“This course is a must for the portraiture photographer interested in Miliary/Political and Real Portraiture. Working Hands on with Models Dressed in Miliatary Uniform and Political Attire. This course is aimed at those photographers wanting to break through into editorial and corporate portraiture.”
If you want to capture the style of powerful portraits you see in Forbes Magazine. This practical photographic workshop investigating both archetypal and subversive depictions of strength and power. Inspired by The Portraiture of Hans Holbein, and Rory Lewis’s Portraiture of Political and Military Figures, you will work with uniformed models and gain understanding in how body positioning, composition, lighting and subject interaction work to capture these innate qualities.
This course is suitable for those who already have some knowledge of digital photography and know how to use their cameras in manual mode. Holbein’s portraits are painted with a passion for objectivity, the outward appearance of his subjects directly reflecting their inner character or mood without the intrusion of the artist’s attitude toward them.
Holbein’s Solum yet Powerful use of ‘Expression’, painting his subjects; if though frozen as to reflect an official sense of responsibility, has inspired me to adapt a similar style in my own Photographic Portraiture.
Hobein’s attention to Detail is remarkable, his Portrait of Sir Thomas Moore (Below) Illustrates his skill in leaving the slightest imperfections. This gives the Portrait perfect definition, almost making it photographic. In the modern photographic world too many images are over airbrushed, it is almost the DEATH OF REAL. As a Portrait Photographer I believe REAL IS EVERYTHING, the slightest imperfection or line defines us as a person. In my Portrait Below of Sir Patrick Stewart I have stayed true to my sitters facial tones and imperfections, just as Holbein Preserved them.
Location: Calumet Photographic 99-103 Drummond St, Kings Cross, LondonNW1 2HJ
Saturday 20th August 2016 Power & Portrait Masterclass 10.15am-16.15pm