In this workshop, students will learn how to use their cameras to make portraits that are well exposed, flattering, dynamic, and capture their subjects’ personalities! Topics covered include a brief review of camera settings for portraits, portrait posing and lighting, shooting for portraits, flattering angles, and tips on capturing the personality and uniqueness of subjects!
- Camera settings for portraits
- Portrait posing and lighting
- Shooting for portraits – flattering angles, personality
- Problem solving – weird shadows, harsh light, odd poses, etc.!
- Students will need to bring their own DSLR camera OR smartphone that can run the free Adobe Lightroom Mobile app
- A willing model, or a tripod if making self-portraits!
- Chair/Stool for portraits
- Optional, but helpful materials –
- Lights/access to good lighting
- Remote for camera shutter (for self-portraits!)
Instructor: Emma Traylor
Emma C. Traylor is an artist who works primarily with digital and film photography and ceramics. She earned her BFA from the University of North Texas majoring in Studio Art with a focus in Ceramics, and is currently working on her Masters of Fine Art with a 3D focus at Liberty University. Emma was born and raised in the DFW area in Texas and currently lives in Lynchburg, VA with her husband. Emma’s ceramic work is largely hand built life-sized figurative sculptures, but she also enjoys making unique functional pieces. Her photography focuses on the hidden special moments that go unseen in daily life.