This advanced workshop covers all of the elements involved in creating conceptual and thematic imagery from idea generation through execution. It is ideal for photographers who are comfortable with the technical aspects of their equipment and want to create staged narrative images. Students are taken step by step through the process of how to make a picture concept a reality, covering mood boards, production sheets, pre-production, and scheduling, with lectures on how to source locations, props, and lighting theory; how to cast and work with subjects; as well as problem-solving, communication, and working efficiently on set or on location. Students develop and execute their shoot concepts with support from the instructor.
In preparation for this class, begin to gather props and wardrobe as you think about concepts you might like to execute during the workshop. Also, there will be some models available during the second day of the workshop, but if there is someone specific whom you would like to work with, you should make arrangements for them to be available that weekend.
You should also start looking through staged and/or conceptual imagery that you admire and bring examples of those images to the first class, as well as 10-16 examples of your work, either as low res jpegs or prints, and a pen and notebook. For the second day, you should bring your camera equipment, laptop and card reader, and the set, prop, and wardrobe needed for your shoot.
In addition to the above, there is a short reading assignment which should be completed before the start of class, and a survey which can be sent to the instructor beforehand, or brought to the first morning of class. Both the reading and survey will be sent to you upon registration.
- Dates: February 15-16, 2014
- Meets: February 15-16 |Sat- Sun 10:00 am -5:00 pm
- Where: International Center of Photography
Claire Rosen is a photographer and video artist blending a fine art sensibility with commercial work to create whimsical imagery inspired by fairy tales, fables, and other children’s stories. Her fashion, fine art and advertising work touch on the bizarre and unusual with the themes of vintage circus, burlesque, magic, curiosities and natural science interwoven throughout the images. Rosen is drawn both to beauty and darkness as it exists in life, and her images explore this duality.
Claire’s work has been recognized by Communication Arts Photography Annual, The International Photography Awards, Graphis Photo Annual, Prix de la Photographie, The Sony World Awards, Artists Wanted: Exposure, The Art Project: W Magazine as well as most recently being included in Forbes 30 under 30 in 2012 for Art & Design.
Her commercial client list includes Alex Randall Bespoke Lighting, Alex Young, Bangz Salon & Spa, Neiman Marcus at Short Hills, Nike Global Football, Random House Publishing and Ryan Wilde Millinery. Her work has been published in Crafts Magazine, Doubleday Magazine, Harper’s Bazaar Arabia, Harper’s Baazar Hong Kong, Jumeriah Magazine, The London Sunday Fashion Times, Mia Magazine, Millionaire Lifestyle Magazine, N.E.E.T Magazine, Prevention Magazine, and Tatler Magazine.
In addition, Claire lectures and teaches courses around the world in photography through Foundry Workshops, Gulf Photo Plus, Hallmark Institute, International Center for Photography, The New Jersey Visual Arts Center, NORDphotography, Unique University and The Yard School.
To learn more about Claire and her work, visit her website at http://www.clairerosenphoto.com