Come spend the day learning, shooting, modeling, and critiquing! Learn from a master of portrait photography about the craft of creating a exceptional portrait image. Mark has shot millions and billions ;) of portraits and using those experiences he will teach you how to interact with your subject and find the perfect angle to shoot their portrait. He will cover topics of subject management, posing, camera techniques, settings, lighting, selecting and reviewing the correct image.
During class you will be both photographer and model so you can truly understand the complete experience of capturing someone’s portrait. The morning will cover Marks concepts and demonstrations and 2 - 45min sessions one where you will be shooting a model and one where you will be a model.
We will break for 1 hour for lunch and then return from 1:30-3:30 to review and critique all of our work . Learn, practice, learn some more and finishing it up with a final print.
About Mark McCarty.
He has been a freelance commercial photographer for over 35 years, within the Capital Region and throughout the country. He works with major ad agencies, art directors, editors, graphic designers and public relations firms in upstate New York and western Massachusetts. Mark’s work is known for the creativity of his approach.
In addition to McCarty’s commercial accomplishments, he is widely recognized for his personal work, some of which is held in the permanent collections of the J.Paul Getty Museum, the Albany Institute of History and Art, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and the International Center for Photography (ICP) in New York City. Museums and galleries from New York to Tokyo have exhibited his work.
“For me, taking pictures is an excuse to poke your nose into things, to wander off the path. It allows you to stare without being questioned or embarrassed. Photographs let you take in a portion of the world all at once, examining and relishing every surface, and hold on to an instant. Make no mistake, a photograph is only about the surface of things, but just as a good fisherman can look at the surface of the water and have a pretty good idea of what lays beneath, a good photo suggests or creates a story that looks deeper. We collect some specific photons bouncing off the surface of a particular thing, at a particular time and place, and try to spin a little story about life and relationships, trying to create some meaning.”