Environmental Portraiture & the Personal Project – P0923

December 11, 2014

Posted In: Photography and New Media

Phil Borges

DATES: July 27 – 31, 2015


CONCEPT: The perfect opportunity to work on a project you are passionate about, this workshop explores the process of building a photographic project from initial conception, to production, and final distribution through exhibitions, books, multimedia and film. Phil shares his experience in developing the initial and final concept as well as finding partners to help finance and distribute the final product.

MEDIA & TECHNIQUES: Students use digital photography, image editing and printing with Adobe Lightroom/Adobe Photoshop.

ACTIVITIES: We divide our time between lectures, demonstrations, building a photographic documentary project, and class critiques. Phil spends one-on-one time with students to discuss the direction of their work. Demonstrations include location lighting techniques, how to approach and create rapport with subjects and post-production enhancement of imagery in Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop. Participants select the documentary project they would like to work with from a list of local non-profits, local ranchers, rodeos, equestrian centers, organic farms and local artists.

FACULTY: For over 25 years Phil Borges has been visiting and documenting indigenous and tribal cultures around the world. His award-winning books have been published in four languages. Phil was honored with the Lucie Humanitarian Award at the Annual International Photography Awards in Los Angeles as well as the Purpose Prize. His latest project “CRAZYWISE,” a feature-length documentary film, questions how Western medicine labels and treats extreme mental emotional states of consciousness. www.philborges.com www.crazywisefilm.com

Tuition: $1145 OR Tuition + Studio Support Donation: $1345
Studio Fee: $100

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