Organised by Leica
Overview: BE YOURSELF: A Photography Master Class with Bruce Gilden
"Your influence on me has been great till these days, not only in photography, but also on the psychological level. It has made me break through some of my deep inner fears while interacting with people. I often recall the messages you delivered in our classes about your understanding of photography and life, the great spiritual power behind your unique shooting methods, and the rich photography experience you have accumulated."
Jie Zhang, workshop student Shenzhen, China
This five-day intensive workshop, led by legendary Magnum photographer Bruce Gilden, takes students out of their comfort zone with the aim of identifying each participant’s personal working ‘style’ for photography.
Gilden, famous for his in-your-face street portraiture, and with more than fifty years worth of photography experience, will set personal assignments that will be provide the opportunity to photograph throughout the workshop while receiving daily, constructive feedback to define and understand your personal vision.
Open to both passionate amateurs and professionals, students will learn how to improve their images and how to be ‘street smart’ in various shooting environments - These principles are necessary to work in any environment and to be in the middle of the scenario without being obtrusive.
This is a rare opportunity to learn from the master himself.
“I want to help you MAKE photographs, not TAKE photographs!"
Monday 13th- Friday 17th June 2022
09:00am to 13:30pm GMT: Classroom based workshop
13:30pm GMT Onwards: Students expected to go out and shoot their individual assignments
Leica Store Mayfair, Akademie Classroom
Requirements of each participant in advance of the workshop:
Shoot either 50 digital images or 2 rolls of film in an area or a situation where you are comfortable working in, and 50 digital images (or 2 rolls of film) somewhere else where you are not comfortable working in.
You will be expected to show no more than 5 images.
First day assignment:
In addition to the pre-class assignment, participants must bring no more than 20 of your best photos, ones that are indicative of your style (they do NOT have to be “street” photographs).
Who Should Attend:
This workshop is open to all levels of photographer who are keen to grow their skill set.
Limited to 12 Students.
*A Leica Camera is not required for this class. Students must have a competent operational knowledge of their camera. An assortment of Leica Cameras will be available on loan at no further cost for the duration of the workshop (please see T&C's).