Students need to bring their laptop and camera gear, and have Photoshop installed on their computer. A couple of flash light with different strenght and a tripod. An external hard drive to back up your files is adviceble to bring. Students are asked to bring a digital portfolio of their work to present for the class. The portfolio should be maximum 15 images.
This workshop is suited for photographers who know basic photoshop, and can handle their camera's manuall settings.
William Ropp is known for his unique style, where his images are so dimensional and expressive that they look like they are sculpted from shadow and light. His portraits often evoke the feeling that it is the person in the image who is observing the viewer, not the other way around. When you add in the quality of light in his images, it is easy to understand that his work has grabbed the art-worlds attention.
This is a workshop for photographers whom want to push their portrait skills to a new level, as well as master the post-production part of portrait photography. Participants will learn how to create amazing and different portraits using William’s flashlight technique before we go into intensive photoshop sessions, where you get first hand introduction to Williams special approach. The workshop will be a combination of lectures, demonstration of techniques, photographing with local models, editing and learning all about how to retouch an image and take it to the next level. William is also know for his many art books, and some will be presented during the workshop.
You will gain an insight into his specific approach regarding the portrait; how he treats his models to get them to feel at ease and safe, and how just with a short talk he helps them to open up to the photographer so it is possible to “see the soul mirrored in their eyes”.
There will also be a part in the workshop dedicated to his lighting technique, where he will show participants how to sculpt a body or a still life with the beam of a torch lamp. We will arrange for models to be available for the students to photograph, and we will set up a couple of studios for the participants to practice and improve their personal approach of this technique.
ABOUT WILLIAM ROPP:
William Ropp is a French contemporary photographer and photo-artist, best known for his series of portraits. Ropp is often called a photo-artist, and his style of photography is spoken of as unique, inimitable, and recognizable. For the impression they produce, his works are compared to those by painters, and he is often called the Shadow Sculptor, due to his unique style and techniques with shadow and light.
In the mid-2000’s, Ropp undertook a number of trips, each of which resulted in a series of portraits of people – Africans and Gypsies, inhabitants of Mexico and Russia, adults and kids. In 2010, he started working in color, portrait photography remaining the primary one in his work. Ropp is the author of several books on the art of photography; his exhibitions and workshops for photographers are staged all over the world.
NOK 7.700,- (deposit NOK 2.700,-). This does not include travel costs, accommodations or meals.
Shortly after registration for your workshop you will receive an invoice via e-mail for the deposit (to be paid within two weeks). You will also receive an invoice for the rest of the tuition at the same time as the deposit. This invoice is to be paid no later then one month before the workshop starts. All fees are to be paid in Norwegian Kroner.
International students: You can pay us via PayPal or transfer your payment directly to our account. Please let us know when registration for a workshop your preferred method of payment. For PayPal payments there is a handling fee of 4% of the amount paid. For bank transfer there is usually a transaction fee. Check with your bank for the amount.
SAGA has a hotel section, which offers accommodation for participants during the workshop. If SAGA is fully booked we will organize alternative accommodation nearby in the same price range.
There are single beds in all of SAGA's hotel rooms. Most participants will have to share hotel room with one other participant of the same gender. If you are a group traveling together, or you have a preference when sharing a room, please make a note when registration for the workshop.
Saga is known for it's fresh homemade food. We will start each day with a healthy breakfast, before heading to class, or out shooting. We serve warm lunch at SAGA every day. Breakfast and varm lunch is included in the accommodation fee.
If you have any food allergies please let us know when you register for your class and we will try to accommodate your needs.
For dinner: the options will be discussed with the group on arrival. Dinner is not included.
Saga has a full liquor license.
PRICE ACCOMMODATION AND MEALS (breakfast/ lunch):
Shared double-room: NOK 990,- per person, per night. The price includes shared double room, breakfast, warm homemade lunch, coffee/ tea and fruit throughout your stay. To get a shared double room requires that we have another participant of your gender, that also wants to share. If we do not, you will get a private room - see price below.
Private room: NOK 1250,- per night. The price includes a private room, breakfast, warm homemade lunch, coffee/ tea and fruit throughout your stay.
Payment for accommodations and meals is done directly to SAGA, before you depart.
GETTING TO SAGA:
By Plane: The closest airport to SAGA is Trondheim International Airport. From the airport, take the northbound train (towards Steinkjer), which stops at the airport terminal about every two hours. You will disembark the train at Røra Station (about 1 hour and 10 minutes) where NORDphotography’s van will be to greet you and transport you to SAGA.
By Train: You disembark the train at Røra Station and NORDphotography’s van will be to greet you and take you to SAGA.
Travel time to Røra by train from:
Oslo - 9 hours,
Trondheim - 2 hours,
Bodø - 9.5 hours,
Storlien (Sweden) - 3.5 hours.
For the local train schedule see: www.nsb.no/rutetabell
By Car: Follow E6 to Røra, then RV 755 to Straumen.
ESTIMATED TRAVEL TIME TO SAGA:
(Time include direct flight to Trondheim Airport + train to SAGA)
Oslo: 2 hours
Bodø: 2 hours
Copenhagen: 3 hours
Stockholm: 3 hours
New York: 12 hours (NYC – Oslo - Trondheim)
WHEN TO ARRIVE:
The workshop starts on the 26TH of September, at 1PM.
WHEN TO DEPART:
The workshop ends on the 30TH of September, at 1PM.
For workshops to run we need a minimum of five participants, unless otherwise noted in the workshop description. If we for some reason are not able to reach our minimum number, the workshop will be canceled and you will receive a full refund.
NORDphotography is not responsible for reimbursement of non-refundable airline / train tickets in the event of a program cancellation. Our line of liability is to return all monies paid to the workshops. Please check on your workshop status before making travel arrangements. There will be a maximum of 10 students in each workshop, unless otherwise noted in the workshop description.
WITHDRAWAL AND REFUND POLICY:
Enrollment is limited in our workshops, so once you have registered for a class – we are counting on you to attend. The registration is binding. We do however understand that sometimes plans fall trough and offer the following cancellation policies:
Withdraw more than 60 days before the start of class and we will refund all monies paid, minus an administration fee of NOK 1500,-. Withdraw 60 days or less before the start of class and we will charge you with the full workshop tuition.
NORDphotography is not responsible for cancellations due to medical emergencies. We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance.
It is the nature of our business that occasionally a listed instructor cannot participate because of unexpected events. If we are forced to replace an instructor we will do so with someone with equal or similar credentials. When time permits we will inform everyone who has registered.