Schachner’s body of personal work focuses on her interest in the complexities of human communication and language as channeled through the eyes, mouth and ears. Her work can be defined as conceptual and experimental art – giving a rational interpretation of her subjects’ disrupted communication.
Schachner’s photos are taken with a medium format camera and an SLR 35mm digital camera. Together with her experimentation of processing methods and black and white photography, she presents her audience with a different reality, a different way of seeing, evoking psychological states – and connecting the audience with her subjects in unexpected ways.
In her commercial work, Schachner takes great care to create a laid back and fun atmosphere, using music, non-studio locations and props to make her subjects feel at ease in front of her camera. As a mother of three, she is especially skillful at candid shoots with children who quickly forget the camera is even there at all! Her aim is to capture the spontaneous moment and deliver beautiful, but realistic and artful images.
She is always keen to work on new projects and challenges.
When she’s not behind the lens, Schachner is spreading her passion for photography and art through Art Gallery Tours and Talks as well as in the classroom to her students.
As a novice photographer, I found Calanit’s introduction to photography interesting and informative. The technical content (shutter speed, aperture control and ISO setting), along with the exercises in the classroom and on the streets, were presented at just the right level.
Calanit made it fun, informative and interesting and I enjoyed the fact that we spent time putting theory into practice by going out to different locations.
I now feel I have better knowledge of my camera and will enjoy experimenting with different settings – definitely not AUTO! on my upcoming trip to South America.
If I can I will try to attend one of Calanit’s future sessions.
Thank you, Calanit, for making me feel more confident with my camera. This Thursday is the last class and I feel so sad about it. You aren’t only a good photographer but also an amazing person.
Even though I knew before signing up that perhaps I was a bit more advanced than the target group, I found the Intermediate Photography course stimulating – Calanit set interesting projects and exercises which gave me the motivation I was looking for to go out and start using my camera again rather than leaving it at the back of the cupboard for holidays and special occasions. I also enjoyed interaction with other keen photographers. Watching the others on the course I could see that in addition to leading the class as a group Calanit was also giving help and encouragement on an individual basis as required. I would be happy to recommend the course to anyone familiar with the basics but wanting to move on to the next level.
Having just completed Calanit’s Intermediate Photography Course at JW3, I can honestly say that I feel a far more confident and competent as a photographer. Calanit managed to challenged us each week by directing our focus as photographers, using many different London locations. We experienced photographing architecture, dance, landscapes and street life, rising to Calanit’s challenge of “photograph Pink things” we suddenly we found ourselves chasing after pink bags or shoes around the streets of Camden, what a fun way to loose all photographic inhibitions! I enjoyed this course very much and look forward to being challenged by Calanit on further courses.
Before my introductory class with Calanit, I was intimidated by my camera, afraid to venture outside shooting in Auto and worried I would mistakenly change some critical settings that I wouldn’t be able to change back. after just 8 short weeks I am now excited for any chance to pull out my camera and love experimenting across all the different settings it has! Learning from Calanit is very easy, pressure-free and fun. Classes were always dynamic and engaging-covering a new technique and terms, with time for practical exercise and always ending with her personal critique and positive feedback of your work, that class and from homework assignments. She made the camera and assignments seem approachable and her comments and encouragements on our work made me view the photographs I take in ways I never did before. you can tell how passionate she is about photography and teaching; and her enthusiasm is contagious. I very much look forward to practicing all my new skills and taking the next level course with Calanit!
Wonderful class! I learnt allot and had fun! Thank you Calanit for a fun and interesting class! I enjoyed it allot!
Thank you for the introduction to photography! it was fun and a lovely group of people
A Big Thank you ! I now feel more confident then ever taking pictures with my SLR digital Camera. It was such a wonderful course! I hope to see you on your next intermediate course.
Thank you for the class, it was great fun! I think the Penny is finally starting to drop! it was great learning about the digital camera fundamentals! and shooting out and about in London.
We just received our pictures back from Calanit, and feel overwhelmed with joy! These are the most amazing pictures of our girls we have ever seen. Calanit has a gift for capturing beauty , love and happiness. We will treasure these pictures forever. Calanit, Thank you so much!
Calanit took some photographs for us of the children and all of us as a family when our youngest turned 1. the results where incredible! She spent so much time with us and because she was so patient, she was able to capture some really special moments and quirky characteristics of each child that we will be able to cherish forever. All our friends comment on how wonderful the pictures are when they see them and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Calanit.
Calanit uniquely combines a top notch professional technique and knowledge with an artistic soul. I don’t normally feel comfortable in front of the camera. the laidback and fun atmosphere she creates on the set helped me relax and enjoy. she is so patient and smily its such a joy!
calanit has come up with different ideas which really suited my personality and I couldn’t have wished for better results. Thank you!
Calanit took a a professional shooting for me for my business and I was super happy!
We had a fun day. I’m not used to standing in front of a camera so it didn’t come natural to me but the results were amazing. I got positive feedbacks from clients and on social media and I really enjoyed the day.
Calanit is very professional and every thing was just perfect and calm during the day…
10 out of 10 and highly recommended!
Calanit is a warm and knowledgeable artist and teacher. Her course was structured in such a way that we slowly lost all our technical, light and composition fears. I arrived just knowing the “automatic” position in my DSLR and I finished the course using only the manual one. It was an amazing eye-opener.
Calanit’s passion for photography is infectious and combined with her relaxed, nurturing teaching style, manages to extract hidden talents from within each of her pupils. Calanit uses every opportunity to to expand and enrich her pupils knowledge, both in the technicalities of the camera and of photography’s art history. Calanits courses are both inclass and out on location, which aside from being interesting and challanging, builds the confidence in her pupils to get out there and be better photographers!