Be inspired by knowledge, experience, and insight of an iconic photographer.

This workshop is for aspiring and professional photographers that are looking to advance their photographic skills to a level only an iconic photographer like Douglas Kirkland can elicit. Drawing together his career of expertise and experiences in this two-day workshop, students are exposed to the mind of one of the photo industry's most influential artists.

Through lectures, slideshows, and live studio demonstrations, students get a close look at what it takes to work in high profile environments such as movie sets, fashion magazines, and celebrity portraits. He encourages students to ask questions and promotes open interaction through discussions about the inspirations and feelings that drive artistic work. Douglas will review each participants work over the course of the two days and provide his insight into moving the work forward.   © Douglas Kirkland

Students are encouraged to bring a portfolio of their recent work, a camera, and a laptop with editing software.

A portfolio review is required for admission to this course. You can submit a portfolio via a link to your website, online portfolio, or print submission. For more detailed information on these requirements, click here.



Douglas Kirkland

ODouglas Kirkland ©Owen Roizman

Douglas Kirkland is one of the best-known long-term photographers of our time and has worked for Look and Life magazines, where he photographed such icons as Elizabeth Taylor, Marilyn Monroe, and Marlene Dietrich. He has also worked on the sets of over 150 motion pictures, many of them iconic.His numerous awards include, a Lucie for Outstanding Achievement in Entertainment Photography, The Golden Eye of Russia, a Lifetime Achievement Award from CAPIC in Canada. In 2010 Luce Cinecitta and the American Cinamateque gave  him  the Cinema Italian Style Award and in February 2011, the American Society of Cinematographers ASC presented him with the prestigious President’s Award .

Douglas Kirkland’s fine arts photography has been exhibited all over the world. His exhibition of Freeze Frame is now in the permanent collection of Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Beverly Hills from January. His work is also in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian, the National Portrait Gallery in Canberra Australia, the National Portrait Gallery in London, the Eastman House in Rochester and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Los Angeles.

He is also a sought after lecturer. He is a member of  Canon’s Explorers of Light and an associate member of the American Society of Cinematographers.

When he is not traveling the globe on assignment with his wife and business partner Francoise, his home and studio is in the Hollywood Hills.

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