Join Chris Orwig for an in-depth discussion in this video Lessons learned, part of Narrative Portraiture: Portraits of Two Texas Artists.
As I mentioned previously, one of things that I do after I have interesting life…experiences is I spend time with my journal and I write down some thoughts and…ideas, some of the lessons I've learned from different types of experiences.…And after I spent time with Charles, I definitely had a lot to write about in my journal.…What I want to do here is just share with you a few lessons that I have learned…from that experience.…And I do so by sharing a couple of images and also the lessons that they relate to.…Well, this first photograph, for me it stands as a reminder to embrace the…light that's there.…
In this case, the light was green.…In other words, it wasn't very good,…yet what wasn't good, in a traditional sense, was almost perfect for a portrait of Charles.…The next photograph, too, reminds me about the importance of working with light.…It was the middle of the day. The light was really harsh.…You can see that by these harsh bright shadows.…All that you need to do when you're in situations like that is to put your…
In this installment, Chris travels to Texas to visit two artists: David Cargill, a Beaumont sculptor who works with bronze and marble, and Charles Stagg, another Beaumont sculptor but in recycled and found materials. Chris takes their portraits and spends time discussing the composition and lighting in each session.
Chris also reviews the photos he took, and discusses the gear he used and the lessons he learned while visiting with and photographing these artists.
Skill Level Intermediate
Narrative Portraiture: On Location in New York Citywith Chris Orwig1h 30m Intermediate
1. Artist Portrait: David Cargill
2. Artist Portrait: Charles Stagg
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