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After Fotopub festival

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A group picture participants and mentors of Fotopub 2012 festival. Photo: Borut Peterlin & Miša Keskenović

Last week we had the 12th edition of Fotopub festival with many exhibitions, lectures and foremost workshops. All together we had 61 participants of different workshops. Miša Keskenović and myself we were running a workshop of Wet Plate Collodion photographic technique. Everything went well and smooth and here are few pictures that we’ve made on the workshop. We had 11 participants working with five cameras, from my Kodak Folding Brownie 3A, Plaubel 13x18cm, Shen Hao 4×5″, antique wooden camera 18 x 24cm to Miša’s mammoth camera 40x40cm. We had two sets of chemicals so the work was really intense and people created many, many plates that they took home. On the last day we decided that we’ll be making more weekend workshops on alternative printing process from gum-print, cyanotype, salt print, albumen print to digital print and camera obscura. fun, fun, fun…

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My best photo-movie / Fotopub Festival 2011

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This is a photo-movie I’ve done at the Fotopub festival, multimedia workshop tutored by Mike Lusmore and Rebecca Harley. For you who don’t understand the proper language, I know subtitles are not “reader friendly”, but I’ll fix that soon.
As for a Fotopub assessment, I thought I know something about multimedia, but I learned just how little do I know. I learned hugely about sound, how to recored it properly, edit it, narrative of sound recording and of course how to stick it together in a photo-movie. I find photo-movie a really huge genre that I’m planning to devote my attention also in the future (so much fun).

A creative portrait inspired by a dream – Blaž Porenta

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Blaž Porenta is an illustrator that has an exhibition in Grossmann festival of fantastic film and I was assigned to do his portrait for Mladina weekly. I’ve been doing this kind of wacky portraits for five years now, every week (at least) one and I’ve done dozen portraits of illustrators and frankly I didn’t had a concept how will I photograph him. I was hoping for cataclysmic clouds that actually happened during the weekend, but on this Friday it was sunny time. I was thinking whole Thursday, but no good concept came along.

Before I woke up on Friday I had a dream where I saw the image exactly how I’ve done it later the day. He is doing his illustrations with computer and I thought to use a mouse as a jail ball and make his face as a tattoo on his leg. I’ve done it just the same way as it’s described in this tutorial. Although I knew the technique, I love to check youtube to see how other people are doing it. I recommend this approach. You learn a lot.

Don’t forget to rate and comment. I was told it’s good for your skin and my ego! Not to mention SEO!

PS: Fotopub Festival of Documentary Photography is starting today and I’ll do some reports from there. See you!

Fotopub 2011 – interview with Mike Lusmore and Rebecca Harley

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Fotopub festival of documentary photography is starting in ten days and this is an interview with mentors for multimedia Mike Lusmore and Rebecca Harley from UK.
Links: http://www.fotopub.com
http://www.rebeccaharley.com/
http://www.mikelusmore.com/

PS: Few days ago I’ve forgot to embed a video podcast on Mladina’s special issue “Interviews 2011“. I’ve updated the post and if you didn’t saw it on Youtube or on Facebook, I recommend to check it out. LINK.

Fotopub 2011 / enroll now, learn for eternity

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Fotopub festival of documentary photography 2011 from Dušan Josip Smodej on Vimeo.

Fotopub Festival of documentary photography is starting soon! See you there!

What would we do without an army – a short film from Fotopub 2010

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This is a video that I’ve made on Fotopub workshop under mentorship of Anna Stevens and Ervin Hladnik Milharčič. Anna Stevens is responsible for multi-vision production of PANOS pictures and Ervin Hladnik Milharčič is a journalistic legend. I learn greatly working with Anna and her direction in narration of movie and technical tips were really valuable. Ervin Hladnih Milharčič had a workshop on how to write a reportage and although I didn’t succeed in writing a reportage text, I used his tips in shaping narration of the story. One of his great tips was to write a reportage in a shape of scorpion. First pair of pincers to grab readers attention, followed (organically) with the rest of the body; head, body, legs and on the end a sting, that in reportage should be something worth remembering. I made this video with that in mind. I intend to develop it more, since it’s going along with a petition of Mladina weekly to demilitarize Slovenia.

I used Nikon D3s, iMovie, Garage Band and QuickTime.

Fotopub Festival 2010 – sneak peak

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Written by Borut Peterlin

26 July, 2010 at 14:07

Fotopub Festival starts tomorrow, Monday 26th of Jully 2010

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Tomorrow is an opening of Fotopub 2010, Festival of documentary photography. Here is a program of the festival.

Monday, 26.7.2010
19.00 – Opening of Fotopub Festival
Gallery Simulaker, Vrhovčeva ul. 1a, Novo mesto
21.00 – talk by Espen Rasmussen
Atrij LokalPatriot

Tuesday, 27.7.2010
20.30 – talk by Rombout Oomen
21.30 – talk by Jocelyn Bain Hogg
Atrij LokalPatriot

Wednesday, 28.7.2010
20.30 – talk by Stefan Verwer
21.30 – talk by Arne Hodalič
Atrij LokalPatriot

Thursday, 29.7.2010
16.00 – Tribunal
Galerija Simulaker
20.30 – Multivision projection
Muzejski vrtovi

Friday, 30.7.2010
20.30 – talk by Bruno de Cock
21.30 – talk by Philip Blenkinsop
Atrij LokalPatriot

Sathurday, 31.7.2010
20.30 – Final projection of Fotopub workshop
Atrij LokalPatriot

HERE is a link for more information about exhibition and FOtopub.

New Striptiz portrait – Uroš Abram

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Striptiz, creative portrait rubric of Mladina weekly.

Uroš Abram is a student of Famu academy and he’s exhibiting his work in Simulaker gallery in Novo mesto. He’s exhibiting pictures that were taken by camera obscura. His camera obscura is actually his mouth. He out a piece of photographic paper in his mouth, holding a lens cap with a hole between his lips and then exposing the paper about a minute or so, then he’s reproducing paper on film and then exposing prints. Prints are not ordinary, but are handmade with liquid light emulsion on canvas and old fashionably developed in darkroom. It looks really cool.

About the picture.
It’s a straight shot. No digital manipulation. Inspired by Joe McNally’s cover picture of a book The Moment it Clicks. We went to a glass cutter (or how do you call them) company Steklarstvo Andreja Solkan s.p. (they are great) and in their junkyard I took few broken mirrors. Uroš put a mirror in his mouth and he was holding a large mirror in front of his face, while I was observing how reflection of his face reflects in a second mirror. I was not expecting much, but suddenly I saw a point of view that was working, so we went to Mladina editorial office were we took the final picture. No special lightning techniques. Just a SB900 with a softbox above right and some light from SB800 bouncing from a wall on the left side. Nevertheless I had some problems with a composition. You can imagine that it’s hard to get everything correctly mirrored, but the hardest was how to include the eye in the frame, so composition would work. I took more then fifty images, trying with different apertures (depth of field), different angles of the face, viewpoints, etc… It just didn’t felt right. I knew I’m missing something, but I didn’t know what. Then I rotated the camera and suddenly everything was on it’s place. A true magic :-)
PS: Uroš Abram is also a mentor at Fotopub festival.

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PS: Uroš Abram is also a mentor at Fotopub festival.

Fotopub 2010 – interview with Chris de Bode

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