Milan Two Day Portfolio Building Intensive – SOLD OUT
Milan Two Day Portfolio Building Intensive – SOLD OUT
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Milan, Italy is one of the world’s epicenters of history, art, fashion, and culture! Ignite your creative spark and spend two inspiring days creating exceptional photographs with your instructors Lindsay Adler and Chris Knight.
This event is hands-on and emphasizes building your portfolio with the opportunity to photograph at least 8 different models/looks over two days in a variety of remarkable locations all the while having myself and Chris Knight coaching you along the way!
We will also have an expertly curated team of professional fashion models, talented hair/makeup artists, as well as top-tier wardrobe stylists to bring together a range of stunning looks. Milan is the world center of fashion, and the prestige of the talent (hair/makeup/wardrobe/models) will be on full display in this production!
Over two days Chris and Lindsay will show their unique approaches to creating imagery and cover a range of techniques from natural light, single strobe, multiple strobes, color, storytelling, concept and execution, and more. This workshop is not geared toward mastery of any one look or style. Instead, your instructors will show how they approach and analyze a scene including lighting, posing, and composition in order to bring all of the elements together for refined, unique, and gorgeous results.
SUPER small groups:
Each day you will receive instruction by both Chris and Lindsay. You will be subdivided into two groups, and then further subdivided into shooting groups. This means there will only be a maximum of 5 people per shooting group and lots of one-on-one time shooting with models!
What to bring:
Bring camera, lenses, batteries, and memory cards. We provide the rest! Triggers, lights, modifiers, etc will all be provided to you.
Chris Knight was born in Wiesbaden, Germany and hardened by the sweaty, nearly chewable, humidity of Florida. He combines his unconditional love of art history with his conditional love of technology, topping it off with a flair for the cinematic and an uncompromising eye for detail.
His work has appeared in or on Vogue, People, MSNBC, ABC, Ocean Drive, GQ and others.
Chris is the author of The Dramatic Portrait, a Profoto Legend of Light, Fujifilm Creator, and an instructor at Pratt Institute as well as the New York Film Academy.
Fashion and beauty photographer Lindsay Adler has risen to the top of her industry as both a photographer and educator. Based in New York City, her fashion editorials have appeared in numerous publications including Marie Claire, Numero, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar and more. As a photographic educator, she is one of the most sought-after speakers internationally. She is honored to be a Canon Explorer of Light, Profoto Legend of Light, and the Rangefinder Icon of the Year.
Schedule / Locations:
Day 1 (Sept 1): Charm of Milano
Morning: Pinacoteca di Brera (general location)
Within the historical core of the city, this neighborhood embodies the timeless charm and the authentic traditional side of the old Milan. We will begin exploring the streets of Brera, capturing models and moments in its enchanting nooks and street corners at their most ‘senza tempo’ (timeless).
1:45pm- 2:15pm: Travel to location #2 (via private bus)
Afternoon: Rotonda della Besana
Address: Via Enrico Besana, 12, 20122 Milano MI, Italy
This complex of buildings dates from the Baroque period in Milan with stunning colonnades, gardens, and other architecturally inspiring structures.This truly unique and hidden backdrop has been used for some of the most memorable fashion shows of Salvatore Ferragamo, Missoni, Corneliani, and more.
Day 2 (Sept 2): Extravagant Palazzo Serbelloni
Address: Corso Venezia, 16, 20122 Milano MI, Italy
Description: Shooting in this location is a once in a lifetime experience– truly unparalleled and rarely available for photo shoots! This palace was built almost 3 centuries ago by one of the most important noble families in Milano. Made in a neoclassical style, it was once chosen by Napoleon in 1796 during his Italian days, and it certainly looks the part. Incredible grand halls and ornamentation will result in awe-inspiring photographs. It’s still one of the most renowned palaces in the city.
Exquisitely styled models in this gilded environment with lighting guided/provided by your instructors will guarantee an opportunity for an unparalleled photographic experience. Don’t miss it!
9:30-9:50: Tour of Palace
9:50-10:00: Dividing into groups and introduction
10-12:30: Round 1 shooting (2 models and locations)
12:30-1:45: Lunch (provided)
1:45-4:45pm: Round 2 shooting (2 models and locations)
Hotels and airfare are not included in the rate, but we have prepared some local recommendations for you! You will be provided a meeting spot each morning, and these hotels are either within walking distance or a 10 minute taxi ride (depending on the neighborhood you prefer). While we have listed a range of hotels below, you are welcome to find any hotels in the area, since all of our locations are centrally located and a 10 minute taxi ride from one another.
- Budget hotel in a great location. No upscale amenities but excellent value based upon location, access to public transportation, restaurants, etc.
Château Monfort: $$
- Practical but still upscale. Not well served by public transportation, but easy taxi rides to all of our locations.
Hotel Windsor: $$
- Good amenities and convenient location.
Hotel Indigo Milano: $$-$$$
- 1 block from Palazzo Serbelloni, 10 minutes by car from Brera and 5 from Rotonda della Besana.
- Good price, cozy, smaller rooms but good value.
Hotel NH Milano Touring: $$
- Clean, organized, and walking distance to Palazzo Serbelloni.
- Not ‘end high’ but suited well for international business travelers.
Westin Palace: $$
- Popular hotel for American tourists due to great location, reasonable mid-range price and amenities.Close to our locations and great access to restaurants.
Armani Hotel: $$$
- High end, well known, stylish restaurant in excellent location. Reasonable taxi distance to all locations.
Principe di Savoia: $$$
- One of the most historic hotels in Milan and in a great neighborhood
Four Seasons: $$$$
- Top Milan hotel on a private street. Exclusive and high end. Reasonable taxi ride to all locations.