Unlock the art of the celebrity portrait and capture beautiful portraits in a strict time crunch.
Celebrity portraits often look like they took hours, if not all day to set up. The reality is that the shot is often snapped within a few minutes. This course teaches students how to size up a location, find lighting solutions to small spaces, how to light a room, and how to master an environmental portrait. The class goes to a different location each day working with both male and female models.
David teaches master lighting techniques customized for the individual subject. The key light is sculpted to varying degrees based on a trained eye, not formulas or lighting diagrams. The class will emphasize seeing the light, the process of an artist at work, the cascading effects of decision-making, and tonal values that make or break a great image. Students leave the week knowing how to make interesting images, how to make a more interesting location portrait and how to use the lighting to make the subject the star.
"David Turner's eye is amazing to behold. He opens doors of photographic vision."
- Michael Honegger, Paris, France
"Worth traveling from TX! Amazing!"
- Holt Haynsworth, Dallas, TX
"David is a fabulous photographer and teacher who shares his knowledge and experience freely and enjoys teaching."