However, in this “grey” area, there are professionals who do lead the way because they have become successful in this profession for many years. They have also stood for their own personal style , they have been able to evolve through the years and adapt to all the drastic changes that have happened in the photography world, and they have had the recognition of the industry. Most of all, they have inspired thousands of photographers.
This is what the Eyes in Progress’ workshops are about. Be inspired , be creative .
To get feedback from one of these professionals is a once in a lifetime opportunity : to be able to work with them, to hear about their experiences, as well as being able to define a personal project together, are all things that should be taken seriously because it could be a life changing experience.
Of course, you need to make the most of it. Before the workshop starts, I always tell the students to try hard , to be proactive , to get involved and above all to be fearless . This is not an academic course. This is not the moment to take great photographs. This is the moment to experiment. You should approach the workshop like a sponge.
The workshops are also always a great opportunity to connect with others. Photographers usually work alone and so these moments are important in order to get feedback from other people with different backgrounds and levels.
Why should you attend an Eyes in Progress’ workshop?
There are all kinds of photography workshops around. One of the things that makes Eyes in Progress stand out is that the masters of photography are part of the program. Something these masters of photography all have in common is to be top professionals in their field and internationally famous.
Secondly, it was important to me to create an intimate experience and thus to ensure great quality in the personal relationships, which is why there are only 9 places in an Eyes in Progress’s workshop and no more.
Also, I wanted to give the participants the opportunity to be able to show their work after the workshop, be it something they have worked on during the workshop or beforehand, to give them a showcase to exhibit to their family, friends and professional contacts.
Finally, each participant will receive a published review of one of their portfolios by a professional image buyer , either an exhibition curator, a picture editor, a journalist, or a photo gallery director. Obtaining this additional point of view from the image buyer, can be very interesting for the student and help him find the right direction in his photography.”
Véronique Sutra, CEO & Founder of Eyes in Progress.