26 Apr Shelby Lee Adams Workshop May 2, 3, 4
Environmental Portraiture with Shelby Lee Adams – 3 Day Workshop
Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 2, 3 & 4, 2014
Meets 9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Limited to 10 places – 2 remain as of April 30
Register as Member [wp_cart:Environmental Portraiture with Shelby Lee Adams – Member (includes materials fee):price:520.00:end]
May 1 – Artists Talk and Book Signing at DAM – book here
[quote float=”right”]Seeing, connecting, and nurturing love while recalling and sharing the more difficult times requires a balanced perspective. It can be tender, or tough and thorny, but all parts are necessary to integrate visually and intellectually. —Shelby Lee Adams, Salt and Truth (2011)[/quote]
Level: Intermediate – Advanced
The Workshop: Work closely with renowned photographer Shelby Lee Adams in this three-day intensive workshop exploring the psychological, emotional and technical aspects of portraiture, with special emphasis on photographing people in their environments. Adams’ photographs of the people of Appalachia have long been praised for their rare humanity and grace. This workshop is a chance to work closely with Shelby while developing your own eye for portraiture and the environment. You’ll learn to overcome your fears of portraiture and approach your subjects with greater confidence and creativity. He works with people in their chosen environments to portray an intimate and personal view.
The workshop will also emphasize digital lighting techniques, including working with mixed lighting scenarios and strobe in the field. Reviews of student work and plenty of hands-on shooting time will make this workshop a wonderful opportunity to delve deeply into your photographic process. Photographing on location with lighting equipment, models and the instructor students will experiment with professional lighting equipment on location in natural light, learning ratios and balancing lighting. This workshop includes classroom instruction, one full day of shooting on location and a concluding critique with Shelby.
Who Should Attend: All photographers are welcome in this workshop. Students should have a good working knowledge of their cameras as well as a desire to expand their portraiture practice. Students should brings cameras and may shoot with film or digitally.
*registered students are automatically registered for An Evening with Shelby Lee Adams – Salt & Truth the evening of May 1, 2014 at no additional cost!
**Lunch provided on May 3rd
Shelby Lee Adams was born in Hazard, Kentucky, in 1950 and educated at the Cleveland Institute of Art and Massachusetts College of Art. He is the author of four photography books, Appalachian Portraits (1993), Appalachian Legacy (1998), Appalachian Lives (2003), and Salt & Truth (2011). In 2010, Adams was awarded a fellowship from the Guggenheim Foundation. His work has also been supported by the NEA, the Polaroid Corporation, the Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation, and the Peter S. Reed Foundation. His photography is in over 60 national and international collections, including the Musee De L’Elysee Lausanne, the National Gallery of Canada, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Amon Carter Museum, among others. His work has been published by many academic, fine art and commercial publications, including, Aperture, Smithsonian Magazine, Phaidon, The New York Times, Mother Jones, and Black and White Magazine. He divides his time between his home in the Berkshire Mountains and Eastern Kentucky.