“Photographing is like writing with light”

From November 12 to 14, 2011, Remco van Vondelen and Raúl Neijhorst from Die2fotografen.nl will offer another photography workshop in Suriname . “Moesje goes overseas – if your light is right!”  During three days all tricks of the trade are taught to those who register.

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In the press release Raúl Neijhorst states: “Photography means writing with light.” Last year photographer/artist Sirano Zalman said about his work: “My photographs are the result of painting with pixels.” It is nice to see this development in Suriname, the development of recognizing photography as an art form.

Some pointer Raúl Neijhorst shares with Sranan Art!

  • Workshops are often seen as a course from master to apprentice. Information is transferred and you are being told what you can do with it at home. This is not the case with this workshop. It is about interaction with each other, sharing the same passion and being open to various possibilities. That’s the fun with photography. There are often multiple paths that lead to the same destination, one road may be shorter than the other. In our workshop we want to show the shortcuts. Because not all photographers are photographing with the same intensity (level and experience), so you may also occasionally act both as a master and an apprentice. Interaction is our key!
  • Light is one of the most important elements of photography. If this element is mastered you can take a good picture with (almost) every camera. Photographers often forget this and invest in the most expensive equipment.
  • This time our workshop is based on seven ingredients to make a good photograph: light, medium, aperture, shutter speed, composition, lenses and photographers.
  • Collegiality is very important. Even though we compete, we are one in the same profession and therefore share the same passion.

About the various options (you can also attend the workshop as a spectator), supplies and the costs, please visit the website: http://www.die2fotografen.nl/suriname-2011/

A quote by famous photographer Edward Weston: “The fact is that relatively few photographers ever master their medium. Instead they allow the medium to master them and go on an endless squirrel cage chase from new lens to new paper to new developer to new gadget, never staying with one piece of equipment long enough to learn its full capacities, becoming lost in maze of technical information that is of little or no use since they don’t know what to do with it.”


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