Lighting & Portraiture

June 17, 2020 6:00 pm

Creative Portraiture with Ken Merfeld (Online Learning)


  • July 8, 2020
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • July 15, 2020
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • July 22, 2020
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This six-week workshop will begin to explore the world of portraiture, the basics of natural and artificial lighting, and the psychology of dealing with people in front of your camera.

By Brandon Gannon |
DETAIL
July 18, 2020 10:00 am

Connecting with Your Subject with Ian Spanier (Webinar)


  • July 18, 2020
    10:00 am - 11:30 am

Join Westcott top pro Ian Spanier for this webinar all about nailing those portrait assignments. Participants will push past the simple act of raising the camera to the eye and discover the skills needed to connect with subjects for award-winning portraits.

By Brandon Gannon |
DETAIL
September 12, 2020 1:00 pm

Introduction to Working with Models with Johanna Siegmann (One session)


  • September 12, 2020
    1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

In this half-day, hands-on class, you will learn what works – and what doesn’t – when working with models and how to tailor your communication to get the shot you want.

By Brandon Gannon |
DETAIL
September 15, 2020 7:00 pm

Beginning Studio Lighting with Hugh Kretschmer (Six sessions)


  • September 15, 2020
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • September 22, 2020
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • September 29, 2020
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • October 6, 2020
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • October 13, 2020
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • October 20, 2020
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Students will gain a solid foundation of studio lighting and practical knowledge of light while working hands-on with the equipment and learning how to select the proper light source for their subjects whether shooting portraits, still life or product.

By Brandon Gannon |
DETAIL
September 16, 2020 7:00 pm

The Portrait Series with Ken Merfeld (Six sessions)


  • September 16, 2020
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • September 23, 2020
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • September 30, 2020
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • October 7, 2020
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • October 14, 2020
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • October 21, 2020
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

In this workshop we will discuss all aspects of creating a poignant, meaningful portrait series, including the importance of communication skills, the psychology of dealing with people, design continuity of your work, and the element of trust within the artistic exchange.

By Brandon Gannon |
DETAIL
September 17, 2020 7:00 pm

Beginning Studio Lighting with Hugh Kretschmer (Six sessions)


  • September 17, 2020
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • September 24, 2020
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • October 1, 2020
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • October 8, 2020
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • October 15, 2020
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • October 22, 2020
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Students will gain a solid foundation of studio lighting and practical knowledge of light while working hands-on with the equipment and learning how to select the proper light source for their subjects whether shooting portraits, still life or product.

By Brandon Gannon |
DETAIL
October 3, 2020 11:00 am

Portraiture for Social Change with Dana Gluckstein (Online Learning)


  • October 3, 2020
    11:00 am - 5:00 pm

This course teaches students how to create photography associated with a campaign for social change using portraiture as the primary vehicle for expression. Instructor Dana Gluckstein’s book, “DIGNITY: In Honor of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, will be used as a case study.”

By Brandon Gannon |
DETAIL
October 10, 2020 10:00 am

Portrait Studio Lighting: A One-Day Workshop with Kevin Scanlon (One session)


  • October 10, 2020
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm

This one-day studio lighting course is designed as a basic introduction to lighting portraits in a controlled studio environment.

By Brandon Gannon |
DETAIL
October 17, 2020 1:00 pm

Beginning Location Lighting with Jennifer Emery (Six sessions)


  • October 17, 2020
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • October 18, 2020
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • October 24, 2020
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • October 25, 2020
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • October 31, 2020
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • November 1, 2020
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This classes is designed to provide students with basic knowledge for seeing and working with light on location and the confidence to use natural and artificial light in various conditions.

By Brandon Gannon |
DETAIL
October 21, 2020 7:00 pm

Mastering Your Flash with Julia Dean (Six sessions)


  • October 21, 2020
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • October 28, 2020
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • November 4, 2020
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • November 11, 2020
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • November 15, 2020
    12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • November 18, 2020
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

If you feel confident with a camera but less so with a flash and would like to master portable lights, this class is for you. The goal of this six-week class is to learn how to use a flash so well that the outcome looks like beautiful ambient light.

By Brandon Gannon |
DETAIL
November 5, 2020 7:00 pm

Intermediate Studio Lighting with David Calicchio (Six sessions)


  • November 5, 2020
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • November 12, 2020
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • November 19, 2020
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • December 3, 2020
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • December 10, 2020
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • December 17, 2020
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Designed for students having completed “Beginning Studio Lighting”, this workshop will help students create their own sense of lighting design using advanced lighting techniques and specialized equipment.

By Brandon Gannon |
DETAIL
November 21, 2020 10:00 am

Lighting, the Dramatic Portrait, and Beyond with Michael Grecco (Webinar)


  • November 21, 2020
    10:00 am - 11:30 am

Using his own work as reference, Michael will explain his techniques for creating light and shadow and will demonstrate how he creates his stylistic and dramatic images.

By Brandon Gannon |
DETAIL
December 13, 2020 11:00 am

Architecture on Location with Stephen Schafer (One session)


  • December 13, 2020
    11:00 am - 7:00 pm

Mastering architecture photography and location is a complex yet rewarding process. In this workshop we will examine the intricate relationship between architectural design, natural light and the weather, and explain approaches to artificial and natural lighting.

By Brandon Gannon |
DETAIL