Large Format Portraiture at Maine Media Workshops
I am pleased to announce that I have been added to the roster at Maine Media Workshops. I will be teaching my intensive large format portraiture class that always ends up being about so much more… The class will run the week of June 12-June 18, 2011. The class is open to all levels. Shooting large format portraiture out in the world (in the home, on the beach, grocery store parking lots, really anywhere) is a great equalizer. It is wonderful to have beginners and seasoned shooters practicing side by side.
Here’s the description from the schools website:
Large format is often associated with controlled environments such as the studio or contemplative pictures of nature. This intensive class is a crash course in exploring the world with a large camera while challenging photographers to push the limits of this format.
Photographers at any level, from students who have never touched large format cameras, to experienced large format shooters are encouraged to register. Shooting large format photography in the world challenges and inspires every level. This course discusses not only the basics of camera operation, camera movements and anything needed to get up and running, but also addresses challenges of photographing people in the world, such as approaching strangers, obtaining release forms, and addressing the fears and boundaries associated with this type of portraiture.
Photographers learn how to use the camera while standing on the street, at the beach, or wherever they find people. Whatever a photographer’s comfort level is with strangers, he or she is encouraged and challenged to take it to the next level. Patience with oneself as well as with your subject is as critical to this class as the technical understanding of the camera.