“Fine Art Portrait Photographer Rory Lewis, is running a workshop focused on recreating the work of the Renaissance Painter Caravaggio.”
London, England (UK) Saturday 5th May 2018
(Left Actor René Auberjonois Rory Lewis Photographer 2017) Renaissance portraiture and the use of chiaroscuro by the masters has been of immense inspiration to my photographic style. For those unfamiliar, chiaroscuro is an oil painting technique, developed during the Renaissance. The technique uses strong tonal contrasts between light and dark to model three-dimensional forms. Artists such as Caravaggio used chiaroscuro for dramatic effect. Painting vivid religious depictions of light and shadow.
The Incredulity of Saint Thomas by Caravaggio
“LEARN VIVID & INCREDIBLE LIGHTING AND DIRECTIONAL TECHNIQUE FROM ONE OF BRITAINS LEADING PHOTOGRAPHERS.”
Actor Tony Amendola Rory Lewis Fine Art Portrait Photographer
Recently I have attempted to emulate Caravaggio’s naturalism and dramatic lighting with photographic effect. (Above Sir Patrick Stewart, Rory Lewis Photographer 2017) Creating a series of portraits with super detail of skin tone, texture and colour. Using inventive art direction I opted for vivid and stark expressions. Over the summer i’ll be teaching a workshop to help you re-create these portraits. On the day I will feature THREE Professional models with amazing bone structure. The workshop will give you the unique opportunity to learn new skills in lighting and direction to create your own Vivid & Dramatic Caravaggio Style Portfolio.
About the Instructor
Rory Lewis is a British portrait photographer, his body of work includes countless celebrity sittings with Actors such as Sir Patrick Stewart, William Shatner, Sir Ian McKellen, Sir Derek Jacobi, Natalie Dormer, Ian McShane, Iain Glen and many other Portraits of Musicians and men and women of accomplishment. Rory’s work has been acquired by the National Portrait Gallery in London & Lectures at the National Portrait Gallery & Victoria & Albert Museum, and his recent Photography Exhibitions Northerners Photography & Expressive have received Nationwide Recognition being featured by the BBC and National Press & Television. Rory’s client list includes Pepsi, Ministry of Defence, Cancer Research UK, The Guardian & The Times Newspapers. Rory’s inspirations include Renaissance Portraiture and German Expressionist Cinema.
10:00am- Caravaggio Introduction
1045am- Learning Lighting/Chiaroscuro with Our First Model
1145am- Rory Lewis Talk on Directing Expressive Portraits
12:30pm- Dramatic Expressive Portraits with Our Second Model
13:30pm – Creating Group Chiaroscuro Portrait with Three Models
14:30pm- Working with our final Third Model of the Day to Hone All Skills Taught
16:00pm- Rory Lewis Summary and Final Questions
Course Dates, Booking & Location
Caravaggio, Bo Foxworth, René Auberjonois, Armin Shimerman (Rory Lewis Photographer
London England (UK)
2 Bleeding Heart Yard, London EC1N 8SJ
COURSE COST £152.00
Saturday 5th May 2018
Edinburgh, i’ll be heading your way one last time this year for a Portrait Photography Masterclass Edinburgh Portrait Photography Masterclass Saturday 14th October 2017.
Rory Lewis Photographer has made an outstanding contribution to photography and the visual arts, creating consistently imaginative and thought-provoking portraits. Sir Ian McKellen, Sir Patrick Stewart, Ian McShane, Sir Derek Jacobi, Natalie Dormer, and many others have sat for Rory and his unique portraiture style is becoming renown.
Sir Patrick Stewart, Sir Ian McKellen Headshots Photographer Rory Lewis, Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds, London
“You can learn more in one day than months of reading about photographic technique. ALL courses are practical tuition sessions giving you plenty of time to learn hands on the skills taught. Enabling you to work with professional models on the day and capture amazing photography for your portfolio.”
You will walk away from this course with the skill to develop and improve your portrait photography techniques. From Beginners to Intermediate Photographers, these sessions cater for the amateur and semi professional. Learn studio flash lighting, develop your understanding of studio technique and test using photographic models.
Rory Lewis Photographer Photographing Sir Patrick Stewart London Portrait Photographer
You will be shown the effect of soft boxes, umbrellas, snoots, and beauty dish how to use reflectors. How to use both soft and hard lighting to change the mood and effect of a portrait. Learn what a main lights function is; and how to use fill lights, back lights and hair lights and be shown how they affect the final image.
Calumet Photographic Bonnington Business Centre
3 Tennant Street
EH6 5HG Edinburgh
Saturday, 14 October 2017 from 10:00 to 16:00 (BST)
10:00am Rory Lewis Talk on the Medium of Portraiture
10.45am Coffee & Refreshments (Provided)
11.00 am High Key Portraiture (Using Umbrella’s, Softboxes)
12:30pm Lunch (Provided)
13:00pm Beauty Portraiture (Butterfly Lighting, Using Beauty Dish)
14:00 Low Key Portraiture (Rembrandt Lighting, Split & Short Lighting)
16:00pm Rory Lewis Will Sum up the Day
“In one word “Inspiring” “Rory was open to and encouraged all questions, which were answered in detail. Rory shared his extensive lighting knowledge in addition to how to bring out the character in a portrait subject in a fun. informal, enjoyable manner. Would recommend this course to any portrait photographer wanting to improve their craft.”
“Excellent photography workshop. We went through 8 different light set ups starting with a single light source and ending up with two light sources with the tightest control of the light. There was a lot to take in and was very happy with the photos I took. The breadth of the material covered was excellent. Very pleased to have attended. Thanks Rory!”
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