The main goal of the Photo & Video Workshop is the education of proffesional photographers and event videographers in the way it is done in the world, with the help of renowned photographers and videographers, and in the way in which allows the participants to get complete insight into the creative process of our lecturers, from the initial idea to the final product. In a broader sense, the goal of our workshop is setting a high standard, exchange of experiences, making connections and improvement of pricing policy.
Workshop is conceptualized that it offers a as broad and as high level of education as possible in a short period of time, and so that it allows participants to significantly improve their shooting techniques, develop creativity and find their unique way of expressing themselves. During the three workshop days participants will learn how to understand and use light, why anatomy is relevant in accomplishing a natural look of their models, how to avoid errors in posing, how to improve their editing skills, how to make an effective wedding book and so on. Between the lectures, analyzing the photos and working in Photoshop, there will be a lot of shooting in different conditions – starting from the bride’s and groom’s preparations, details, wedding simulation, to the shooting on various locations and in different conditions. Our lecturers will reveal many tips & tricks they use in their assignments, so that you can get impressive photos for your portfolio. We will visit a few interesting locations outside Mecavnik which will be an excellent background for your models.
Lectures will be held in groups, and participants will be able to attend lessons according to their own wishes. Every group will have two models, and for the joint shooting we will have all of the 6 models available (three female, two male and one special guest star). One of the models will be available for boudoir\glamour\nude art shooting.
March 24th, Tuesday
13:00 Workshop opening; short presentation of lecturers and their programs
14:30 (photo) Milan Josipovic: Lecture with practical work on the subject of the portrait
14:30 (video) Miroslav Mitić: Lecture about filming with drone/hexacopter with presentation
16:30 (photo) Aleksandar Sale Jančević: Animating the newlyweds for shooting: how to get a more natural, spontaneous, creative, effective shots; group shooting
18:00 Roundtable: Photographing and filming weddings in Serbia - situation, price policy, improving business systems, guidance in the development of wedding photography and video.
21:00 to 23:00 Workshop by groups (video: Sergio Duarte; photo I: Sakis Batzalis; photo II: Damiano Errico)
March 25th , Wednesday
9:00 Workshop by groups
13:00 Lunch Break
14:00 (photo) Milan Josipovic: Lecture with practical work on the subject of the portrait
16:00 (photo) Aleksandar Sale Jančević: Portrait of the bride with natural light (indoor / outdoor)
16:00 (video) Miroslav Mitic: Lecture about corporate videos, reportage, commercials and music videos ... Marketing, working with clients, financial problems ..
17:30 Workshop by groups, Day 1: 4/4
20:30 to 22:30 Workshop by groups, Day 2: 1/4
March 26th , Thursday
9:00 Workshop by groups, common shooting
14:00 Lunch Break
15:00 Workshop by groups
19:00 Time of sport and leisure - Pool / Wellness / Sports hall
21:30 (photo) Ana Pozderac: Women discourse in photography - gentle retro style full of emotion
23:00 Solo Acoustic Night by Oliver Katic
March 27th , Friday
9:00 Workshop by groups
13:00 Lunch Break
14:30 Workshop by groups
16:30 Awarding certificates, group photographing, saying goodbye to those who are not going on a trip
18:00 Departure to the optional one day excursion to interesting location aboard (prepare your passports)
Complete program you can find on section Masters
Drvengrad \ Mecavnik is a unique blend of traditional ethno village and a high category hotel with various facilities on offer. These include among others: a cinema, a library, a church, a gallery, an amphitheater, a congress hall, an indoor pool, a sauna, a salt room, indoor and outdoor sport courts, jogging trails, ski slopes, a national restaurant, a pastry shop, an internet caffe...
The creator and mayor of Drvengrad, famous director Emir Kusturica, lives here himself.
The hotel offers standard and luxurious types of rooms, as well as the apartments. The accommodation of the participants will be in double rooms based on half-board or full-board, with a bathroom, TV and a mini bar.
For additional info on the hotel, visit www.mecavnik.info
Feel free to send us an e-mail should you have any further questions.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Why is Workshop held in Mokra Gora and not, for example, in Belgrade?
Several factors were considered as significant while we were choosing the location for Workshop. First of all, the attractiveness of the location, conditions for holding the Workshop, and the locations for outdoor shootings nearby. After that, very important things are the price of the accommodation and diversity of outside contents available, by which we are very satisfied. Third, but not the least important thing, is overall interest of the audience; for long time it was clear that we will hold the Workshop in Central Serbia because there are plenty of people aware of the fact that they still have a lot to learn. We are sorry for the fact that the location is distant for people from Vojvodina and Belgrade, but considering that we have a lot of people coming from Macedonia and Bulgaria, we think that the distance is not a crucial factor for those who want to improve themselves.
2. Is it worth?
Considering that your investment for the Workshop can be paid off by shooting one or two average weddings, and that with your new knowledge you can gain much more wedding arrangements - it is clear that it is more than worthy. Besides that, you invest in your knowledge, and that is permanent.
3. Why such a price for Workshop?
To get superb education you must learn from the best. It is not cheap to provide a top-class lecturer, because they are very wanted and their time has its price. The price of Workshop includes the fees for the masters, their plane tickets, all expenses (transfer, accommodation, food), fees and expenses for 6 models and 3 translators, the expenses for make-up artist, hair stylist, stylist and the organizer. We tried to get the price of Workshop to be lower than the prices of workshops of the same or lower rank abroad, and also to get the lecturers of those workshops to come to Serbia, so that you wouldn’t have any additional costs of attending the same classes abroad. We can only say that the Workshop is sustainable with good organization, maximum effort to maintain the small groups (up to 15 people) and minimum costs while you are getting the most of it, and if we take care of every coin we spend. We hope that we can make a recognizable brand and that the following Workshops will be much more cost effective with less marketing campaign.
4. What is included in Workshop price?
The price includes a whole-day lectures of chosen master class in limited groups, access to free contents (lectures, presentations, round table), Workshop organization, printed material, accreditations, certificates, use of conference rooms and audio-visual equipment which lease we also compensate through accommodation.
5. What is the rank of the Workshop?
By level of education it is designed for professional photographers and videographers who think that their learning process is not over yet, as well as for the advanced amateurs who are yet to become professionals.
By theme it is designed primarily for wedding photographers & videographers, but also for portrait and fashion photographers because there will be a lot of lectures about posing and working with models.
About organization and contents, we can say that this is a high rank Workshop because, along with the top-class masters, we will have a team of associates for which can be said that they belong amongst the best in their area of expertise southern of Belgrade (make-up – Make-up studio Jelena Đorđević; hair – Branko Team; new models of Pronovias and Rosa Clara – Blanche wedding dresses), 6 professional models, including a special guest star, translators etc.
When we add attractive locations to all of this, we can surely say that you can make an exceptional portfolio shots on our Workshop. :)
6. Accommodation and nourishment?
This traditional ethno-village is also a high class hotel (****) which offers various contents. These include among others: a cinema, a library, a church, a gallery, an amphitheater, a congress hall, an indoor pool, a sauna, a salt room, indoor and outdoor sport courts, jogging trails, ski slopes, a national restaurant, a pastry shop, an internet caffe...
The accommodation of the participants will be in lux double rooms with a bathroom, TV and a mini bar. Nourishment includes 3 full-boards (buffet).
7. Can we bring someone and do we get an accommodation discount in that case?
The price of accommodation for participants is much cheaper than the regular price. For three days you save 19 euros, and anyone you bring can use all of the facilities and hotel contents at a favorable price. You only need to make a reservation for that person and book the accommodation for her/him.