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PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOPS & COURSES WITH AWARD WINNING INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER MARIUSZ SMIEJEK

PHOTO ACADEMY
BELFAST: 1G1 Studio

A photography courses and workshop with Mariusz will change the way of discovering world around you.
 
He has been teaching workshops since 2012 and has a lot of experience in education with beginners, intermediate and advanced camera users. His well organised workshops with a small number of like minded photography enthusiasts offer every participant enough time and personal feedback from the tutor.
Even the basic class is a great experience which will help you to understand
not only the technical  aspects of the medium, how to work with your camera and its basic settings, but also you can observe the way Mariusz works with the camera and how he approaches people in front of him.
He gives you deep and detailed personal advice to improving your way of working with a camera and people around you, so this way you can improve not only your skill in looking for the light, change the way of composition and practising the patience of waiting for the decisive moment, but also improving your post-production and photo editing.
These courses and workshops are will help you to find your own way in photography, learn photography directly from the photos you take. Mariusz has won multiple awards from the National Geographic and his photographs have been published in most known magazines all over the world.

Our tutor website: www.mariuszsmiejek.com

Please find below a few different levels, types of workshops and choose the one that suits you best.

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Master Your Camera, ABC in Digital Photography:

This is an introductory workshop to photography and post production which will help you to understand the technical  aspects of the medium, how to work with your camera and its basic settings. The workshop will suit amateurs as well as those who already have photographic skills and are wishing to strengthen their knowledge of photography. In small groups of photography enthusiasts like you, you will not only discover raw facts but he will also show you in practice how you can take much better pictures, with instructions and guidance.

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Studio Photography for Beginners:
This is an introductory course/workshop to photography which will help you to understand the technical  aspects of the medium and studio lighting, how to work with your camera in studio and its basic settings. The course will suit amateurs with basic photographic skills (check the content of our ABC in Digital Photography) and wishing to strengthen their knowledge of studio photography. Our course is tailored especially for people who want to start their journey with studio photography. In small groups of photography enthusiasts like you, you will not only discover raw facts but we will also show you in practice how you can work with studio lighting in a few different techniques, with instructions and advices from our professional photographer.

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"My People" - Portrait Photography

This is an intermediate and advanced workshop which will help you to expand your knowledge of photography and enhance your creativity through the camera. It will help you to understand how to approach and communicate with other people to photograph their portrait and explore their hidden beauty and their nature. Take your photography to next level, portraying individuals or societies to tell their stories using visual language. This workshop will suit people who already have an understanding of how to use their own camera (exposure, aperture, shutter speed, etc). All important elements of portrait photography will be discussed and we will be develop the knowledge at the streets, photographing people in natural light. You will learn portrait styles from the work of some of the masters and portraits which you took before and during the workshop will be reviewed.

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Long Term Visual Storytelling - Documentary Photography

This is an intermediate and advanced workshop which will help you to expand your knowledge of photography. It's dedicated for a documentary photographers who are interested in making strong visual stories. It will help you to take you to next level in documenting the world around you, understand the most important way to build a documentary with the most important elements and to creating relationships with your subjects to tell their stories using visual language. You will learn the importance of writing a project plan to create a story line and how to develop a better eye as an photo editor. This workshop will suit people who already have an understanding of how to use their own camera (exposure, aperture, shutter speed, etc). We will be discussed all important aspects of long term projects, documentary styles through the work of some of the masters of photography.
 

This workshop focuses on how to produce a long-term documentary project, giving you the skills needed to create images that can create the story line. The class will explore documentary versus news photography, street photography and contemporary art, how to select best set of photographs from hundreds from your project and edit your work, and how to reach bigger audience to share your story.

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OUR TUTOR

MARIUSZ SMIEJEK
Freelance Professional Photographer,
Multiple National Geographic magazine award winner in UK, Ireland and Poland.

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2011

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2012

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2012

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2013

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2015

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