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 5th to May 12th 2018
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
In 2018, I plan to teach three more workshops. They are still in the planning and not yet announced. However, these are the workshop I plan to offer besides the street photography in Cuba: In spring I will teach a weekend workshop in Bergen, Norway about developing the photographic voice. In the autumn Sven Creutzmann and I will organize a complete new workshop in Cuba, following the footsteps of Fidel Castro and Che Guevara. This will be more of a photo tour than a traditional workshop, stretching over two weeks and travelling extensively all over Cuba. My last workshop will take place in Bath, Great Britain over an extended weekend, and once again it will be about developing the photographic voice.