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Workshop with Antonin Kratochvil

The course will focus on creating a story in the field. He will outline methods for choosing a story line and subject matter under pressure and how to make the best of a “foreign� situation.

The next level of instruction will be about the details of breaking down the barriers between photographer and subject…creating intimacy and cutting to the quick. Part of one day will be spent “on walk-aboutâ€? with those students who wish to observe how Kratochvil works in the field which is as valuable, or even more valuable as spending the whole weekend in the classroom.

Students should bring their portfolios for a review and critique by Kratochvil. Please bring no more than 20 images in print form as CD’s are so hard to work with in this situation. This workshop is for experienced and emerging photographers, photojournalists and students.

For more details, go to www.fotovision.org or call 415.725.1636

by Melanie Light at 2006-03-27 15:57:35 UTC (ed. Mar 12 2008 ) | Bookmark | | Report spam→

16 Apr 2006 00:04
Anybody know what he’s like in workshops? Some photographers charge a whole lot and then talk about their adventures the entire time. Will this be worth the $300.00? The only review I could find of a workshop with him said he and Joachim Ladefoged talked shit to each other the entire time. Hilarious I’m sure, but worth the money?

by Justin Vela | 27 Mar 2006 17:03 | Olympia, WA, United States | | Report spam→
I guess it will be kinda hard for Kratochvil to just "talk about his adventures" when on the streets with the students.  And as he is doing the workshop by himself, perhaps the "shit" will be shared with the students also…       Having studied Kratochvil’s books and style, I’d say this is an awesome opportunity to acquire a unique insight.

by ABC | 27 Mar 2006 18:03 | San Francisco, United States | | Report spam→

by Maxine Khan | 28 Mar 2006 03:03 | New York City, United States | | Report spam→
I have seen him speak both as part of a panel discussion at Columbia in NYC and as an individual speaker here in Wisconsin and in both cases he was interesting and engaging. One of the best things about Antonin is that he is able to cut right through the crap and get down to what is at the heart of any situation. His concise approach should insure that anyone who is willing to attend with their ears open will gain $300 worth of education in short order.


by Nathan Daniel Pier | 28 Mar 2006 04:03 | Wisconsin, United States | | Report spam→

i’ve taken part in a 4 days workshop with antonin. it was one year ago in barcelona, spain. and i have to say that it was great! regarding my photographic style and they way i approach to subjects there’s a before and an after this workshop.
i have to say that if you’re looking for a speechman he’s not the one. some people did not like the worshop because they were looking for a teacher. it was strange at the beginning… he’s one of those you have to squeeze to get the most of both him and you, otherwise, as you say, it wouldn’t have been worth it.
in my opinion what he tries to do is pushing the students’ limits. you can play the game or not.
open your mind and don’t expect a magistral class but a great experience if you know how to take profit of it. he’s a peculiar guy,but friendly and nice.
this workshop i attended was a very practical one: all mornings editing everyone’s works, all afternoons and evenings shooting, all in order to get a short photographic story at the end of the four days. i do not know what kind of workshop is that you want to do but believe: HE’s worth the 300.00 $. we paid more, here.

by lourdes segade | 28 Mar 2006 04:03 | barcelona, Spain | | Report spam→

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