Portrait Photography workshop with Cat Garcia at The Classic Camera

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Workshop Dates: Saturday 8th September 2018

Time: 10.30-17:00

Price: £100

Join portrait and advertising photographer Cat Garcia for an inspiring portraiture workshop, which will focus on understanding available light, working in unfamiliar locations and photographing a subject you have not met before.

Commissioned to shoot portraits for various publications, Cat is regularly faced with the challenge of constructing a portrait in an unfamiliar location and within a short amount of time.

Practical exercises will force you to consider the choices made when capturing an environmental portrait in terms of composition, depth of field, light, interaction with the subject, body language and expression, and finally how all these elements impact the final image.

Refreshments included / Lunch not included

10.30-11.30 – Introduction and overview of Cat’s portfolio (personal and commissioned) and portrait practices

Open discussion regarding things to consider when shooting an on-location portrait

11.30 – 12.00 - Review of participants’ images (participants are asked to bring 5-10 images for review; images can be printed or supplied on a USB stick in a jpeg format) 

12.00-12.30 - Camera overview with user tips 

12.30-13.00 - Introduction to practical exercise with Q&A

13.00-14.00 - Lunch

14.00-15.30 - Portrait exercise with model/actor

15.30-17.00 – Edit and group review of images with discussion of process (if possible please bring a laptop with editing software e.g. Lightroom)

This workshop is open to all levels of photographers who are keen to grow their skill set. 

Participants are asked to bring 5-10 images for review; images can be printed or supplied on a USB stick in a jpeg format.

Demonstration Leica products will be available for participants to use.

If borrowing Leica equipment, you will need to bring two forms of ID to the session. The first form of ID should be a passport or UK driving license and the second form of ID a utility bill showing your home address.

Please bring your own laptop for editing and post production work.

The workshop will include outdoor shooting, so please bring appropriate clothing and suitable protection for your camera.

    Cat Garcia works across portrait, editorial and advertising photography, capturing people and places with a lightness of touch and sense of storytelling.

    Her work celebrates individuality and the simple, authentic beauty of her subjects.

    Cat’s personal series ‘Quarterly’, captured across the seasons of one year, with a mix of portraits and details from nature, became an exhibition at Leica Mayfair in November 2017.

    Cat’s personal series ‘Our Time’, was released as a book in 2014, documenting the lives of 60 of Britain’s most creative talents including Sir Peter Blake, Bella Freud, Giles Deacon, Gavin Turk, Fergus Henderson and Sir Paul Smith. The book combines black and white and colour portraits with telling incidental details from the ordinary lives of extraordinary people. Seewww.thisisourtimebook.com for full details on the series.

    Clients include Adidas, BAFTA, ES Magazine, Hole & Corner, Mr Porter, Rolls-Royce, Royal Academy of Arts, Soho House, Tate Britain, Telegraph Luxury, The Design Museum, The Sunday Times Style, The Telegraph Magazine and Vanity Fair.