Portraiture: Classic & Environmental with Ginny Banks, September 7-October 5

Portraiture: Classic & Environmental with Ginny Banks, September 7-October 5



“It’s one thing to make a picture of what a person looks like, it’s another thing to make a portrait of who they are.” – Paul Caponigro

 “A portrait is not made in the camera but on either side of it.” –

Edward Steichen

 “Portraiture is a window to the soul.” – Anonymous

This workshop entails exploring camera controls and other photographic variables relating to portraiture. Students will study classic portraiture focusing mainly on form with minimal background and environmental portraiture focusing on a person in a setting of their choice or the photographer’s choice.

 In this workshop you will pick a person(s) to photograph. You can also do self-portraits (if that is the case, you will need a tripod and self-timer.) You will be using the mode of portraiture both classic and environmental to explore aperture and depth of field (what’s in focus) along with shutter speed, motion and time (whether something moving is blurry or clear).

In addition to aperture and shutter speed, other concepts discussed will be vantage point, cropping, point of emphasis and lighting. The idea is to make many different interpretations of the same person(s). Students will get photos printed for discussion each week.

The workshop will meet once a week for five weeks with the third week being a field trip. Beginners are welcome!


Supplies: Manual digital or film camera, memory card and three-ring binder.

NOTE: Olympic Art & Office and Quimper Mercantile offer 10% discount for PTSA students.

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