Narrative Portraiture: On Location in New York with Rodney Smith

Narrative Portraiture: On Location in New York with Rodney Smith

Narrative Portraiture: On Location in New York with Rodney Smith is an Intermediate level course on Photography, produced by the creator, Chris Orwig. This course is an essential step for a person who needs to get better at his/her Photography skills. It provides you a strong understanding on Photography, Portraits, Photography and Portraits.

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Author Chris Orwig
Publish Date 9/23/2011
Skill Intermediate
Duration 1h 51m
Topic Photography
Video Tutorials 39
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In the Narrative Portraiture series, photographer and teacher Chris Orwig explores the use of elements such as location and natural light to create images that tell stories about their subjects and produce a strong emotional connection. In this installment, Chris visits Rodney Smith, a photographer whose work is known for its graceful serenity and its wit. Rodney’s career spans more than four decades and includes editorial, fashion, and advertising work, as well as several books.

The course begins with a wide-ranging conversation between Chris and Rodney, during which they discuss Rodney’s work, his approach to photography and models, his love of film and of black and white, and the importance of creating photographs that both ask questions and tell stories. Next, Chris tours Rodney Smith’s studio, including the darkroom, to get more familiar with Rodney before photographing him.

Chris then takes a series of portraits of Rodney. Along the way, he reviews his gear choices and the compositional decisions he makes, and discusses the importance of committing photographs to paper, particularly in today’s digital age. Finally, Chris reviews the images and shares some insights from his conversation with Rodney.

Narrative Portraiture: On Location in New York with Rodney Smith : Video Lessons

  • Welcome1m 27s
  • Introduction to Rodney Smith46s
  • Creating serene photographs...spontaneously4m 37s
  • Creating photographs that ask questions4m 43s
  • What makes a photograph good?5m 28s
  • Film, digital, and the importance of the artifact6m 1s
  • Contrast, tone, and black and white versus color5m
  • The early years and photography today5m 48s
  • First impressions: A portrait without the subject3m 51s
  • The finishing room1m 4s
  • The darkroom7m 13s
  • The final print room1m 7s
  • Selecting the gear3m 41s
  • Shooting the portrait6m 13s
  • Reviewing the plan for the shoot2m 6s
  • The portrait in review6m 36s
  • Large prints in review4m 35s
  • Why take pictures?2m 11s
  • Cultivating the discipline to print2m 8s
  • Exploring Rodney Smith's "The End"4m 14s
  • Embracing a theme: Surprise, whimsy, or cliché55s
  • Creating photos that ask questions2m 22s
  • Creating fashion photos with a unique style2m 10s
  • Photography is a reflection of who we are1m 47s
  • Photography is about the art of observation1m 57s
  • Working with models2m 10s
  • Raise more questions than you answer3m 5s
  • Mentors strengthen our vision3m 37s
  • There is a right place for certain things4m 39s
  • What influences you?3m 22s
  • The camera as a tool for gaining wisdom3m 6s
  • Creating photographs deepens who we are2m 57s
  • Conclusion33s

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