Portrait Photography: Manipulation & Obstruction of Light

Facilitated by Claudia Pawlak 

Date: Saturday May 11th


4:00pm - 7:00pm


Mac Corry room D201

Workshop Description

Participants will be introduced to ways in which natural light can be manipulated to achieve successful portraits in limited conditions. Conceptual methods will be taught as well, exploring the obstruction of light to create intricate portraits. The workshop will consist of a lesson and an activity.

Requirements/Materials Needed  

Please come prepared to take notes, and a camera as well. Although a DSLR will offer the best amount of control for your portraits, any form of image recording is acceptable. Smartphones, DSLRs, mirrorless and analog are all fine.

Claudia Pawlak

Claudia Pawlak is a photographer from Kingston  Ontario. She explores the decisive moment in her work by implementing themes of displacement, familiarity, and identity. She works in both analog and digital mediums, shooting on 35mm and 120mm film to document personal projects, and shooting digitally for commercial work. In May 2015, she received a gold medal at the Ontario Skills Competition for photography, moving on to compete in Skills Canada. By May 2019, she will have completed her Bachelor of Fine Art in Photography at Ryerson University.

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