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Portraits in the Park with Bobbi Lane & Lee Varis

May 18, 2019, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm


The photographer’s challenge in creating a compelling portrait involves both creative and technical concepts combined in a way that evokes meaning and impact. This intensive and fun two-day workshop will show essential approaches to matching the light with your ideas. Good lighting techniques, along with posing, tonalities, mood, expression, camera angles and backgrounds must harmonize to create a successful photographic portrait.

Everyone has natural light available, but not necessarily the understanding of how to find and manipulate it with reflectors and diffusers to create the most pleasing or effective image. In this workshop we will work with window light, backlight, open shade and garage door lighting and explore how the qualities of each contribute to the feeling of the portrait.

We will begin the day in the classroom with some discussion of what to look for when photographing, including optimal settings, environment, subject posing and more. We will then continue on to the Saugus Iron Works, our shooting location for the day, where we will photograph a group of actors in the natural light of the park.

This is an excellent chance to work on numerous elements of portraiture, including how to develop and enhance your natural light portraits, as well as how to better place, pose and direct your subjects.


May 18, 2019
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Hunt’s Photo, Melrose
100 Main St.
Melrose, MA 02176 United States
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