Attending a photo workshop will always boost a photographer’s vision, skill and expression. I say that as both one who is attending workshops on a regular basis, as well as one who has taught plenty of workshops all over the world. The intensity of being in an environment where the focus is entirely on photography and on each and every participant’s personal development, is indescribable. Being able to spend days fully concentrated on nothing but capturing and discussing photographs is invaluable for any photographer’s development.
Whether attending a weeklong or just a one-day workshop, the benefits are profuse. I see that in every workshop I teach. Every single participant typically makes giant steps in his or her personal development. As a workshop teacher it’s always great fun to see maybe an initial frustration due to being challenged, turn into major shifts and profound changes in the way a participant perceives the world through the camera and leverages his or her photographic approach.
I love teaching workshops. First of all I believe I learn just as much as any participant. More importantly, though; it gives me great satisfaction to be able to share my knowledge and not the least pour off my experience in giving invaluable feedback. Picture critique is the backbone of any of my workshops—and something all participants I have had attending my workshops say they appreciate the most. In all modesty I know—from feedback from the participants and my own gut feeling—I am able to speak to each photographer’s level and push her or him in constructive ways into capturing photos with heart and soul.
This is what a few previous participants have said about my workshops:
“I’ve learned a lot, it encouraged me to try out something new, and the organization was perfect.” – Martin Frey
“Thank you so much for a top workshop and follow-up.” – Jill Johannessen
“The workshop was all about constructive critique that inspired me to stretch myself to levels I had never perceived before. I believe I am a better photographer today than I was 10 days ago.” – Are Actander Vik
“Street photography in Cuba” May 4th to May 11th 2019
This is one of the classic workshops I teach with my colleague and friend, Sven Creutzmann. We spend a couple of days in Havana before heading to the lovely city of Trinidad. The workshop is a great opportunity to discover this beautiful Caribbean island, its friendly people, the sensual rhythms of everyday life as well as the former colonial and African culture that still so much influence all life in Cuba. At the end of the 8-day workshop, each participant will have compiled a strong portfolio of personal work with captivating content and visually beautiful imagery. Check out the Cuban workshop
“The Personal Expression” in Bergen, Norway, June 7th to June 9th 2019
This is the workshop for those of you who want to develop your photographic voice. Over an extended weekend in Bergen, Norway, this June we talk about visual language, creativity and how to make it all work together for strong and narrative photography. During the workshop we will be working on the process of creating photography that expresses your purpose and reflects your view of what you photograph. Throughout the two and a half days the workshop lasts, you will become more aware of the choices you make and not least become more aware of how you may use the visual language in your photography.
Check out the workshop in Bergen
“The Visual Language” in Seattle, USA, September 6th to September 9th 2019
In this extended weekend workshop the focus will be on developing each student’s understanding and use of the visual language. As a participant, you will learn how to transform what you see for eyes into strong visual stories that will captivate your audience. Seattle is a city that any photographer will enjoy. During the workshop, we will explore various neighbourhoods of the city. We will head down to the waterfront of downtown Seattle; the mixed, former hippie district of Fremont as well as other areas. Against a backdrop of jaw-dropping scenery, the waterfront is all about walkable fun, where quirky shops, seafood eateries, and iconic experiences await. Fremont is the artsy, waterside enclave where people come for a selfie with the gigantic Fremont Troll and enjoy the neighbourhood’s free-spirited charm.
Check out the workshop in Seattle
“On the Tracks of Che Guevara” in Bolivia, September 15th to September 24th 2019
For me it’s extra exciting to annuunce the re-launch of this photo workshop in Bolivia. This will be a truly adventurous workshop, in which we follow the footsteps of Che Guevara, up until he was captured and killed by the Bolivian army. We will travel through small mountain towns and off the beaten tracks in a lush and beautiful landscape. We will meet local people and we will talk with some of those who took care of Che Guevara after he was captured. In all modesty, this is quite an extraordinary photo workshop. It will be a great opportunity to discover one of the most beautiful countries in South America, rich in culture, history and nature.
Check out the workshop in Bolivia