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Insightful Portrait workshop this weekend

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Last chance to register for my Insightful Portrait workshop this weekend at IS 183 Art School of the Berkshires.

“When I say I want to photograph someone, what it really means is that I’d like to know them.  Anyone I know I photograph. ” – Annie Leibovitz

The quote above by Annie Leibovitz goes to the heart of what we’ll be after in this workshop: to photograph someone in a meaningful and true way.  The portrait reveals just as much about the subject matter as it does about the photographer.  Furthermore what comes into play is the viewer’s response to the portrait.  A complex interplay of connections indeed. 

In this intensive one-weekend workshop we will focus on the elements of what makes an insightful portrait. We will consider both the technical aspects such as lenses, f-stops and lighting as well as the artistic ones such as composition and capturing the mood of the moment. Posed versus candid portraiture will be regarded as well as the challenges of photographing people we know or strangers.

We will look for inspiration to contemporary and historical photographers, both fine-art and commercial:  Susan Paulsen, Jessica Backhaus, Diane Arbus, Susan Paulsen, Annie Leibovitz, Matt Mahurin, Deana Lawson and Alec Soth, among others.

To register please click on the link here IS 183 .

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