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This group is open for everybody interested in photography. All levels are welcome.

Photo Clash has a new organiser and a new name… Fusion Photography Workshops (FPW)

I’m Steve Gosling and I’ve taken over from Elke. We aim to bring new and creative photography workshops all with an ethos of fun, learning, creation and inclusive to all.

I live mostly in London but come from Norwich (Norfolk) and our workshops will be located in both areas, plus our regular International workshops start in February 2018 with a trip to the Venice Carnival starting at only £147 for a full weekend workshop (excluding travel and accommodation).

Some workshops will be beginner focused with topics such as getting to know your camera. Specific functions such as getting the best from Aperture Priority and using it to control depth of field. Through to advanced studio lighting workshops, shooting fashion, portrait, art nude, dance, plus outdoor location photography.

Its not just me that will be tutoring, we plan to bring in some of the leading photographers in their field to bring you talks and educational events.

We aim to make the workshops and events as affordable as possible and will offer several beginner workshops free of charge.

We have great things planned and I hope to see many of you at future workshops and events.

IMPORTANT NOTE: FPW took over the PHOTO CLASH group on the 4th November 2017 after Elke Bock stepped down. All previous events to this date were run by her and the past event listings may contain images and content that are her intellectual property. FPW make no claim to past events.

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Venice Carnival Weekend Dance & Photography Workshop

Piazza San Marco


Dance... Masquerade... Extravagant Ball Gowns... Colourful Flowing Fabrics... Vibrant Carnival... Magnificent Architecture... Venice has it all.... Join us in March 2019 for a photographic adventure in Venice for the Carnival. Uniquely we will also have our own professional model with Venetian style dress (and other outfits) for our exclusive use. Our model is also a dancer and we will be shooting amazing ballet and dance photography in some of Venice's best locations. This will be our third Venice workshop and my 10th visit to Venice so I know my way around pretty well now! In the waters of the Adriatic is one of the most romantic, cultural and evocative places in the world, the priceless treasure that is Venice. Characterised by bridges spanning the canals, gondolas, amazing architecture, monuments, piazzas, narrow winding lanes and silent waters. It’s a photographers dream. Venice has so much to offer the photographer which is why our photography workshop runs for three full days. The itinerary includes photographing many of the well-known Venice landmarks as well as many hidden gems such as quiet canals, atmospheric squares, Gondolas and of course the flamboyantly costumed Venetians. In keeping with all of our photography workshops, we offer advice and guidance to those that need it and each day we will spend time perfecting your skills and knowledge with various photography techniques, and developing your photographer’s eye through composition, as well as understanding light and colour. But you are equally welcome if you are an experienced photographer as our workshop is a great opportunity to expand your portfolio with some different and unique images. Trip Details Date: Friday 1st March to Sunday 3rd March 2019 with optional evening group dinner on Thursday 29th February. An amazing opportunity to explore and photograph Venice on the final and best weekend of the Venice Carnival. With so much to see and do in this unique cultural city it is always a photographers delight and you will have the added bonus of our own model and dancer plus the fantastic events and costumes of the Carnival. Venice in winter can be very atmospheric. Also included… Our own dancer and professional model We will be joined across the weekend by our own professional model Michelle, who will have at least 5 different outfits, one typically Venetian plus floaty ball gowns and creative costumes. She will also create multiple looks with different makeup, masks and hairstyles over the weekend so we can shoot as many different styles as possible. Michelle is also an experienced dancer and we will be shooting her performing graceful and exciting ballet and dance moves at some of Venice's best locations. Why use our own model when there will be so many other people to photograph? Having experienced and photographed the carnival several times, we know that the most reliable way to really get the best images is to have our own model for our exclusive use. The carnival is very busy and lively and getting the costumed characters to pose how you want or to get some dedicated time with them is very difficult, plus many don’t speak English so communicating can be challenging. There are also many other photographers after the same shot or in close proximity so it can be difficult to get full length shots. Having our own professional model alleviates this problem and also means we can get away from the big crowds, get creative and get much better shots and really use the amazing backdrops that Venice has to offer. Our model shoots will be in addition to spending time shooting the other “public” costumed characters. For much more details, photos from previous Venice Workshops, the trip agenda and to book your place visit the workshop web site: https://www.fusionphotographyworkshops.co.uk/photo-workshop/venice-carnival-photography-trip-workshop/ Workshop cost £375 per person.

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