Studio Portrait Lighting Workshop
Instructor: John Hames
Day: Sunday, March 8th
Cost: Members $110 | Non-Members $150
Join us for this afternoon workshop as John Hames demonstrates simple lighting ideas to achieve portraits with emotional content (such as Rembrandt lighting) using continuous lighting. After viewing an introductory slide show, students will help set up the background and lights, and then spend time photographing a model using different lighting ideas. Continuous lighting allows multiple photographers to shoot one model at the same time, and the setup is an inexpensive solution to anyone interested in pursuing portrait photography in their home studio. Model fee included in workshop fee.
Instructor Bio: John Hames: BA, Education, URI (1973); MFA, Photography, Savannah College of Art and Design (2002). John Hames was primarily a self-taught photographer for about 20 years, as well as studying with such masters as Mary Ellen Mark, Eugene Richards, and Constantine Manos, before going back to school to earn his Master of Fine Arts degree in Photography. He has taught at several area colleges, including URI and RIC. He is the founder and director of Studio Without Walls Photography Workshops, where he organized more than 100 workshops during its existence. He has also taught workshops in Nepal and China. In 2007, he taught photography at the Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology in Beijing, and has traveled extensively in China. He is the recipient of various awards and RISCA Honorariums, and his work has been published and exhibited in the US and in China, including the Ping’yao International Photo Festival in 2007. He was the recipient of the 2017-2018 RISD|CE Teacher of Excellence Award, and has self-published 10 books of his photographs. Thus far, he has taught 25 different courses for the RISD|CE Photography Certificate Program.