18 and older
The human form is beautiful to work with photographically. Lighting is one of the most important elements to consider in the creation of a nude image. Chiaroscuro in art is an Italian term that literally means ‘light-dark’. In paintings the description often refers to tonal variations which are used to suggest the volume and modeling of the subjects depicted. This type of lighting lends itself well to the nude due to the lost and found quality is has.
In this one-day workshop we will concentrate on using chiaroscuro lighting while working with nude models on location in a beautiful modern home. The goal of the class is two-fold: first, to feel comfortable working with talent, and secondly, to photograph the nude in a subtle mysterious manner by using this lighting style. Participants will photograph the nude in a variety of locations, experimenting with lighting and directing poses. There will be a short lecture and demo at the start of the day to fill our minds with ideas, then the majority of the day will be spent working with the models and controlling the lighting, setting and poses. The last part of the day will consist of a critique and conversation about work created during the workshop.
Note: The workshop will take place on location with nude models.
Students are encouraged to bring a DSLR camera equipped with a hot shoe or sync connection.
Skill/Experience Level: Students should have a working knowledge of their camera and the ability to shoot in manual mode. No lighting experience is necessary.