Breaking Through: Overcoming Your Fears and Obstacles of People with Greg Miller (Weekend-Intensive)
- September 22, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
- September 23, 2017
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
- September 24, 2017
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Does the very thought of photographing people leave you paralyzed with fear? Once you get up the nerve to talk to people do all your ideas seem to go out the window? Does your relationship to photographing people stop you from being the photographer you want to be?
Greg Miller’s unique teaching method works to connect your purpose with daily picture making while giving you the technical tools you need to make those photographs. Through in-class assignments, critiques and shooting demos, Greg guides students to find what is most important to them at this moment in time and discusses strategies for making pictures happen on a regular basis by overcoming common fears.
Students will focus on portraiture and its context within historical and contemporary photography. We will begin by looking at student work as well as exploring the work of current and historical photographers. The class will embark on locations within or around Los Angeles Saturday afternoon and into the night and again early Sunday morning. In general, students are encouraged to photograph people wherever they find them: on the street, friends, models or family, but a portion of class will deal directly with the fear of talking to strangers. By exploring this aspect, students can strengthen their ability to communicate photographic intention.
Students will share their photos from the weekend on Sunday afternoon, collectively editing down each other’s images into a final body of work. Topics that will be discussed are mechanics of creating a better environmental portrait, the ethics of documentary work, model consent forms and conquering fears of strangers to get the picture you want. This weekend-intensive workshop can serve as a launching point for a new project or solidify your already established one. Any digital format from mobile camera to medium format DSLR is welcome.
Weekend-Intensive (Three Sessions)
Dates: Friday, September 22, 7-9 pm + Saturday and Sunday, September 23-24, 10 am – 6 pm
(Please note exact meeting times may vary.)
Enrollment Limit: 15 students
Skill/Experience Level: Open to all levels.
Venue Phone: (323) 464-0909
Venue Website: https://lacphoto.org/Address: