Carl Caylor, PPA Certified, MPhotog.Cr, F-WPPA, Kodak-Alaris Mentor - Iron Mountain, MI - www.photoimagesbycarl.net
This program will take you on a Natural Light and OCF Journey from the open scene you walk up to… all the way to a finished portrait. Carl will go through his thought process of why he chose the location. He will show how to use existing design elements. He will show usable light within the area and how to pose within that light. He will share how his thoughts for the finished print evolve from vision to reality with darkroom techniques that anyone can master.
Carl’s goal is to open your mind to the thought process that goes on when creating an image for both PPA print competition and for your client. He will discuss light, posing within the light, color harmony, composition, and more of the 12 elements of an artistic image in terms of client work and PPA Print Competition.
Carl will do a brief image critique of selected images from your membership. Please email your association images a week in advance if you would like to be included in the live critiques. (No names will be used. This is for accelerated learning potential.)
When you leave this program, you will find new backgrounds in places you would normally walk by. You will see usable light, depth and dimensions like never before. You will understand when and how to work without strobes. You will know how to create emotion in your work and how to use psychology to your advantage. Yes. It is a lot to take in, but you can’t help but learn with the real stories, straight forward explanations and demonstrations of each and every detail.
Bio: Carl is a down-to-earth, portrait photographer and photographic instructor. He is a Kodak-Alaris mentor and has been involved with professional photography for over 25 years. He started his photographic career in the darkroom as a custom printer and technician. He is PPA certified, a master photographer, a craftsman with Professional Photographers of America and an international judge. He has won numerous national awards for his photography, including 29 PPA Loan Collections and several Kodak Gallery and Fuji Masterpiece Awards.
Carl is the author of the book “Portraiture Unplugged” a guide to natural light portraits and is one of the most sought-after instructors in the country because of his "hands-on" coaching approach. Don't plan on simply watching in his workshop class—Carl will challenge you to become a better photographer than you already are. His photographic skills are just part of what will help each student. His greatest strength is his ability to see what skills others already possess and then break things down in simple terms to help enhance those skills to reach a new level.
Carl prides himself on working hard to be prepared. He stays current on new concepts but is not afraid to look back to the old. He diligently studies photography and art to give his guests and his students the best service he can.