As a professional photographer I often shoot portraits of all sorts of people. Within the context of photographic workshops I also invite this as a possibility.
Below are two very different examples of using Portrait Photography within a workshop context.
First are a couple of examples from a workshop with teenagers: Although, at first, working with Portrait photography can be a challenge for teenagers they soon warm up to it and enjoy it, because in the end most of them love to have their picture taken, and these days they are all taking photos all the time. So this workshop starts to teach them to think about how they are taking the photos; to notice the light, think about different angles and generally take notice of how, with a bit more knowledge and attention, they can make much better photos.
“You don’t take a photograph, you make it.” -Ansel Adams
I work a lot with the mental health charity Milestones: The below example is a set of portraits that were shot at a residential home in Southmead Bristol. These photographs were requested and the process of having them taken was very much enjoyed by all. Each participant was also involved with editing the images and choosing which the final images were. The prints were then also distributed to friends and family.
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