Environmental Portraiture
Instructor: Martha Casanave

Richmond-FamilyLOresYou don’t have to be a gregarious extrovert to make good portraits! In fact, you can use shyness to your advantage. This nuts and bolts workshop provides practical suggestions for making great environmental portraits. Topics to be covered are natural lighting, posing, composition, handling sitters’ nervousness, and, just as important, handling your own anxiety.

Other topics of discussion will be: what actually makes an interesting portrait? How does the exchange of money affect the portrait experience? Must—or can– a portrait “capture the essence” of a person?

On Sunday morning the group will visit a home nearby the workshop location and, with input from everyone, methodically problem-solve, building a family portrait from scratch. (This will be a location and sitters previously unknown to Casanave.)

Class is limited to 12 participants

Location: Pittsburgh Filmmakers
Date: May 31 – June 1 (Sat, Sun. Please note: workshop is only a half day on Sunday)
Time: 9:00am to 5:00pm (with break for lunch)

Cost: $295

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