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PORTRAITS AND POST-PRODUCTION:
William Ropp is known for his unique style, where his images are so dimensional and expressive that they look like they are sculpted from shadow and light. His portraits often evoke the feeling that it is the person in the image who is observing the viewer, not the other way around. When you add in the quality of light in his images, it is easy to understand that his work has grabbed the art-worlds attention.
This is a workshop for photographers whom want to push their portrait skills to a new level, as well as master the post-production part of portrait photography. Participants will learn how to create amazing and different portraits using William’s flashlight technique before we go into intensive photoshop sessions, where you get first hand introduction to Williams special approach. The workshop will be a combination of lectures, demonstration of techniques, photographing with local models, editing and learning all about how to retouch an image and take it to the next level. William is also know for his many art books, and some will be presented during the workshop.
You will gain an insight into his specific approach regarding the portrait; how he treats his models to get them to feel at ease and safe, and how just with a short talk he helps them to open up to the photographer so it is possible to “see the soul mirrored in their eyes”.
There will also be a part in the workshop dedicated to his lighting technique, where he will show participants how to sculpt a body or a still life with the beam of a torch lamp. We will arrange for models to be available for the students to photograph, and we will set up a couple of studios for the participants to practice and improve their personal approach of this technique.
ABOUT WILLIAM ROPP:
William Ropp is a French contemporary photographer and photo-artist, best known for his series of portraits. Ropp is often called a photo-artist, and his style of photography is spoken of as unique, inimitable, and recognizable. For the impression they produce, his works are compared to those by painters, and he is often called the Shadow Sculptor, due to his unique style and techniques with shadow and light.
In the mid-2000’s, Ropp undertook a number of trips, each of which resulted in a series of portraits of people – Africans and Gypsies, inhabitants of Mexico and Russia, adults and kids. In 2010, he started working in color, portrait photography remaining the primary one in his work. Ropp is the author of several books on the art of photography; his exhibitions and workshops for photographers are staged all over the world.