Photo by Johanna Siegmann
Introduction to Working with Models with Johanna Siegmann (One session)
- September 12, 2020
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
You got the gig. You booked the model. And now you can’t get the image you want from him or her. Are you doing something wrong?
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. Everyone will get to work with a model, as well as be a model, to understand what goes into successful exchange with the person on the other end of your lens. Whether they are professional models, or just starting out, or just a regular person who hates having their picture taken, you can help them help you get “the shot”.
Following a meet-and-greet and discussion session, the class will split into two groups: half will be the photographer, and the other half will model. Then we’ll switch places. After the shoot we will discuss what you learned and answer questions before we take a break. In the second half, we’ll be joined by both professional and beginner models. Everyone will take turns photographing, applying the lessons learned in the first half of the class. The class ends with another discussion, this time with the models, who will offer their insights into what works – and what doesn’t.
“This part of portrait photography isn’t taught often and is the most critical parts” – Forrest O’Connor
“Hands on experience and feedback was great” – past student
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.