12-14 August, 2011, Ventspils, Latvia

«Art Camp 2011» -

the creative camp for photographers at

the Baltic sea!

 

Art Camp – these are master classes from masters of photo art from Russia and Baltic, open-airs, work with models and make-up artists, participants’ portfolio discussion and photo competitions!

 Art Camp – that is a creative atmosphere, an informal dialogue with masters of photo art, carnival and parties!

 Art Camp – these are hundreds of professional and amateurs photographers from Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Russia and Belarus which are united by one: they, as well as you, look at the world through a camera objective!

 

Video from festival «Art Camp 2010»
 

 




 

 

 

 
 

Photojournalism 

To be there where nobody was, to be the first and unique witness of the event and to inform a society - this is a motivation of photojournalist work.

The principal singularity of photojournalism is its documentation. The report brings the information. The information must be, first of all, true. Hence, the report should eliminate stylization, design, and theatricality. In other words, it is admissible only to enter an event through a prism of the author perception.

Development of technologies made photojournalism more mobile and realistic, as well as created the big responsibility for the photographer. However the technology also demands a more skilful photographer, a more critical editor and a more interesting story. Media and a society demand portrayal of new events even in a more interesting and loud way.

The photojournalism is more than a message about the event. Just as in journalism it is not enough to write one sentence, as in cinematography it is not enough to shoot one cadre for the film, in photojournalism the report cannot consist of one picture. The reporting contains the information in correlation in due course, space and action, communication of the reason and consequences that the problem in the report, could be expanded, finished to the culmination, and uncovered.  As well as in the literature, in cinematic art, and in television it is very applicable in a photograph. By photograph the photographer tells us the documental, capturing and emotional story.

Join us and learn more about this genre of photography!

Staged photography

It is realization of the plan of the director.

It is a theatre of emotions and story, which have frozen for an instant. The photographer when taking a picture of everyday life becomes a director, but the people at cadre – the actors.

It is a creative process which requires from the photographer not only proficiency of photographing but also skills of direction and a multiplicity of ideas for creation of original story and ability to improvise.

At such shooting certainly there is an idea which is realized in a finished picture and transforms ordinary subjects to the intelligent information report.

"To seize entertaining, "peeped" in life moments by shooting suddenly is possible rather seldom. To tell the truth, in 99 % of cases at photographing there is a preliminary direction. Absolutely imperceptible shooting actually is much more difficult, than it seems to inexperienced amateur. After all if we, for example, want to photograph with the small device group of talking or working people, there are only several instants enough for people to notice our intentions and try to strike corresponding poses for shooting, and could be, they simply turn back to us."  From the photographer Jeno Dulovich book "My technique my pictures".

A scene, in usual life, having created for an instant, disappears just before you will press the camera button.

If you consider, that the photography is creativity, why couldn’t you recreate the same scene?

Photo post-processing

How to convert a good photo to the excellent?

This process is for most part obligatory. Non-perfect characteristics of an objective and a matrix, difficult shooting conditions – that all influence negatively the quality of the picture. Besides the camera sees a lot of „unnecessary" things – a detailed texture of the skin, make-up defects, the hairs which have been beaten out from a hairdo. The photographer bypasses it, concentrating on dialogue, personal qualities and emotional contact.

Processing helps to correct deficiencies of the made photo, cleans a mechanical nature of the picture, approaches it to a live image, reduces distractions from the main point and certainly gives attractiveness to a shot.

Besides, the photo processing allows to move a story on other background or to clean superfluous details. A full scope of imagination opens here for the photographer. The ultimate result depends on desire and inspiration.

All processes which change an initial picture refer to the art of photo processing. This includes toning of a photo, sepia, black-and-white photo, picture stylization, creation of additional elements on photos, photo collage creation.

Art of photo processing can change accents in a whole picture and its original variant. The art of manipulation allows development of pictures which cannot be exists in a reality. It is the stylized processing of a photo under a water color or a pencil, coal or a pastel, and also combination of photos from different events of life.

Our task is to teach how to use these methods and to make your pictures be "alive", convex, and interesting.

Stylistic and visage

The visagiste and stylist profession is one of the most creative and most unusual.

They have power to bright individuality and to create unique style.

In a short moment of time real professionals can accentuate accomplishments, glaze unsatisfactory features and even change appearance of the person beyond recognition.

Their skills, knowledge and ability are required during advertising performances, in modelling agencies and shows.

Alexandr Gladelov

glyadyelov.com

Sergey Mihalenko

www.znyatastudio.by

Margarita Fedina

ritafedina.photosight.ru

Martinsh Vanags

www.martinsvanags.lv

Lecture: Military photo

Arthur Dombrovsky

 

Psychologist, psychotherapist, photographer.

Lecture: «Photography as a dream: language of images and how to read them».

The photography in all senses reflects the extramental, latent desires, motives of the artist. Occasionally made picture or carefully well-weighed work - it is as dreams and bears obscure meanings and values, presenting as it were dreams of the photographer. The workshop is devoted to disclosing of logic and rules of perusal of photo images, as dreams born by the photographer.

 

It will be possible to bring works for the analysis.

www.gestalt.lv

Viesturs Links

www.links.lv

Aleksey Nikishin

www.alexeynikishin.com

 

Marina Nikitina


Light-graphic is the art, capable to catch the imagination. An unusual luminescence of subjects and people. Similar light decisions probably could find only in fairy tales and children's dreams. Light-graphic - a genre, capable to take the artist. In this genre it is impossible to make two identical pictures. Each shot is unique and immerses the spectator in the depth of emotions. Even creation process of such photos bewitches the spectator.

Master class on light-graphic.

www.photodom.com/mypage.php?nick=onil

Lev Dolgachov

www.dolgachov.com

Lecture: Image banks.

Genady Yashcuk (Belarus)

Master class: "Photography of the models"

Features of work with not educated models at the limited budgets.
Demonstration with explanations. Answers to questions.

Wilhelm Mihailovsky

Author's meeting: "My Life - photography"

Philosophical installation photography. The person in art. Life in the condemned cell. Ojārs Vācietis - revival. Latvia here and now.

http://www.junik.lv/~wilhelm/

Aivis Shmulders

Creative meeting

Valts Kleins

No matter what we are doing in our life, it leads to the learning of the world and self-comprehension in this world. The photography is not an exception. Each has the personal experience, but, as a rule, it is difficult to evaluate the value of achievements and truth of the selected way. Some people, on basis of self-experience, speak, some — do not. Both take photographs. Art Camp 2010 is a good possibility to learn others` opinion, to get free of your own creative power` constraints and to acquire reliance that all of us follow the same purpose irrespective of skin color, language or age. Wise men say that God has no religion. Also the Art Camp 2010 has not; we love each and every one who has chosen this way. Valts Kleins

www.kleins.lv

Eugene Oderov

„Ambrotype”

Moist collodion process demonstration
Ambrotype creation on sheet glass

Ilona Pulkstene

Annual photo plein-air «ArtCamp» co-organizer.

www.lavlada.lv

Nikolay Shelushenkov

The professional photographer. The head of photoschool «PORTRET». The organizer and the participant of various photo-exhibitions in Latvia and outside. Annual photo plein-air «ArtCamp» co-organizer.

www.portret.lv

 

 

 

Juliya Napolskaya

www.photodom.com/member/epsilon%20delta

Michael Kopeikin

 

Deputy Chairman of the Union of Designers of Latvia, the director of the master's program "Design" in Baltic International Academy.

Lecture: Generation of realistic structures using Adobe Photoshop tools.

(Glass, wood, stone).

Irina Salish

 

The teacher of Make Up Atelier Paris in Riga, the visagiste of Mrs. Universe 2009 final competition, the visagiste of young executants competition New Wave in Jurmala, the visagiste of Riga Fashion Week, the triple champion of Baltic on a fantasy make-up with body-art elements, the prize-winner of the open championships on a make-up, a member of the Baltic Association of visagistes (Latvia).

www.sfiriss.lv

Roman Kaboshko

The expert of special effects, movie and theatrical make-up, he was qualified in Vienna and Paris, repeatedly participated in clips, films and children's fairy tales shootings, conducted own art-shows.

Master class on special effects.

Person transformation, using make-up, in various monsters, werewolves, vampires, fantastic characters etc., also creation of various wounds, damages, other unusual changes of a skin and external look entirely.

(he uses for work - PRO products, latex, gummosis, plaster, plasto vax, blood etc., also a complete spectrum of decorative cosmetics)

Elena Shatilo

The personal stylist and image adviser, the participant and the winner of numerous international competitions of stylists, visagistes and hairdressers. She trained in "Academy Dolores". A member of the Baltic Association of visagistes and image designers.

 

Master class: team work with the photographer.

Creation of portfolio and glamour image.

 

Oksana Savitska

The body-art artist, the master of decorative and wig making art, the participant and the winner of dozens of competitions, both in Latvia, and behind its limits.

Master class on body-art.

Drawing on a body, transformation of a man's and female figure to art objects, as a theme for a body-art could be different drawings, photos, architectural structures etc. The main object is a person’s body, but the contents reveals by means of nonverbal language of drawing – application of certain signs, ornaments, strike an attitude and gesture.

(uses a complete spectrum of decorative cosmetics)

"Young participants should approve themselves in photography; hence, it is important to communicate with adherents, to see experts and classics. Most important — to broaden their horizons!"

Gunars Binde

"No matter what we are doing in our life, it leads to the learning of the world and self-comprehension in this world. The photography is not an exception. Each has the personal experience, but, as a rule, it is difficult to evaluate the value of achievements and truth of the selected way. Some people, on basis of self-experience, speak, some — do not. Both take photographs.

Art Camp is a good possibility to learn others` opinion, to get free of your own creative power` constraints and to acquire reliance that all of us follow the same purpose irrespective of skin color, language or age. Wise men say that God has no religion. Also the Art Camp has not; we love each and every one who has chosen this way."

Valts Kleins

 

„… Art Camp has grown to grandiose international action. And speaking by experience level of people which were on the first Art Camp and whom I’ve taught as the psychologist, I see as people grew from the ground up to highly professional photographers. Even newbie photographers think about photography very intricately, very interestingly, very deeply. And it is certainly amazing..”

Artur Dombrovsky

 

"Art Camp it isn't simple event. It is as the big ball of energy where youth and inexperience closely intertwines with skill and wisdom. It is a place where pooling of experience, knowledge, information, energy, impressions, discussions and emotions happens. A place where it is possible to find answers to the questions, to get a shot in the arm to something new, to reach potential, to receive inspiration, to make new friends. A place where everyone is important and integral part of single entity"

Ilona Pulkstene

 

"Everyone always searches for something, and this search goes with various speeds. Sometimes slowly, but sometimes very quickly. When people gather in one big friendly company, it allows them to search much faster"

Nikolay Shelushenkov

 

"The most important quality of the photographer-traveller to be able to inform about things you have seen, and to inform not only from visual point of view, but also from spiritual point of view. It is very important to forward emotions. If I saw it, if it has touched me, it means, I should inform, show, interest, and inflame the person. It seems to me, the most important advice in this particular case will be to practise as much as possible and try to see, try to get over the standpoint"

Alexandr Vovny

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