Build trust with your subjects, your vision, and your process.

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“A portrait is not made in the camera but on either side of it” – Edward Steichen

Portraits at their core are about connection and being able to capture that dialog with your camera.

In this workshop we will explore how to gain trust with your subjects, communicate you vision for the portrait, address fears when approaching strangers and how to create a space for intimacy and relationship in your portrait process. We will also examine composition, lighting and directing while discussing successful photographers to help further our work.

Students should bring a sample of their work for discussion and for personalized feedback to help improve and further their art practice. We will be photographing throughout the week and end with a final critique on the last day of class. 

Students will need to work digitally for image processing, editing, and printing throughout the class.

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Instructor: Rashod Taylor

Rashod Taylor is a fine art and portrait photographer whose work addresses themes of family, culture, legacy, and the black experience. He has earned notable attention for his ongoing longform photo series Little Black Boy; in it he documents his son’s life while examining the Black American experience and fatherhood.