October 19-21, 2018
Leica Store Los Angeles, CA
8783 Beverly Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90048
Join the Leica Akademie USA and internationally published photographer Melanie Pullen for a weekend of Night photography on the streets of Los Angeles.
The goal of this course and exploration into Night Photography, is to change and expand the way you look at creating pictures after the sun goes down. The word photography comes from the Greek meaning to “draw or paint with light”, in this program you will learn to literally “paint” with light or use the available light, after dark as inspiration for creating visual narratives.
Combining classroom lecture with hands-on demonstrations, Melanie Pullen will show you how with only a few basic elements, you can create images that convey magical ideas.
- Street Photography at Night
- Shadows as inspiration
- Gear recommendations
- Painting with light vs. working with available light
- Keys to maintaining quality with log exposures
- Finding your narrative
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
All levels of photographers are welcome to join this program. Students are expected to have a basic understanding of photography terminology (ISO, Shutter, Aperture), focusing and exposure techniques. Laptops are encouraged, but not required to help facilitate downloading and critiques on the final day of the workshop.
You are not required to own a Leica camera to attend this event. A full selection of the latest Leica M Rangefinders, M lenses, and the SL-system will be available for your use. Please indicate your camera of Leica interest you would like to use for the class.
Enrollment is limited to 12 participants. Save $100 for tickets purchased before October 1st, 2018
This workshop is timed to coincide with Melanie Pullens’ exhibition at the Leica Gallery in LA.
The students will meet with Melanie at 4pm at The Leica Store in Los Angeles for the opening lecture, and gear hand-out. Melanie will discuss her concepts and project for the weekend. There will be a break from 5:30p.m. -7p.m. where students will meet at a nearby driving distance location to the first shoot location. Students may shoot independently after 8:30p.m.
The workshop will begin at 1:00 p.m. on October 20thth at the Leica Store in Los Angeles with a revue of Friday night’s shoot and student reviews. Following will be a deeper introduction to night photography and Melanie’s approach. We will take a break at 4:00 p.m. and then reconvene from 7:00pm-9:30 p.m. for our first location in Downtown.
A list of the best night photography locations in L.A will be provided for additional shooting beyond 9:30 p.m. Students work on assignments independently or in small groups into the evening.
10:00am – 2:00pm – Image Processing/Final reviews.
Coffee and snacks will be provided throughout the program.
Melanie Pullen’s artwork has been shown in major museums and galleries internationally: it is permanently in the holdings of many of the most prominent public and private collections around the world. Pullen’s work is included in The Getty Museum’s current exhibition, Icons of Style: A Century of Fashion Photography. Her artwork is heavily influenced by early forensic photography, war journalism, cinema and fashion. To create her acclaimed body of work, High Fashion Crime Scenes, she received extensive help from the Los Angeles County Coroner and was given liberal access to the LAPD’s early crime files.
She has been featured in hundreds of publications including: The New York Times Magazine, Los Angeles Times, Vogue, Esquire Magazine, ELLE Magazine, London’s Sunday Independent, Spin Magazine, W Magazine, Flaunt Magazine, 1814 Magazine, and Vanity Fair. Additionally, she has published two photography books, which received critical acclaim.
Pullen’s work is scheduled to be exhibited through 2020, in The Getty Museum, the MOAH Museum, the Leica Museum and Mexico’s MUSA Museum of Contemporary Art.
Melanie was awarded the D&AD Yellow Pencil Award, which is internationally regarded as the most prestigious award in art and design.