Photo by Rania Matar
The Portrait: Expressing Identity with Rania Matar (Weekend-Intensive)
- September 27, 2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
- September 28, 2019
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
- September 29, 2019
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
“The most difficult thing for me is a portrait. You have to try and put your camera between the skin of a person and his shirt.” – Henri Cartier-Bresson
In this day of iPhones, Instagram, and selfie culture, images of people are constantly part of our life in more ways than they have ever been. However, capturing a powerful portrait goes well beyond the quick press of a button.
In this workshop, we discuss all the elements of what makes a good portrait and delve into the process of working with people. We learn through attention to detail, postures and expressions, approaching potential subjects, establishing trust and developing a relationship, working through the process and all of the details of creating a great portrait. We also discuss well-known artists, framing, environment, light, location, background, body language, expressions, the significance of the gaze, as well as the relationship of the photographer to the model throughout the entire process.
We will explore different aspects of portraiture: close-up portrait, environmental portrait, documentary portrait, collaborative portrait, self-portrait, group portrait, conceptual portrait, and more. Through assignments, students will be encouraged to explore different aspects of portraiture, to truly and intimately see their subject, and find their own voice in making a beautiful, powerful, and intimate portrait.
NOTE: This is classified as a “Master Photographer” workshop. We advise you to read the “Master Photographer Refund Policy” HERE before enrolling.
Dates: Friday, September 27, 7-9 pm + Saturday and Sunday, September 28-29, 10 am – 6 pm
(Please note exact meeting times may vary.)
Enrollment Limit: 15 students
Skill/Experience Level: Students should have a working knowledge of their camera and the ability to shoot in manual mode.
Tuition: $875 + $75 model fee
Venue Phone: (323) 464-0909
Venue Website: https://lacphoto.org/Address: