Fine art photographer and director, Mark de Paola, presents an exclusive one-day workshop in New York!
Focused on “Photography Wide Open”, this seven-hour, shooting intensive, workshop is designed for creative photographers interested in stretching their imaginations 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.
- 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. The sessions will conclude with a brief review of work from the day. Owning a Leica is not required for this event.
Owning a Leica is not required for this event, however, we will have a selection of both M and the Leica SL2 gear 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’ll allow you to dance on the threshold of exposure and minimum focus distances.
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Mark de Paola s a director and photographer based in New York City. He has shot multiple covers for the likes of Vogue Spain and Vogue Mexico, as well as advertising campaigns and commercials for Donna Karan, Neutrogena, Gucci, Saint Laurent, Brioni, La Perla, Sephora, and MAC Cosmetics to name a few.
De Paola has also directed nearly 700 television commercials in the fashion/beauty, automobile and adult beverage sector including, Anehuser-Busch (Superbowl), Neutrogena, Donna Karan, Kawasaki, Ford Motorsports, English Ideas Cosmetics, and many more. Additionally, de Paola’s fine art series, “60 Seconds” and “Art of Backstage” have recently been exhibited at various galleries including the Leica Gallery San Francisco, Leica Gallery Los Angeles, Leica Gallery Ginza Six, and Leica Gallery Boston with upcoming exhibition at the Leica Gallery Soho in New York City and other gallery locations slated for 2020
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