Move beyond the invisible obstacles impeding your photographic projects.

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Image Credit: Greg Miller

Whether we are aware of it or not, fear of photographing people can dictate the pictures we make, inhibit the success of our projects and even alter career trajectories. But shouldn’t one’s creativity–not fear–be the deciding factor when considering whether to photograph a person? This intensive, yet fun, in-person workshop tackles these anxieties head on by motivating and empowering you to remove these invisible obstacles. Additionally, we find what is missing in your portraiture and offer you the tools to make the pictures you know you can make within the week of the workshop and beyond. We will address the relative discomfort around portraiture while building your confidence at the same time. Through daily class meetings with all participants this class will not only help you build confidence photographing strangers, but also to discover and cultivate your unique photographic practice.

This in-person workshop runs Monday through Friday. All participants will meet daily for lectures and online critiques every morning while afternoons are reserved for photographic excursions. Class demos will include photographing strangers on the street, working with models as well as nude models. Assignments will be given every day that participants will complete and review with the class the next day. A one-on-one meeting will be scheduled with every student within the week.

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Instructor: Greg Miller

Greg Miller's career in both fine art and commercial photography spans over two decades.  Working exclusively with an 8x10 camera he has traveled across the US and abroad honing a uniquely humanist vision as well as work ethic photographing people, mostly strangers in often mundane moments. Miller has produced several bodies of work including photographs from County Fairs, Marching Band Camps and Ash Wednesday.  The last of which is being compiled for a forthcoming book titled Unto Dust. This work earned him a Fellowship in 2008 from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation. His work has been published in the New York Times Magazine, LIFE and TIME and has been exhibited widely in the US and abroad and held in many private and museum collections.  Since 2001, he has taught regularly at The International Center of Photography in New York