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Photographing the Figure for Painting & Drawing

  • Student Art League 200 Grant Street Denver, CO, 80203 United States (map)

Friday, September 11, 18 & 25, 2015, 9 am 12:30 pm


This workshop focuses on photographing models in the studio, investigating lighting, form and composition. Whether the end-goal is the photograph or to use the camera as a sketching tool for paintings or drawings, students will leave with an understanding of how to capture creative images through lighting, poses, camera settings, and communication with the model. The workshop begins with a portfolio review and a short presentation on the history of fine art nude photography. The class will cover the camera settings that best serve shooting on location, and will answer technical and aesthetic questions.

Sign up details: Student Art League

Materials to bring:

Digital camera with ability to connect to studio light

fine art nude workshop

What should you know:

manual mode on your digital SLR Camera

What will be covered:

Week 1: Natural light and the use of reflectors, posing and communicating with a model

Week 2: studio light using different modifies and experiment with harsh versus soft light

Week 3: using mixed light and creating a scene by using props

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Earlier Event: September 9
Lighting Bootcamp Workshop