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Workshop with Curt Richter

07sep12:00 pm6:00 pmWorkshop with Curt Richter

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LIGHT IS A THING – workshop

The workshop will give practical insight on how to look for and apply basic lighting principles to any visual medium or subject matter. It’s open to anyone interested in understanding in appreciating light and how to master applying it. We will begin by looking at, and talking about, how the uses of light has evolved in painting. Using a digital camera and a monitor, the workshop will explore ways we can take command of different lighting techniques. That minor adjustments with light can make radical differences in how we look and feel about an image.

Beginning with available light, students will examine how moving the camera or the subject can alter the mood and the meaning of an image. We will then work with artificial lights and finally set up a complete studio lighting environment. In a step by step demonstration the class will see how we can construct an entire visual surrounding with lights and props. When we think of light as a thing with substance, we can begin to see how to use it and to control it.

August 31st & September 7th


Admittance: 10-15 people
Price: 50€ / person

Ticket can be purchased

Curt Richter is an accomplished photographer and lecturer. His works are part of the permanent collections at the Museum of Modern Art, the National Portrait Gallery, the Victoria and Albert Museum, and Bibliothèque Nationale, and many more. Born in New York City, he earned a BFA from SUNY Purchase and assisted the architectural photographer Ezra Stoller. As a teacher of photography, he has taught in the US, UK and Finland.



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