SFW Online

Well-made Portraits with an iPhone

with Susan Bloom

October 20 – November 10, 2021

Wednesdays; 12:30-2:30 pm (Mountain Time)

  • Tuition $595.00

Online registration for this program has closed. To check availability or if you would like further information, please call 505-983-1400 ext. 111.

Course Description

The collaborative art of portraiture has an age-old history, one that far predates photography, and the appeal of a well-made portrait is timeless, even as the genre continue to evolve. One of the newest methods for capturing a human likeness is the iPhone. This ingenious digital device is ideal for making meaningful portraits with skill and ease, whether they are of friends, family, or people you meet on your travels.

Susan Bloom shares the tips and techniques that elevate your iPhone game. We discuss the resources, materials, and equipment necessary for creating compelling iPhone images, examining the native camera app and its various modes, most notably portrait mode and live mode. At the same time, we learn how to use natural light to our advantage, controlling focus and exposure.

As we delve into the variety of high-quality third-party apps for capture and processing, we explore digital darkroom possibilities, including black-and-white interpretations, vintage film looks, and the impact of filters on your images. We finish with a discussion of archiving and storing your digital photographs, so you can create a secure and accessible library of images.

You come away with the skills that result in confident and deliberate portraiture—from that first digital snap to image interpretation, all the way through printing and exhibition.

Additional Information

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
Amateurs, Advanced Amateurs
What You Should Know:

Proficient in digital workflow.

Special Notes:

Class will meet 12:30-2:30 pm (Mountain Time) on Wednesdays starting October 20 and ending November 10 (four online group sessions). Enrollment is limited to 12 participants.

Zoom Video Conferencing software (available for no charge from Zoom.com) will be used to facilitate the class sessions. Further details will be emailed to registrants.

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Santa Fe Workshops always aims to produce a high-quality experience for our online attendees. That said, variables including regional and local internet provider speeds, traffic on Zoom's servers, and your own computing hardware can contribute to a less than ideal streaming event. While we do our best to minimize the impact of these variables, they are outside the control of Santa Fe Workshops.

Policies:

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For the convenience of participants, recordings of each class session are posted privately for two weeks after the end of each session. Santa Fe Workshops takes the recordings down after two weeks to protect the intellectual property of our instructors.

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Portraiture
about
Susan Bloom

Susan Bloom has worked in digital media since its inception. Trained in drawing and painting, she also has experience in darkroom and alternative processes, including infrared. She holds a BFA and an MFA from Maryland Institute of Art and is professor emeritus at McDaniel College, where she taught for 34 years and chaired the art department. Her books, Digital Collage and Painting and Digital Painting in Photoshop, have been translated into several languages and are used as college textbooks. Sue writes for a variety of magazines in the US and Australia and has recently developed courses exploring the creative possibilities of iPhones.

Website: suebloom.com

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