Workshops and Learning

Dasha Pears creative photography workshops
Dasha Pears conceptual photography workshops
Dasha Pears conceptual portrait photography workshops

I love teaching and sharing my experience in photography. I am available for group workshops worldwide. I also offer online and in-person portfolio reviews, online lessons and individual in-person mentoring sessions in Helsinki, Finland and according to my travel schedule. 

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Upcoming Workshops

Helsinki - 15.10 - mini-workshop in English

Creative Photography Shooting Session


Tallinn - 11-12.11.2017

Мастер-класс: Сказочно-концептуальная фотография

Milan - Como - 7-8.04.2018

Creative Photography Workshop


Tallinn - 14-15.04.2018

Creative Photography Workshop


Typical Conceptual Photography Workshop Program

DAY ONE: Inspiration, Preparations, Shooting 




Shaping​ ​your​ ​ideas​ ​and​ ​learning​ ​to​ ​appreciate​ ​the​ ​feeling​ ​of​ ​your​ ​surroundings.​ ​In particular,​ ​learning​ ​to​ ​eliminate​ ​unnecessary​ ​elements​ ​and​ ​focusing​ ​on​ ​the​ ​core concept;

-  Step-by-Step​ ​Shooting​ ​Prep:​ ​Choosing​ ​the​ ​right​ ​location,​ ​models,​ ​wardrobe​ ​and props;

-  Planning​ ​and​ ​‘The​ ​decisive​ ​moment’-​ ​Is​ ​there​ ​space​ ​for​ ​spontaneity​ ​in​ ​a​ ​fine​ ​art photo​ ​shoot?

-  Working​ ​with​ ​a​ ​team​ ​(make-up​ ​artists,​ ​decorators,​ ​hair-stylists​ ​and​ ​assistants);

- Shooting-​ ​Capturing​ ​two​ ​Scenes:

Stage​ ​1-​ ​Demonstrations​ ​by​ ​me​ ​personally
Stage​ ​2-​ ​Opportunity​ ​for​ ​participants​ ​to​ ​shoot​ ​two​ ​ready-made​ ​scenes. (Everything​ ​required​ ​such​ ​as​ ​the​ ​wardrobe,​ ​model​ ​and​ ​props​ ​will​ ​be​ ​provided and​ ​in​ ​place).

-  Participants​ ​will​ ​then​ ​be​ ​given​ ​an​ ​assignment​ ​to​ ​complete. 


 DAY TWO: Post-processing 




- Short-listing the best shots;
Follow​ ​me​ ​through​ ​the​ ​actual​ ​development​ ​process​ ​of​ ​my​ ​images:​ ​using​ ​software, filters​ ​and​ ​plug-ins;

-  Looking​ ​through​ ​and​ ​discussing​ ​the​ ​images​ ​taken​ ​from​ ​the​ ​Photography​ ​session​ ​on Day​ ​One;

- Find​ ​out​ ​how​ ​my​ ​photographs​ ​were​ ​made​

- Q&A​ ​session;

- Portfolio-reviews.




Feedback on My Workshops

Workshop with Dasha Pears in Helsinki - by Rita Miklán

Creative Photography Workshop by Dasha Pears - by Willow Visuals

Viikonlopun workshop (in Finnish) - by Annika Liinanki

Inspiraatioviikko (in Finnish) - by Anna Wallendahr

Creative Shooting Session with Dasha Pears (in Finnish) - by Sofia Virtanen