April 2nd 2017
Performing for the Camera, Nottingham
Performing for the Camera
With Paul Hill and Maria Falconer - One day workshop - Nottingham - 2017!
Please note that both workshops in April (2nd and 23rd) are now full, please do email if you would like to join the waiting list.
Unless you live somewhere in a dark hole, you can't possibly have missed the recent explosion of dance on our streets, cinemas, theatres and TVs!
Dance has taken the UK - and the rest of the world - by storm! From Ballroom to Ballet, Strictly to Street Dance, everyone is up and moving!
But this new craze isn't easy to photograph. Production shots, location shoots, choreography, direction, improvisation and collaboration - what's it all about?
The world of dance photography can be both bewildering and fascinating, hard work and fun!
But we can show you the steps - if you're up for the challenge?
On this one day workshop Maria Falconer and Paul Hill will introduce you not only to the technical aspects of shooting dance, but much more importantly - the creative ones.
Digital Camera Magazine feature on Maria's Performance Photography - Dec 2016
It doesn't matter if you are an experienced photographer or new to the medium, this workshop welcomes a rich mix of enthusiastic participants. And if you are new to dance photography, Maria and Paul will guide you through the day.
The workshop will be packed with exercises and advice, designed to help you create interesting unique images.
You will work with trained dancers in the dance studio, on location and also in the theatre.
Everything that you need will be on hand, so that you can really get involved and enjoy the experience.
The day will include short talks, demos and a series of technical and creative exercises around the following topics;
The workshop will take place at Dance4's beautiful and prestigious new Centre for Choreography in Nottingham's Creative Quarter. It's easily accessible by bus, train and car - full access details here
Maria is a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society, holds an MA in Photography, and is a qualified teacher.
Her work has been shown at Arles Photography Festival, The Edinburgh Festival, ThePrintSpace Photovoice awards London, FORMAT Photography Festival, DanceMoves in New Jersey and at the Lightmoves Dance Film festival in Limerick.
Her specialist dance photography has been published in The Guardian, The Times, The Glasgow Herald and The Scotsman.
In 2016 Maria exhibited her work at an international Dance Festival in Bruges. She was delighted to discover that one of her images was used to advertise the event
Awarded an MBE for his services to photography, Paul is the originator of photographic workshops in the UK. An influential teacher, he has published several books and exhibited all over the world.
This is what the UK's best selling photo magazine Digital Camera wrote in 2015:
An eminent photographer, teacher and workshop pioneer, Paul Hill witnessed many of the major changes that transformed British photography ... and works to help students develop their own vision: "to say something rather than just show something."
But don't just take our word for it...
Here are just a few comments from previous workshops....
"Just wonderful. Such a pleasant experience in a truly magical environment. Everyone walks away rejuvenated and a with a new outlook on photography"
"I would highly recommend the workshop and both Paul and Maria who are a fantastic team. An amazing experience and group of people to have fun with and learn from."
"Really made me think about what I was photographing. An excellent forum in which to experiment and play with image making."
"A wonderful experience"
The workshops takes place at Dance4's international Centre for Choreography, Space 2, Dakeyne Street, Nottingham, NG32AR.
Please note that both workshops in April (2nd and 23rd) are now full, please do email if you would like to be placed on the waiting list.
Please read our cancellation policy before booking
If you have any questions or would simply like a chat about the workshop, please don't hesitate to contact Maria - email / mobile +44 (0)7740 985 887), or Paul - email / mobile +44 (0)7977 700 274. We would be delighted to hear from you.
The Photographers Place 1976 to 1996
The fabled Photographers Place was the first residential photography workshop in Britain and ran in the the Peak District of Derbyshire for 20 years.
The most renowned photographers of that era gave master classes there and many of today‘s contemporary photographers have been influenced by attending those workshops.