Workshops With Ann

 

Still Life Photography with Ann Elliott Cutting (Six sessions) LACP

This six-session workshop will explore and create the many genres of still life photography through concept, lighting, styling and editing. The topics covered include product, white on white, black on black, chrome, nature and botanical, narrative, and an introduction to food photography. We will look at planning a successful shoot from idea to sketch to production and final edit. Lighting with tungsten hot lights, strobes and natural light will be covered, followed by demonstration and hands-on practice. Professional and fine art uses of still imagery will also be discussed. This class will allow you to explore and stretch your creative potential and help evolve your unique style and approach to shooting still life images.

Classes will include lectures, critiques and weekly assignments. There will be lighting demos and some class shoots. Assignments can be handed in on a flash drive or as a print. Please bring portfolios or a website link and a digital camera to the first class.

January 24, 2018
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
January 31, 2018
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
February 7, 2018
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
February 21, 2018
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
February 28, 2018
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
March 7, 2018
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

 

The Black and White Nude: Lighting Chiaroscuro with Ann Elliott Cutting (One session) 

Dates: Saturday, October 7, 10 am – 6 pm

 

The human form is beautiful to work with photographically. Lighting is one of the most important elements to consider in the creation of a nude image. Chiaroscuro in art is an Italian term that literally means ‘light-dark’. In paintings the description often refers to tonal variations which are used to suggest the volume and modeling of the subjects depicted. This type of lighting lends itself well to the nude due to the lost and found quality is has.

In this one-day workshop we will concentrate on using chiaroscuro lighting while working with nude models on location in a beautiful modern home. The goal of the class is two-fold: first, to feel comfortable working with talent, and secondly, to photograph the nude in a subtle mysterious manner by using this lighting style. Participants will photograph the nude in a variety of locations, experimenting with lighting and directing poses. There will be a short lecture and demo at the start of the day to fill our minds with ideas, then the majority of the day will be spent working with the models and controlling the lighting, setting and poses. The last part of the day will consist of a critique and conversation about work created during the workshop.

The workshop will take place on location with nude models. Students are encouraged to bring a DSLR camera equipped with a hot shoe or sync connection.

One Session
Dates: Saturday, October 7, 10 am – 6 pm
Enrollment Limit: 12 students
Skill/Experience Level: Open to all levels, but students should have a working knowledge of their camera and the ability to shoot in manual mode. No lighting experience is necessary.
Tuition: $295 + $200 nude model, equipment and location permit fee
Location: Los Angeles Center of Photography + Private Residence, TBA.

 

 

Image Transfer onto Clay with Ann Cutting at Xiem Clay Center

Dates:Tuesday Oct. 3-Nov 7th, 2017    7-9pm  Session 6

Location:
Xiem Clay Center

http://www.xiemclaycenter.com

1563 North Lake Avenue
Pasadena, California 91104
Telephone: 626.794.5833

 

 

 Past Workshops:

 
Food Photography with Ann Elliott Cutting (One session)
Dates: Saturday, June 24, 10 am – 6 pm, 2017
This one-day workshop introduces students to the joy and beauty of creating memorable food imagery. Whether you are an established photographer, emerging professional, instagrammer, food blogger, chef or culinary writer, this one-day workshop is for you!

Ann Elliott Cutting will share her techniques for beautiful food photography, from both a technical standpoint and also an artistic standpoint. Ann will discuss her approaches to a range of assignment types and the collaborative nature of this field. A food stylist and prop stylist will be on-site to share information about their critical role in this type of collaboration. The beginning of class will be introduction and lecture with slide show, followed by a food shoot demo and hands-on shooting during the middle of the day. At the end of the class, students will upload their work for a group critique-and-edit session. Ann will engage students as they create their own images aesthetics and how to develop a personal style (a skill that can be applied to any type of photography). In all, this will be a day filled with fun, discovery, and a celebration of culinary delights.

Tripods are highly recommended. Please do not bring zoom lenses – prime lenses only. A complete list of applicable equipment, gear, and props will be provided before the start of class.

One Session
Dates: Saturday, June 24, 10 am – 6 pm
Enrollment Limit: 15 students
Skill/Experience Level: Open to all levels, but students should have a working knowledge of their camera and the ability to shoot in manual mode. No lighting experience is necessary
Tuition: $295 + $100 food stylist, prop stylist, equipment and materials (food) fee
Location
Venue:   Los Angeles Center of Photography
 

Venue Phone: (323) 464-0909

Address: 1515 Wilcox Ave., Los Angeles, California, 90028, United States

 

 
Conceptual Photography with Ann Elliott Cutting (Six sessions)
Dates: Tuesdays, April 25 – May 30, 7-10 pm 2017
What is the meaning behind your imagery? Can the viewer connect to your photograph in a conceptual way? Is it an emotional connection, or a clever idea, or does the viewer feel the “aha” experience when viewing your work? Do you share a narrative or tell a story with your work?

In this six-week conceptual photography course students will learn to develop their ideas and think before shooting. Concepts will be discussed, critiqued and communicated among class members to brainstorm the best way to convey an idea. Students will be given weekly assignments to inspire clever visualization, as well as sketching thumbnails in order to learn about planning and pre-production. The goal of the class is provide students a new workflow that cultivates developing concepts and planning creative work, laying the foundation to create a series of conceptual images.

Each class will include a lecture to inspire, formulation of concepts, and critique of the previous week’s work. Assignments will be due weekly. For the first class please bring a portfolio of some of your work or a website link and a pencil & notebook for sketching ideas. No sketching experience necessary.

Six Sessions
Dates: Tuesdays, April 25 – May 30, 7-10 pm
Enrollment Limit: 15 students
Skill/Experience Level: Open to all levels.
Tuition: $465
Location
Venue:   Los Angeles Center of Photography
  

Shooting for Editorial with Ann Elliott Cutting (Six sessions)
Dates: Tuesdays, February 21 – April 4, 7-10 pm (no mtg. 3/28)

In this six-session class, students will discover exactly what’s involved when for shooting editorial, learn what is expected from an editorial assignment, and how to deliver a professional product on time and within budget. They will practice estimating, production planning and brainstorming ideas. In addition, students will learn how to capture a story within a single image and create a cohesive series. The class will cover the entire process of working collaboratively while still delivering what is visually authentic to each photographer’s unique style.

Award-winning photographer Ann Elliott Cutting has worked with editorial clients that include: Time, Newsweek, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Kiplinger, Discover, Science, Bloomberg, US News and World Report, Parenting, AARP, Health, Oprah, Working Mother, Runner’s World, TV Guide, Nature Conservancy, Harvard Medical Review, LA Magazine, Readers Digest, and more.

Students will be given weekly assignments that can be turned in on a flash drive for class critique. Please bring a sample portfolio or a website link of some of your work, a notebook for sketching and a pencil to the first class (sketching experience is not necessary.)

Six Sessions
Dates: Tuesdays, February 21 – April 4, 7-10 pm (no mtg. 3/28)

Enrollment Limit: 15 students

Skill/Experience Level: Open to all levels.

Tuition: $465

Venue Website: https://lacphoto.org/

 

 

The Black and White Nude: Lighting Chiaroscuro with Ann Elliott Cutting (One session) 

Dates: Saturday, October 29, 2016   10 am – 6 pm

The human form is beautiful to work with photographically. Lighting is one of the most important elements to consider in the creation of a nude image. Chiaroscuro in art is an Italian term that literally means ‘light-dark’. In paintings the description often refers to tonal variations which are used to suggest the volume and modeling of the subjects depicted. This type of lighting lends itself well to the nude due to the lost and found quality is has.

In this one-day workshop we will concentrate on using chiaroscuro lighting while working with nude models on location in a beautiful modern home. The goal of the class is two-fold: first, to feel comfortable working with talent, and secondly, to photograph the nude in a subtle mysterious manner by using this lighting style. Participants will photograph the nude in a variety of locations, experimenting with lighting and directing poses. There will be a short lecture and demo at the start of the day to fill our minds with ideas, then the majority of the day will be spent working with the models and controlling the lighting, setting and poses. The last part of the day will consist of a critique and conversation about work created during the workshop.

The workshop will take place on location with nude models.

Students are encouraged to bring a DSLR camera equipped with a hot shoe or sync connection.

One Session
Dates: Saturday, October 29, 10 am – 6 pm
Enrollment Limit: 12 students
Skill/Experience Level: Open to all levels, but students should have a working knowledge of their camera and the ability to shoot in manual mode. No lighting experience is necessary.
Tuition: $275 + $200 nude model, equipment and location permit fee
Location: LACP + Private Residence, TBA.

Register here: LACPhoto.org

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