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Creative Portraiture with Ken Merfeld (Online Learning – Six Sessions)

  • Wednesday
    October 16, 2024
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Wednesday
    October 23, 2024
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Wednesday
    October 30, 2024
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Wednesday
    November 6, 2024
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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    November 13, 2024
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Wednesday
    November 20, 2024
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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© Photo by Ken Merfeld


About

Online Learning Class via Zoom

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. Lighting equipment and light-altering tools will be discussed and demonstrated, with weekly assignments given and critiqued, and student portfolios reviewed. Visual interpretation of subject matter is stressed as a creative approach to shooting people. Further emphasis will be on body language, interesting backgrounds and shooting environments, as well as paying attention to visual design, overall composition, and eye movement within the frame.

This workshop is open to beginning and intermediate levels with the goals of becoming more aware of light, gaining confidence with your subject, eliciting an emotional response from your viewers, and creating memorable images from your portrait sessions. Digital or film, black & white or color are accepted. Assignment prints are due each class session.

Please bring portfolios to the first class meeting.

 

Ken Merfeld is a Los Angeles-based commercial and fine art photographer. His work has appeared in Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Mademoiselle, Angeleno, Zoom, Black & White and Los Angeles Magazine. His commercial accounts include American Express, Nike, Kodak, Apple, Sony, Pacific Bell, Disney, Mattel, McDonald’s and Panavision. During his 25 years of commercial and fine art photography, he has explored the worlds of autistic children, people with their pets, parent and child, tattooed people, bikers, identical twins, transvestites, “little people,” erotica and more. His current body of collodion work has been exhibited in Los Angeles, Santa Fe and Mexico City. Ken teaches photography part-time at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California.

View instructor profile here.


Details

A details email complete with the Zoom link will be sent to the attendees prior to the start date. If you have additional questions please email info@lacphoto.org.

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The Creative Portraiture with Ken Merfeld (Online Learning) ($495.00 (USD)) is available to members only. On Sale
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