Over the weekend, more than 30 photographers attended Samo Vidic’s Action Sports Workshop in Bohinj, Slovenia. For three days participants explored various techniques under masters of the genre such as Vladimir Rys, Marcel Lämmerhirt, Aljoša Rebolj, Bor Dobrin and Matjaž Očko.
The workshop covered a wide variety of practical skills from locations that included a kicker on the slopes of Vogel ski resort to an underwater shoot in a pool. During the action-packed weekend, students were exposed to the invaluable methodology of the pros, with presentations about Lightroom skills to handling a giant client like Red Bull or Getty, dealing with models or setting up fashion movies and continuous lighting.
“The students really enjoyed every single day of it but they worked their asses off after they figured what an amazing bunch of photographers we had,” Vidic said. A range of subjects was covered, sometimes all at once.
“At one point Marcel Lämmerhirt was busy demonstrating setting up creative options of lighting in the field, whilst pointing out how you should be thinking about a wider audience to buy your photographs,” said Vidic.
He added: “The whole weekend was amazing, but the underwater shoot was a story in itself — underwater gear, light syncing, 30 students having one-on-one time with a model who dived under a couple of hundred times dressed up in floating materials... Can you imagine?”
The workshop sold out quickly but Vidic is promising to organize more in the future. “We're now even more ambitious about the next workshop,” he said. For more info and updates follow Samo Vidic’s Facebook page or the website.