Strategies for the Intimate Portrait with Andrew Southam (In-Person Learning – One Session)
January 27, 2024
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
The truly intimate portrait transcends being just another image, to become a unique, revealing statement about its subject and a timeless photograph.
In a career as a portrait, fashion, and advertising photographer over forty years long, Andrew Southam has established himself as one of the great creators of portraits that connect with their subject on a deeper level. In this one-day workshop, Andrew will take participants through his various methods for creating memorable, personal-feeling images that go far beyond skin deep.
We will begin with a consideration of the artists Andrew looks to for inspiration and discuss the importance of doing pre-session research. Each photographer will establish an intention for their work, and we then move onto the set where we will “break the ice” with specially considered conversations that serve to connect subject and photographer in real ways. There will be practical demonstrations of how Andrew works with his subjects to create a safe, supportive, and playful space where real creativity can happen. All along, Andrew will discuss how he makes decisions about lighting, mood, color versus black and white, energy and storytelling as he and the group creates new images.
Participants are encouraged to bring DSLR cameras equipped with a hot shoe or sync connection.
Andrew Southam is an Australian portrait and fashion photographer and director based in Los Angeles. He has lived and worked in New York, London, and Milan. He began his career creating photography for the Sydney Theatre Company and the Australian National Ballet. His work has been published in the Australian, English, Italian and American Vogue as well as American and French Elle, Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, Glamour, Self, GQ, The New York Times Magazine, and Esquire. His images have been awarded by the Society of Publication Designer and exhibited in the Australian National Portrait Gallery. Some of his notable portrait subjects have been Natalie Portman, Gwyneth Paltrow, Uma Thurman, Liv Tyler, Benicio Del Toro, and Jodi Foster.
- One Session
- Dates: Saturday, January 27th, 9 am – 5 pm PST
- Enrollment Limit: 12 students
- Skill/Experience Level: Open to all levels
- Tuition: $375 + $250 equipment, modeling, and studio fee (Become a Member today and received up to 20% off!)
- Location: Downtown Los Angeles (LACP Headquarters), 252 S. Los Angeles St., Los Angeles, California, 90012