Saturday/Sunday, Feb 18/19, Aug 26/Aug 27, 2023, 10 am–6 pm
The masterclass is designed as a four-day workshop series and can only be booked in full.
Portrait, long-term project technique & process, staging, concept development, image review, portfolio reviews, printing technique, editing, sequencing, image review, digital/analog photography, analysis of own situation, discussion and feedback
February 18: Meeting at 10 am. Portfolio review. Concept development portrait. First exercise.
February 19: Meeting at 10 am. 2nd and 3rd exercise, discussion of the exercises and elaboration of the concept.
August 26: Meeting at 10 am. Image reviews. Exercise on the subject of light setting.
August 27: Meeting at 10 am. Discussions of images, wishes of the participants about the content.
Photo equipment including card reader and laptop
February appointment: portfolio folder with existing portraits; August appointment: portable artificial light, handheld flashes or video light (if available)
Fotografie Forum Frankfurt
Braubachstraße 30–32, 60311 Frankfurt
The FFF Masterclass 2023 with photographer Katharina Bosse is about the effect and creation of photographic portraits. The work will focus on narrative, social and political aspects. And in addition the question: What does it take to create and realize a portrait concept?
In image discussions, theory and practical exercises, the participants deal with design decisions such as image composition, color scheme and background. Lighting is of particular importance: whether glamour, cinematic portraits or tableaux - all of these styles thrive on the use of special light sources. Participants are invited to bring their cameras as well as hand-held flashes or similar equipment so that they can try out and practice their own light settings on location.
Masterclass leader Katharina Bosse accompanies the work of the participants, gives practical tips and responds to individual wishes. The FFF Masterclass comprises four dates and extends over a longer period of time so that participants have sufficient opportunity to realize their own photographic project. The joint workshop work begins with a discussion of the portfolio portraits that participants have brought with them.
Katharina Bosse was born in Finland in 1968. From 1997 to 2003 she lived in New York and worked there as an artist as well as a photographer for magazines like the New Yorker. Today Katharina Bosse lives in Germany with her children. She is a professor of photography at the Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences.
Her awards include the 1997 Agfa International Award for Photojournalism, the City Artist Award 2021, and a commendation from the European Heritage Foundation for the 2021 Thingstätten project.
Her work is in internationally renowned collections, including MoMA, New York; Maison Européean de la Photographie, Paris; and the DZ Bank Art Collection, Frankfurt am Main. Bosse's work has been exhibited widely, including at the Centre Pompidou, Paris and MoMA, New York. The artist is a member of the collective femxphotographers.org.
Katharina Bosse (Website)
For this event the access is limited and a previous registration is necessary.
After the submission of your data we will send you a confirmation by e-mail. This e-mail also includes the bank information for the transfer of the workshop fee. Your payment should reach our account fourteen days before the start of the workshop and is necessary for the participation. In the event of your absence without prior notice of at least 14 days we can unfortunately not refund the fee of the workshop.
Do not hesitate to contact us by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone at 069 291726 if you have any questions regarding workshop schedule, registration or payment.