SS271 Photographing People (4 classes)

  • 27 Sep 2011
  • 10:00 AM
  • 18 Oct 2011
  • 1:00 PM
  • Artist's studio, 75004 Paris; Métro: Pont Marie, Hôtel de Ville
  • 9


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Credit: Elizabeth RandTuesdays, September 27, October 4, 11, 18

Landscapes, architecture, and abstracts can be beautiful, but the power of the human element is an undeniable force. How do you make a photograph that has lasting impact? You find an interesting subject, connect with the emotion of the moment, and create something that reveals a part of yourself as well as the “story” of the subject. 

Most people have some hesitation about photographing people, whether you’re a beginning photographer or someone who is comfortable with a camera. This course (for all levels of photographers) will strengthen your artistic style and your technical tool box as you make images of people you know … and don’t know. We’ll focus on how to use shutter speed, aperture (depth of field), composition, and natural and artificial lighting to best advantage. We’ll study the great “people” photographers of the past and present. We’ll also focus on how to capture personalities, and how to prepare for the “decisive moment” as people do the things they do that make us all so touchingly human. The class format will include photo expeditions, discussion of technique, review of master photographers’ work, and creative assignments (followed by friendly critique).  You’ll come away with strong technical tools and a new-found appreciation of the power of people in photographs.

Instructor:  Meredith Mullins is an internationally exhibited photographer and popular photography instructor; a winner of the 2009 Grand Concours Photo sur Paris, 2010 PX3 Competition, and 2010 Worldwide Gala Photo Awards; a finalist for the 2010 Julia Margaret Cameron Award; and author of the award-winning book “In a Paris Moment.”

Photo Credit: Elizabeth Rand



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