Photo by Just Loomis
Portraiture in Natural Light with Just Loomis (Two sessions)
- March 3, 2018
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
- March 4, 2018
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
In this weekend workshop, explore the workings, both creative and technical, behind producing portraiture in natural light. Instructor Just Loomis guides students in looking closely at the relationship between photographer and subject, with the goal of creating a series of emotionally resonant images while exploring important natural light technical issues.
Just explains and demonstrates his method of working, a significant part of which has to do with interpersonal connections: finding and approaching a subject, helping a subject overcome shyness and fears, and establishing trust and rapport. He will also discuss the importance of understanding why you as a photographer are drawn to certain human characteristics and why this is crucial to the creation of engaging portraiture. Lectures will consist of examining other important photographers and their body of work, as well as overcoming technical challenges when photographing portraits in natural light. Further, Just will work individually with each participant to asses their strengths and progression.
The first day will be spent on natural light demonstration and how light can reveal a subject. The second day will involve shooting out on the streets with models and/or selecting subjects from people that we know. The course concludes with a group critique of the work taken during class.
Dates: Saturday and Sunday, March 3-4, 10 am – 6 pm
Enrollment Limit: 15 students
Skill/Experience Level: Open to all levels, but students should have a working knowledge of their camera and the ability to shoot in manual mode. No lighting experience is necessary.
Tuition: $435 + $50 model fee
Venue Phone: (323) 464-0909
Venue Website: https://lacphoto.org/Address: