Nude and Fashion in Chernobyl

Monday 5th of August 2019 to Friday 9th 2019

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EVENT DESCRIPTION

Few years after the incident, I visited for the first time the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone with my camera. It’s pretty hard to describe the overall atmosphere I experienced during this trip. At that time was not possible wandering around at all, Touristic tour of area was simply un-thinkable ! Armed guards, and patrols was assuring no activity capable to spread the radioactive pollution. Radiation exposure reach quickly to dangerous levels. Was something different… it is the ZONE !

Thirty years after the fallout, while men still stay away, the forests, the animals, the plants, everything is thriving, revived by nature.

Chernobyl Story

At 1:24 AM local time, 40-60 seconds after commencing the experiment, two large explosions at Chernobyl nuclear power plant took place. According to some accident investigators, taking off all the absorbing sticks from the active zone of the reactor, together with the reactor’s growing power capacity, the crash was unavoidable.

It was recorded that safety systems were shut off or even out of service at the time of the initial explosion and the explosion of steam and hydrogen blew the 1200 ton cover of the reactor and destroyed the roof. After a few seconds there came the second explosion.

According to several independent studies, while the first explosion was normal – chemical, the second explosion with the burning of the prompt neutrons, it had characteristics of a nuclear explosion with a yield of 0.3 kilotons (equal to around 300 tons of TNT). According to witnesses the first explosion was followed by a red blaze and the second explosion had a light-blue blaze, after which a mushroom cloud rose above the reactor.

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Chernobyl Images – Which Camera ?

Some of the best images of Chernobyl are taken with high-end and expensive DSLR cameras, but that doesn’t mean that a cheaper camera can’t produce great images, too. To achieve dramatic results and take artistic pictures, use a camera’s manual settings with a long exposure to produce images of expelled speed in an otherwise still location. The images produced with either a basic or advanced camera have the same desired effect; they show that the user was there and they record what the user saw. That view can often be subjective by the settings which were selected, but the sentiment is always the same. Taking a Chernobyl photography tour can enhance and improve your skills at recording time, using whatever camera you have you can take photography classes inside the zone. Meanwhile, have a look at photos taken by others from a variety of cameras and experience their journeys.

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Safety

There are still radioactive places in the Chernobyl zone, although the levels are now a fraction of the radiation levels from the year 1986. Much of the radioactive isotopes have gone deeper into the soil – every year they travel about one centimeter deeper into the earth. Although there are areas of the Chernobyl exclusion […]

 

WHO IS THIS WORKSHOP FOR ?

Tuition and advice will be given on location so you'll learn loads, dedicate time to photography with like minded people and come home with hundreds of exciting images

OBJECTIVES

This workshop is aimed at photographers looking to expand their own capabilities whilst creating portfolio grade commercial images. Shooting in an harsh environment like Iceland can be a challenging experience and this workshop is aimed at overcoming any obstacles to ensure you produce great work no matter what the conditions.

  • learn to work with unpredictable weather and the challenging environment to get pro grade landscape photography

  • harness ambient light advanced exposure techniques and a full set of photographic filter.

  • harness ambient light to shoot models in location

  • modulate ambient light with filters to achieve top grade model pictures in location

 

PRICE, DEPOSIT AND BOOKING

FromMonday 5th of August 2019 to Friday 9th 2019 The total cost of the workshop is £2999 per person. To reserve your place you will need to pay a £999 non refundable deposit. The balance of £2000 must be paid in full by 15th of June 2010.

You can also pay the full prince now and get the Early Bird offer £100 discount. This offer is valid until 31st of December 2018.

Maximum number of participants: 6

If you require more information please don’t hesitate to call or email.

Booking this workshop indicates you have read and confirmed the Terms and Conditions of Booking.

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WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE PRICE ?

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  • All photography tuition and mentoring

  • Two models session arranged in different days

  • Accommodation in double room

  • Transport and entry fees to national parks.

Not included in the tour price: 

  • Travel and equipment insurance.

  • Visas

  • International travel to and from Iceland


Me and my team will combine our academic and professional experiences with our network to create a dynamic workshop that would fit better today's pragmatic times.

Please note, the schedule is not binding and it is subject to change according to restrictions issued by the Chernobyl exclusion zone management

 

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DAY 1

8:00 Departure – Kiev Central Railway station (Meeting point: KFC restaurant)
10:00 Arrival at the Dityatky checkpoint (watching English documentaries about the Chernobyl accident on the way)
10:30 Entering the Chernobyl exclusion zone and excursion start
11:00 Check-in in the (newly build) hotel in Chernobyl (rooms of 2, 3 and 4 persons)
12:00 Tailored workshop program
17:30 Dosimetric control
17:45 Shop stop
18:00 Dinner in Chernobyl – new canteen, traditional Ukrainian meals
19:00 Photography editing lesson (classroom)
21:00 free program

 

DAy 2

6:00 Tailored workshop program (Sunrise photo shooting)
8:00 Breakfast in Chernobyl – new canteen, traditional Ukrainian meals
9:00 Tailored workshop program
13:00 Lunch in Chernobyl – new canteen, traditional Ukrainian meals
14:00 Tailored workshop program
17:30 Dosimetric control
18:00 Dinner in Chernobyl – new canteen, traditional Ukrainian meals
19:00 Photography editing lesson
21:00 free program

 
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DAY 3 

8:00 Breakfast in Chernobyl – new canteen, traditional Ukrainian meals
9:00 Tailored workshop program
13:00 Lunch in Chernobyl – new canteen, traditional Ukrainian meals
14:00 Tailored workshop program
17:30 Dosimetric control
18:00 Dinner in Chernobyl – new canteen, traditional Ukrainian meals
19:00 Tailored workshop program (sunset photo shooting)
21:30 Dosimetric Control
22:00 free program

 
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DAY 4

8:00 Breakfast in Chernobyl – new canteen, traditional Ukrainian meals
9:00 Tailored workshop program
13:00 Lunch in Chernobyl – new canteen, traditional Ukrainian meals
14:00 Tailored workshop program
16:30 Dosimetric control
17:00 Dinner in Chernobyl – new canteen, traditional Ukrainian meals
18:00 Photography editing lesson
21:00 free program

 
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DAY 5

8:00 Breakfast in Chernobyl – new canteen, traditional Ukrainian meals
9:00 Tailored workshop program
13:00 Lunch in Chernobyl – new canteen, traditional Ukrainian meals
14:00 Hotel check-out
14:30 Photography editing lesson (classroom)
16:30 Dosimetric control, leaving Chernobyl exclusion zone
18:30 Arrival to Kiev – Central railway station

 

AFTER THE COURSE

PICTURE REVISION -  After the course I will perform with you an individual review of your images to help you to selected few to print. Students need to provide a presentation of a minimum ten minutes showing a max of  200 pre-selected images ( please do not select double or triple images showing the same subject ). 

Please note : this will be not a group session but for maximum two students at time, then a specific schedule will be set for this final lesson..

 

 

Just a few people every year are able to participate in a workshop in Chernobyl and Pripyat and really cherish the atmosphere which cannot be described in words. The route of this photographic workshop tour is designed to avoid almost all of the places with a higher radiation level, or visit places with a higher radiation (still not harmful to one’s health) that is shrunk to a minimum. This tour is safe; the amount of radiation during the five days spent in the Chernobyl zone will not exceed 20 microsieverts – non harmful dose of radiation.