Richard Renaldi Portrait Workshop:
Strangers in New Orleans
December 13 & 14, 2013
Workshop Fee: $395
Class limit: 10 | Register here
Richard Renaldi will lead a two-day workshop designed for photographers wishing to hone their portrait making skills. Through a combination of slide presentations, portfolio sharing, location shooting and discussion, this course will explore technical and conceptual aspects of street portraiture, teaching students to become more comfortable with approaching and photographing strangers. Class will begin with sharing of students’ portfolios, during which each participant will receive individualized feedback. Students will then study works by other portrait photographers, analyzing the construction of an engaging portrait. Renaldi will lead an afternoon shoot on the streets of New Orleans, during which students will be encouraged to approach and photograph people spontaneously. On the second day the class will review, discuss and critique images from the assigned shoot.
Students should bring their cameras, and laptops too if possible. Photographing digitally will allow for more immediate feedback, but film and large format cameras are also welcome. Please prepare a digital portfolio of 10-20 images to share with the group on day one.
About the Instructor
Born in Chicago in 1968, Richard Renaldi received his BFA in photography from New York University in 1990. Exhibitions of his photographs have been mounted in galleries and museums throughout the United States, Asia, and Europe. In 2006 Renaldi’s first monograph, Figure and Ground, was published by Aperture. His second monograph, Fall River Boys, was released in 2009. Renaldi is the founder and publisher of Charles Lane Press, an independent publisher that showcases important new projects by contemporary photographers. Renaldi’s third monograph, Touching Strangers, will be released by Aperture in April 2014.