If portraiture is your interest, we are starting the 8 Week Portrait Workshop 102 in January. There are still a few openings if you are interested. See the workshop page for more information on this unique class. Lots going on in that class, and if you love portraiture, you should check it out.
The second course is a brand new one we decided to call the 8 Week Still Life Class. Most likely because it is 8 weeks long and focuses on still life and table top work. This is somewhat new for us, so we are looking at other disciplines that could be brought into the 8 week structure.
These 8 week units have been very popular and we love teaching them. I hope you check them out if you are interested.
Monday I shared the images from the 8 Week Workshop, and today I share some from the Portrait 102 Workshop. These photographers studied the work of David Bailey and were inspired to make some lovely portraits.
Books by David Bailey:
One of the photographers we are studying in the 8 Week Portrait class is Jeanloup Sieff. This master photographer created images in almost every genre from portraits and nudes to landscape and commercial.
The idea is not to copy the work of each of the photographers we study, but to learn about what they did and find influences and inspiration. The photographers in the portrait workshop share with you their images:
Books by Jeanloup Sieff:
The project 52 group looked at photographing sweets and chocolate this week. Some very tasty images were shot by the gang. I figured since it is Friday, I should let you in on some of them.
PHOTO BY RICK GAYLE, PHOENIX
I will simply link to Rick’s article here. Rick is a Phoenix photographer specializing in still life and food.
This is a nicely done article documenting a shoot for Coldstone Creamery. BTS shots as well as some finished examples.
You can visit his website here.
The assignment was to illustrate a double truck (2 page spread) magazine story on the Origins of Halloween. Layout was furnished as a layered PSD file and the P52 students had to shoot TO that layout – reversed copy and all. The assignment was a great example of how photographers can take a single topic and make something totally different than other photographers. (NOTE: a few of our photographers are from areas in the world that do not celebrate Halloween. They chose something more in tune with their regions.)