The Five Minute Portrait
May 7, 2016 • VANCOUVER • STEAMWORKS
In my 25 years as a photojournalist I've been incredibly lucky to cover a very board range of assignments from breaking news to documentary storytelling. But by far the most difficult day to day assignments are often the ones that seem the easiest: The Five Minute Portrait.
Good creative portraits which offer context and interests the viewer are not only difficult to shoot but also as I'm sure most can relate is uncomfortable and stressful experience for the subject.
As photographers we are limited by time, finances and location but as creative individuals with the right tools those limitations can be over come, paving the way to make a great image.
We will explore how best use natural and artificial sources of light to add creativity to your portraits and break down those uncomfortable barriers between you and your subject.
The workshop will be hosted at Steamworks Brew Pub in Vancouver's historic Gastown very close to both Seabus and Skytrain stations with lots paid parking in the vicinity.
10:30am Coffee meet and greet
11am strategies, style and examples
12:15pm Lunch at Steamworks
1:00pm live realtime demonstration
2:00pm Personal portrait assignment
3:00pm class review and edit of your assignment
4:00pm Beers and shop talk
Cost: $149.00 includes all workshop fees, non-aclolic drinks, lunch and a limited amount of beer