Join Chris Orwig for an in-depth discussion in this video The studio portraits, part of Narrative Portraiture: On Location in Texas with Keith Carter.
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For me as a photographer, this is the fun part.…This is where we get to take a look at some of the pictures that were made, as I…was seeking to try to capture a telling portrait of Keith.…And rather than just showing you a few of the selects, what I want to do is show…you a wide range of photographs, in order to give you a little bit of insight…into the process and to some of my thoughts and ideas as I was seeking to try to…create a portrait which captured Keith.…Now, this is one of the first pictures that I made, and I'm one of those people…who likes to have a camera on my shoulder.…
I like to have it out of the bag, because so often the best portraits aren't the…ones where you ask someone to look at the camera and it becomes serious; rather,…sometimes they're those candid shots, and this was one of those candid moments.…We had just met up.…We were talking and laughing.…I liked the closeness of Keith and his wife, Pat.…I like that he's holding a coffee cup. It's just a captured moment.…Whenever creating portraits of people, I always want to have some pictures which…
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.