BRUCE GILDEN
FOR THE FIRST TIME IN ISTANBUL / TURKEY
MASTER WORKSHOP: MAY 18 - MAY 22

BE YOURSELF

A Photography Master Class with Bruce Gilden

This five-day intensive workshop, led by legendary Magnum photographer Bruce Gilden, takes students out of their comfort zone with the aim of identifying each participant’s personal working ‘style’ for photography.

 

Gilden, famous for his in-your-face street portraiture, and with more than fifty years worth of photography experience, will set personal assignments that will be provide the opportunity to photograph throughout the workshop while receiving daily, constructive feedback to define and understand your personal vision.

 

Open to both passionate amateurs and professionals, students will learn how to improve their images and how to be ‘street smart’ in various shooting environments - These principles are necessary to work in any environment and to be in the middle of the scenario without being obtrusive.

 

This is a rare opportunity to learn from the master himself.

 

“I want to help you MAKE photographs, not TAKE photographs!

Bruce Gilden

Class starts at 9AM on the first day of class and finish around 1 or 1:30 PM. And then the students are expected to go out and start their assignments.

After I review their portfolios, each student will be given a personal assignment related to their strengths or weaknesses.

PRE_CLASS ASSIGNMENT:    

           

Shoot either 50 digital images or 2 rolls of film in an area or a situation where you are  “comfortable” working in, AND 50 digital images (or 2 rolls of film) somewhere else where you are “not comfortable” working in.

Please present no more than 5 images.

 

FIRST DAY OF CLASS:

In addition to the pre-class assignment, bring no more than 20 of your best photos, ones that are indicative of your style (they do NOT have to be “street” photographs).

 

EVERYDAY:

I review the work and then everybody goes out to shoot on their own.

 

LAST DAY OF CLASS:

From the recently-completed assignments, each participant will have produced an essay that I will help in putting together.

 

Details:

  • Workshop: May 18-22, 2022

  • 5 Days

  • $1,850 USD (Deposit of $500 secures spot)

  • Number of participants: 15

  • All Participants Must be 18 and Over

  • Languages: English

  • Welcome Dinner: Included


Not Included:

 

  • Lodging

  • Meals and beverages

  • Transportation

  • Travel to and from the workshop destination

  • Visa and taxes

  • Travel insurance

  • Photographic equipment