Sat, May 13|
PPA Workshop: The "Simple" Anatomy of a Cover Photo in Editorial Photography
This exciting and informative course is designed to help photographers take more captivating images. We will cover the historic evolution of editorial photography as the medium to express the "art" of fashion.
Time & Location
May 13, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT
Huntsville, 7500 S Memorial Pkwy, Suite 118, Huntsville, AL 35801, USA
About the event
This exciting and informative course is designed to help photographers take more captivating images. We will discuss the history and anatomy of cover photos used in fashion editorial publications. We will cover the historic evolution of editorial photography as the medium to express the "art" of fashion. We will review the work of master fashion photographers like Peter Lindberg, Richard Avedon, Jack Robinson, Steven Meisel, Herb Ritts, and Albert Watson. Additionally, we will discuss the elements of great covers from the perspective of composition, colors, location, lighting, and visual perception. The course will include the basic science of visual perception and the reason why some images possess an enduring timelessness. The class will be taught in 3 short sections followed by photoshoots with mannequins or live models that allow participants to practice the concepts taught in the lecture. The class will be taught by Dr. Ken Brantley. Dr. Brantley holds a doctorate in optometry and vision science from the University of Missouri College of Optometry. Dr. Brantley's work has been featured by brands like ChicNYC and in advertising campaigns for Optique Huntsville. His work has been featured on the covers of Chasing Light, Imperial Models Magazine, Global Models Magazine, and Prestige Magazine. His monochromatic "Faces Collection" was featured in Spring 2022 as a solo artist exhibition in Downtown Huntsville, in association with Arts Huntsville.
Items to Bring:
- Prime Portrait Lenses (50 mm, 85 mm, 100 mm) Select 1 minimum
- 1 or more Zoom Lenses: e.g. 24 - 70 mm, 24 - 105 mm, 70 -200 mm
- A monopod/tripod
- 3 memory cards
- HDMI Cable to connect your camera to the monitor for image review
- A laptop computer/tablet
- State/Government issued Identification document