IMAGE © Marco Bok
All the world's a stage, And all the men and women merely players - Shakespeare
In environmental portraiture the subject's environment is the stage and sets the scene - it provides evidence or clues as to a person's tastes, interests and socio-economic background. A good environmental portrait should allow the viewer to speculate about the sitter's character, social situation and interests.
This short specialist course is aimed at creating portraits which go beneath the surface to create emotional depth. Your tutor, Marco Bok, will look at the work of luminaries such as Henri Cartier-Bresson, Brassai, August Sander, Josef Koudelka, Bruce Davidson, Diane Arbus and Nan Goldin to help your understanding of how to reveal character in a portrait session. The workshop will also address the practical issues of lighting for detail in interiors, as well as using natural light on location.
Required: Lighting (or relevant experience), a digital or film SLR camera
Places strictly limited, ACP Membership is required
Enrolments currently closed for Environmental Portraiture
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