Fine Art Photography with Karolina Skorek
This is an action and inspiration packed two day hands on workshop covering a wide range of topics from artistic to technical and philosophical, looking at fine-art photography!
The aim of the workshop is to have you ‘think outside the box’ and consider that you don’t need a production team to help execute your personal artistic vision. We will shoot in studio, discussing all ingredients needed for creating the old masters light, followed by a panel discussion.
Lets discuss the ingredients that go into planning a shoot, mood-boards, lets go over symbols and why they are important when planning a shoot, as well as some ideas on how to boost your creativity.
Drawing inspiration from her years as an illustrator and a painter, Karolina Skorek creates painterly portraits with a camera. Her imaginative concepts, thorough planning, and attention to every detail results in portraits that belong in galleries. Karolina shares her knowledge of lighting through art history costume selection, storytelling and character-building before taking you into Photoshop where she gives her artworks the final polish.
In this 2 days workshop Karolina reveals her entire creative process and demonstrates the techniques used to create her beautiful painterly images both in-studio and on location and then later in Photoshop. Starting with pre-production, Karolina will explain how she conceptualizes and finds inspiration for her images. She then goes through her costumes to create a distinct look and style for an image. Once on set, Karolina sets up and tests studio lighting required for her painterly style.
You then see her pose and communicate with her subject, and work entirely through capturing an image on set as well as you will have a unique opportunity to work with the model yourself to create those images to your own portfolio.
Once an image is captured, Karolina will walk through her Photoshop workflow to see the final image realized.
Finally you will have a chance to go through your own portfolio with her to see which areas you need to focus on to create the best possible results.
Karolina will prepare you to start your own artistic work with the camera and inspire you to deepen your creative search to develop your unique ideas and stay inspired by the things around you. You will learn how to create an original narrative, how to create your own photo series as well as post production techniques and skills for compositing and retouching.
This class is aimed at anyone who knows how to use their camera but would like to polish their skills and step into the world of fine art photography.
This is a hands on workshop during which you will learn:
- art composition, what makes a good photograph
- what is “fine art photography” and how to get started?
- How to organise studio in your home? what is the minimum you need?
- Composting and retouching walkthrough
- How to find inspiration and stay inspired (thinking “out of the box”)
- Pricing your artworks
- Practical tips on how to make sure you have the best portfolio for the job, how to apply for competitions, projects etc.
- Each student will have 30 minutes of one on one mentoring and critique session with Karolina to go through his/her portfolio and any questions.
- model and costumes,
- studio and outdoor session (weather dependant)
- technical and moral support
- coffee, tea, water snacks
- unlimited inspiration and creativity
How to prepare?
- Bring your camera
- Laptop with Photoshop installed (for the day 2)
- open mind
- Your portfolio, favourite photographs etc.
Karolina Skorek is an artist exhibiting and selling her images across the World. She had her work published in Uk, China, Italy, Ukraine, Poland, Spain and USA. She works mainly with actors, dancers and musicians.
She creates surreal images that are dark yet beautiful and full of hope, by using ethereal, whimsical and fairytale visuals. Each image tells a story, and each story is part of a larger narrative running constantly in my imagination. Each image is exploring female archetypes and the shadow manifestation in art and is fueled by folk tales and old belief systems.
These works are constructed before the camera or computer is ever used through pre conceptualisation and research, and only when the image is designed and planned will it be created. Her art is heavily edited to achieve painterly effect yet remain fully photographic, depict wild imagination filled with dark, dream-like scenes with whimsical subjects. Each story brings light and hope to the brooding melancholy we all have inside us.
If you have any questions please contact Karolina on her Facebook Page or through her website.