Join Chris Orwig for an in-depth discussion in this video Gear review, part of Narrative Portraiture: On Location in Texas with Keith Carter.
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Here I thought it would be fun to talk a little bit about the gear that I…used when creating the portraits of Keith, everything from the extraordinary…to the ordinary.…I'll start over here on my far left.…This camera is here almost more symbolically to represent Keith's camera.…This particular camera though is mine.…It's my Hasselblad, my film camera.…I didn't use that one.…I did use Keith's.…And I have that there just as a point of reference, because working with Keith's…camera was so fascinating.…Obviously it was interesting to look through the lens, to see the blur and…distortion, but also to work with film, to wind the camera up, and somehow that…winding motion does something to me.…
It slows me down.…And then of course shooting with black-and-white film.…When you're shooting with black-and- white film you're thinking about color as…tonality, brightness value, trying to compose with that in mind.…And then I have these two cameras here.…These are mine. They're both Canon 5D Mark IIs.…I work with this camera body a lot.…
In this installment, Chris travels to Texas to visit with Keith Carter, a fine art photographer and teacher, and has a conversation with Keith about his work, outlook on art and photography, and suggestion that photographers commit at least two years to a personal project.
The course continues with a pair of portrait shoots. Keith photographs Chris and describes his process and creative decisions along the way. Then the cameras are swapped and Chris creates a portrait of Keith.
Finally, Chris reviews the photography he took, and discusses the gear he used and the lessons he learned while visiting with and photographing Keith.