Workshop, Pomorie

12.6-13.6.2021, Bulgaria

The workshop with Jovana Rikalo is part of the Photoschool Conference 2021 and will be held on June 12-13 in Pomorie.

First day:

  • Inspiration theory, how to find it?
  • Step by step to create an idea
  • Communication with the model
  • Location and props
  • Guide to posing the model and composition
  • Sell photos online

Second day:

  • RAW editing
  • Skin retouching
  • How to make a composition
  • How to tone
  • Export photos to the web and social media

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.


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 Serbian Dinars or in euros in three 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.

Applications are closed


“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

“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

“Jovana exceeds all the expectations.It was such a pleasure to meet not only an extremely talented photographer but also a good person and simply a funny, nature-loving girl. I can’t even imagine how many unusual ideas are hidden in that bright head she possesses, as it seems there are no limits of her creativity! So, I’m sure when someone can’t really find the best qualities and brightest sides of his/her nature, Jovana is able to do that and reveal them through her magic photos. Don’t miss the opportunity to have fun and get one of the most memorable experience in your life with her))) “

-Anna Hubnerova

“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

“Radionica je bila magična kao što sam i očekivala. Jovana je nesebično podelila sa nama svoje znanje što je meni kao amateru mnogo značilo.

Njena kreativnost je za mene inspiracija, svaki  savet sam dobro zapamtila i trudiću se da ih sve  primenim u daljem radu.
Hvala Jovani na divnom vikendu.”

-Nataša Mladenović, Srbija