The Pentaprisma Manifest

There're many different types of photography school and each one uses a different pedagogic method. The method we use in Pentaprisma is based on the following manifest. A manifest with 5 points, as many as faces a pentaprism has. We take this manifest at face value for anything we do.

1. Do what you love doing

Life is too short to spend it doing things you don't like. Above that, if you work in the educational field, how can you expect your students to get excited with a topic if you are not?

2. Help others reach their dreams

This might sound generous, but it's not. It's actually pretty selfish. There's no money in the world to pay what you feel when, at the end of a course, a participant tells you that you have helped him to grow as a person.

3. Don't settle

There're always better ways to do things. The key is to work hard to improve. We know we are not the best photography school around, but we do our best and we will try hard to bring out the best of you. 

4. Be curious 

Curiosity leads to discovering and photography is directly related to discovering. When you arrive to a location you need to scan it thoroughly to discover all its hidden treasures. No curiosity? No good photos.

5. Whatever you do, it has to be fun

All the other points need to be coupled with this last one; it has to be fun. Learning is way better if you have fun on the way. So is teaching. So is living.  

 

 
I am happy I chose you to open the door of photography world for me and I hope to learn from you again along my journey.
— Inbal Ganot
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Who are Pentaprisma 

Pentaprisma is one of the sons of this couple of photographers, Sara and Tomás. Their other son is Alejandro, the engine that keeps them moving.

 
 
Sara Yun. Photographer
 

Sara Yun

Although I'm originally from Gran Canaria, I was raised first in the United States and then in Madrid, where I studied a Degree in Directing, Production, and Video Journalism at CEV.

My personal work is dedicated to the creation of photo projects that condemn social injustices. By exhibiting these series, offering lectures or having my work published in different media I try to give voice to these invisible heroes.

Parallel to this, my interest for experimental photography has led me to design a range of photography workshops where I invite attendants to explore new ways of expression. 

Want to know more about me? Have a look at my personal site.

WWW.SARAYUN.COM

 
 
Tomás Correa. Photographer
 

Tomás Correa

I was born and raised in Gran Canaria, in Spain, where I did my photography studies. In the mid-nineties I moved to Berlin to continue studying and get a wider view on photography. I felt in love with Berlin right away. 

With more than 20 years experience as a photographer, my work has received awards in various prestigious contests and has been exhibited at different museums and galleries (view full list). 

At the moment I split my time between Berlin and Gran Canaria working on my personal photo series and helping others improve their photography skills through my photo workshops.

Want to know more about me? Have a look at my personal site.

WWW.TOMASCORREA.COM

 

Pentawhat?

A pentaprism is key part of single-lens reflex cameras. Thanks to it, the photographer can accurately see through the viewfinder what the sensor is going to record after realising the shutter button. Before the arrival of pentaprisms, framing results where totally random.

Join the Pentaprisma Photography School to start knowing what you are doing beforehand. Randomness will belong to the past!

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Get in touch!

Anything you want to tell us? Drop us a line! We will be happy to answer you as soon as possible, usually less than 24 hours.

 

GRAN CANARIA
Guillermo Santana Rivero, 1 - 3C
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
35012 - Spain
+34 609 833 559
Monday to Friday / 09:00 to 17:00 h.

BERLIN
Fuldastr. 60
Berlin
12043 - Germany
+49 157 3523 3273
Monday to Friday / 09:00 to 17:00 h.

EMAIL: pentaprisma@tomascorrea.com

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