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Art of Face: Fundamentals of Portrait Photograhy

Class Description

Just about anyone who can aim a camera can make a portrait. It goes without saying that some do it better than others. Top portrait photographers do it all the time, reliably producing outstanding portraits with just about every subject they photograph. Making people look good with your camera is an art you can learn in this fast-paced, learn-by-doing class. We will review the fundamentals of portraiture, including examples of great portraits of the past. The instructor will demonstrate using good lighting and posing techniques using a model in the class. Then, we'll move to photographing each other, putting to work what we've just learned about posing and lighting, so you can experience both sides of the camera (essential for being a great portrait photographer). Next, each student will select their three best images from the images they've just created and submit them to the instructor for review. During the review, the instructor will point out strengths and areas to improve in each image, so the whole class can appreciate the skilled work that being a skilled portrait artist requires.

Class Requirements

Digital SLR, memory cards, card reader, additional lenses

Class Schedule

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Saturday, September 10th, 2011 10:00 AM 5:00 PM Photo Coop Studio

About the Instructor

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Kevin O'Connor: The Mpls Photo Center is very pleased to welcome a distinguished Master in Residence, Kevin O'Connor

During his week long residency, Kevin will be presenting a series of workshops and seminars on a variety of topics useful to many photographers.Kevin O’Connor has been a photographer for 35+ years, a graphic designer for 20+ years, and a color management expert for 15+ years, long before it was fashionable (something he’s never accused of being!). In his career, he’s photographed babys, CEOs, families and individuals, weddings, landscapes and journalistic events. He is one of the country’s leading experts on digital photography and color managed workflows, as well as publishing workflow creation and best practices. He brings his Irish wit and love of language to the classroom to make sure you’ll have a good time while you’re soaking up knowledge.

Among other interesting projects, he was responsible for designing and implementing the color workflow for the QuickTime VR project at the Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museums with Master VR Photographer Dennis Biela, and was one of the critical leads on designing and documenting EFI’s Color Profiler Suite. He’s presented for Apple, Sony, Fujifilm USA, X-Rite, Gretag Macbeth, Extensis, Sony, Kinko’s, EFI and HP, among others, in more than a dozen countries.

A self-described “lazy man”, he works hard at finding the easiest ways to do his work, and delights in teaching other people to share the efficient tools, tips and techniques he has adopted. While he loves his work, he’s convinced there are a time to work, and a time to finish work to get on with living. These classes and seminars are designed to help you be more productive and more efficient, so you get out from behind the computer, in order to shoot more, live more and love more.

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The cost of the "Art of Face: Fundamentals of Portrait Photograhy" class is: $175.00

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