Photography Masterclass

Photographic Experience


Season 1 - Session 2


9 & 10 february 2019, Belgium, Edegem

Normal Academy presents the very first workshops of Bart Ramakers open to private individuals, devoted to the nude, the narration and the staging.


On the 9 & 10 february 2018, Maestro Ramakers will share with you and seven other students his techniques and his experiences, will reveal to you the secrets of his decors and his lightning games. You will have the privilege to learn in an exceptional surrounding at the Neuf castle, in Edegem, Belgium.


.2 days ultimate experience

.the advice of the most creative and photographic talents

.2 professional models and some extras

.The decors of a cinema set installed just for you

.A whole 3 levels castle, the garden, the lake ...

.MUA, Hair and assistants to help you get the best results: the most beautiful picture.


One day with Bart Ramakers
Saturday 9 and sunday 10 february 2019


During his masterclass "setting the scene",  in Anvers, Bart Ramakers will take us to an enchanting 18th century castle. The walls and floors are telling us stories of lived lives and loves. The objective of this masterclass is to observe and create while having a feedback on your artistic approach and your picture. This is all about spending a whole day of shooting with Bart Ramakers and his team. Plunge into the creative process; from elaborating ideas to artistic influences and notions of art history, examining elements of the set and the lightning, from composition to risk taking.

Bart Ramakers will teach you his fundamental knowledge, he will share his experience so as to shape your career as a photographer; he will emphasise on inspirations, motivations and little details which make a difference, and and aspects drawing the attention of editors and gallerists.


As a photographer and art historian, working in fine arts and business, he will share his experience, secrets and methods; He will tell you the genuine and complex story of the process of shooting and selection. You will take the time to shoot yourself, guided by the Master himself and by a team at your disposal to help you out and leave with your photograph.






-Language: French or english

-Location: Edegem, Belgium

-Required level: intermediate to professional

-Required material: participants must come with their own material and ready to shoot: digital camera ( reflex or hybrid body and lens), battery, charger, memory card.

What is included:

-The Masterclass at the beginning of the day

-A French caterer buffet, breakfast, coffee, lunch in the castle with the team and the Master

What isn't included:
What isn't included:-Not being legally authorised to offer accommodation proposals, it will not be included in the workshop. Nevertheless we can advice you and guide you to the closest hotels, hostels or Bed and Breakfasts.

-The cost of transportation to the workshop location

-All insurance for stolen or broken material during the Experience ​ Or Dries Dali + 33 6 44 68 54 32, from monday to friday, 2pm to 6pm



On the programme (conceived and realised under the artistic direction of the Master himself):


- prepare an extraordinary photographic painting

- develop, mature and shape an artistic idea: how to create your own world

- make the difference between a model placed in a decor and the creation of a narrative scene

- collaborate with the Master's models and direct them so that surpass themselves (2 models on site)

- the balance between technique and energy, organisation and improvisation

- image processing, business/artistic choices 

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