This Two Days Street Photography Workshop with Joseph Michael Lopez and Tony Chirinos will cover how to frame your image in Street Photography and how to use the Flash in Street Photography.
When you feel something and see something, how do you frame it? How do you make a visceral experience visual?
This six hour intensive workshop will focus on composition, the musicality of moments and learning to see light.
We will explore how to make your own meaning clear, how to be at ease in your surroundings and how to be comfortable in your “photographic” skin.
We will also examine body language as a form of communication that affects your practice and allows you to improvise, and we will discuss how cinema can inspire photography. Joseph Michael Lopez will be your guide in helping you find your voice in this expressive street photography workshop.
This street Portrait Photography with Flash Tutorial will give you the creative freedom to learn in a fast paced, ever changing environment, where there are no wrong decisions and the aim is to help students look at the world in a different way. Using flash in daylight creates a unique image by illuminating the subject as in a studio.
We start with a brief overview of the master photographers who’ve created the classic foundation of street portraiture with flash on which contemporary photographers continue to build. Using these masters as inspiration, we engage in daily assignments to make portraits with flash in both formal and candid. We teach all our courses in small groups to give students the maximum individual attention possible to help them develop their photography skills.
The aim of this workshop is using flash outdoors in daylight in combination with proper selection of shutter speed and aperture. Also, selecting the proper location for shooting, proper selection of lens, composition and structure of the image and any technical aspects that can help the students advanced to a higher level. Photographing people in public can be challenging both in the legal and moral aspects in a real-world situation.
About the Instructors:
Joseph Michael Lopez was born in New York City in 1973 to a mother who escaped the Cuban revolution in 1967. He began his career as an analog cinematographer on the critically acclaimed Bruce Weber film, Chop Suey (2001), and was an autodidact until 2009, when he approached Columbia University without an undergraduate degree and was accepted as a MFA candidate based on the merit of his documentary portfolio. He completed his MFA in 2011. Currently, Joseph divides his time between long-form projects, teaching, and commercial work. His photographs have appeared on the cover of M, The Magazine for Leica M Photography, The Sunday Review of The New York Times, New York magazine and The New Yorker, among others.
Joseph’s photographs of Cuba work are currently on exhibit in Cuban Photography after 1980: Selections from the Museum’s Collection, at The Museum of Fine Arts in Houston. A recently commissioned series of his photographs of New York neighborhoods, titled New York at Its Core: Future City Lab, is permanently installed at The Museum of the City of New York. Images from Dear New Yorker, the series from which this commission originated, have also been published in Bystander: A History of Street Photography, by Colin Westerbeck and Joel Meyerowitz, and 100 Great Street Photographs, by David Gibson.
Tony Chirinos received a MFA from Columbia University in New York. Trained as a Bio-medical photographer in 1985, later in 1989 Mr. Chirinos created the Medical photography department at Baptist Health Systems in which he worked as the Director until his departure in 2001. Mr. Chirinos is a Fellow of the South Florida Cultural Consortium. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. His series Cocks has been featured in photoeye.com under Photographer’s Showcase®, Tony Chirinos was among 100 photographers that participated in Review Santa Fe 2012, and in the Fourth Annual New York Portfolio Review sponsored by New York Times Lens blog. His work has been collected by Indie Photobook Library, Candela Collection, CPW, Light Work, Photographic Center Northwest, and Cuban American Phototheque Foundation, to name a few. Mr. Chirinos is currently an Associate Senior Professor at Miami Dade College Kendall Campus in Miami Florida, he has been teaching photography since 2003.
Booking details: .
Courses limited to 12 people .
Duration: 2 Day (10:00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.) .
Price: $490.00 Special: $195.00 .