Portrait Lighting andPose Through TheLens of History, The Present,And The Future

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FREE Program
Sponsored by Samy's Camera, BayPhoto, PPSCV, PPGBA, & PPC
LOCATION: Event will be at SAMY'S CAMERA in San Francisco
Carpooling for San Jose Area attendees. Details to follow ....

-***Full Day Workshop the following day. THU MAY 2nd, 2019***-

Portrait Lighting and Pose Through The Lens of History, The Present And The Future

Tim will take you on a whirlwind tour of the iconic, historical images that have shaped modern portraiture and will focus on the creative elements of portrait lighting and posing. He will explore the origins of today's styles and a potential vision of the future of our constantly changing industry, not only for portrait artists, but lifestyle, fashion and editorial work.

This class is designed with the intermediate to advanced photographer in mind, or anyone with the curiosity to seek the genesis and potential of the art. Through live demonstration, this experience will provide an opportunity for you to consider, or further develop, a professional level of lighting and posing skills in studio or window light environments.

You will leave with a solid introduction to these professional skills, how to apply them with style and craftsmanship, and with an understanding of how the history of portraiture impacts our work today.


Tim Meyer, MFA, M.Photog, Craftsman

Throughout his 35 plus years as a professional photographer, educator and author, Tim Meyer’s work has been internationally recognized and respected for its innovative style and technique. In addition to many national educationprograms, he has lectured internationally in England, Germany and Mexico.Tim’s writings on photography and art have been published as magazine andonline content and his book, The Portrait, Understanding Portrait Photography, published in English, German, Italian and Chinese and now in its second edition, has been adopted as a textbook at numerous colleges.As an academic educator, Tim holds both a Masters and an MFA in art and photography and taught at Brooks Institute and Mount Saint Mary’s University. His areas of expertise are portraiture, wedding and fundamental, advanced and creative lighting.