Person and Persona: The Creative Side of Self-Portraiture

Level: Photography - Confident Beginner

There’s a simple way to drastically improve your technical and storytelling skills as a portrait photographer, even if you don’t have access to an endless number of models: become the subject.

 

Self-portraiture has always been a way to explore ideas and setups with total freedom, taking away the pressure of the expectations of your subject. You don’t need to read between the lines, guess when the subject is tired, uncomfortable, or hates a particular shot. You also don’t need a release form. Self portraiture can be an extremely valuable tool to practice new techniques before you turn your camera towards your subjects, but it can also be a creative path in itself. It can be challenging, awkward, weird, and also extremely fun.


In this 1-day workshop with Sara Lando, you will be talking in detail about the technical side of taking a self portrait. You'll learn how to focus on a subject that isn't in front of the camera, how to set up a decent frame when you can’t see yourself through the viewfinder, but most of all, you’ll explore all the creative possibilities that open up when you’re both photographer and subject.


Although posing and lighting will be incorporated into the exercises, this is not a lighting workshop, so some prior experience with lighting is ideal. Taking the artistic exploration a step further, you will also experiment with masks to see how hiding one’s face and becoming a character can unlock creative potential even further.


Let’s hide in plain sight together.

 

TYPE 

One day workshop

You are currently at least at the level of shooting in Aperture or Shutter priority modes and can use the basic features on your camera confidently to create a correct exposure.

who should attend

You are currently at least at the level of shooting in Aperture or Shutter priority modes and can use the basic features on your camera confidently to create a correct exposure.

* Your DSLR or Mirrorless camera with fully charged batteries

* SD/CF cards

* Lens with ranges 50-105mm

* A tripod

What you should bring

* Your DSLR or Mirrorless camera with fully charged batteries

* SD/CF cards

* Lens with ranges 50-105mm

* A tripod

About the Instructor
Sara Lando

Sara Lando is an Italian photographer specialized in portrait, beauty and commercial photography…and playing with cardboard. Her work combines exquisite lighting, extreme creativity and experimental techniques, blurring the lines between photography and fine art. Whether she’s crafting her conceptual images into dioramas or creating memorable portraits using a simple backdrop and classic lighting, Sara’s strength is in photographing people. She shoots for major clients and teaches photography.

Monday, February 4
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Includes UAE VAT 5%

Regular Price: AED 1445

Early Bird Price: AED 1300.5

This session is limited to 16 students only.
Workshop Location
  • You can cancel and/or exchange your GPP Photo Week 2019 workshop until January 4, 2019. No refunds or exchanges after January 4, 2019.
  • If you cancel your workshop before January 4, 2019, you get back 70% of the workshop value.
  • If you want to exchange your workshop for a different one, it must be of the same or higher value, providing that you pay the difference for a more expensive workshop.