Children are among the most popular and most difficult subjects in photography. Successful and unique photographs of children require skill, patience, perserverance, and an ability to relate to young people. This workshop, taught by one of Canada's most renowned photographers of children, addresses the technical requirements, interactive strategies, and visual possibilities of capturing images of youth. Candid, environmental, and formal portraits are discussed and demonstrated using young models. Artificial and natural lighting techniques are employed. Showing many examples of his successful portraits of young people, Gilbert shares his secrets and skills with participants.
Open to all individuals with a basic knowledge of photography. Please bring your camera. Class time is balanced between demonstration and hands-on picture taking
Michael Gilbert is the founder and director of The Pacific Center for Photography, a photography gallery and digital printing business in Wailuku, Maui. An active photographer, his clients include Mercedes Benz, Hallmark, Four Seasons, and Disney and his corporate sponsors include Olympus, Canon, Imacon, Gretag, Breathing Color, CompUSA, and Quantum Instruments. Gilbert's work is permanently held in the International Museum of Photography and he has been a featured artist, instructor, and headline speaker at Photokina, PhotoPlus, Imaging USA, WPPI, Triangle Institute and a host of universities and museums worldwide. His studio locations are in Maui, Hawaii and Paris, France.