Renowned photographer Vincent Versace to conduct workshops in India

Vincent Versace
Vincent Versace
Internationally renowned photographer Vincent Versace will visit India in September this year when he will engage Indian photography enthusiasts in digital photography at Varansi, Kolkata and Mumbai.
Versace has been invited to visit the country by, a talent showcase platform for aspiring photographers, writers, actors, models, singers, music composers, short-filmmakers, lyricists and poets.
Versace, who is recognized as a pioneer in the art and science of digital photography and is a recipient of the Computerworld Smithsonian Award in Media Arts & Entertainment and the Shellenberg fine art award, will conduct workshops on digital photography in the three cities, a press release from said.
“It’s the best and worst of times, to be honest. The best is more people are experiencing the creative impulse and expressing themselves artistically, which means happier people. The worst is the growing belief that ‘I own a camera, I am a photographer’,” the release quoted him as saying.
It said that from September 20-22, Versace, known for his natural light photography, would share hands-on experience with photography enthusiasts in Varanasi through an outdoor session. Participants will get a chance to explore and experience fine art photography, bokeh (the aesthetic quality of the bur) and advanced black & white photo art.
A photo by Vincent Versace
A photo by Vincent Versace
He will also engage photographers in ExDR (Extending the Dynamic Range of Focus Through the Use of Image Harvesting), it said.
On September 24 and 26, he will engage photographers in better use of cameras, lenses and post-processing choices in Kolkata and Mumbai, respectively.
Versace describes India as the meeting of the spirit and the spice of life in one place, all at once. “The vibrancy of colour - both in the actual sense of the word and the ‘colorfulness’ of the people from inside out and outside in is encouraging,” he said.
“As the world becomes a smaller place because of the volume of people in it, the need increases to be found and effectively heard. The talent pooling website, Tumbhi is plugging this need gap for the artists," he said.
Robin Rastogi, head of operations, Tumbhi said, “At Tumbhi, we want to do everything that promotes art, culture, photography, music & painting. Versace’s contribution in the entire digital image value chain is unmatched. Hence, we decided to invite him and to introduce our photography enthusiasts to the serious art and craft of photography through his lens.”
"His workshops will be an opportunity to open oneself to the new school of thought that says - don’t take pictures, but be taken by your pictures," he added.
Photography enthusiasts can register for Versace’s workshops here, the release added.


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