Omma Center of Contemporary Art, located in Chania, Crete Greece is organizing a special Photography Workshop from 1 to 7 September 2004. It will be conducted by acclaimed OSCAR WINNING photographer and cameraman Walter Lassally, maker of over 60 feature films and 100 documentaries. Lassally believes that the foundation of excellence in cinematography is expertise in still photography, particularly black and white photography, and with this workshop, he literally returns to his roots.
Scope and Aim
The workshop is aimed at students who already have a working knowledge of photography and who are interested in extending and deepening that knowledge.
This will be a hands-on workshop, not a series of lectures. Participants will be asked to bring a conventional 35mm camera (preferably an SLR) with them and critiques of students’ work will be included as the workshop progresses.
Subjects to be included
The basics of image recording in theory and practice
Black-and-white vs. Colour
Conventional photography (film) vs digital
Slides (Transparencies) vs Paper prints or printouts
Lighting for Portraiture (or movie close-ups)
The Art of Composition
The Art of Stylization
What is realism? What is naturalism?
What distinguishes a photograph from a snapshot
The venue of the Workshop (and backdrop for the film “Zorba”, Chania, one of the most beautiful places in the Mediterranean, is an ideal location: magnificent landscapes and seascapes, the famed dramatic Greek light, the medieval Old Port, and a kaleidoscope of human visages. The Workshop will bring together photographers from all over the world.
Participation fee: 780 Euros
This includes instruction by Walter Lassally and accommodation in a single room with private bathroom at a simple hotel or pension in the center of Chania or in the Venetian harbour.
Non participating companions are accepted at an additional cost of 300 Euros.
Meals, air tickets and transportation to and from the airport are not included in this price.
More deluxe accommodation is available at extra cost.
Vacancies are limited and accommodations will be assigned on a first come first serve basis. We encourage early registration in order to obtain the level of accommodations you seek.
To reserve your place: we require a non-refundable 250 Euros deposit.
To secure your place after July 30: you need to pay a deposit of 450.Euros
After August 10: full payment is required.
For more information contact:
Tel & Fax (+30) 2821042100
Address: 43 E. Venizelou Ave.
731 32 Chania Crete Greece
Despina & Thomas Tunberg