Photo by Richard Tuschman
Studio Lighting and Photo Montage with Richard Tuschman (In-Person Learning – Three Sessions)
- November 5, 2021
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
- November 6, 2021
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
- November 7, 2021
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
The digital revolution has made it possible for both commercial and fine art photographers to now seamlessly integrate figures photographed in the studio with either pre-existing or separately photographed backgrounds. The practical and creative advantages of such an approach are many. In this workshop we will explore both aspects of this process: photographing live models in the controlled lighting environment of the studio, and then seamlessly blending these images into our own pre-existing backplates in Photoshop.
Day one will be spent photographing models in the studio with strobe lighting. We will explore the fundamentals of how light reveals form, and thus creates mood. We learn how to create both hard and soft light using various modifiers and techniques, taking into account shape, direction, and distance. We will pay special attention to accurately matching the light in pre-existing images.
Day two will be spent in the computer lab working in Photoshop, where we will integrate our photographs of the models into our own background images. We will learn techniques for selection and masking, while properly integrating aspects such as color, luminance, point of view, depth of field, and grain with the underlying image. Students are encouraged to bring their own personal background images for use in the montages.
Richard Tuschman (https://www.richardtuschman.com/) experimenting with digital imaging in the early 1990s, developing a style that synthesized his interests in photography, painting and assemblage. Tuschman’s work has been exhibited at galleries and museums nationally and internationally, including the Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow, Poland, AIPAD in NYC, and the Prix de la Photographie, Paris. His photographs have been published in numerous online magazines/journals including Slate, LensCulture, The Guardian, Huffington Post, and der Spiegel. Tuschman’s projects have twice been selected to the Photolucida Critical Mass Top 50, he was a finalist for the New Orleans Photo Alliance Clarence John Laughlin Award in 2015 and 2016, and was named a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellow in Photography in 2016. Richard Tuschman currently lives and works in New York City.
Please note this course will be held at the Los Angeles Center of Photography in 2021. Depending on the status of the virus, participants will be required to wear masks at all times, in addition to practicing social distancing. By registering for this class you recognize the risks of contracting COVID-19 and release and hold harmless the Los Angeles Center of Photography from all liability.
NOTE: This is classified as a “Special Guest/Master Photographer” workshop. We advise you to read the “Special Guest/Master Photographer Refund Policy” HERE before enrolling.
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.
Weekend-Intensive (Three Sessions)
Dates: Friday, November 5, 7-9 pm + Saturday and Sunday, November 6-7, 10 am – 6 pm, 2021
(Please note exact meeting times may vary.)