Workshop: The Emotive Portrait in the Peters Valley Landscape, Layton, NJ (Peters Valley)

The Emotive Portrait in the Peters Valley Landscape

Date: June 14-18, 2013 (5 days)

Instructor: Laurie Klein

Level: Intermediate to Advanced

Class Description: Emotive photography tells a distinctive story compositionally and aesthetically. Photographing people in nature creates unique challenges and opportunities, especially when capturing emotions. The photographer must show the relationship between the environment, the human form and the inherent feelings of both the shooter and the model. This workshop consists of daily shooting exercises in the field. Models are used to learn posing techniques and to explore the relationship between vulnerable subjects and their natural surroundings. Photographers discover how to pre-visualize the final photo. In addition, at the end of each day there are group discussions, group critiquing and an opportunity for individual portfolio review with the instructor. Because of the sensitive nature of the subjects, this workshop is limited to serious image-makers above the age of 18. Clothed and nude models are available.

Instructor Bio: Laurie Klein is an award-winning fine art, educator, and portrait photographer. She is the author of Hand Coloring Black and White Photography, a contributing writer for PPA magazine, Rangefinder and Photocraft Source Book. Her work has been published in The New York Times, New York Magazine, Interior Design Magazine, House Beautiful, Ladies Home Journal, Brides Magazine, Modern Bride, Ridgefield Magazine and others. Her work is held in private collections and museums. She is sought after for her exclusive commissions and extraordinary creativity workshops. Laurie has a MFA in photography from Ohio University and BFA from RIT. She studied with Ansel Adams. Kodak, Fuji, Prismacolor, and Curtis Paper have been her sponsors. A gifted photo educator for over 25 years, Laurie teaches classes and workshops both nationally and internationally. Teaching venues include: Peter’s Valley, Western CT State University, University of Bridgeport, Naugatuck Community College, Ohio University, Phillips Academy – Andover, Naples Philharmonic Center for the Arts, and Marco Island Art League. She also mentors high school students who are interested in photography. Laurie Klein is recognized worldwide for her photography, shooting almost exclusively in the arresting infrared spectrum. Her work embodies a soft passionate style that most often depicts the feminine experience, relationships and landscapes. As time went on, she added to her photographic workshops and shoots, the wisdom, ritual and spirituality that only 30+ years experience can gather.

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Tuition: $530
(tuition includes lunch during workshop)
Studio/Materials Fee: $150