Fashion & Portrait Photography in Barcelona
Dates: July 7 – 17
Faculty: JANUSZ KAWA
(Tuition includes double-occupancy accommodations, daily Continental breakfast, guided tours and museum admission)
Deadline: April 2nd
Acceptance to this program is based on portfolio review.
Barcelona has always been a prime destination for editorial fashion locations, and this beautiful city is often featured as a background for the fashion spreads in Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar and Elle. With its exquisite light and breathtaking surroundings, Barcelona is a perfect location for learning about portrait and fashion photography. In class, the concentration will be on shooting techniques for portraiture, as well as several days of shooting fashion with models in a controlled setting. When we move to shooting on location, the challenges will become immediately clear. You’ll learn to act and react quickly to ever-changing lighting situations. Choosing the right lens for the picture and the appropriate background for the shot is essential to creating a first-rate photograph. You’ll learn to find good light and to recognize it when you see it. We will cover the various techniques used when shooting models—using available light, reflectors, translucent softeners and portable strobe lights.
Learning to work efficiently as a team on location is not only useful, but also important if you are to be successful. We will work to help you begin a professional fashion portfolio using digital and film camera formats. Consider this week in Barcelona as a career exploration—an opportunity to spend a week in a welcoming city learning, wandering and relaxing.
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