Last year in November, I was blessed to have my first exhibit in Brescia, Italy. After the opening my girlfriend and I went to Venice via the train and passed Verona on the way. I remember passing the stop for Verona wondering what it was like there since I hadn’t heard much about Verona, (except for Romeo and Juliet). Verona is one of the most beautiful places in Italy and I am upset with myself for not bringing my lady on this trip to Italy, but with the economy being what is it, we decided against it this year.
My second exhibt in Italy was sponsored by MIMA and held just outside Verona in Santa Maria,Zevio, a small province of Verona. At the exhibit opening were the Mayor and many of the wonderful people of Verona. Thanks to the entire MIMA organization for hosting a wonderful exhibit.
The day after the opening I taught a two day photography workshop sponsored by MIMA and Microsoft. There were 25 students in the class from areas around Italy, and even though I’ve given many seminars this was my first outside of America. I don’t speak Italian but I had a great interpreter who was fantastic and made the class smooth and easy in terms of communication. Day one of the class was devoted to discussing lighting and working with models. The students had the opportunity to shoot on set as well. Day two started with a field trip to the exhibit in Zevio and included a portrait session by me of my students. The portrait images are viewable on the Microsoft site, http://photosynth.net/view.aspx?cid=EBB62A6D-364E-42CD-9F18-4419450048D8
The 2nd part of day two was devoted to promotion and marketing with discussions about promoting in Europe. Both days the students had the opportunity to shoot and then discuss the session afterwards. Microsoft donated Expression Media software and other gift products for the students and we downloaded and edited images for discussion. I used my Sony A900 to shoot during the class and the students used varies camera to photograph the models. It was a wonderful time being in Verona and working with my good friends at MIMA. Thanks again to the MIMA staff and to Microsoft!
After the two day session I spent time with my Italian sponsors and enjoyed the beauty of Verona. Stay tuned for more!
Always Dream Big!
Camera: Sony A900
Lens used on location in Verona: 35mm 1.4 and 20mm 2.8 Sony Lens'