Spazio Labo’ | Photograpy, Strada Maggiore 29 40125, Bologna, tel. 3515074890

Online Course – The Engaging Portrait

THE ENGAGING PORTRAIT

ONLINE COURSE
WITH RICHARD RENALDI

FROM OCTOBER 14TH, 2020

THE COURSE

This 12-hour course will place a strong emphasis on environmental portraiture and the making of photographic portraits (primarily but not limited to strangers). We will cover the construction and aesthetics of what makes an engaging portrait, including background, lighting, directing, and casting. We will also explore the figure/ground relationship, the use of creative perspectives, and the decisive acuity required for spontaneous portraiture.

The workshop’s main objective is to provide students with a technical and conceptual fluency that they may apply within their own practice. We begin with a discussion of students’ portfolios, during which each student receives personalized feedback and exercises for improvement. We study and discuss the precedent of successful portrait photographers, deconstructing varied examples to further our own work.

Students will be encouraged to break through the boundaries between themselves and their subjects as they work throughout the weeks. Students will also be required to create a small, strong portfolio of portraits throughout the weeks, learn to edit and sequence that work, and finish with a final review on the last day of class.

TOPICS

  • Construction and aesthetics of engaging portraits
  • Background, lighting, directing and casting
  • The figure/ground relationship
  • The uses of creative perspectives
  • The decisive acuity for spontaneous portraiture
  • Making, editing and sequencing a portfolio

TEACHER

Richard Renaldi was born in Chicago in 1968. He received a BFA in photography from New York University in 1990. He is represented by Benrubi Gallery in New York and Robert Morat Galerie in Berlin. Five monographs of his work have been published, including Richard Renaldi: Figure and Ground (Aperture, 2006); Fall River Boys (Charles Lane Press, 2009); Touching Strangers (Aperture, 2014); Manhattan Sunday (Aperture, 2016); I Want Your Love (Super Labo, 2018). He was the recipient of a 2015 fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.

WHEREVER, ONLINE

From Nuuk (Greenland) to Wellington (New Zealand), from Adak (USA) to Nemuro (Japan), you are welcome to join our online classes from wherever you are based or connecting from – home, studio, train, beach. You just need a good internet connection and a computer (but also your tablet or smartphone will be fine).

DO NOT MISS ANYTHING

All the classes will be recorded to be available for the participants for the whole week, online until the next class: you will not miss your terrific appointments: the Spritz with your best friend, the table-tennis tournament, the book-launch of your favourite writer.

SHARING IS COOL

You might have homework to do and you will be able to share them with the teacher and the whole group into an online private folder where all the tips and resources will be uploaded to make together with you the path of this course.

PLEASE, SEND HELP

Our support team dedicated to technical and management assistance for online activities will be available to students and teachers to make the remote teaching experience as fluid and organic as possible, both from a technical and organizational point of view.

FROM OCTOBER 14th, 2020

4 CLASSES

12 HOURS OVERALL

WEDNESDAY 7 pm – 10 pm,

SATURDAY 3 pm – 6 pm

ENGLISH

250 €

AM I THE IDEAL PARTICIPANT OF THIS COURSE?

Yes, if you are a photography student, a young professional in photography or very passionate about photography strongly willing to learn a strong emphasis on environmental portraiture and the making of photographic portraits (primarily but not limited to strangers)

If you still have doubts please feel free to contact us at info@spaziolabo.it | +39 3283383634 | +39 3394534132.

SCHEDULE

The course has a total duration of 12 hours which will all take place online.

 

Class 1 – Wednesday, October 14th, 2020 – from 7 PM to 10 PM (CET)

Class 2 – Saturday, October 17th, 2020 – from 3 PM to 6 PM (CET)

Class 3 – Wednesday, October 21st, 2020 – from 7 PM to 10 PM (CET)

Class 4 – Saturday, October 31st, 2020 – from 3 PM to 6 PM (CET)

CERTIFICATE

A certificate of participation will be released to each participant at the end of the course.

PARTICIPANTS

Admission to the course is open to everyone until the maximum number of participants is reached: 14.
Minimum number of participants: 10

FEE AND ENROLLMENT

The participation fee is 250 euros

If you wish to participate, please send an email to info@spaziolabo.it.

Participation in the tutorship program is reserved to Spazio Labo’ members (2021 membership fee is 15 €).

Further info: info@spaziolabo.it – (0039) 339 4534132.

WITHDRAWAL POLICY

It is possible to obtain a full refund of the registration fee paid by submitting a cancellation in person, by email or by telephone within 5 days from the start of the course. For cancellations received after this period, the reimbursement of the registration fee is provided, less a deduction of 50 euros for administrative expenses. There is no refund for cancellations received after the course has begun.

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