with Elizabeth Opalenik
August 2ND - 7TH
SAGA, Inderøy, Norway
'All good photographs are self portraits that lie somewhere between imaginations and dreams' - Elizabeth Opalenik
On our workshop with Elizabeth Opalenik we will explore the concept of beauty in portraiture, the human form, ourselves and each other, while we focus on ways to create emotive photographs that poetically capture our subject.
We will be using local models, experimenting with styling, props, movement within the frame and seizing the moment.
There will be multiple sessions throughout the week which will function as stepping stones to your expanded vision. There will also be assignments meant to challenge and spark your creative thought process, while learning how to connect with your models and gain trust.
There will be demonstrations on how to combine natural lighting with the use of reflectors and how the use of infrared (digital) creates an ethereal capturing of the sensual skin tone quality. Elizabeth will show various ways to work with and in water, using simple props as we explore naked versus nude and sensual versus sexual.
We will conduct image critics during the week and work together on sharing ideas to find new ways to make your images convey what you see and how you feel.
NOK 11.000,- (deposit NOK 3.000,-). 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 than 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 6 % of the amount paid that will be added to the invoice. For bank transfer there is usually a transaction fee. Check with your bank for the amount.
SAGA / ACCOMMODATION:
The workshop takes place at our creative center SAGA in Norway.
Saga is a creative retreat center, with large spacious rooms, a homely atmosphere, an outdoor sauna, swimming dock and beautiful nature right outside the door. The stress of day to day life is left behind when you enter our center, so you can focus all your energy on expanding your creative talent and adopting new skills. SAGA has a hotel section, which offers accommodation for participants during the workshop. If SAGA is fully booked we will organise alternative accommodation nearby in the same price range.
There are single beds in all of SAGA’s hotel rooms. We hope that most participants are open to share hotel rooms with one other participant (of the same gender) during your stay at SAGA. This way we can house the whole class at our hotel. 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. If you prefer a single room, let us know, and we will do our best to accommodate you. If we have no other person of your gender who opted for shared accommodation, we will offer you a single room.
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, coffee/ tea and fruit throughout your stay is included in the accommodation fee.
If you are not staying at our hotel you can still be part of the meal plan.
Meal Plan: breakfast, varm lunch, coffe/ tea and fruit pr day: Nok 455,-.
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. There are one restaurant in walking distance to SAGA, and several in driving distance. Dinner is not included. Saga has a full liquor license.
PRICE ACCOMMODATION AND MEALS:
Shared double-room: NOK 1.100,- per person pr night. The price includes shared double room, healthy breakfast, warm home-cocked lunch, coffee/ tea and fruit throughout your stay. To get a shared double room requires that we have another participant of your gender, that can share. If we do not, you will get a private room - see price below.
Private room: NOK 1.350,- per night. The price includes private room, healthy breakfast, warm home-cocked lunch, coffee/ tea and fruit throughout your stay.
Payment for accommodations and meals is done directly to SAGA, before you depart. SAGA accept Visa and MasterCard.
GETTING TO THE LOCATION:
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. Estimated travel time to SAGA from (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)
You disembark the train at Røra Station and NORDphotography’s van will be to greet you and take you to SAGA. Estimated 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.vy.no
Follow E6 to Røra, then RV 755 to Straumen.
Travel expenses are each participant's own responsibility.
Full: NOK 11.000,-
Deposit: NOK 3.000,-
Se payment details in the workshop description.
Registration on our workshops are binding
If we have to cancel the workshop due to Covid restriction, we will return all money paid to us.
WHEN TO ARRIVE:
The workshop starts on the 2ND of August at 7PM.
WHEN TO DEPART:
The workshop ends on the 7TH of August at 1 PM.
We ask that you do not book your ticket until we have confirmed that the minimum number of participants have signed on. The confirmation will happen no later than a month before the workshop start.
WHAT TO BRING:
You need to bring your camera, your laptop, and your usual photo-gear to this workshop.
If you want to work in water you also need to bring waterproof camera/ or camera case, swimming googles, and either a weight-belt or something similar to keep you from floating while shooting.
Students are expected to bring a small portfolio (max 10 images) of their work (print or digital) to the class.
Elizabeth Opalenik is a fine-art photographer and sought-after educator who brings a sense of wonder and possibility to students.
Her heart is in philanthropic projects and working in her darkroom, where she creates one-of-a-kind images in the mordançage process, hand painting, and platinum printing.
She mixes digital and traditional media when appropriate to maximise creative possibilities, using images as stepping stones to trace pathways of the mind.
Her first monograph, Poetic Grace: Elizabeth Opalenik Photographs, 1979-2007, chronicles images from the first 30 years of her career. Her work is collected and published internationally.
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.
We ask that you do not book your ticket until we have confirmed that the minimum number of participants have signed up.
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:
We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance.
Enrolment 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.