If there were a musical equivalent to photography, it would probably be songwriting—and portraiture would be like playing your song to a live audience with only an acoustic guitar. By its nature portraiture is stripped down and intimate, designed to get at the heart and soul of a subject's inner state of being.
This workshop focuses on the art of creating portraits with a heightened sense of emotional resonance. Through simple and practical instruction, Kurt Iswarienko—a noted celebrity portrait photographer and film director—leads participants through an exploration the lighting and composition techniques, as well as the philosophical decision making, that set the stage for cinematic portraits.
Kurt guides participants through in-depth, hands-on demonstrations of these tools of the trade, often using equipment from his own collection for a very personal glimpse into his process. Each day consists of a morning lecture addressing a vital component of cinematic portraiture and an afternoon assignment, where students make their own portraits based on the principles discussed earlier in the day
Special emphasis is placed on continuous lighting instruments, lens choices, and different camera formats, and we look at ways in which various options can influence the creative outcome of a portrait.
We complete our time together with sharpened technical knowledge and a renewed sense of empowerment to go out and create your own boldly evocative cinematic portraits.
Get acquainted with some of the previous work that was generated in this class HERE.