00p.m. – Break
7:00p.m. – 8:30p.m. – Dust shoot
Who should take this workshop?
Anyone interested in the concrete landscapes of New York as they are lit by early morning and late evening light. This is also a rare opportunity to get creative insight from Phil.
Things you should know:
6:00am is not a misprint. It’s early, but that is a time the light is the best. You should have a good understanding of your camera as well as an understanding of basic image editing. You can use any camera and we will have a selection of Leica Cameras available for you to try for the weekend.
Attendance is strictly limited, so be sure to sign up at your earliest opportunity.
All participants attending this workshop will be required to be fully vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination. This requirement applies to students, staff, and instructors.
Fee: Cost is $1,299.99
Phil Penman UK-born, NY-based photographer Phil Penman has documented the rapid flux of New York City’s streets for over 25 years. With clients ranging from The New York Review of Books to The Guardian, he has photographed celebrated living legends, including Christopher Reeve, Jennifer Lopez and Bill Gates, and captured historical moments such as the September 11th Terrorist Attacks.
Penman’s work has been exhibited around the world including the iconic store Harrods in London and was highly praised by Vanity Fair magazine.
He has earned distinction as one of the “52 Most Influential Street Photographers” alongside industry legends, Henri Cartier-Bresson and Sebastião Salgado as well as being listed as one of the top ten
contemporary street photographers by The Phoblographer.
His debut book “STREET” launched as the Number 1 new release on Amazon for Street Photography, and has since become a best seller and featured at MOMA and Fotografiska in New York.
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