Organizer: Sveta Butko

Photography Forum 2019!

We are proud to announce the start of ticket sales for the first photography forum!

Interesting lectures by the leading photographers from Israel and around the world are waiting for you. Also in the program: a lecture by a photography equipment expert, for the first time for Israel photographers – a lecture by a copyright lawyer,  and more!!!

There also a surprise is waiting for you  – you only need to bring a camera and a portrait lens – we will photograph!!!

All the profits from the event will be donated to the Chance4Life –  Association for saving children with cancer.

Nadav Bagim
Itai Monnickendam
Dima Valershtein
Sigal Cohen
Assaf Cohen Sidon
Benny Livshitz
Sveta Butko

The lecturers:

Nadav Bagim – photographer and macro and nature photography lecturer at photography schools, at  conferences and various events. “Even as a child, I was exposed to the vast variety of small creatures that live around us, I learned that what happens on a small leaf can be just as fascinating as what happens in the savannah in Africa and even more! My photos, which show those small models in a different light, were published in Israel and around the world and gained amazing reactions. The next challenge for me is to teach this knowledge and ability to document that small and wonderful world so the students will know how to tell the story of our little neighbors.”

Itai Monnickendam – landscape and travel photographer, one of the leaders in the field of landscape photography in Israel. Guide for photography workshops and tours in demand in Israel and around the world. His intense passion for photography led him to get to know remote areas of the globe and present unique stories and uncompromising photographs. His works were published in magazines and newspapers, won awards and were presented in a number of solo exhibitions in Israel and around the world. In combination with the love for sharing knowledge and years of training, Itai aims to instill a culture of preserving the disappearing natural resources and developing an eye for creativity, as a way of life.

Dima Valershtein – a graduate of the Dimension College, with 15 years of experience in studio photography and commercial photography, also active in the field of art. The works of art were presented in solo exhibitions. Dima participated in numerous group exhibitions in Israel and abroad. He also works with commercial clients, museums and magazines.

Sigal Cohen – photographer and hiker. In recent years she specializes mainly in nature photography, but at the same time she photographs in other areas including: landscape, macro, extreme and cultures. Her photographs won international photography competitions and were published in National Geographic and other magazines in the world and in Israel. “Ever since I can remember I’ve been taking pictures and seeing the world through the lens of my camera. Photography allows me to connect with nature in all its power and splendor down to its most delicate veins.” Mother of three lovely daughters, lawyer in a government company.

Assaf Cohen Sidon – Attorney. Assaf holds an LLB degree in Law and Government, specializing in conflict resolution on behalf of the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya. Owner of a law firm in the field of copyright, startups and entrepreneurship. Represents many photographers in enforcing their rights in cases of using images without permission and without credit.

Benny Livshitz – Lecturer in a photography course for beginners at Sveta Butko’s photography school. Expert in photographic equipment with more than 15 years of experience.

Sveta Butko – children and family photographer. Lectures and gives photography workshops in Israel and around the world. Her photographs were published in local and international magazines, presented in international exhibitions. Her works were selected by Canon Russia for presentation in its online galleries. Her works are also exhibited at the prestigious British Art Agency. “I think photographing is like talking to the hearts”.

The event program:

19:00 –  registration for the lottery, refreshments, surprise

20:00 – Itai Monnickendam – “When the forecast is bleak, the camera comes out” -Tips for landscape photography in extremely difficult weather conditions.

20:15 – Benny Livshitz – “A camera for every purpose(?)” – Adapting equipment to a specific field of photography without excessive expenses.

20:30 – Dima Vallershtein- “A common language in commercial photography” – how to achieve understanding between a commercial photographer and a client.

20:45 – Nadav Bagim- “Creating magical worlds on the table at home – creative macro photography”.

21:10 – Break

21:30 – Assaf Cohen Sidon- “All rights reserved(?)”.

21:45 – Sigal Cohen- “What makes nature photography a winning one” – tips for successful nature photography.

22:00-Sveta Butko- “Composition as a tool to convey emotion” – to speak in a photographic language with people’s hearts.

22:20 – Lottery