People and Place: The Documentary Portrait

Dates: October 7 - December 16, 2020

Meets: W from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Tuition: $665

The camera is a powerful observer of people. In this course, we examine what it means to make images that address the social, cultural, or emotional space of people and the places they inhabit. Participants discuss strategies for photographing people within a cultural context, and create documentary essays. Through class critiques and the honing of editorial skills, students gain a deeper understanding of their personal motivation and desire, and create meaningful work about the world through their lens.

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. Youare 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.

Note: DSLR or Mirrorless or analog cameras are suitable for this class.

Fee: $665.00

Call us at 212-857-0001 to see if you qualify for a discount on this course.

Fee Breakdown

Course Fee (Basic)Tuition$ 650.00
Mandatory FeeMaterial Fee$ 15.00

Karen Marshall

Date Day Time Location
10/07/2020Wednesday10 AM to 1 PM Zoom Classroom
10/14/2020Wednesday10 AM to 1 PM Zoom Classroom
10/21/2020Wednesday10 AM to 1 PM Zoom Classroom
10/28/2020Wednesday10 AM to 1 PM Zoom Classroom
11/04/2020Wednesday10 AM to 1 PM Zoom Classroom
11/18/2020Wednesday10 AM to 1 PM Zoom Classroom
11/25/2020Wednesday10 AM to 1 PM Zoom Classroom
12/02/2020Wednesday10 AM to 1 PM Zoom Classroom
12/09/2020Wednesday10 AM to 1 PM Zoom Classroom
12/16/2020Wednesday10 AM to 1 PM Zoom Classroom

Please prepare and be ready to show 15 images of past work for the first class. This can be a specific series of images or a group of pictures that you feel represents your best work. I would also like you to shoot a pre-class assignment. Photograph a specific place of your choice. This can be a home, a business, a specific public space, or any other area that has a specific boundary. Think about what 'place' means in a photograph. There is no right or wrong to how you shoot this, so have fun. Create a folder of selected jpegs ready for upload.


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