Photo by Mark Edward Harris
Environmental Portraiture with Mark Edward Harris (One session)
- April 25, 2020
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Photographing people in their natural environment can produce images that evoke a true sense of their character. But to properly capture and convey this information, the photographer must have both the technical skills and the flexibility to work in ever-changing environments. This practical, one-day workshop on environmental portraiture will give participants the necessary confidence and foundation for fresh approaches to photographing people in their natural surroundings.
The day begins with examples of successful environmental portraits by legendary photographers including Yousuf Karsh and Arnold Newman. These photographs will be analyzed and serve as sources of inspiration. The class continues with a “warm-up” of basic lighting demonstrations with an emphasis on available, natural light and the use of properly color-balanced flash. And while lighting is one important element in the creation of a successful portrait, students will be encouraged to venture further into techniques that will help them connect to the essence of the subject before their lens. After lunch, participants will apply their skills to crafting their own, unique environmental portraits using the wide array of personalities Hollywood has to offer.
At the end of the day’s shoot, students will return to the studio for a group critique session. Suitable for photographers with little to advanced lighting experience, this workshop is designed to inspire participants to create powerful, meaningful images of real, everyday people.
Traveling from out of town? Need a place to stay?
We strongly recommend The Culver Hotel, a boutique hotel conveniently located about two miles from the Los Angeles Center of Photography. Guests of LACP will receive 25% off the listed room rate (pending closures and black-out periods).
Click HERE for details on booking.