For 4 years we have been designing a secondary school but never felt ready to release it. Now we feel it’s the time to start the School of Photography (www.ywamphotographyschool.com.)The program is designed around the experienced photography team at Wonderland Studios in Nuremberg and leader Jan C. Schlegel. Schlegel is a passionate black and white, analog photographer with an emphasis on portraying cultures. His exhibitions about the hidden cultures of African and Asian tribes have been displayed in many prestigious galleries worldwide. He is represented by Bernheimer Gallery, one of Europe's foremost galleries for photography, and is working on a groundbreaking project entitled Tribes of our Generation, which captures the diverse youth subcultures of our time.
Mikhail Shestakov from St. Petersburg, Russia will join the team for several weeks to instruct in the area of digital imaging. He is a well-respected photographer and his pictures have won several prizes.
This course will not follow a typical lecture-style format – it will be intensely practical and personal. Self-initiative is required and a passion to learn is essential.
You can choose to work digital or go the hard way of analog photography. There will be opportunities to experiment and try out diverse camera formats and techniques.
The course will take you to Paris for the world fair of photography Paris Photo, as well as to St. Petersburg, Russia to work in the famous Popcorn Studios where Russian photo models will assist in our portrait workshops.