Friday, August 10, 2012


Leica Camera announced that there's still time to apply for the photo workshop with Steve McCurry during St.Moritz Art Masters on August 31-September 1.


A two-day photo workshop with Steve McCurry, Jock Sturges and Amedeo M.Turello

August 31 – September 1, 2012

Nira Alpina

Renowned photographers Steve McCurry, Jock Sturges and Amedeo M.Turello will each present a half-day practical workshop on portraiture, figurative and fashion photography during the St Moritz Art Masters 2012. The workshops will provide students with an exceptional opportunity to witness three very different artists at work and aims to drive each student further in their expectations of the medium. All photographers will be on hand throughout each workshop allowing students to plan out their shots.

A breakfast at the Nira Alpina on day 1 will give all participants a chance to meet the photographers, allowing the students intimate, unprecedented access to the artists and offering the opportunity answer any questions prior to work commencing. Constant discussion throughout the sessions is encouraged however, due to over subscription in 2011, the photography workshops have been scaled down and numbers will be limited.

Friday August 31 - Day 1

Breakfast with the Photographers
9h – 10h
Nira Alpina

10h – 13h 
Figurative with Jock Sturges - The Portrait and the Nude
Nira Alpina

This demonstration course will consist of an in depth immersion in both the technical and psychological challenges inherent to making clothed and nude portraits. Paramount will be a close examination of the concept of relationship in working with models with an emphasis on accepting as opposed to imposing “poses”. On the technical end, a rapid, intuitive use of the camera will be taught. There will be an emphasis on skills that are intended to liberate them from the sort of deliberate methodology that is so often inimical to spontaneity.

13h – 17h
Portraiture with Steve McCurry
Nira Alpina

This unique and intimate workshop given by one of the world’s most successful photographers is a chance to witness how the perfect portrait image can be structured. Steve is open to all questions and will take time to explain his methodology in detail. Working with almost no external equipment apart from his camera, he shows that the real technique lies in the soul of the photographer. The workshop at the Nira Alpina will be the only workshop given in Europe this year.

Saturday September 1  - Day 2

Fashion with Amedeo M.Turello -
10h – 16h
Nira Alpina

This workshop will be a unique opportunity for students to work closely with the fashion industry, in tandem with a team of professional models, stylists, hair stylists and make up artists. The aim of the course is to let your imagination illustrate situations in which an editorial for a generic fashion magazine is planned and produced. Students will work with female models in order to produce strong images that provoke in every student new challenges and expectations. The workshop is an extreme, personal and intimate search between the subject and the students and is supervised by Amedeo and his team allowing each student to express their own personal vision through their images. Amedeo will also illustrate with concrete examples the logic and reasoning between commission demands and personal creativeness.

Please note that the workshop will be held in English.

Please send your application to:

Price Photo Workshop: CHF 480.00

Special hotel packages with Photo Workshop starting from CHF 328.00!

In cooperation with selected hotels we are able to offer you a package.

The package can be booked here.

The package includes:

2 nights hotel accommodation in a double room with breakfast in a 3* or 4* or 5* hotel
Mountain rides and/or use of the Upper Engadin public transport at selected hotels free
Ticket for St.Moritz Art Masters Tribute to Photography Night – Thursday, August 30, 2012
Participation at Photo-Workshop with the opportunity to test LEICA cameras and get tips and tricks from the LEICA specialists
VIP-Bag with information material and publications of St. Moritz Art Masters

For more information go to:

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