Portrait photography lighting workshop

Two young men looking at art
Two young men looking at art
Saturday 10 July 2010
10.30am - 5.00pm
45 / 30 concessions

Take a technical look at portrait photography lighting in this workshop for adults.

Redeye and Manchester Art Gallery are very pleased to present a portrait lighting workshop to tie in with A World Observed 1940 - 2010:  Photographs by Dorothy Bohm.

The workshop will be led by the renowned portrait photographer Graeme Cooper. Graeme will demonstrate a selection of lighting techniques from the last seven decades.

He will start with a look at how portraits were lit in the 1940s and 1950s, and cover the basics including main, fill and key lighting; then go on to look at subjects such as direct lighting, soft lighting and its direction, and the use of, and difference between, soft boxes and umbrellas. He'll finish up with ring flash, and show the difference between a straight portrait shot and a "beauty shot". There will be opportunities throughout for questions and suggestions from people attending.

The workshop is aimed at any photographer who is interested in getting more deeply into photographic lighting of people; it is assumed you will be familiar with the use of a camera, and perhaps have some limited experience of lighting.

This workshop takes place at Manchester Art Gallery's Education Studios (report to info desk in Atrium). Participants will also have seats reserved for the public discussion on the same day with Dorothy Bohm herself from 14:00 to 15:00.


Tickets for this event can be booked on: www.redeye.org.uk

Graeme Cooper

Graeme Cooper was born in Nottinghamshire in 1957. For the past 25 years, based in Manchester and London, he has developed a solid track record in creatively interpreting briefs for clients in the advertising, design, corporate and editorial fields. He is comfortable working over a broad spectrum of contexts and disciplines - whether he finds himself working on the factory floor or in the board room, in the studio, or on location at home or overseas.

Visit Graeme Cooper's website.

What participants say

"It is amazing how Graeme can make the ordinary look beautiful and the beautiful look astounding. He is a great teacher and very generous with his knowledge"

Sam Fairbrother, photographer


We're grateful to PKE Lighting for support for this event.
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