I’ll be teaching a workshop with Julia Dean Photo Workshops in May with Larva X called the Happy Muse. JDPW is giving an early bird discount for enrolling now. Here is the information! I hope to meet you. It will be taught on the weekends.
Knowing how to work with a model is crucial when producing memorable photographs. This workshop, taught by photographer and former model Zoe Wiseman & fashion, figure model Larva X demonstrates how to establish a positive working relationship between artist and model and the importance of making a model comfortable and relaxed – The Happy Muse.
The first weekend will include lecture and an instructional photo shoot. Zoe will photograph Larva while students observe how each of them communicates with one another. Topics covered include communication that procures great flow during a shoot, proper etiquette before and after the shoot, the importance of establishing a connection between model and photographer, handling releases, and setting up shoots 2, 3, 4, and 5. Emphasis will be on making the model happy so he or she will want to continue the working relationship. Two shooting sessions with professional figure models will provide students with an opportunity to put theory into practice. Each session will be followed by a group critique.
A portion of the workshop will also talk about marketing student work and the importance of social media. Digital and film users are welcome, although film users may not have the time to scan and process their images for group critiques. Participants will work with a 3:1 student to model ratio.
Dates: May 7 – 22
Workshop fee: $535 + $150 figure model fee
Enrollment limit: 15 students
Sat, Sun 10 am – 1 pm, May 7, 2011 – May 22, 2011
May 14 and May 21 meeting times may vary.