© Nigel Parry 2012
4-DAY WORKSHOP (Three full days plus optional 2-hour wrap up session on the morning of Thursday, April 5)
NIGEL PARRY: Shooting the Editorial Portrait
This workshop represents a very rare occasion to study for several days with one of the most in-demand editorial portrait photographers working today. We’ve seen Nigel’s work in publications worldwide for over 15 years. This class will not focus so much on lighting, for example, but more on the actual experience of executing editorial portrait assignments. Students will see how a portrait is set up – what happens before, during and after the session. They will execute portraits in much the same conditions as if an assignment were given by a magazine. This is about bringing home the powerful picture under a variety of circumstances. Hone your techniques, distill your vision, build the confidence that is so necessary to carry out assignments in today’s competitive editorial and commercial markets.
Day One: Monday, April 2.
Morning Session: Nigel will present his work and discuss his motivations and methods. Nigel will review the work of the attendees.
Afternoon Session: Nigel will execute a portrait session with a subject. While the attendees work with the subjects, Nigel will continue to review their portfolios. Discussion will follow.
Day Two: All-day shooting at Korakia.
Morning Session: Review and critique of prior day’s shooting.
Afternoon Session: Shooting in studio. Subjects will be available.
Day Four Morning Wrap Up
Nigel will critique the work photographed on day three. Group discussion.
Photographers should work with digital cameras in order to benefit from the class critiques. They should bring their laptops and be conversant with their hardware and software in order to facilitate downloading and projecting their work for critiques in class. Digital projectors with standard VGA cables will be provided. If you require DVI connectors and / or adapters, please bring one to class.
Monday, April 2 – Wednesday, April 4, 9:00am – 4:00pm plus optional 2-hour wrap up Thursday morning, April 5 (9:00am – 11:00am)
Price $1100 (Includes model / subject fees and all transportation) *
Nigel Parry began his photographic career in London and moved to New York City in 1994. Since then, he has been commissioned by the most distinguished publications, advertising agencies, entertainment, corporate and music companies worldwide. He has been privileged to photograph not only celebrities but also the most famed cultural and political figures of our time.
Some of his many accolades include: The European Magazine Award, The Award of Excellence from the U.S. Society of Newspaper Design, The American Society of Magazine Editors Portrait Award, Hasselblad Master Photographer, and several Communication Arts, Graphis, Photo District News, Art Director’s Club, International Photography and American Photography awards among others.
His work has been exhibited internationally at various art galleries, museums and festivals including; The National Portrait Gallery in London, The National Galleries of Scotland, The Royal Collection at Windsor Castle, a show at The National Museum of Film & Photography, Le Festival Pour L’image Perpignan, and the Premier exhibit at the NY Photo Festival. He has also had the pristine honor of being the first portrait photographer to be invited to exhibit his work at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival.
Parry is involved in several global children’s charities including the Starlight Foundation and Operation Smile. He has donated his time to attend several missions on behalf of Operation Smile photographing children in the far remotes of China, South America, and India. His powerful photographs help to create a further awareness of both charities. In 2010, Operation Smile honored him with the Universal Smile Award for his photographic and charitable contributions.
His first book Sharp was published in December 2000. His second book Precious was published in the fall of 2004 and his third book Blunt followed in the fall of 2006. Blunt is still today one of his most successful traveling exhibitions. All books have received worldwide critical acclaim.
Parry’s iconic style can also be seen in his directorial video work. He is currently working on a series of video projects to compliment his print work.