06.04.2018

Workshop Serie

Es ist soweit… ja, es wird´s jetzt tatsächlich auch Workshops von mir geben! 

 

Wichtige Info vorab… in diesen Workshops geht es darum wie du das Besondere in einem Shot findest, wie du deine Bilder speziell machst, ausdrucksvoll, die Darsteller stimmig “real” einfängst und gleichzeitig ikonisch werden lässt.

 

Die Klassen sind also nicht als reine Technikworkshops konzipiert. Denn Kameras sind wichtig, aber nicht das Wichtigste am Set. Vielmehr geht es um Visualisieren, darum was in deinem Kopf passiert. Und wie du dies kommunizierst… im Moment bist… suchst… findest… hier passiert die Magie!

Workshop Serie Frühling 2018:

Teil 1 – Fashion, schon vorbei

Teil 2 – Menschen und Ikonen, Charakter Inszinierung und typ-unterstützendes Beleuchten

Teil 3 – Lifestyle und Bewegung, Menschen natürlich anleiten und schön einfangen

 

Nächste Termine:

Teil 2 – Sa, 12. Mai 2018        (Studio)

Teil 3 – Sa, 9. Juni 2018         (indoor und outdoor, natürlich wetterabhängig)

 

Nur Kleingruppen, 6 Teilnehmer. Baldige Anmeldung wird empfohlen.

 

Preise:

Einzelworkshops Teil 2 und 3                      €   660,-   (inkl Ust.)

Doppelpack                                                      € 1.050,-   (inkl Ust.)

 

Die Workshops können einzeln oder im Paket gebucht werden. Ganztägig, 10- 18h. Inklusive Studio, Model, Hair&Makeup Artist, Styling, Assistenz.Professionelles Team, real-job Situation also.

Bitte Achtung, kein Photoshopkurs. Die findest du massig online. Klar, auf Photoshop /Lightroom /CaptureOne wird natürlich in Zusammenhang mit dem Workflow eingegangen. Dinge wie teathered shooting, gradings in Echtzeit anwenden, monitoring,… alles was am Set wichig ist, lernst du hier.

 

Was dich stattdessen erwartet…

 

Nach einer kurzen Vorstellung besprechen wir eure Erwartungen und Ziele. Dann gibt´s ein Briefing zu den Sets. Du bekommst eine Aufgabenstellung, die du innerhalb der Rahmenbedingungen frei umsetzt. Von Setaufbau, über Besprechung mit Hair&Makeup Artist und Styling, Model briefing bis hin zum Feintuning beim Fotografieren.

Mach Fehler, je mehr desto besser… trau dich! Wir lernen durch TUN, Fehler machen, besser machen. Darum geht es. Das ist der Unterschied zum Tutorials auf Youtube gucken.

Aber keine Panik :) Mein Team und ich sind da, um darauf zu reagieren, anzuleiten, und Möglichkeiten sowie Alternativen aufzuzeigen.

Be Bold.

Dann nimmst du tolle Bilder mit heim!

Was ganz besonders zählt… ein wenig über die Inhalte.

 

Teil 1 – Fashion – Schon vorbei leider. Kommt bei genug Interesse sicher wieder.

 

Teil 2 – Menschen und Ikonen:

 

Was macht die Arbeiten von Irving Penn oder Peter Lindbergh so besonders? Ihr Mut richtig hinzusehen, ihr Subjekt zu spüren. Nicht nur die Hülle zu fotografieren, sondern einen Teil ihrer Seele mit abzulichten.

Am Beginn steht, wieder mal, das Gespräch mit dem Menschen. Diesmal bi-direktionaler. Es ist nicht nur wichtig deine Vision zu kommunizieren, sondern auch herauszufinden was deinem Model ein Anliegen ist. Wie geht es deiner Darstellerin, deinem Darsteller heute. Was ist er/sie bereit HEUTE von sich zu zeigen, zu geben. Wie inszenierst du dies am Stimmigsten? Mit welchen Stilmitteln arbeitest du die Essenz heraus? Welches Licht Setup passt? Wie führst du durch das Shooting? Was passiert, wenn du deine Stimme veränderst? Das Timing?

 

Teil 3 – Lifestyle und Bewegung:

 

Ob Street Photography oder Social-media Bilder… authentische Lebendigkeit wird immer wichtiger. Oft machen wir sooo coole Schnappschüsse mit unseren Handys! Klar, das Teil ist immer dabei. Easy. Manchmal musst du einfach nur den Moment ablichten, passt… aber auf Befehl? Mit der Spiegelreflex? Wenn du die Situation schaffen musst? Wart, Objektiv wechseln muss ich noch! Du überlegs dir was, geile Idee.. das Foto wirkt aber doch gestellt… ein wenig nur, aber doch…  jeder kennt das!

In diesem Workshop lernst du wie du in teils ganz banalen Situationen, spannende emotionale Bilder machst. Im Urlaub, an atemberaubenden Locations… da kann´s jeder. Aber hier und jetzt, in dem meist kurzen Zeitfenster das du hast? Was kannst du nutzen? Was ist da, was kannst du Schaffen? Was in der Retusche machen? Wie sollte der Shot konzipiert sein, damit in der Postproduction noch möglichst viel Magic hinzukommen kann? Wie bleibst du im Flow?

Und, weil ich weiß einige warten darauf…

JA, weitere Themen, v.a. „Nude“ und „Underwater“ wird´s in den Sommermonaten geben.

 

Ich freue mich dich auf eine spannende, inspirierende Reise mitzunehmen…

 

FAQ:

Wie melde ich mich an?

Einfach via email. Wir reservieren dir sofort deinen Platz und senden dir die Reservierungsbestätigung. Die Bezahlung der Kursgebühr sichert dir deinen Platz und du bekommst deine Anmeldebestätigung per mail.

Was wenn ich nicht kommen kann?

Solltest du bis 14 Tage vor Kursbeginn absagen müssen bekommst du deinen vollen Kursbeitrag abzügl. €25,- Bearbeitungsgebühr rücküberwiesen, oder du entscheidest dich für einen Gutschein für den nächsten Termin. Bei Kündigung bis 7 Tage vor Kursbeginn werden 50% des Kursbeitrags retourniert, danach ist der volle Betrag fällig.

Gibt es Discounts?

Ja, gibt es. Entweder wenn du mehrere Workshops (2er oder 3er Blöcke buchst). Hier kannst du einiges sparen.  Oder, du nimmst Freunde mit. Für jeden mitgebrachten Teilnehmer schreiben wir dir € 100,- gut.

Was brauche ich an Ausrüstung?

Das ist von Workshop zu Workshop unterschiedlich. Bring einfach dein Equipment mit, alles andere, wie Studioblitze etc. haben wir vor Ort. Du kannst sogar ganz ohne eigenes Equipment kommen und mit unseren Kameras werken. Um das Gelernte am Besten zu integrieren, empfehlen wir dir jedoch den Workshop auch gleich mit deiner gewohnten Kamera zu absolvieren. So musst du nicht in Menüs rumsuchen und kannst dich voll auf deine Kreativität konzentrieren.

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11.08.2015

"Sommerfrische" 2015

“Sommerfrische”, a nice german word. It means getting out of town into nice country side, for us Austrians off course it means going to the mountains. For those who doubt that paradise is a place on earth or think only beaches come close to this term, check out the scenery of Kaprun´s water reservoirs. 

 

Altitude 2500m +

Water temperature 7°C

Glacier in reach

Ice cold clear water mountain creeks

#no filter

Even if you take the bus up there the way is f*** cool!

What to do at night?     Make a fire and have a barbecue, off course.

 

#old school #real wood #realchill

 

;)

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24.04.2015

Cape Town Escape - edition II

A new year, a new Cape Town experience. Escape the cold, work at the beach with some beautiful international models and enjoy Cape Town’s unique atmosphere was pretty much the plan for this year’s South Africa trip. And that is what we did :)

 

After working hard from October onwards and having almost given up hope to make our way down south we managed to arrange a three-week window between different jobs in Austria to hop on a plane. Armed with a job for a swimwear editorial for an Austrian fashion magazine (watch this space, link will follow), with lots of bikinis and bathing suits in our luggage we hit the mother city. The usual frenzy of castings, location scouting, assistant finding and styling hunting commenced, even though we managed to throw in a few kite surfing sessions and Table Mountain hikes ;) (click or swipe for more pics).

We decided on some beautiful beaches close to Cape Town for our shootings, starting before sunrise to catch the most flattering morning light. Having cast three amazing models, Joana from Germany, Laura from Gran Canaria and Ernania from Mozambique, our job was made easy. Three very different girls, three different editorials, three times the fun.

 

Follow the link for the finished editorials!

Warning:

The following pics show some very nasty shooting environment. Do not watch it in case you´re already overworked and loooonging for vacation! Seriously, don´t :)

In addition we photographed a lifestyle story – fun at the beach, surfing, eating a watermelon, doing gymnastics, all the while modeling swimwear (again, I know. I told you, we were planning to work on the beach ;).

The end results from our trip will be appearing here shortly. We can’t wait to share our final pictures from our Cape Town experience 2015 with you!

 

Cheers,

Juergen

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17.11.2014

'Hairitage' feat. Austria's Next Topmodel Boys&Girls

Some months ago in July I got contacted by Mirza, the fashion editor of Vangardist magazine. Mirza was asking whether I’d be interested to shoot an editorial for their November issue. November, you might be wondering, since it was only July? It wasn’t just any editorial however, but a photo shoot with candidates from the TV show Austria’s Next Topmodel! For this year’s ANTM season not only girls took part in the show, but for the first time in Europe, also boys were fighting for the title “Austria’s Next Topmodel”.

 

During one hot Sunday afternoon, together with the team from Vangardist, we travelled to Baden, a picturesque town about an hour out of Vienna. Since this was one of the real jobs in the show, the candidates had to go through a casting process and got evaluated by Julian Wiel, the Creative Director of Vangardist magazine and myself. In the end only some of them were chosen for the editorial – like in the real modeling world :) So after some casting action, some filming action and some interview action we settled on our top five candidates – Manuela, Miro, Lydia, Damir and Oliver – and tested their skills in front of the camera lens during an impromptu photo shoot.

From that it became clear that two of the contestants fit the job description best – be strong! be expressive! be intense! – Miro and Lydia. Click the link below to watch our casting as it appeared on TV.

 

http://www.puls4.com/topmodel/videoDetail/id/2611074

 

A week later all of us met again for the actual photoshoot in the f6 Studio in Vienna. The November issue of Vangardist was themed all around ‚Hair’ so the whole shoot was revolving around that topic – hair extensions, bird’s hair i.e. feathers and clothes made of hair. To get a small behind the scenes glimpse, click on the link below, our part starts around minute 9.

 

http://www.puls4.com/topmodel/videoDetail/id/2611078

 

In the end we had some fancy hairstyles, crazy make up, hairy and furry clothes and both Miro and Lydia rocked the shoot! To check out the final results follow the link to my fashion portfolio. It was a super fun day, with awesome people and a nice insight into the world of reality TV productions (and many shots of my bum :p).

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02.09.2014

Cape Town Escape

On a dismal February day in Vienna when the cold wind clawed at the streets, the skies were grey, and the hope for snow was long gone… I happended to be lucky enough to escape from all that misery down to South Africa where summer, wind, ocean, kite surfing, amazing food, marvelous light, friendly locals, and not to mention a few photo shoots were on the agenda.

 

Having landed and made our way up to Langebaan (a couple hours journey from Cape Town) the absolute worst that can happen to a kite surfer occurred—no wind! For lack of other options, we sampled a great deal of South African food and wine to make the best of it: drinking, eating, and sleeping ;) Swimming was unfortunately not much of an option either, not event the local would dare. Did you know that the water there is absolutely freezing even in the middle of summer? Not to mention a ‘few’ hungry sharks who like to roam the waters of that region…
With all our limbs intact, we finally made it to Cape Town, which would become our base for the following five weeks. Then the frenzy activity started: checking in at model and photo agencies, location scouting, searching for stylists, lining up hair and makeup artists, registering at hundreds of offices for licenses—ok, I’m exaggerating, but that’s honestly how it felt :)

 

All the while the wind was blowing up to 35 knots and I was enjoying a few stolen moments on the waves. Kite surfing is the ultimate thrill! Especially that one time when I wanted to do a downwinder to the next beach but somehow managed to miss it, had to go the long way back out to the sea, around a reef while imagining the sharks circling under my board, and finally to the next beach 7km away. As you may have noticed, I did in fact survive :-) And while I never had a personal run-in with a shark during my time there, I did have an exchange with a rather chubby seal who was intent on marking its territory. And just a piece of advice for the future: in case you ever see a fin, check out it’s shape… it might just be a dolphin riding with you :p

Back to work… Cape Town was buzzing with productions at that time of the year—roughly about 700 all at once(!), and therefore finding an appropriate stylist was quite a trial. I met a few great South African designers and ended up shooting an editorial and lookbook, as well as a lifestyle story.

 

At this point, I’d like to thank our “angel,” Olwethu-Thando Klass (check out her blog on livemag.co.za), who showed us around for a whole afternoon just 5 min after we’d met the amazing “Milq and Honey” sisters Kelly and Gabriella. Olwethu also hooked us up with a designer/stylist Luiz de Laja, who did a great job on the set of our shoot at the dunes. Having everything lined up, all we had to do was get the permits for the shooting locations… or so we thought. Upon calling the office for our first location a few days prior to the planned shoot, we were informed that we needed an ECO (A what?! Oh, an “Environmental Conservation Officer.” Got it—Yes, sir!), a 4-wheel-drive automobile, a portable toilet, and to fill out a hundred forms, and pay a chunk of money at an office way out of town—then we’d get the permit! Easy, especially with a second shoot planned back to back, which also needed a permit for the location in Camps Bay. Freak-out time! (Note to myself: next time get a production company, they’ll take care of all this for you.)

 

But yes, we managed. And we had a couple of great shooting days with beautiful weather, nice people and a porta-loo that no one ever used, but served us well as the location for a final team shot! In true Cape Town style, at night we got hooked up with some friends of friends and ended up a on hill overlooking Camps Bay in the middle of a drum session with beating hearts in tune with the sunset, making for an unforgettable end to a amazing time in Cape Town.

Finally I want to recommend a few great Capetownians, who are extremely talented, nice, great to work and fun to hang out with:

 

The wonderful and talented Gabrielle from Gabrielle Swimwear—see her blog at http://gabrielleswimwear.tumblr.com.

 

The charming Swedish designer, Karolina Olowsdotter—check out her cool fashion designs at her facebook site: www.facebook.com/pages/Olowsdotter/174021029275206

 

A big and special thanks to Neal Vincent for his great support with his model agency Base (www.basemodelagency.com/), as well as Byron from Boss Models (http://www.bossmodels.co.za/).

 

And last but not least, Elsofie Pitout, her lovely husband, and Regardt Ross for supporting us with a 4×4 and their wonderful energy on our desert day!

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