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, participant in Prague
“Thank you so much for a top workshop and follow-up.”
– Jill Johannessen, participant in Villajoyosa
“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, participant in Bolivia
“The Personal Expression” in Bergen, Norway, June 10th to June 12th 2022
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
“Telling Stories with Photos” in Northern Norway, Sept. 21nd to Sept. 25th 2022
A complete new workshop I look forward to teach. It’s going to tak place in beautiful Vesterålen on the isle of Andøya in Northern Norway. The focus of the workshop will be on storytelling and the visual language. Every day we will venture out together and photograph in the traditional fishing village located far north on Andøya. You will meet fishermen and locals and portray their lives with your camera. Through lectures and daily feedback on the photos you capture, you will be guided in how to better be able to tell their stories visually.
Check out the workshop in Northern Norway
“Street Photography in Granada” in Nicaragua, November 5th to 11th 2022
Another complete new location. This is a photo tour that I once again will organize along with my friend an colleague Sven Creutzmann. This is going to be a tour for the adventurers. We will use the colonial city of Granada in Nicaragua as base and venture out in the city and the surrounding countryside. Both Sven and I are experts on Latin-America and we will constantly be available for the participants to make sure each and everyone gets the best photos from the places we visit. We will give daily feedback and assistance to help the participants grown and develop as photographers.
Check out the photo tour in Nicaragua