Join Chris Orwig for an in-depth discussion in this video The value of the conversation, part of Narrative Portraiture: On Location in Texas with Keith Carter.
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One of the things that I've discovered about portraiture is that it's incredibly…important to connect with your subject.…It's about listening, noticing those small details.…It's about asking questions.…In essence, it's a little bit like conversation.…So often when you have a conversation with someone, sometimes the best…questions, they are the hardest to ask, but they are almost always worth it.…It's about crossing perhaps that awkward threshold and digging a little bit deeper.…So often as photographers we're comfortable hiding behind our cameras.…
There is a certain comfort there that we like and enjoy.…But I find it's almost always worth it to set the camera down, to look someone…in the eyes and just talk, and try to make that connection. And as I talked with…Keith, I realized that he is really gifted at that.…He is gifted at making those connections.…One of the reasons why I think his photography is so strong is because of that.…My hope in reflecting upon our conversation is that it gives you a few ideas, a…
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.
Skill Level Beginner
Narrative Portraiture: On Location in New York Citywith Chris Orwig1h 30m Appropriate for all
Narrative Portraiture: On Location in New York with Rodney Smithwith Chris Orwig1h 51m Appropriate for all
Narrative Portraiture: Portraits of Two Texas Artistswith Chris Orwig1h 29m Appropriate for all
1. Portraits of an Artist's Space
2. A Conversation with Keith Carter
3. Reflections on the Conversation
4. Portrait Session: Keith Photographs Chris
5. Portrait Session: Chris Photographs Keith
6. Photo Review
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