This whole environment is very pleasant, surrounded by photographers and photography lovers – GREAT! This is third year of the photography festival Photodays, already, and I’m third year here too, proudly. Rovinj was always the most photogenic city for me and it’s like ideal for similar events. Press centre has kindly hosted me and helped with anything I needed. I’m satisfied with the day 1 at Photodays, I’ve met many people from the photo industry. I only missed the colour management (calibrating monitors) workshop by Dean Žvorc. From many exhibitions and workshops I chose these two below to write a bit more:
Camera Obscura (Lecture and Workshop), by Borislav Božić
The leader of the camera obscura workshop, my respectable mentor, Borislav Božić has prepared 15 “Ljubica” camera obscuras for his todays workshop. The “Ljubica”, as he calls it, is a type of camera obscura he has designed several years ago, and which is used by the attendants of his recording workshops. It is very practital and adjusted to photo paper with a dimension of 10 x 15 cm. Actually, that was my first camera ever, when I took my first analog photo about 7 years ago on his workshop. It was my pleasure to see him again.
DSLRevolt (Workshop), by Marko Butraković
I wrote about Marko before and I finally met him in person. Cool guy! His todays workshop on DSLR video recording was very instructive. Audi R8 Spyder had its promotion premiere for Croatia. We learned more about elaborating advanced DSLR recording techniques and their application to real-life situations. These guys have a lot of professional equipment and the most interesting for me was Steadicam. We recorded many different scenes for a short film. Totally great experience.
Regards from sunny Rovinj, stay tuned for day-2-report!
Jun 04 by Danijel