UPCOMING PHOTO WORKSHOPS
July 27 Filoli Gardens, Woodside
Macro & Close up Photography
COFFEE & CAMERAS @ CUBBERLEY
Studio E4 - 4000 Middlefield Rd. Palo Alto
Saturday August 5th - 9am. (Free)
August 10th - Filoli Gardens, Woodside
STUDIO NATURA SERIES: Plein Aire Lighting
Adventures in Oil Pastels
Pen and Ink
2 Point Perspective
3 Point Perspecive
4 Point Perspective
The Still Life
Posture and Posing
Line and Tension
Franz Bischoff, Courtesy of the Redfern Gallery
Prismacolor by Steven Lee Carlson
PHOTOGRAPHY FOR PAINTERS
BEFORE FILM… Artists were among the first to use the camera.
In order to render a “Reference Sketch” a skilled draftsman would employ a large view camera to exact
an accurate depiction of static scenes.
Italian Baroque painter Caravaggio is being hailed as the first artist to to use photographic techniques
- 200 years before the invention of the camera. New research has showed that works by 16th century
master Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571-1610), who was famed for his realistic style and
dramatic 'chiaroscuro' effect of light and shade, showed mercury salt in the canvases.
The light-sensitive chemical turned his canvas into a basic film, 'burning' the images before sketching.
ARTIST AS PHOTOGRAPHER
Examination, study, and application of the visual style
and techniques of Artist / Photographers, including:
Sir Ridley Scott
LUMINOUS STILL LIFES
DANCE MODELS ON THE BEACH
DANCE MODELS DOWNTOWN
DANCE MODELS IN THE STUDIO
PRACTICAL NUDE PHOTOGRAPHY
GREAT TRAVEL PHOTO TECHNIQUES
BLACK & WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY 101
PHOTOGRAPHING WOMEN I
PHOTOGRAPHING WOMEN II
STAGING THE SHOOT
AVAILABLE LIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY
WATER, REFLECTIONS & METALS
SUPER-WIDE ANGLE PHOTOGRAPHY
THE NORMAL LENS
STROBE LIGHTING 101
STROBE LIGHTING 102
ONE LIGHT LIGHTING
WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY 101
BUSINESS OF ART
“STUDIO NATURA” Series
(for painters, photographers and
Outdoor Studio Lighting 101
Outdoor Studio Lighting 102
Twilight Photography for Hospitality
Framing the Shot
Open Shade Lighting
The Challenge of Shadow
Chiaroscuro in Camera
Plein Aire Lighting
Humidity and Light
Class Information: : 8 5 8 - 7 7 5 - 3 6 5 9
Plein Aire Lighting is for painters, photographers and cinematographers.
Examination and discussion of lighting that makes the plein aire images distinctive. Students will study specific artist such as Franz Bischoff, Ganville Redmond, Maynard Dixon, Grayson Sayres, Donna Schuster and others. Attention will be paid to the atmospheric conditions, the angle of the light and color temperature of the light. Students will complete an image in the manner and lighting of original Plein Aire painters.
"The Visual Tension of Sir Ridley Scott"
This class series examines the artistic intent of film director Sir Ridley Scott.
Sir Ridley Scott received an MA in Graphic Design From the Royal Academy of Art in 1962. Sir Ridley is known as much for his advertising work for Apple and Chanel, as his cinematic work including Blade Runner, Alien, Gladiator, Robin Hood, Black Hawk Down, Thelma and Louise, Hannibal, American Gangster. His films are notable for their strong female characters. His film budgets have topped $100,000,000 making these film images a set of very expensive paintings.
Class will view Sir Ridley Scott films, stopping periodically to study the composition, content, mood and lighting of his image making. Freeze framing will enable clear understanding of core color and design elements present. Discussion is encouraged, and individual frames will be extracted and drawn out to illustrate the tension between the key elements. Students are expected to complete four illustrations in the Scott style.