SUNDAY, MAY 16, 2021
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
PORTRAITS SIMPLIFIED: "Walk-Around Portraiture with Real People"
with JAY CATHELL and ERICA BECK assisting
FREE to ALL REGISTERED STUDENTS ($59 to non-students)

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This exciting class will actively walk around the area, inside and out, to explore and observe locations that work for casual portraiture. The goal will be to show you what to look for when creating any image on location.
But is it that simple?
In this active mini-program, you'll learn to set up a shot and see what you have or what you may not have (but need), to make a dynamic image. What is the client or model wearing? How does it blend with the setting? Does your image tell a story? Does it provoke thought? Would you be able to 'name' your image? You'll learn to recognize where the subject, or focal point, works best within your composition. You'll learn to look for color palettes, distractions, the best light, and more. And you'll capture a few images along the way to improve your eye and make those images that have impact.

You'll need your camera, lens of your choice, flash trigger (if using Godox you can fire my flash). We will have reflector, scrim and gray card. Bring your light meter if you have one. (do you know how to calibrate it?)


Erin Usawicz
ABOUT INSTRUCTORS
Jay Cathell is a Certified Professional Photographer, PPA member and Maryland Professional Photographer Board at Large member. He specializes in conceptual photography with everyday people, as well as attending events whenever possible to get competition worthy images. Jay hones his portraiture skills by entering professional print competitions in various PPA affiliates, the Southeast regional and International Print Competitions. He views the whole world as a photograph and goes about looking for the angle and the light to capture his image. Assisting Jay is Erica Beck. Erica is a Certified Professional Photographer, PPA member and a Maryland Professional Photographer member doing wedding and portrait photography in Southern Delaware. She enjoys, maternity, boudoir and children portraiture






SUNDAY, MAY 16, 2021
12:30 - 2:30 pm
ILLUSTRATIVE PORTRAITURE: "The Modern Pin-Up"
with ERIN USAWICZ
FREE to ALL REGISTERED STUDENTS ($59 to non-students)

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In this class we will be photographing real models, fully styled in the fashion of a modern day pin-up girl. We will discuss wardrobe, hair & makeup styling as well as fast and simple lighting techniques, effective posing and retouching. This will be a fun and lively class where you will be able to try it yourself, and walk away with some great pin-up style images of your very own!

Erin Usawicz
ABOUT INSTRUCTOR
Erin Usawicz is the studio owner of Erin Usawicz Photography in Hackettstown, NJ. Her award winning wedding and boudoir photography has been published internationally in such publications as Elle Magazine and Modern Weddings. As a former ballet dancer with years of fashion industry experience, Erin takes elements from both of those worlds and creates vibrant images that capture the unique beauty of each of her clients.






M.A.R.S.
Mid-Atlantic Regional School of Professional Photography
a PPA Affiliate school for continuing education in all aspects of photography