Topics of photo courses

1. BEGINNER – I will teach you to control your camera instead of using just automat. Basic functions ISO, shade and time. I will show you how they influence each other and how to use them to obtain a desired results in your photos.

2. Compositions and working with lights – using different kinds of light and their variations. In the evening we can try the playful luminography which literally meand drawing with lights at night during long exposition.

3. EXPERIMENTAL PHOTOGRAPHY – hand made colouring, goldplating, collage and assembly.
In the evening again playful luminography, drawing with lights during long exposition.
Art photography – how to create unique and original photographs and what is essential to make your pictures „ something much more „ than just documenting everything you like.
In the evening again playful luminography, drawing with lights during long exposition.

4. ART PHOTOGRAPHY – how to create unique and original photographs and what is essential to make your pictures „ something much more „ than just documenting everything you like.
In the evening again playful luminography, drawing with lights during long exposition.

5. CLASSICAL ANALOGUE PHOTOGRAPHY – taking pictures at black and white films, film developing and hand made enlarging the pictures. Suitable for beginners and also inter – mediate, but mainly for those who want to be introduced to the magic aof classical photography.

 6. PHOTOSHOP – for beginners and inter –  mediate , basic work with Photoshop – how to create the basic photo adjustments, preparation of photographies for print, correct enlarging and changing of a form of each shoot, outlook balancing, retouching and portrait correction, work at layers and how to use them creatively and most originally.

 

THE SINGLE PHOTOGRAPHY SCHEDULE IS SIMILAR AS LESS WRITTEN IN  CLASSICAL ANOLOGUE PHOTOGRAPHY BUT ADAPTED TO THEM.

Classical analog photography

Photographing on black and white film, developing the film and manual enlargement. Suitable for beginners as well as intermediate photographers and mainly for those who wish to get to know the magic of analogue photography.
I will introduce you to the secrets and magic of black and white photography, its development and the atmosphere of a darkroom. If the weather allows for it, I will create a “darkroom” outside under the stars.
Perfect romance with classic photography.
Up to 6 participants.
Price: 250€ (includes accommodation, food, lecturer and materials – photographic film, photographic paper, chemicals.
20% off for students and pairs.
For more information: +421 903 958 875 or kocan.robo@gmail.com

 

Weekend course program:

Friday

from 17:00 – arrival of the participants, introduction evening, presentation of photography work of the lecturer and participants

Saturday

10:00 – breakfast

11:00 – first introduction to the secrets of film photography, inserting film into a camera, working with a light meter, photographing…

13:00 – 14:00 – lunch

14:00 – 19:00 – a walk around the area connected with photographing, developing the film

19:00 – dinner

20:00 – 22:00 – darkroom = manual enlarging of black and white photographs, experimenting with the enlarger using the photogram technique

22:00 – based on time and interest – night projection from Robo Kočan’s adventures around the world

Sunday

10:00 – breakfast

11:00 – 13:00 – work on unfinished artworks, interim consultation

13:00 – 14:00 – lunch

14:00 – 15:00 – presentation and evaluation of created photographs, return home according to participants’ needs

The course is suitable for beginners, intermediate photographers and for people interested in classical black and white photography.

Price: 250€

(includes accommodation in a cottage in a 2-bed or 5-bed, breakfast, lunch and dinner, lecturer during the entire course, photographic paper and chemicals for enlarging)

Place: Chata Roba Kočana, Jezersko 8

Participants arrange transport individually – it is planned to travel by car in groups. If you’re travelling by car and you’re willing to share with others, please let us know 🙂

It is possible to arrange individual accommodation in the nearby guesthouse Chata Poľana for 15€/night.

Contact – kocan.robo@gmail.com

Phone: +421 903 958 875