Learn how to work with light in photography in this two-part online course led by photographers Anthony Alvarez and Colleen Gutwein O’Neal. In course one, Colleen will teach you how to incorporate basic compositional elements with natural light to create impactful images. In course, two Anthony will teach you how to use everyday lighting sources and low cost equipment to help you achieve the look of professional studio lighting without a commercial studio. Each course will include a one-hour webinar session, post session discussion/q+a, and access to resources from the course.
*Participants should have access to a camera or camera phone for this course.
*Course one and two can be taken independently of each other.
This workshop was produced in partnership with Shine Portrait Studio at Express Newark.
About the Presenter:
Colleen Gutwein O’Neal is a photographer and curator from the Northeastern United States. O’Neal’s work is focused on the human experience through community engagement. Colleen works primarily in a documentary photography style as a way to build lasting relationships with her community. In her most recent longterm work, The Newark Artists Photo Documentary Project, O’Neal pays tribute to, and immortalizes through photographs, 90 plus artists within the Newark arts community. The project acknowledges the industrial and photographic history of Newark by incorporating the use of film cameras manufactured in the city in the 1940s. Resulting in etherial portraits of the artists and ever-changing landscape of the city they inhabit. The project also champions artists by using the digital form of the medium to create and share intimate portraits of the artists and their works online. A natural extension to her photographic work, O’Neal curates contemporary exhibitions inspired by the artists she has built relationships with. Her curatorial approach is in collaboration with the artists, exploring socially conscious themes and providing space for conceptual and experimental works. As an extension of her community involvement, one major focus of the exhibitions is to create opportunities for artists to identify with each other. O’Neal is an Adjunct Professor of Photography and Contemporary Art at Rutgers University Newark, a volunteer at Index Art Center, and Community Partner at Shine Portrait Studio. Colleen has been exhibiting work since 2004, and printed work is included in Hycide and Nowhere magazines. Her book, The Camera I Always Wanted, has been acquired by the Newark Public Library and the Thomas J. Watson Library at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
- Organizer Name:Newark Artist Database
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