Guided by Michael Wilson, learn to approach the photographic portrait as a conversation, building confidence with your subjects, the environment and the portrait process.
Aug 5, 2024 - Aug 9, 2024
Workshop Fee: $1450
Workshop Duration: 1-week (Monday-Friday)
Workshop Location: On-campus
Class Size: 10
This workshop is open to people at any level of photographic experience who want to become more energized and confident in photographing people.
We will look at the photographic portrait as a conversation; building connection and gaining trust with the subject, increasing attentiveness to the environment and its impact on the photograph, and examining various types of portrait encounters and the associated challenges and expectations.
Workshop participants will leave this class with heightened confidence in approaching people and strategies to ensure the portrait process succeeds. Students will receive robust feedback on their work, and additionally, learn by critiquing the work of their peers.
All images copyright Michael Wilson.
Instructor: Michael Wilson
Michael Wilson was born in 1959 in Cincinnati, Ohio and has never moved away. Discovering a love of photography in college he started to make pictures in earnest and eventually began work as a freelance photographer in 1987. His work in the music industry is the most recognizable face of his work. Among the artists Michael has photographed are: Lyle Lovett, b.b. King, Waylon Jennings, Randy Newman, Emmylou Harris, Bill Frisell, David Byrne, Philip Glass, Dawn Upshaw and Doc Watson. Clients include: Nonesuch Records, Warner Brothers Records, Sony Music, Capitol Records, Alfred A. Knopf, Penguin Putnam, Mother Jones Magazine, Health Magazine, Uncut Magazine and Pentagram Design.