Revisit everything old and explore black and white photography styles from 1920-1950s. Recreate and stage classical photographs from your great grandparents’ era, setting up and lighting a portrait using two clicks photography. Learn to identify and utilise light (without flash), how to create staged portraiture, use of basic tripod mounted cameras and reflectors and more. Studying famous portraits, learn the lighting and posing techniques, completing tasks using the methods discussed, followed by photography sessions with a life model. By the end of the week you will have a selection of images emulating romantic/classically staged photographs with the ability to direct and photograph a portrait in the style of the great masters from 99 years ago.
Robert Billington, professional photographer, has won over 100 awards in Australia and England, including the Australian Photographer of the Year, AIPP and twice won the prestigious Hasselblad Masters Award. Robert’s photographs have been collected nationally, exhibited and published in Australia, Hong Kong, South East Asia, New York, London, Europe and included in the worldwide M.I.L.K exhibition. Robert was the featured artist for the famous French TV show, Thalassa, documenting his method of portrait and fine art photography. http://www.billingtonphotography.com.au/
Level: Intermediate-Advanced | Cost: $765 + 10 materials + shared cost for life model/costumes
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