Photography Wide Open with Mark de Paola – New York – September 1, 2018

Jul 24, 2018  By Richard Rejino

Fine art photographer and director Mark de Paola presents an exclusive one day workshop in New York City,  Saturday, September 1st, 2018 from 10 am – 5 pm.

Focused on “Photography Wide Open”, this seven hour, shooting intensive, workshop is designed for creative photographers interested in stretching their imagination and expanding the traditional definition of portraiture.

For over 40 years Mark has used Leica cameras and lenses, especially the 50mm Noctilux, to deliver projects for clients ranging from Vogue and Gucci to Superbowl commercials and fine art photographic exhibitions.

His first hand experience and wealth of still and motion imagery will provide a foundation for the class and serve as a point of inspiration during an afternoon of in depth discussions and practical exercises.

Topics covered include:

  • Historical overview of Leica glass and evolution.
  • Impact of lens choice on the creative process.
  • Maximizing your use of Leica lenses.
  • Working with natural light indoors and on-location.
  • Techniques for working at minimum focusing distance.
  • Capturing motion in a still image.
  • Understanding the collaboration between photographer and model.

After a morning of lectures the class will break up into small groups to work with models on location. The sessions will conclude with a brief review of work from the day. Owning a Leica is not required for this event.

Owning a Leica is not required for this event. We will have a selection of both M and the newest Leica SL available for you to use.

Don’t miss your chance to discover how Mark came to find his own visual aesthetic and experience for yourself the process that allows him to dance on the threshold of exposure and minimum focus distances.


New York

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VenueNYC – To Be Determined
StartsSat Sep 1 2018, 10:00am CDT
EndsSat Sep 1 2018, 5:00pm CDT

Richard Rejino
Richard is the Executive Director of LHSA - The International Leica Society and a part-time professional photographer. He is also a classically trained pianist, writer and published author. His book, "What Music Means to Me" is available from Hal Leonard Corporation.

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