PHOTO WORKSHOPS @ MILAN, PARIS AND NEW YORK FASHION WEEKS 

JANUARY – MARCH 2019

Professional hands-on workshops, training selected students in the most exclusive events of the fashion world, from catwalks to street style to backstages, under the guidance of professionals working for international media.

Choose your favourite dates and location

MILAN MEN’S & CO-ED (MEN+WOMEN) JAN. 11-14

PARIS HOMME MEN’S & CO-ED (MEN+WOMEN) JAN. 15-19

PARIS HAUTE COUTURE (WOMEN) JAN. 21-24

NEW YORK FASHION WEEK WOMEN FEB. 8-16

MILAN FASHION WEEK WOMEN  FEB. 19-24

PARIS FASHION WEEK WOMEN  FEB. 25 – MAR. 5

Lens 85 mm; f. 1.2; 1/400; Iso 1000

… not only an incredible experience to participate in, but also a highly valuable learning experience. The vast collective knowledge and experience from each team’s member was invaluable to me … Alison Tabiaat Verdonck Full Workshop (Runway-Backsage-Street Style) in Paris
… Highly interesting, fully immersed in a professional working environment… Iuri Camilloni Street Style Workshop in Milan and New York
…the opportunity to experience emotions and unique sensations linked to the world of fashion and photography. Incomparable staff… Marco Giro Street Style Workshop in Milan
The experience has been absolutely outstanding… This full immersion is for few people who are the main focus for the tutors… Marco Garabello Runway Workshop in Milan
…added value is not only actively participating in the fashion week, but the continuous feedbacks … And the invaluable revision at the end of each day, which enabled a constant improvement of my images, day after day… Riccardo Bottero, Backstage workshops in Milan, Paris and New York

SEE FULL COMMENTS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE

workshop fotografico milano fascion week

Lens 85 mm; f. 1.2; 1/250; Iso 400

A unique chance to play a key role in fashion weeks and to learn how to shoot fashion, beauty, backstage and street style images under the direction of a teacher and a tutor, field specialists in the chosen workshop.

During the collections, you’ll have plenty of opportunitites to catch models, fashion bloggers and artists who will gather in town on those days. At the end of each day the photos will be revised and corrected by a skilled tutor, university professor.

You will increase your power of observation, your technical skills,  your ability to spot fashion trends and  interesting people, the best shooting angles and focal lengths for runways, the key moments in the backstages. Plus you will learn how to create a connection with your subjects and you’ll have the opportunity to be part of SHOWbit team.

CHOOSE THE RIGHT WORKSHOP FOR YOU

workshop fotografico Milano fashion Week

Lens 85 mm; f. 1.2; 1/640; Iso 400

STREET STYLE: FASHION, BEAUTY, DETAILS, ATMOSPHERE

Street fashion is everywhere in the media. Fashion bloggers and influencers are playing a big role in the game and their images are the most valued. Street style workshop provides a theoretical and practical training under the leadership of some of the most outstanding photographers in the field. You will learn who are the protagonists and how to take pictures of them at the top of contemporary standards, and with an eye to the best achievements in the history of street photography.

While developing your knowledge and experience, you will have the opportunity to catch celebrities, models and influencers.

For this workshop a Reflex or Mirrorless camera is recommended, with large aperture optic, one or more fast prime lenses (from 35 to 50 to 85 mm) and/or a fast zoom (like a 24-70 mm).
There’s also the possibility to gain access to some shows to shoot Front Row and Sceneries if desired.
For these photos a flash (speedlite) is needed.

Possibly bring your own laptop for the evening’s reviews.

Available places: 10
workshop fotografico Milano fashion Week

How-to: Fast shutter speed to freeze the movement. You will develop a deep knowledge about lights and color balance.
Lens 200-400; f. 4.0; 1/640; Iso 1250;

RUNWAY: FASHION, DETAILS, BEAUTY & ACCESSORIES

Experience the runways firsthand.

The top models and the looks, fantastic outfits and accessories, the fashion crowd, the lights and the emotion of a fashion show.
A skilled professional will support you, sharing his knowledge on photographic techniques. Shooting positions, angles and focal lengths, expertise in recognising different lights and their exact coluor and effect, and all the tricks that can drive you to take outstanding photos.
All the knowledge you’ll acquire will convert in an invaluable expertise for all your future photographic works.
After you will reach consistent results for Full Lengths, the world of close-up shots, Beauty, Details and Accessories, will be disclosed for you. This needs a quite different shooting technique, and possibly an extension of your focal length.
Or alternatively you can be directed in training on Runway creative shootings, Sceneries and alternative views.
For Runway workshops you will need a fast autofocus Reflex or Mirrorless, a fast focus tele-zoom lens (70-200 or more) and a monopod with tilting head.
A flash (speedlite) might be useful in certain conditions.
Possibly bring your own laptop for the evening’s reviews.

Available places: 2
(Candidates will be selected after an aptitude interview)

workshop fotografico Milano fashion Week

How-to: Backstage it is fundamental to make gentle, yet firm moves. It is important to have the final result in your mind before shooting and to do a lithing test.
Lens 50mm; f. 5.6; 1/80; Iso 800

BACKSTAGE: FASHION & BEAUTY – REPORTAGE

Explore the world behind the scenes of the fashion shows to learn how to shoot great images of make-ups, hairstyles, first looks and key moments before and during the shows.
The workshop will help you to understand the complex dynamics of a fashion show’s backstage.
You’ll learn how to take the best advantage of available lights, often mixed and with different colours, and expecially how to obtain studio-like pictures with your flash, which is most of time necessary for editorial quality Beauties and fashion firs-looks photos.

For this workshop requirements are a DSLR or Mirrorless with a like of 24-70/2.8 lens or/and a two or three prime lenses (from 24 to 100 mm) and a TTL portable flash (a speedlite or a small battery powered studio/location one) with a soft diffuser. Diffuser is critical, if you don’t have a good one do not buy anything it before you get our advice after inscription.
Possibly bring your own laptop for the evening’s reviews.

Available places: 2
(Candidates will be selected after an aptitude interview)

workshop fotografico Milano fashion Week

How-to: Fast shutter speed to freeze the movement. Developing a deep knowledge about lights and color balance is key.
Lens 200-400; f. 4.0; 1/640; Iso 1250

WORKSHOP FULL

A complete experience within the fashion photography world, a full immersion into the fashion week for a workshop that is divided into three parts: the first one is about street style, in the second one you’re going to shoot runway photos and in the final phase we’ll take you to photograph backstage.
These days are going to be a real 360° journey into the fashion world with the best professionals of each specialty as teachers, and a tutor.
Only recommended to photographers with a good photographic base and skills, and possibly for the longer fashion weeks.
Or for a first approach if you don’t have an idea of what you might like better.
For details of each specialty’s features, requirements and needed equipments needed see above.

Available places: 2
(Candidates will be selected after an aptitude interview)

Photography is our passion and our goal is sharing this passion encouraging you to take high quality photos.

Do not hesitate to request any further information about our workshops.

MEN & CO-ED (MEN+WOMEN) FASHION WEEKS

GENERAL SCHEDULE
Half day of theoretical training and 4 to 5 days of practical training on the field. It is possible to arrange a shorter workshop when the participants cannot attend the full course.
DAY 0
Theoretical meeting and first check of the equipments.
DAY 1 to LAST DAY
Photo sessions at fashion shows followed by reviews with the tutor and daily check of progresses.
LAST DAY
A certificate of attendance will be issued to the participants

MILAN FASHION WEEK WOMEN’S

GENERAL SCHEDULE
One day of theoretical training and 6 to 9 days of practical training on the field. It is possible to arrange a shorter workshop when the participants cannot attend the full course.
DAY 0
Theoretical meeting and first check of the equipments.
DAY 1 to LAST DAY
Photo sessions at fashion shows followed by reviews with the tutor and daily check of progresses.
LAST DAY
A certificate of attendance will be issued to the participants.

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Photo Workshop Milan Fashion Week

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Photo shot by the participants of our photography Workshops.
Lens 35 mm; f. 1.4; 1/2500; Iso 320

SHOWBIT TEACHERS AND TUTORS

LUCA LAZZARI

Professor at SSML University, SHOWbit’s and workshops’ director. Being an architect and a journalist, Luca approaches photography by research and planning before the click, though preserving the freshness and the immediacy of the moment of the shot. 30 years of pioneering the evolutions in fashion weeks photography and video, he’s been the first to use hi-res digital cameras on catwalks, first to bring custom-made beauty lights in backstage, to propose paper catalogues to editors, and interactive tablet catalogues, real-time shootings, moving pictures (an hybrid between photos and videos) for backstage and street style. Leading a team of 35 between photographers, videographers, post production experts, all selected from schools and succesfully taught the real-life work, bringing many of them to become world’s top professionals in their fields

DOUGLAS BASSETT

Graduated from the Ohio Institute of Photography the top of his class, with Top Student of the Year in National Print Competition Honors. Now in his fourteenth year on the world backstage tour with Showbit, and eight years backstage Milan during the Supers models era before that, continues through this passionate photographic journey of life, that has brought him elbow to elbow with likes of Karl, Gianni, Kate, Naomi, Eva, Cara, and every other fashion Icon on the Planet. An outstanding exemple to observe and follow in models direction, lightfast and precise execution, and lighting. The stories of glamorous moments captured motionless in time, run quickly from his lips for those who follow!

FERRUCCIO DALL'AGLIO

After graduating in History from the Ca’Foscari University in Venice, Ferruccio moved to Milan where he attended a MA in photo reportage and photojournalism at Kaverdash Academy under the guidance of Sandro Iovine, journalist and photo critic, specializing in sport events report, tourism, events and live concerts and publishing his works on newspapers and on-line magazines. Since 2015 he works also within the fashion industry, on assignment with Showbit for street style and front row during Milan, London, Paris and New York fashion weeks. Being an Instagram specialist too, he collaborates with several influencers, for photos, video and Social Media strategies.

GIANLUCA CARRARO

Gianluca was born in Milan in 1975. He lives and works in Brianza, an area in the North-West of Italy. After graduating from Bauer and Kaverdash photography academies in Milan, he opened his first photographic studio in his hometown. Working in Monza and Milan in the photographic documentation of local art and cultural heritage, and in industry imaging. Collaborates with local press in publishing news report. Web-marketing and e-commerce strategies expert. Since 2008 he has been working with Showbit taking photos from the most important runways for international fashion magazines.

IVAN SIGGILLINO

Fashion and advertising photograper, contemporary art fan, based in Milan since 2002. After taking a Science of communication degree in Turin he started as a copyrighter in an ad agency. Then switched his interests to the visual communication field working as a photo assistant in New York at Magnum Photos and for David Lachapelle and several other fashion photographers. After working for a multinational pre-press company in Verona and around Europe and gaining photoretouching skills he opened his own photography studio in Milan. He works for ad agencies, fashion and design companies and collaborates with Showbit shooting fashion, beauty and reportage in the backstages

Students’ Reviews

Alison Tabiaat Verdonck – Full Workshop Runway-Backsage-Street Style in Paris
This workshop was not only an incredible experience to participate in, but also a highly valuable learning experience.
The showbit team are incredibly helpful and passionate about their work.
Advice and tips were given at each event from the team to help me improve the skills required.
The vast collective knowledge and experience from each was invaluable to me.
Anybody fortunate enough to attend one of these workshops will not regret it!.

It gave me the opportunity to experience emotions and unique sensations linked to the world of fashion and photography. Incomparable staff at a human and professional point of view. An experience that I recommend to anyone who wants to face the StreetStyle field, figuring out the secrets in intense workdays beside Showbit’s professional team.

Marco Giro – Street Style Workshop
The Workshop was very interesting totally immersed in a professional working environment beside expert and skilled photographers. Highly recommended.

Iuri Camilloni – Street Style Workshop
“An extremely useful experience for who’s looking for an educational path in fashion photography.
Personally, I’ve found this workshop greatly rewarding. The added value in this case is not only actively participating in the fashion week, but the continuous feedbacks from the team’s photographers. And the invaluable revision at the end of each day, which enabled a constant improvement of my images, day after day. Having by your side some of the best professionals with years of experience in this field is surely a plus compared with other courses I attended.

Riccardo Bottero – aficionado of SHOWbit’s backstage workshops in Milan, Paris, New York
Personally I’ve choose the backstage experience. Having to face right away the issues related to beauty photography during and after the make up and hair sesions, the management of light indoors with mixed daylight/tungsten/neon/led and continuous/flash lights, the need to develop a fast coordination to be able to photograph the model ready to step on the runway trying to isolate her from messy contexts, and not disturbing the show’s organization. I’ve really learned a lot and in this field you cannot rely on post-production help, images need to be perfect in camera as retouching time is really minimal. Nothing better to fastly enhance your shooting. A real 360° training experience”.

Marco Garabello – photo-amateur winner of several prizes turned professional photographer after succesfully completing the Runway Workshop, new member of SHOWbit Team

“I’ve attended the Runway Photo Workshop during the menswear fashion week, a more “relaxed” Fashion Week compared to the womenswear one, and more available for those who, like me, are approaching fashion photography for the first time. The experience has been absolutely outstanding and interesting because, contrary to those workshops that are experienced far from the places where the action happens, in this case you work in the field, shoulder to shoulder with those professionals who have been working within the field for years, or even for decades. I suggest this workshop to those who want to develop their capacity of taking precise pictures quikly. Infact the post-production process is very little in this particular case. The framing, the exposure and the model’s figure have to be perfect and caught in few fractions of a second. I’ve learnt a lot. Respect for the professionals who work within this niche field!.
…and it’s not a “commercial” workshop where you are in a big group of 20, 30 or 40 other people. This full immersion is for few people who are the main focus for the tutors and the fee that may seem to be high, actually is really low”.

Showbit is your first access to all the fashion shows and events from all around the world. We offer the most complete real-time photo database for professionals working in fashion publishing collecting high quality images from the fashion capitals.

Since 1988 Showbit stands for professionalism and creativity.

We’re passionate about photography and fashion. They both tell stories that we want to share.

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