Light & Land
Berlin - A City of Contrasts
11th - 14th Jan, 2019 - AVAILABLE
Tutored by Damien Demolder and
£1299.00 PP / Deposit -£200.00 PP Early Bird Price - until 17th Jul, 2018 £1199.00 PP / Deposit -£200.00 PP
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A city of contrasts, Berlin is a visually stunning city that offers the photographer with a keen eye, a multitude of choices and opportunities. Even though now united as one city, the divisions of the past are still very much in evidence, as history meets the modern age and the influences of the East and the West are clear to experience throughout the city. Join us on this observationist’s tour of an amazing capital and feel the culture of its streets, buildings and people.Read More
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- Accommodation at a 4 star hotel
- Tuition from Damien Demolder
- Meals not mentioned
Duration 3 Night Tours
Tour Code BER01
A city of contrasts, Berlin is a visually stunning city that offers the photographer with a keen eye, a multitude of choices and opportunities. Even though now united as one city, the divisions of the past are still very much in evidence, as history meets the modern age and the influences of the East and the West are clear to experience throughout the city. Join us on this observationist’s tour of an amazing capital and feel the culture of its streets, buildings and people.
This trip will concentrate on capturing the atmosphere of Berlin and the people that inhabit and visit its streets. We’ll watch the tourists and the attractions of the Brandenburg Gate area and see the antics around Checkpoint Charlie, as well as the iconic and moving memorials and monuments. We’ll delve deeper to shoot life away from the tourist trail and see the city on the other side of the border where appearances haven’t changed quite as much since The Wall came down in at the end of the Eighties.
The city is split in two by the winding river Spree that ambles from East to West along part of the famous wall and into the heart of modern government. The Reichstag and the parliament buildings make an incredible photographic backdrop and lend the chance for some dramatic architectural study.
This is no pretty Latin city and, while it does contain areas of beauty, its character can feel hard and harsh, imposing, dramatic and dominating. We’ll visit in the winter when the days will be short and the light will be long - we’ll be able to make the most of the colours of the city lights, and the solid stone of its walls and streets will provide an addictive atmosphere for graphically minded street photographers.
We will study the shapes, the forms, the light and the people as we explore the past and the future in this largest of Germany’s cities. It is a city full of people, and ranks only below London as the second most populated city in Europe. It is a perfect place to take pictures.
The tour will start mid-afternoon on 11th January. You can check into the hotel at 2pm and Damien will meet you in the hotel lobby. The tour will finish at approx 2pm on Monday 14th January. There will be a fair amount of walking involved in this tour so a moderate fitness level is required.
Damien specializes in street photography although he finds inspiration in almost all forms of the art. He is drawn to life, people and the atmosphere of places, times of day and culture, and is driven to communicate the extraordinary in what he experiences through the camera. Damien has been teaching street photography to groups and individuals for the last six years, and approaches workshops with the aim of challenging the way photographers see the world. He works with tremendous enthusiasm to inspire all those he teaches, is generous with his knowledge and brings a new perspective to the genre.
Staying at the Adina Apartment Hotel Berlin Checkpoint Charlie
For three nights 11th, 12th, 13th January