Workshop photography

PHOTOGRAPHING THE JAZZ

The workshop aims to provide the technical and compositional means for a personal interpretation and narration of the festival, thus allowing each student to develop their own expressive modality and improve the technique.

The students, led by the photographers Andrea Palmucci and Donato Aquaro, will be able to follow all the phases of the event, from the soundcheck to the performance, depending on artists availability.

Porto Antico – Genova

Avishai Cohen Trio

In particular, the workshop will deal with the following topics:

  • What does it mean to photograph music and jazz: typical moments and situations of a concert
  • How to move during shooting sessions: respect for artists and the public
  • The great jazz photographers: vision, analysis and discussion of images preparatory to the photographic sessions
  • Vision, analysis and discussion of the shots taken at the concerts and selection of the most representative images

The workshop includes 4 meetings and 4 live sessions to photograph; possible afternoon soundcheck according to the musicians’ dispositions.

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1st Meeting – Thursday 19 July
Presentation of students, introduction to the course and the session of shots.
18.00 Session of shots during the soundcheck
9.30pm session of shots during the concert

2nd Meeting – Friday 20 July
Analysis and comment of the photos of the concert / soundcheck of the previous day
18.00 Session of shots during the soundcheck
9.30pm session of shots during the concert

3rd Meeting – Saturday, July 21st
Analysis and comment of the photos of the concert / soundcheck of the previous day
18.00 Session of shots during the soundcheck
9.30pm session of shots during the concert

4th Meeting – Sunday, July 22nd
Analysis and comment of the photos of the concert / soundcheck of the previous day
Comments and final greetings
9.30 pm Free session of shots during the concert

Timetables may vary according to the schedule of events.

The meetings take place from 14.30 to 18.00. Final timetable and place of meetings will be communicated to registered participants.

Participation fee: 200E

For registration and information: Donato Aquaro 3892352472 daquaro@yahoo.com

Minimum 4, maximum 8 students.

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Donato Aquaro


Donato Aquaro
, stage photography of Gezmataz festival,  active with other associations, among which Teatro della Tosse, finalist of many international photo contests (Jazz World Photo Awards 2016). He loves jazz and photography, follows many events nationwide with the aim of photographing music to capture the relationships beween musicians on stage.