Workshops

April 2nd 2017
Performing for the Camera, Nottingham

Performing for the Camera


With Paul Hill and Maria Falconer - Nottingham - April 2nd 2017

Unless you live somewhere in a dark hole, you can't possibly have missed the recent explosion of dance on our streets, cinemas, theatres and TVs!
Dance has taken the UK - and the rest of the world - by storm! From Ballroom to Ballet, Strictly to Street Dance, everyone is up and moving!

But this new craze isn't easy to photograph. Production shots, location shoots, choreography, direction, improvisation and collaboration - what's it all about?
The world of dance photography can be both bewildering and fascinating, hard work and fun!
But we can show you the steps - if you're up for the challenge?

The Theme

On this one day workshop Maria Falconer and Paul Hill will introduce you not only to the technical aspects of shooting dance, but much more importantly - the creative ones.

Digital Camera Magazine feature on Maria's Performance Photography - Dec 2016


It doesn't matter if you are an experienced photographer or new to the medium, this workshop welcomes a rich mix of enthusiastic participants. And if you are new to dance photography, Maria and Paul will guide you through the day.

The workshop will be packed with exercises and advice, designed to help you create interesting unique images.

You will work with trained dancers in the dance studio, on location and also in the theatre.

Everything that you need will be on hand, so that you can really get involved and enjoy the experience.

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Content

The day will include short talks, demos and a series of technical and creative exercises around the following topics;



  • Directing / collaborating with dancers
  • Theatre lighting
  • How to anticipate movement
  • Camera angles and vantage points
  • Colour, costume and backgrounds
  • Using the light to your advantage
  • ISO, Shutter speeds, Aperture and all that jazz
  • How to get beyond the cliches
  • Experimentation and creativity
  • Workflow
  • Basic location lighting


The Location

The workshop will take place at Dance4's beautiful and prestigious new Centre for Choreography in Nottingham's Creative Quarter. It's easily accessible by bus, train and car - full access details here

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The Tutors

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Maria is a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society, holds an MA in Photography, and is a qualified teacher.
Her work has been shown at Arles Photography Festival, The Edinburgh Festival, ThePrintSpace Photovoice awards London, FORMAT Photography Festival, DanceMoves in New Jersey and at the Lightmoves Dance Film festival in Limerick.
Her specialist dance photography has been published in The Guardian, The Times, The Glasgow Herald and The Scotsman.
In 2016 Maria exhibited her work at an international Dance Festival in Bruges. She was delighted to discover that one of her images was used to advertise the event



Awarded an MBE for his services to photography, Paul is the originator of photographic workshops in the UK. An influential teacher, he has published several books and exhibited all over the world.


This is what the UK's best selling photo magazine Digital Camera wrote in 2015:

An eminent photographer, teacher and workshop pioneer, Paul Hill witnessed many of the major changes that transformed British photography ... and works to help students develop their own vision: "to say something rather than just show something."

But don't just take our word for it...

Here are just a few comments from previous workshops....

"Just wonderful. Such a pleasant experience in a truly magical environment. Everyone walks away rejuvenated and a with a new outlook on photography" Beverly Orr

"I would highly recommend the workshop and both Paul and Maria who are a fantastic team. An amazing experience and group of people to have fun with and learn from." Gerry Atkinson

"Really made me think about what I was photographing. An excellent forum in which to experiment and play with image making." Michael Whitehouse

"A wonderful experience" Kathie Scarrah

"Simply Superb!" Roger Lee

Booking

The workshop takes place on Sunday April 2nd from 10am to 5 pm at Dance4's international Centre for Choreography, Space 2, Dakeyne Street, Nottingham, NG32AR.

Cost - Early Bird - up to and including Dec 31st 2016 £95

Regular Price - from Jan 1st 2017 £120

Price includes all tuition, but you will need to bring / buy lunch.


Please read our cancellation policy before booking

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If you have any questions or would simply like a chat about the workshop, please don't hesitate to contact Maria - email / mobile +44 (0)7740 985 887), or Paul - email / mobile +44 (0)7977 700 274. We would be delighted to hear from you.


The Photographers Place 1976 to 1996

The fabled Photographers Place was the first residential photography workshop in Britain and ran in the the Peak District of Derbyshire for 20 years.

The most renowned photographers of that era gave master classes there and many of today‘s contemporary photographers have been influenced by attending those workshops.

Workshops

April 2nd - 2017

Performing for the Camera

Nottingham, UK, April 2nd, 2017

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Teaching

One-to-One Tuition & On Location with Paul Hill.

Paul has been teaching photography for many decades in higher education and was the first professor of photographic practice in a British university. He created the famous Photographers‘ Place group workshops in Derbyshire and has specialised in one-to-one mentoring...

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"First Class course! Excellent tuition, friendly tutors and great group!" Graham Bridgeman-Clarke


"I would highly recommend the workshop and both Paul and Maria who are a fantastic team. An amazing experience and group of people to laugh, have fun with and learn from." Gerry Atkinson


"Just wonderful. Such a pleasant experience in a truly magical environment. Everyone walks away rejuvenated and a with a new outlook on photography" Beverly Orr


"Paul and Maria make a really great team!" Dilys Evans


"Great photography, great teaching and a bunch of very nice people. Paul and Maria really know how to impart information in a sympathetic and memorable way"Ian Jeffries


"Absolutely Brilliant - Learned more in a week than a whole year on my university course!" Jane - Lakes workshop


"Really good fun and friendly, Paul and Maria made learning so much fun, and the rest of the group were very keen to share their knowledge and experience too!" Simon Priestly


"Loved the workshop - very inspirational, can't wait to come back for another one!" Kat Morgan


"Great two days, learned so much! Both Paul and Maria are inspiring teachers" Sue Willoughby


"A dream team: Paul and Maria are perfectly complimentary and allow their very different work to inspire rather than impress, although of course it does that too. Their sympathetic but incisive critiques are especially helpful and transformative. What a fabulous experience." Jennifer Simmonds

"Everything about the workshop I found to be an entirely positive experience" Peter Evans


"The balance of listening, learning and doing is just right and adapted to the skills of the participants" Mark Wheeler


"Really made me think about what I was photographing. An excellent forum in which to experiment and play with image making." Michael Whitehouse


"Totally absorbing, excellent learning experience, superbly orchestrated and delivered" Sarah Cummins


"Great to spend the weekend with like minded people, led by the inspirational Paul and Maria, Thanks." Heather Nelson


"I knew that I would be inspired to look at things differently, and this turned out to be true and positive. Thank you both." Paul Child


"Supportive advice in a friendly atmosphere." Paul Hollin


"Relaxed, friendly group. Relaxed, friendly and inspiring teachers. Comfortable accommodation and superb food. Learned a lot and would not hesitate to recommend to photographers at all levels" Jennifer Roberts


"Learning how to create a story with photographs has transformed my seeing eye" Jeanette Thompson


"A wonderful experience" Kathie Scarrah


"Simply Superb!" Roger Lee