Ph2 - Photography: Detail, Storytelling, and the Power of Post-Processing

  • July 11, 2019
  • 6:30 PM
  • July 25, 2019
  • 9:00 PM
  • McLean County Arts Center, 601 N. East St., Bloomington, IL 61701
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Photography: Detail, Storytelling, and the Power of Post-Processing

Thursdays, July 11-25, 2019

6:30 - 9:00 PM


In this three-session course, artist and photographer Erin Barnard will teach students how to create artful photographs in their daily lives and the lives of others. Participants will learn about detail shots, storytelling with still life images, directing lifestyle shoots, and the power of post processing. Each guest will need an iPhone or Android with a functional camera and the ability to download suggested apps. 

Session 1: Still Life/Social Media imagery.

Every day life moments can be captured in the details. The cup of coffee next to your laptop, your toes in the sand. We want to view the world around us as an opportunity to capture moments that allow an audience a glimpse into our experience. Learn how to avoid background distractions, how to find the right lighting or angle, and how to add elements from around the space to balance your photo. 

Session 2: Lifestyle photography. 
This session will include a description of lifestyle photography, when guests will likely apply lifestyle photography to sessions, and how to direct moments without posing. A brief scenario will be described for photographing newborns, children, single adults, and families.  Guests will come up with three scenarios in their own life that would be conducive for lifestyle portraiture. Guests will then partner up and set up and capture a few lifestyle scenarios in and around the Arts Center.  

Session 3: The Power of Post Processing.
Even a basic photo can be enhanced significantly through the power of post processing. Participants will be introduced to two phone apps that allow fast and efficient editing of images taken in the past two sessions. We will discuss the the mood of the image and finding our personal style. Participants will have time to practice the filter styles and come up with their unique editing style. 

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