with Iris Valentina
25 May - 30 May 2021
SAGA, Inderøy, Norway
"Let me show you what I see in you: pure beauty, inner power and love".
This is Iris's promise to everyone who take a seat in front of her lense. On this workshop you will get an insight into how she works, to create her award winning portraits, from how she prepares for a shoot, her prosess during the shoot, and how she treats her images in post production.
In our workshop with Iris Valentina, we will explore all layers that together makes a beautiful portrait. Iris will show how to accomplish the soft painterly look that is her signature style. The whole process is an intuitive one, where technique is only the basic need to accomplish the end result. Awareness and presence will be our guideline in creating soulful portraits.
This workshop is for photographers who feel inspired by portraits that are personal, beautiful and full of soul. You will learn how to approach a model and get the end result that you are after, and to create portraits that have your signature attached.
This workshop is also about finding your voice to express what drives you, and thus developing a style that is unique for you.
Both studio and natural light will be taught. Styling, posing, connection, colours, composition and camera techniques for portraits will be part of the workshop. Photoshop retouching is an important step in the whole process and all steps will be clearly explained.
We will be working with local models. In the beginning Iris will instruct and guide you on your shoot, but as your skill set develop, you will conduct your own photoshoots with your model.
NOK 10.200,- (deposit NOK 2.200,-). 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 / 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, 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. 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, 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 1.200,- per person. The price includes shared double room, pluss breakfast, a warm home-cocked lunch, and 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 a private room, pluss breakfast, a warm home-cocked lunch, and 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 10.200,-
Deposit: NOK 2.200,-
Se payment details in the workshop description.
Registration on our workshops are binding
WHEN TO ARRIVE:
The workshop starts on the 25TH of May at 7PM.
WHEN TO DEPART:
The workshop ends on the 30TH of May 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 then 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. A tripod might come in handy.
Students are expected to bring a small portfolio (max 10 images) of their work (print or digital) to the class.
Iris Valentina is a Dutch portrait photographer and educator known for her painterly style of portraits. Her children’s portraits has won international prizes and although they have a commercial nature, they are often regarded as art.
Iris runs a portrait studio, both in The Netherlands and in Norway, where creating wall art portraits for families is the main focus. Apart from that she is dedicated to teaching and coaching photographers the genre of studio portraits and on how to evolve as an authentic entrepreneur.
While portraits are the recurring object of her photography, she takes her inspiration from nature and stillness through meditation. In her portraits this translates to a beautiful
connection to the model’s soul and in finding the beauty in the stillness.