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Aurora Borealis
Lighting techniques applied to portraits

with Paolo Verzone, Canon Ambassador, 16-17 July 2022

Two days of intense visual and conceptual analysis of lighting applied to portraits and practical shooting exercises inside a city building.
In-depth study of the different lighting methods to give participants the opportunity to use a variety of light sources (natural light / flash / continuous light).

Programme summary

First day
Morning: Viewing of participants’ portfolios and presentation of my work in relation to light, analysis of different light sources and their practical use.
Afternoon: Shooting with daylight and flash indoors and outdoors
Evening: After dinner, night shooting with artificial light and flash
Second day
Shooting in different locations
Review, editing and projection of participants’ work.

Material: Participants must bring a tripod, computer, memory card reader, a camera set with one lens – preferably a normal one. Participants will be able to present their work either in paper (prints, books) or digital (computer) format.
The workshop is aimed at: Professional photographers and students
They will not have to present a specific work but show what they have done/do on the medium they prefer.
Dates: 16-17 July
Time: 16 July at 10 a.m
The exact timetable will be further detailed by the lecturer.
Cost: 190€ (10% discount for Membership members)
Minimum number of participants: 7
Maximum number of participants: 15
Registration: SOLD OUT
Cancellation policy:
Once payment has been made, the amount is non-refundable, unless the lecturer is absent, or the minimum number of participants is not reached.


Paolo Verzone was born in Turin in 1967 and lives between Italy and Spain.
He became interested in photography at a very young age. In collaboration with Alessandro Albert, in 1991 he realised a work of portraits on the inhabitants of Moscow, collected in the volume Volti di Passaggio,published by Peliti Associati.
Paolo Verzone collaborates as a portraitist and reporter with leading Italian and international magazines including: National Geographic, Time, Newsweek, Le Monde, The Independent, Sunday Times.
In 2014, he completed a project on the Military Academies of Europe collected in the volume : Cadets, Editions de la Martinière.
In 2022, he completed the first part of a project on the Arctic collected in the volume Spitzbergen, published by Mare Verlag.
In recent years, he has won several awards including: 3 World Press Photo, Canon Young Photographers, American Photography , Sony Photography award.
His images are in the collections of the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris and the National Institute for Graphics in Rome.
Paolo Verzone is a member of Agence Vu in Paris.
He has been a Canon Ambassador since 2017.

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