The art of photography
Amateurs and professionals have already had the opportunity to explore the art of photography several times in the company of Lidia Popiel, who shared her experience and ideas during workshops organized in the SPA Hotel Dr Irena Eris Wzgórza Dylewskie. A good picture is not only a technique, explains the artist, but above all an idea.
That is why it is important to choose a subject, but also to be able to answer seemingly easy questions: why do you want to photograph? What's your subject? The methods of framing, types of composition, plans, types of lighting and construction of the camera are absolute foundations that anyone can learn. It is much more difficult to convey emotions in a picture. Workshop participants looked for inspiration by getting acquainted with the artist's works and the background of their creation.
Additional ideas were provided by the presented works of world-famous photographers made with cult Leica cameras.
However, most of the emotions were provided by the practical part of the workshop - from photos taken by each other, to a session with a model. While holding the camera in your hands gave almost everyone a sense of confidence and some kind of power, standing on the other side of the lens was an extraordinary challenge for some. It required a distance and a bit of humor.
A lot of time was also devoted to the subject of light in photography. Part of the session was held with the model under artificial lighting. Thanks to the unique jewellery of the Yes brand, in which the model was dressed, sensual and extremely intimate portraits were created. The unique surroundings of the Dr Irena Eris SPA Hotel in Masuria created a natural, charming and mysterious open air, which was used early in the morning due to the uniqueness of light at this time of day.
The four days of creative meetings were summed up with an opening of the participants' works, awards for the best and a gala dinner, during which there was no end to talks about photography.