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Pop Up Portrait Session

  • Jun 2, 2013 · 1:00 PM
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Today we are shooting Portraits



Close-ups, funky, diverse facial expressions, fun

- this is what we are aiming to achieve in this session.


Andy Warhol was one of the most important artists of pop art, which became extremely popular in the second half of the twentieth century. Though he is best remembered for his paintings of Campbell's soup cans, he also created hundreds of other works including commercial advertisements and films.

Pop art was a new style of art that began in England in the mid-1950s and consisted of realistic renditions of popular, everyday items.

Did you know???

Warhol paints Marilyn Monroe because she is the typical icon of the "glamorous women". Every female portrait he completed was in the same format which included emphasis on lipstick, eye shadow and frozen camera smile. He wanted to portray Marilyn as the comtemporary sex goddess , packaged for the public as a consumer item. Warhol uses a wide range of colors and off the registar printing to show variations on the image. Warhol could relate to Monroe's desperate try to rid herself of the vain, dumb blonde stereotype that she struggled with her entire life. Warhol too struggled with desperatly tying to be taken seriously.



We are shooting on the colorful streets of Break Lane where color pops everywhere. I will also be giving a few minutes briefing on how to achieve the target and links to how to edit your portraits taken on the day in the Andy Warhol style will be posted after the shoot on the meetup page

Meeting point: 1pm outside Aldgate East tube station
Bring any props you like and any camera you like as long as it's a DSLR.
all welcome

Format: there will be no models, we are shooting each other and the shoot is outdoors

Target: to learn a few tricks, get some kick ass portraits and above all, HAVE SOME FUN!!

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  • Chessie

    Nick, as promised here is a free image software you can download and use to edit your images: Look forward to seeing your photos :)

    June 8, 2013

    • Nick G

      Taking a look at a few tutorials on how to do the pop art effect using gimp ...

      June 9, 2013

  • Chessie

    Join us on facebook for more news on our shoots and photography in general :)

    June 5, 2013

  • daniel

    Very good group of people.I look foward to seeing more good pics

    2 · June 3, 2013

  • Jim N.

    Another fun day. I'm looking forward to seeing the photos. They should be unique and fascinating. Like the photographers who took them.

    June 3, 2013

  • Julia

    Fun and colourful day ;)

    June 3, 2013

  • Chessie

    So good to see you all, wonderful day :)

    June 3, 2013

  • MJY (Michael Y.

    Great day. Thank you all.

    1 · June 2, 2013

  • Erik

    Having got to the location late i felt welcomed.
    Loved the group only drawback, there wasn't enough time.
    Loved the fact the session was so so relaxed, participants were generously sharing tips and ideas and most important, lots of laughter.
    Thank you all for a fun and educational first attendance.
    Im looking forward to the next meet!

    1 · June 2, 2013

  • Lara

    Great to see everyone and it was a lot of fun shooting with the pop art theme in mind. The location was great allowing for some interesting backdrops, and good to squeeze in some street shots and a bite to eat at the end.

    1 · June 2, 2013

  • Nick G

    I like the hands on approach to this meetup. You definitely pick up a few tricks. It was my first time today and I walked away feeling like my photography was that much better! I'm looking forward to the next one.

    1 · June 2, 2013

  • Jim N.

    Please please wait for me. Last minute decision to join you lovely guys

    June 2, 2013

  • MJY (Michael Y.

    It's nearly 2.00 am, Chessie, but I've caught up enough to reverse my last decision. Looking forward to seeing you all at Aldgate East at 1.00 pm today :)
    Paid earlier.

    June 2, 2013

  • MJY (Michael Y.

    Still bogged down, Chessie. Will have to miss this session :(

    June 1, 2013

  • Maria K.


    May 27, 2013

  • MJY (Michael Y.

    Sounds fun, Chessie. Any budding Andy Warhol or Marilyn Monroe models in our group?

    May 8, 2013

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