10/29, 11/5, 11/12 In this three-part class, participants will be introduced to the history and multifaceted application of studio photography. While covering the fundamentals of studio photography such as lighting, working with live models, and composing images, participants will also learn about the historical roots of portraiture and how studio photographers influenced the world of fashion as we know it. 1st class: Introduction to Portrait Photography We will discuss a variety of Historical references to portraiture while introducing contemporary Portrait photographers and how they push the boundary of portraiture. Lighting techniques will be introduced to produce well lite environments for models. A discussion about consent and contemporary issues will also lead participants to practice their approach to photographing individuals. 2nd class: Editorial Photography In this class we will expand our lighting techniques and explore different surfaces as material for our photographic still lives. We will set up “Still life” or product materials for lighting practices which alter concepts or environments. 3rd class: Fashion Photography As we master our lighting techniques, we will introduce live models to be photographed in our studio. This gives us the opportunity to have real live experience, working with individuals with an interest in fashion! Fashion Photography has influenced an influx of photographers which we will review in the context of how Fashion shaped media in a contemporary lens Lee Oscar Gomez immigrated from Mexico to the Greater Los Angeles area at an early age, where they developed a subtle awareness of the cultural differences of a new place, and a strong embodiment of record keeping to capture their experiences in a foreign land. Through documentary photography, Gomez operates and manipulates their fascination with light to demonstrate political visual images that address topics of gender, sexuality, belonging and self identity.