On Location
Los Angeles

Lighting the Editorial Portrait

with Andrew Eccles

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Course Description

Portrait photography requires a unique and specific set of skills—lighting expertise on location and in the studio, the ability to create concepts both before and during the shoot, developing trust with your subject and giving them direction once you have, and lastly the professionalism to apply all of the above on demand.

To create memorable and lasting portraits with confidence, it’s not enough to just turn-up with your camera. You need knowledge, experience, and technical prowess to accomplish this on a consistent basis. This 4-day workshop in Los Angeles with Andrew Eccles is your chance to hone these skills.

Andrew discusses his portrait-making process and how he has managed a career that has spanned decades. He shares his lighting techniques through demonstrations and then allows you to apply what you have learned through real-life assignments such as making portraits for a magazine, a music package, or an entertainment ad.

This is sure to be an intense, albeit fun, workshop for those that want to take their portraits to the next level. It’s an opportunity, in a safe environment, to explore new lighting techniques, fresh ideas, and to start making iconic images that look and feel important.

Throughout the workshop Andrew offers one-on-one guidance and support, answering all of your questions on any aspect of the business. Day in and day out Andrew shares with you everything he’s learned throughout his extensive career.

Take advantage of this unique opportunity to get from where you are to where you want to go with your portrait photography with Andrew as your guide and mentor in his hometown of Los Angeles.

Additional Information

COVID-19 Update: For all in-person workshops and trips in 2023, Santa Fe Workshops highly recommends that all participants, staff, and instructors attending be up to date with Covid vaccinations (per definition of the CDC).

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
Professionals
What You Should Know:

Proficient in digital workflow and custom functions on your digital SLR or mirrorless camera, and a working knowledge of artificial lighting.

Portfolio Required:

Please see the Portfolio Section of Registration Information for guidelines on your submission of recent portraits, including examples that show your use of both natural and artificial lighting.

Activity Level:
Policies:
Categories
Lighting, Pop-Ups, Portraiture, Studio & Commercial
about
Andrew Eccles

Andrew Eccles became a professional photographer in 1987 after a three-year apprenticeship with Annie Leibovitz and brief stints working alongside Robert Mapplethorpe and Steven Meisel. He has been shooting celebrities, models, athletes, politicians, musicians, and dancers ever since. Over the past 35 years Andrew’s work has appeared on the covers of countless magazines worldwide including Rolling Stone, Esquire, Time, and The New York Times Magazine. He has created an abundance of advertising images for the film, television, Broadway, and music Industries for use domestically and abroad. Andrew has been invited by the Academy to make portraits of Oscar winners backstage and been sent to the White House on 6 different occasions.

Andrew has also had long standing relationships shooting the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Dance and the New York Rangers hockey team, both for over 20 years. Andrew has received numerous awards from both the Society of Publication Designers and Communication Arts. American Photography Magazine named Andrew one of the 100 Most Important People in the Industry. Andrew’s iconic portrait of Robin Williams for the cover of the New York Times Magazine taken in the year 2000 is housed in a time capsule installed behind the Museum of Natural History in New York City, not to be reopened until the year 3000. Andrew and his wife Meryl currently reside in Los Angeles, California.

Instagram: @eccles

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