Workshop, Munich

Storytelling photography

9-10.10.2021, Munich

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Storytelling photography workshop is a place where magic begins. This workshop is for the people who wants to tell a story with their photos.

Workshop duration & place: Munich, Germany, 2 days: theory + shooting on location with professional model + photo processing.

You will have a chance to take a closer look of the whole process, how building the scene and communication with the model looks like.

Language: English

Bonus: All participants will receive preset pack which they can apply on their photos; recorded workshop lessons and private facebook group where they can share their photos and progress.

 

WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

October 9th: Theory + shooting on location with professional model 

Inspiration and finding the style
Building the step by step idea
Communication with the model; posing and composition
Connect model with the scene/location
How to choose the right prop
Who are your clients: create an online following. Selling your art.

12 h: Meeting with the participants in a studio
12:30-13:30 h: Theory + portfolio review of participants
14-15 h: Lunch break 
15-18 h: Shooting on location at golden hour

End of first day.

October 10th: Photo processing in a studio

Selection and choosing the right images
Camera RAW editing
Skin retouch
How to make an eye-catching composition
Color grading and toning
Sharpening an image
Export photos to the web and social media

 

8-10 h: Photo processing
10-11 h: Pause break
11-13 h: Photo processing

The price include:

  • Studio usage
  • Model and make up
  • Lunch

You’ll receive all the information few days before the workshop, on email.

WARNING: due to the whole Covid19 situation around the world, it may happen that the borders will be closed, but hopefully this won’t be the case.

If there is a closure or a lockdown, the date of the workshop will be moved to the one that suits everyone.

  • Workshop is for...?

    Workshop is designed for photographers who are familiar with the basics of photography (to know what ISO, shutter speed, aperture, photography in manual mode, the basics of photoshop).
  • Needed equipment...?

    Bring a camera, objectives (preferably from 50 mm and 135mm focal length, if you don’t have those, bring the ones you do have), empty memory cards, charged batteries, and a wish to create.
  • Can I use the photos from the workshop?

    You can use them for your portfolio and social networks. You can’t sell them on stock websites and similar places. It would be nice if you tagged all the people who participated in the project.
  • Cancelling...?

    If you change your mind and decide you don’t want to participate in the workshop, you should let me know 15 days in advance.
  • What if it rains?

    When you are doing a photoshoot outside, you have to be creative and ready for small changes. If it rains, we’ll try to choose the time of the day when the rain isn’t falling.
  • Payment instructions?

    Pay in euros in two monthly installments. The first part should be paid when booking your spot (the money is non-refundable), the second part on the day of the workshop. The price is calculated at the NBS middle rate on the day of payment. Money can be send via PayPal or bank account.

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testimonials

” I was fortunate enough to do an online one-on-one workshop with Jovana. She was so nice, and very inspirational. I learned many tips and tricks in Photoshop as well as the best way to plan for conceptual, storytelling photoshoots. She was very patient and answered all of my questions and the time just flew by while we discussed everything from dresses, to models, to set design. I am at a crossroads in my photography journey, and Jovana gave me so much to think about and so much inspiration. I definitely have a more clear idea of how I want to progress now. Even if you think you already know what direction you are going in photography, talking to another photographer and hearing their point of view is invaluable. Jovana did that for me and I am so grateful I spent time speaking with and learning from her.”

- Ronne Pierce, Colorado

“Jovana’s workshop was amazing! I met great people and I enjoyed every single minute; from theory, to shooting and final editing time. Jovana was guiding us all the way to the final results and I was amazed what I was able to achieve in only few hours. She is super kind, she inspired my enthusiasm with her passion and energy. Even days after the workshop I cannot stop writing down my ideas and projects I want to realize.
I want to say thank you Jovana and I am so looking forward to join another workshop soon.”

- Tina Maggini, Slovenia

“Ne zivim u Srbiji, dodjem na odmor i cujem da bas tada draga Jovana drzi radionicu “Moc portreta”, upravo ona koja mene zanima, sreci nikad kraja! Jedno predivno iskustvo iz koga sam imala prilike da vidim kako sve zapravo izgleda, na delu… kreiranje price i sprovodjenje ideje u delo, Jovana kao sjajna podrska uvek tu da odgovori na nasa pitanja i ne sebicno podeli sa nama svoje znanje. Radujem se novim susretima!”

- Marijana Antonijevic, Srbija

“When I signed up for the Photoschool conference, I really hoped that there would be a portrait photography workshop. Luckily for me, there was … the author turned out to be a magical lady who immersed me in a fairy-tale world, through the magical shots she creates. The workshop itself for me it was an inspiring and groundbreaking experience that gave me a powerful push to create. Thank you from the bottom of my heart, Jovana, for the unforgettable photo session at your workshop!”

- Hristo Shturov, Bulgaria

“Participating in the workshop ot Jovana Rikalo was really exciting and inspiring! Jovana’s way of thinking, working and creating stories are simply magical and very influential. She was wonderful lecturer and mentor, sharing with us as much as possible and I left the workshop full of new ideas and inspiration! I am extremely happy with the moments spent in Pomorie and can’t stop telling my friends about it!”

- Kalina Serafimova, Bulgaria

“Jovana’s workshop is definitely going into my Top 3 Highlights of the year! Not only is she an incredible artist able to see and capture emotions in a beautiful and meaningful way that sends a message, but she also has a kind, sweet and bubbly personality that makes you want to spend as much time with her as possible! What is most important regarding her workshop is that all participants are able to see that she actually wants to share her knowledge with them, answers all questions openly and really tries her best to explain and show everything in such a manner that both beginners and advanced photographers can benefit from. Jovana, huge thanks for the weekend spent together, I am looking forward to the next opportunity; and everybody else – a workshop with Jovana is one of the best decisions you can ever make!”

- Aleksandra Kiryakova, Bulgaria
“Radionica je bila sjajna, edukativna i dodirnula je sve kreativno u meni. Od subote jedino što radim je editujem, tražim nove haljine i smišljam koncepte.
Smatram da to što si odlučila da pomažeš  početnicima na ovaj način je tvoja nesebična proklamacija ljubavi prema umetnosti i svetu fotografije. “
Nestrpljivo čekam tvoje nove radionice i nove avanture koje planiraš 🙂
- Nastasja Šolaja

“Prisustvovanje radionici je za mene bilo veoma zanimljivo iskustvo. Pogled na umetnost na Jovanin način pomaže da svaki polaznik  oplemeni i razvije svoju kreativnost, i razvije se dalje u svom stilu. Hvala Jovani što nesebično deli svoje znanje i iskustvo. Preporučila bih svima dam posete radionicu, i čuju savete od veoma talentovanog edukatora.”

- Jelena Blagojević

Put kojim tumaramo mi koji želimo da svoj hobi i strast za fotografijom pretvorimo u profitabilan posao
nije ni malo jednostavan. Čeka nas zahtevno gurkanje do kvalitetne pozicije koje zahvaljujući digitalnoj
eri više nije lokalnog karaktera već se radi o takmičenju sa fotografima iz celog sveta.
Masterklas kod Jovane Rikalo za mene je niz jasno postavljenih putokaza kojima je ona jasno mapirala
put kojim smo pošli.
Tri dobro osmišljene celine prate sve segmente kojima fotograf mora da se posveti kako bi osmislio,
napravio i obradio svoju fotografiju. Za dva dana dobili smo niz ozbiljnih saveta i korisnih trikova kako od
ideje doći do relizacije projekta, a potom taj projekat unovčiti.
Dobila sam odgovore na mnoga pitanja, ova su za mene bila najznačajnija: Kako osmisliti setap? Kako
odabrati modela? Kako postaviti scenografiju? Kako obraditi fotografije u Fotošopu? Kome ih ponuditi?
Kako ih prodati?
Volela bih da sam ranije bila u prilici da budem na ovoj edukaciji, zahvaljujući savetima koje sam dobila
značajno sam unapredila svoj rad i brzo došla do novih klijenata.

- Bojana Pujić

“Malo je reci da sam odusevljena radionicom. Odgovorila si na sva pitanja koja su me mucila, i vise od toga. Pokazala si mi drugu, lepsu i zanimljiviju stranu fotografije i probudila si zelju u meni da stvaram. Sve u svemu, divno iskustvo koje je na mene ostavilo ogroman utisak. “

- Milica Jovičić

“Veliko mi je cast i zadovoljstvo sto sam imao priliku i licno da te upoznam, i uverim se kako profesionalni fotograf radi. Utisci su fenomenalni. Meni je ovo veliki podstrek, koji mi je bio potreban da usmerim svoje bavljenje fotografijom u pravom smeru, a sada znam da sam na dobrom putu.Tu su konacno lajkovi, komentari, objave, sto samo znaci da je to prava stvar, i ja to umem da prepoznam, nadam se i iskoristim. Ocekuje me ucenje u Ps-u i ti si me konacno ,naterala, da krenem sa tim jer bukvalno nisam micao od pocetka i radio sam samo u Lr.Sada mi je jasno kako ceo koncept fine art-a funkcionise i to je za mene najveca vrednost koju sam dobio. Sama postavka i bila magicna i mislim da skoro necu imati priliku da ponovo fotografisem u tako fenomenalnom okruzenju. Vec 5-6 devojaka mi se javilo i bukvalno sada moram da napravim plan koga prvo da fotografisem i kako da se organizujem.Fine art fotografija je jako mocna stvar i nije za svakoga. Veliki si profesionalac, odlican fotograf i super osoba i bice mi drago da saradjujemo i ubuduce.”

- Predrag Papić
“Za početak oduševljena sam tobom kao osobom, veoma si prijatna, komunikativna i spremna da sve što znaš preneseš i nama. Tvoja ljubav i energija koju prenosiš dok fotografišeš i stvaraš osećala se u vazduhu i definitivno je prešla i na mene. 🙂
 Što se radionice tiče ja sam prezadovoljna, lokacija za fotografisanje nije mogla biti čarobnija a postavke koje su nas dočekale su bile veoma inspirativne.
U meni si probudila neke skrivene emocije i dala si mi vetar u ledja da se ne plašim stvaranja i da sve što zamislim može da se sprovede u delo samo treba pustiti mašti na volju. Tvoja radionica je baš bila onaj korak napred koji mi je trebao za moju dalju karijeru.
Velika mi je čast što sam te upoznala i nadam se da će biti prilike da se ponovo negde družimo.”
- Jelena Andjelić

Jovana je fantastičan organizator, svoju strast za umetničkom fotografijom brzo je prenela na sve učesnike. Grupa je bila mala, tako da se svakom od nas potpuno posvetila i nesebično delila savete na osnovu svog dugogodišnjeg iskustva. Otkrila nam je brojne trikove koji daju magiju njenim fotografijama. Od izbora modela, pripreme scenografije, bajkovite obrade fotografija, do načina prodaje. Sve u svemu fantastično iskustvo koje se odmah može primeniti.

- Ana Vučinić

Bilo je ovo zaista jedno fantastično iskustvo. Nikada nisam imala priliku da budem okružena tako kreativnim ljudima. Pregršt pozitivne energije, novi pogledi na umetnost, prilika da se nađem usred bajkovitog seta, rame uz rame sa vrhunskim fotografom kao što si ti, magije photoshopa… sve zajedno bio je divan doživljaj i veliki korak za mene. Osim što sam naučila nove stvari i dosegla neke nove granice svoje kreativnosti, osećam se znatno motivisanije i hrabrije za sve moje fotografske avanture koje predostoje. 🙂

- Jelena Lolić

“One uponce time”…
Bila jednom jedna magična zemlja ,u kojoj je suvereno vladala jedna čarobnica @JovanaRikalo.
♥️Hvala ti za ovo nezaboravno iskustvo i za pravljenje ove fantazije.
♥️Hvala ti za strpljenje i za kvalitetan prenos znanja.
♥️Uživala sam u ovome svake sekunde.

- Sanda Nikolić

Jos uvek pod utiskom odrzane radionice.. Jako lep osmisljen koncept, sa dovoljno vremena da se posvetimo kako slikanju sa modelom tako i vaznom delu sa Photoshopom. Savrsena i ne tako cesta prilika da se zaviri iza celog procesa, da se nauci i primeni korak po korak. Fantasticno mi je da neko ko tako dobro radi svoj posao zeli i srecan je da nesebicno podeli svoje znanje. Ja sam zaista uzivala i radujem se nekoj novoj radionici.

- Andjelija Gajic

“Toliko mi je drago mi je što sam bila na ovoj ,,Fine Art Photography” radionici, da jedva čekam neko novo fotkanje s Jovanom ! Kroz detalje o inspiraciji, radu s modelima, o biranju lokacije, šminke, rekvizita…na radionici sam dobila taman ono što mi je trebalo – znanje i samopouzdanje da krenem dalje u ovoj vrsti fotografije. Iako je tu bilo i početnika, sve je uklopljeno da bude zanimljivo i da ide glatko. Jovana je otvorena, pristupačna, srdačna i nasmejana. Njena energija i pristup svakom od polaznika čine da radionica izgleda kao lepo vikend druženje. A njen elan u radu, ljubav prema fotografiji i ohrabrenje da se odmah nastavi s fotografisanjem, su toliko inspirativni da okrenu ,,taj ringišpil u mojoj glavi” koji ne da idejama da stanu i utiscima da nestanu….

Hvala, Jovana !”

- Saška Mihajlović
@jovanarikalo