With the pervasiveness of cameras in today’s world, people are making more photographs now than ever before. Learn to become more conscious of what you do when making photographs of others and yourself.
This workshop will explore how to use portraiture as a form of storytelling. Discover how your photography can be used to empower yourself and others. Learn to be mindful in your interaction with others when creating portraits. Find out just how different a self-portrait is from a selfie.
Participants will create a variety of portraits over two days while learning the technical aspects of DSLR cameras and basic lighting equipment. They will then receive an introduction to inkjet printing and print their newly made portraits to be shown in a pop up exhibition at CPW!
The age range for Young Artist courses is 13-19.
About the Instructor:
Juan Madrid is the digital lab manager at the Center for Photography at Woodstock, artist, book maker and freelance photographer. His client list includes Bloomberg Businessweek, VICE, and Society Magazine (France). He has also given an artist lecture at Yale College in Flint, MI, and has produced two publications of his work. A near life long resident of the Hudson Valley, Juan’s work uses portraiture to examine the humanity of place. To learn more about Juan and his photography, visit juanmadridphoto.com.
Tuition: $250 (includes $40 non-refundable registration fee and $25 materials fee; no separate CPW member discounts apply)
Please note that this class is limited to just four participants.
Young Artist Scholarships available (age 13-19): To be considered for a scholarship, please submit one paragraph about why you like photography, accompanied by one image by either you or your favorite artists. Email your application before July 24, 2017 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photo above: Nydia Blas, CPW Artist-in-Residence 2016, Untitled from the series The Girl Who Spun Gold, 2015 (detail)