Portrait and Fashion
Photography in Barcelona
July 4 - 15
2 undergraduate studio credits
Course number IPD-3261-A
FACULTY: JANUSZ KAWA
Barcelona has always been a prime destination for editorial fashion locations, and this beautiful city is often featured as a background for the fashion spreads inVogue, Harper’s Bazaar and Elle. With its exquisite light and breathtaking surroundings, Barcelona is a perfect location for learning about portrait and fashion photography. In class, the concentration will be on shooting techniques for portraiture, as well as several days of shooting fashion with models in a controlled setting. When we move to shooting on location, the challenges become immediately clear: You’ll learn to act and react quickly to ever-changing lighting situations. Choosing the right lens for the picture and the appropriate background for the shot is essential to creating a first-rate photograph, as is how to find good light and recognize it when you see it. We will cover various techniques used when shooting models—using available light, reflectors, translucent softeners and portable strobe lights.
Learning to work efficiently as a team on location is not only useful, but also important if you are to be successful. Participants will begin to develop a professional fashion portfolio using digital and film camera formats. Consider this week in Barcelona as a career exploration—an opportunity to spend time in a welcoming city while learning, wandering and relaxing.
Note: A portfolio of 12 images of recent work must be submitted, along with a completed application form. Acceptance to this program is based upon portfolio review.
Tuition includes double-occupancy accommodations, daily Continental breakfast, guided tours and museum admission. Airfare not included.
For further information contact Dora Riomayor, director of Arts Abroad,
via email: firstname.lastname@example.org; phone: 212.592.2543; or fax: 212.592-2545.