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Russ Harrington: Record album covers with fresh, innovative ideas

  • 10/09/2017
  • 3:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Century College - Bruening Room (E1421) - 3300 Century Avenue, White Bear Lake, MN 55110


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For 25+ years, Russ Harrington of Nashville, Tennessee, has been the go-to Photographer for Country Music's biggest stars.

A typical session for Russ:

He has a narrow window of time to photograph one of the world’s most famous personalities. During that window, he has to account for the production of sets with Prop Dept/Assistants/Producers/Management/Talent/Makeup/Wardrobe/B-Roll Folks/Location Scouts/Catering and the CLOCK! He’s in charge of directing the subject, and all of the supporting staff on set.

His work will be seen all over the world, and he must create enough variety for the artist to use in album covers, promotional materials, merch items, social media and press releases—for the next 18 months!

Country Music superstars, maintaining an ever-evolving image, understand the need for photographers who deliver fresh, innovative ideas. Seventeen years ago, Trisha Yearwood discovered the secret to keep her photographs contemporary. She has used Russ for countless sessions: Album covers, book & magazine convers, editorial shoots, advertising sessions, etc.

Assign 30 Photographers the same subject at the same time, and most of the images will look like siblings. Your choice of light sources, and how you use them, defines your distinct style. Do you understand the nuances of strobes, ambient light, soft boxes, umbrellas, beauty dishes, strip lights, reflectors, (and more)—and how they react together? You can.

For the first time in his career, Russ is openly sharing his secrets, lighting techniques, and tips.

What can you expect from his presentation?

  • See custom-tailored lighting schemes used throughout a day of shooting
  • Gain confidence by learning an arsenal of lighting applications for challenging situations
  • Witness the impact of varied light sources and modifiers
  • Learn how to deliver your clients more images, with more variety, in less time
  • Hear behind-the-scenes stories of some of music’s most famous photographs, and the lessons they taught Russ

Be one of the first to learn from the photographer of Nashville’s A-list celebrities. Enjoy Russ’ light-hearted, unassuming, candid style as he teaches and fields questions.

Learn more about Russ, and see some of your favorite album covers, at www.russharrington.com.

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