SNAPSHOP! 2012 WORKSHOPS

Over the course of four Saturdays in May 2012, 60 students from underserved areas of Los Angeles were exposed and instructed on a variety of different types of photographic styles/genres.

Each Saturday was hosted by a different venue from Santa Monica to West Hollywood and Central Los Angeles. Students selected one area of photographic style to learn throughout the month of May 2012, and in collaboration with the instructor, selected their image for a printed exhibition which took place in June 2012.

The instructors and guests speakers are listed below.

A special thank you to all of our host venues, Santa Monica College, Julia Dean PhotoWorkshops, Lomography and Broadway Art Space for donating their space to support this program.

 

Fashion Photography

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COURSE DESCRIPTION

Instructor: Daryl Henderson

Students passionate about fashion learned the basics components in digital photography and lighting. They integrated conceptual elements such as (mood, style, composition and the unexpected) using models and props. Students had access to a studio and one on location shoot.

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Conceptual Photography

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COURSE DESCRIPTION

Instructor: Crystal Am Nelson

This class introduced students to conceptual photographic practices with a focus on the narrative portrait. Through a combination of studio work and lectures on the historical developments of conceptual photography, students learned the basic steps of creating high-concept portraits. Working from idea to final print, the emphasis was on character/story development, establishing the narrative thread in images, capturing the essence and narrative of their subject on camera and the importance of editing. Issues of personal vision, composition, scale, technique, and execution were also addressed. Although this class was not meant to cover technical concerns in depth, students were introduced to basic digital shooting and printing skills as well as to digital workflow.

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Music Portraiture

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COURSE DESCRIPTION

Instructor: Tiffany Naz Roohani

Students learned how to distinguish between a snapshot and a portrait. They discovered what shooting techniques will help to capture the personality of the subject. Lighting and environment were also discussed.

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As I See It

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COURSE DESCRIPTION

Instructor: Suné Woods

Who speaks to me with my own voice? The French phenomenologist Mike Defrenne said, “The imagination is that which is least human in man. It wrenches him away from himself and plunges him into ecstasy; it puts him into secret communion with the powers of nature”. This workshop focused on developing work that articulates a personal vision. Students and instructors looked at contemporary works and ways of using images. The workshop helped students learn to see visually and articulate their inner voice to ask questions about the world we live in.

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As I See It

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COURSE DESCRIPTION

Instructor: Amanda Shank

Simplicity is the key. Students gained insight into working with film, the original medium of photography. Students learned the fundamentals of capturing the moment without the hassle of high technology.

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The Low-fi/Analog

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COURSE DESCRIPTION

Instructor: Astor Morgan

Astor Morgan shared his love of creating images using digital and analog photography. Astor explored the available environments to show students how images may be found and created anywhere and everywhere.

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