I was recently invited by illustrious Massimo Vitangeli, professor of Decoration of the Academy of Fine Arts of Urbino, to hold a master-class to the students of the Academy.
In the first part of the day, dedicated to the “theoretical” side, there was a sort of interview by Professor Vitangeli towards me, interview focuses on precisely how to be able to conduct an artistic path applied to professional photography.
Throughout the interview, at our backs were projected in sequence different images related to the topic that you were dealing with.
In the second and final part of the day it moved to the practical demonstrations; the professor and I, in fact, we wanted to show students how to set up a real professional photo set with only the help of a compact kit, contained within a large trolley, also known as “coffin”.
I begin with the presentation of the trolley components and then we gradually passed to the mounting of tripods, soft boxes and shoe mount flash.
And following this, I wanted to dwell on the importance of the theme of light.
As an example, I wanted to photograph a model, showing the students the various lighting schemes that you could use on her.
The turn to pose is then passed to the students who, with a strong spirit of participation, have become volunteers, allowing me to show them how they can capture the special features of each face of every one of adapting a different lighting scheme.
While I took photos, my camera, connected to a computer and then to a projector behind me, showing real-time portraits, creating in students a kind of enthusiasm and predisposition to being photographed.
It was a very positive and rewarding experience for me, honored to be able to make available to young minds my art, but also for all participants, decoration students, ISIA students (photographic section), professors and other photographers, who have shown a strong interest in the work.
A great day.. so great that it was born an out programmed exhibition inaugurated Monday, April 11, just inside the Academy of Fine Arts in Urbino.