Travel Photography Workshop

Vancouver BC, Jan 2018

I had the pleasure of taking another course from Myriam and Massimo recently.  The Travel Photography course was very in depth with didactic,  hand on street photography and critiques.  It totally changed how I will approach telling my story on travel through photography, from the pre research, on site tips, shot list, how to make it better , composition, light etc.  They both have an uncanny talent for seeing the shot before you take it and a strong passion to help you to understand the craft.  They have very strong skills to get in right in camera, vs extended post production. They most certainly see with a professional eye. Super course.

Garry Lunn

BC, Canada

Street Photography Workshop

Vancouver BC, Dec 2017

I had the pleasure of spending a day in the company of Myriam and Massimo in Vancouver, BC, in a workshop they offered on street photography. They were both passionate about sharing their knowledge with the students present. The group was small and individual attention superb. The best part for me was the hands on directing of point of view and compositional guidance on the spot and to the point. Myriam and Massimo did not carry cameras themselves and focused 100 percent on giving all their energy to their students. They are talented, committed and accomplished photographers. It was such a pleasure meeting them experiencing their generosity and inspirational personalities. The learning environment was focused on the needs of the individuals wanting to improve their photographic approach. My description of them as teachers-giving, sincere, generous, knowledgeable, technically helpful, passionate about photography and focused on the needs of others.

Gaye Leggat

BC, Canada

Street Photography Workshop

Vancouver BC, Dec 2017

I learned subtle, many valuable things about photography. From Myriam I got a lot of value about the importance of interacting and connecting with subjects, especially by observing the quality of her work during the lecture. From Massimo I learned very subtle things, especially by observing him during the field. I’ve never seen such a wise approach in photography before, truly honoring the reputation of being a Nat Geo photographer. This was very inspiring for me as I want to become one myself.
Oh and beyond photography, I’d like to thank Massimo for enduring my questions about Nat Geo, without showing any signs of annoyance. Perhaps this was the most valuable lesson. He seemed genuinely helpful in all aspects.

Markos Tetradis

Athens, Greece

Street Photography Workshop

Vancouver BC, Dec 2017

I lead a street photography group on the west coast, and I'm always teaching; always learning.
I count myself one of the fortunate ones. Massimo Bassano and Myriam Casper gave me the new kick that I needed.
Massimo considers himself to be a people photographer, and his humanistic side came through.

I enjoyed his humor; I enjoyed his willingness to share.

Myriam conveyed a connection to her subjects; the desire to know more about the subject. 

Both showed that it's one thing to take a photo; it's another to be creative about it.
It was a great experience. Thank you both.

Bill Green

Street Photographers West

Street Photography Workshop

Vancouver BC, Nov 2017

I liked the format of this course. The lecture material was direct and included a lot of examples. Myriam and Massimo were open to questions and discussion as we went through the material. The practical part of the course was fantastic. We sent our time in the neighborhood and Massimo and Myriam know people who were open to us coming in and taking photos. I especially enjoyed how they would teach me and offer suggestions as I took photos. The are great company and the whole day was fun, friendly and full of learning.

Michael A. Shevloff

B.C. Canada

Street Photography Workshop

Vancouver BC, Nov 2017

Myriam & Massimo, thanks again for the workshop this weekend. I had a specific approach to street photography in my head, and you two took it in a different direction, with much more interest in sharing space and moments with your subjects. You both looked at my shots as I took them, giving suggestions to composition and approach, and kept us shooting, working with a subject until the "best" photo from that scene emerged naturally in front of us. 

Shawn Bauche

SK, Canada

Street Photography Workshop

Vancouver BC, Oct 2017

Looking through the lens in a new light, and interacting with courage thanks to the terrific instruction of @massibassano  and @myriamcasper. If you get a chance to take a course with these @natgeo veterans, don't hesitate!

Yarko

BC, Canada

Gastown Street Photography Walk

Vancouver BC, Aug 2017

3 hours Street Photography Walk with Myriam taught me more than the last 20 yrs! My biggest obstacle was on how to approach and photograph people on the streets. It is a long practice process but I am very happy to say that since the teaching I have successfully approached many people and always with very positive reactions. I recommend this Photography Walk to anyone at any level.  The instant feedback and direction on how to make it better was very valuable. When I am out photographing on my own I still hear Myriam's critics, allowing me to reframe and take a better photograph!

Christian Wolfgang 

B.C. Canada

Storytelling Photography Workshop

Vancouver BC, July 2017

Spending 4 days learning about photography with Massimo Bassano and Myriam Casper was the opportunity of a lifetime.  I particular enjoyed that both of them pushed me to create my best work in ways I couldn’t have imagined.  As storytellers their approach to photography is very people focused which means getting involved with my subjects so I can learn the story my photographs will tell.  From now on I will be watching the edges and getting closer with much less time spent post processing.  Their humour and warmth ensured this was a really positive experience.  I will be practicing what I learned from them for many years to come.

Betty Johnston 

B.C. Canada

Street Photography Workshop

Vancouver BC, Jul 2017

Thank you so much for a great day of street photography. I really enjoyed. This was my first venture into this type of photography so a steep learning curve for me. And I learned so much and it was so neat to see you both in your element.  You, Massimo and Myriam, are such pro’s at what you do and so comfortable with the scene. You are both so giving of your talents and I really appreciate all the feedback. You were very patient and very hands on, so I came away a lot more confident and understanding of the craft. It was great to watch you in action and feed off your energy. Really enjoyed the time and learned so much.

This may sound a bit silly but I did learn some life lessons from you both through observation. I too have built my career on one to one contact and creating relationships over the last 40 years. But as time passes, one can get lazy, and when I saw you with your enthusiasm in what you do, a regeneration of my desire to be more ”curious” as you say.  Thank you. 

Garry Lunn 

B.C Canada

Street Photography Workshop

Vancouver BC, Jul 2017

Just a note to say how much I enjoyed the street photography workshop I did with you both on July 9th (i attended with my brother).  I was so tired by the end of the day - which was good - I was pushed out of my comfort zone and worked hard to connect with the people I photographed.  I learned it is okay to ask someone for the photograph and I also learned to trust in their response and my instincts and stick with the person to take several shots.  It was a great day.

Chris PH 

BC, Canada

Visual Storytelling Photography Workshop

Vancouver BC, Aug 2016

I first met Myriam Casper at VFS, where she was my photography teacher. I soon fell in love with her pictures. For me her pictures are really strong and through some of them you can see Myriam’s rebellious personality.

I learn from Myriam that there’s a difference between pretty pictures for “wallpapers or postals” and interesting pictures that tell a story.

I took the the three day photography workshop, “Visual Storytelling” with Myriam Casper and Massimo Bassano.

I really enjoyed the workshop! A fantastic opportunity to learn from great photographers.

 

What I loved the most about the workshop was that I got full attention from the coaches, you get tips and feedback while you are on the shooting and also after.

 

The most valuable lesson I got from the workshop was to always plan what your story is going to be about, so when you are taking the pictures you know what your focus is.

 

Never be afraid to talk to the people you are photographing, and do some research before your shoot. Your pictures will be more interesting and you will built a connection with your subject. 

I loved the workshop. 

Photography is more than getting pretty pictures. Is about capturing a picture that tells a story, you can play with perspective and techniques along the way.

Daniella Olea

Mexico City

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