Photographic Courses


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Environmental Portraiture

5 classes / 3 hours per class / 1 class per week

All the world's a stage, And all the men and women merely players


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

Term 2 (1st Intake)* starts 28 April 2014

Time Full Price Concession † Start Date
Mon 6:30–9:30pm Class Full Class Full 28/04/2014

* First and Second Intake: Each term lasts 10 weeks. Short 5-week courses run twice in each term, the second intake starting in week 6.
† A concession price is available to unemployed, pensioner and government issued seniors card holders or full–time students. Proof of entitlement must be shown during enrolment and may be requested prior to admission.

Note: All prices shown in Australian Dollars

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