This workshop is designed for photographers interested in making portraits that engage on a deeper level. The most meaningful work comes from finding your own voice. We will focus on how to connect with our own personal questions to make portraits that matter to you and to your audience.
Through a combination of slide presentations, portfolio sharing, location shooting and discussion, this course will explore technical, conceptual and emotional aspects of portraiture. Class will begin with sharing of students’ portfolios and assess individual motivations, goals and interests. Through slide presentations we will look closely at the work of reknown portrait photographers and investigate differences in style, method, and intent. We will discuss our own photographs and what it takes to make an engaging portrait.
Students should bring their cameras and laptops for image processing and editing. Photographing digitally will allow for more immediate feedback, but film and large format cameras are also welcome. Please prepare a portfolio of 10- 20 prints to share with the group on day one.