Portrait Lighting - Another Perspective

Course Code: 22MCELI135

Dates: August 13-14, 2022

Meets: Sa and Su from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM ET

Location: ICP (84 Ludlow Street)

Course Tuition: $500

There is a noticeable difference between an ordinary portrait and a truly memorable portrait. The memorable portrait establishes a connection to the soul of the subject: the near mystical play of dark and light, the angle that is just right, or the suggestive spread of a shadow that accents an expression can elevate a photo to a much higher creative plane. This workshop helps students break out of the box of ordinary portraiture and lighting into a new, more interpretive realm of portrait photography. Participants will be challenged to re-invent how they see light and composition. With a better understanding of each separately, combing the two will give them the ability to construct an image to be technically sound and artistically striking.

Course Level / Prerequisite: Intermediate: You are familiar with a camera, whether film or digital. You understand aperture, shutter speed, exposure, white balance, histograms, and how to control focus. You are comfortable editing and processing your images. You may want to learn how to utilize your camera in a more thoughtful and articulate way, or learn more about lighting or how to utilize theoretical concepts in relation to your portfolio of work.

In accordance with ICP’s COVID-19 Safety Guidelines and Policies, all Continuing Education students are required to be fully vaccinated and to have received the most recently available booster shots in order to attend onsite courses. This includes courses taking place at the ICP School location (79 Essex Street - entrance at 84 Ludlow Street) as well as offsite locations. Students will be required to provide proof of their vaccination status during the registration process, unless an exemption has been granted. ICP requires masks to be worn while in class, and while in other public areas of ICP, to protect the health and safety of all employees, students, and visitors. We encourage students, faculty, and staff to wear a KN95 and/or KF94 mask at ICP. These policies are subject to change at anytime.

Courses are subject to minimum enrollment. In order to comply with ICP’s COVID-19 Safety Guidelines and Policies, registration for this course will close two days prior to the start date of the course.

Students attending in-person courses will be required to complete ICP’s online Daily Health Screening prior to entering the ICP school.

Image: Robert Meyer
Image: Robert Meyer
Fee: $500.00

Fee Breakdown

Course Fee (Basic)Course Tuition$ 465.00
Mandatory FeeMaterial Fee$ 35.00

ICP (84 Ludlow Street)

Robert Meyer

Faculty Bio
Date Day Time Location
08/13/2022Saturday10 AM to 5 PM ICP (84 Ludlow Street)
08/14/2022Sunday10 AM to 5 PM ICP (84 Ludlow Street)

Hello, and welcome to a wonderful class of exploring, creating, learning, and experimenting. This class is designed to give you a solid foundation in understanding light, both available and manufactured light for the creation of that memorable portrait. Remember the goal is always to match your idea, your personal interpretation with the technique. This is a participatory workshop in which you will need your camera, lenses and whatever else you need to take/create pictures. Please bring a few samples of the best you have done and what it is you would like to do. This will give me an opportunity to concentrate on some areas of specific interest.


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