Join Chris Orwig for an in-depth discussion in this video A shoot with Keith Carter as coach, part of Narrative Portraiture: Portraits of Two Texas Artists.
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Chris Orwig: Well, thank you, and um, we've taken some good pictures.…Keith, I am calling you in. Come on in.…I have this idea, if you're up for it.…I am going to set my digital cameras down for a minute and have you coach…me through, kind of one-on-one teaching right now, and do some shooting with the Hasselblad.…Keith Carter: With actual film? Chris Orwig: Yes, actual film.…Keith Carter: Well, be still my beating heart. (laughter)…Chris Orwig: So I am going to grab it. Keith Carter: Okay. That means you only have twelve exposures.…Chris Orwig: That's right. Keith Carter: Instead of 2,400.…Chris Orwig: I do have a bag of film though. Keith Carter: We are into discipline now. Focus.…
Chris Orwig: Discipline, this is where photography happens.…Keith Carter: This is the way we came up. Chris Orwig: Right, right.…(laughter)…Keith Carter: So what speed are you using? What ISO?…Chris Orwig: We are using Tri-X. We have-- Keith Carter: 400?…Chris Orwig: Yeah. Keith Carter: Okay, and you're going to rate it at 400?…
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.