The Portrait Made Easy
You will be able to produce strong images of total strangers met on the street as part of documentary work but also of friends and family.The classes will alternate the theoretical and technical aspects as well as the hands on portraiture experience.
in this workshop, you will be able to produce strong images of total strangers met on the street as part of documentary work but also of friends and family.
The classes will alternate the theoretical and technical aspects as well as the hands on portraiture experience.
Pre- workshop requirements: Students will be asked to bring to class:
1) A working digital camera with it’s battery, charger, memory card and card reader
2) As many portraits they shot themselves in the past on a USB card (medium resolution)
3) Ideas of portrait or people they want to photograph.
- Student introduce themselves and portrait ideas they have in mind as well as explain why they joined this workshop and what they are expecting to get out form it
- Teacher introduces herself and show some of her work
Look at renowned portraiture photographer’s work who have produced strong and iconic portraits
- Mini Field trip
- Discuss main issues faced
- Technical and theoretical tips
(How to better chose a background, how to use the available light at your advantage, how to make your subject comfortable, what is a good lenses to use, what setting should you set your camera on)
- Mini Field trip
- General Q and A
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:
Myriam Abdelaziz is a French photographer of Egyptian origins and born in Cairo. In 2005, she decided to pursue a career in photography and graduated from the International Center of Photography in New York in 2006. Myriam’s work tells stories of its participants. Her inquiry into the stories of people takes her around the globe searching for stories that overcome physical and cultural barriers and often reveal what we have in common: glimpses of solitude, hope, insecurity, dignity. Her work
captures moments where something inner is revealed.
She has been published in prestigious magazines such as Newsweek, Time Magazine, Courrier International and Eyemazing among many others as well as featured in various solo and group exhibitions in Europe, the Middle East and the USA.She is mainly working on stories in the Middle East and Africa.
• Independent Photographer, New York, USA, 2006 – today
• Part Time Photography Teacher, Aichhorn Center, New York, USA, 2006- today
• Part Time Photography Teacher, Boys Club, New York, USA, 2008
• Part Time Photography Teaching Assistant, International Center of Photography, New York, USA, 2007-2010
• Africa Merchandising Manager, Western Union, Paris, France, 2001- 2005
• Public Relations Consultant for Microsoft, Havas Advertising Agency, Levallois-Perret, France, 2000-2001
• Europe Marketing Coordinator, Questel Orbit / France Telecom, Paris, 1999-2000
• France Communication Specialist, Questel Orbit / France Telecom, Paris, France, 1998-1999
• Journalist Intern, Agence France Presse (AFP), Cairo, Egypt, 1998
• Masters in Fine Arts, Photography, Hartford University, Connecticut, USA, 2013-2014
• World Press Photo, Train the Trainer Training, Morocco, 2012
• Documentary and Photojournalism Full Time Program, International Center of Photography, New York, USA, 2006
• Masters in Business Administration (specialized in International Marketing) EDC, Paris, France, 2002
• Maitrise, Information and Communication, University Paris X, Nanterre, France, 1998
• Licence, Information and Communication, University Paris X, Nanterre, France, 1997
• Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, The American University of Cairo, Egypt, 1996
• French Baccalaureate, Economy and Social Science, Lycée Français du Caire, Egypt, 1993
• Marie-Thérèse Collège, Geneva, Switzerland 1981 -1987