Hernan Rodriguez


... brought to you in part by Tamron

"The Power Of The Face & The Personality Of Light"


Hernan will take you through an extensive course, reviewing his personal techniques and unique approaches to his portraits, which have been used in photographing some of the most recognized personalities in the world. We will take a journey and explore the physical and psychological study on pulling back the multi-facet layers that are involved in identifying "markers" that will reveal your subject, which will help you create the most honest and accurate portraits of your subjects. We will review techniques beyond posing, which will help you further your skills as a photographer. Techniques in the relational aspect of portraiture such as non-verbal communication and behavioral profiling, which can help you make the best assessment to creating "honest portraits". This can range from how your subject sits, to how they hold their hands. This is the starting point of any great portrait.
Also covered will be the study of our subject's facial structure, identifying anatomical flaws, and finding the best approach in minimizing these flaws, through meticulous lighting and posing. These techniques commonly used in portrait painting can also be applied in constructing anatomically balanced portraits of each subject you photograph. These applications apply to fashion, commercial portraiture, or the classic portrait. Some of these techniques have been used by the master painters, which are relevant in creating the most flattering portraits for your subjects.
Other topics covered will be lighting techniques, which are specific to the texture and structure of the individual's facial anatomy. We will have the opportunity to work with a model, covering the various qualities of light including soft light, hard light, diffused light, and subtractive light. Come take this journey and elevate your skills, which in turn will help you shed the best possible light on every portrait you take, and creating portraits that will be both accurate and flattering.

You'll learn -
  • THE PRINCIPLES OF LIGHT
  • LIGHTING RATIOS FOR PORTRAITURE
  • IDEALIZED LIGHTING FOR YOUR SUBJECT
  • PROPER POSING FOR OPTIMUM BEAUTY PHOTOGRAPHY
  • CHOOSING THE PROPER LIGHT MODIFIER
  • CREATING BEAUTY PORTRAITS WITH ONE-TWO &THREE LIGHTS
  • STUDIO VS CONTINUOUS LIGHT & LOCATION LIGHTING

Students should bring:
  • camera
  • lenses
  • speedlights
  • laptop
  • notepad

class level - ALL
ALL-INCLUSIVE price...ONLY $1,549









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