Thursday, September 24th, 2009
4117 Overland Ave.
Culver City, CA
Map and Directions
Michael Taylor’s passion in portrait photography is the location portrait. This has been the centerpiece of his style since his days as a graduate of Brooks Institute. This style was developed by his work with Paul Skipworth and Skipworth studios. Paul Skipworth himself was greatly influenced by the grand American portrait lineage of Bacharach and Gittings. In this same manner, Michael Taylor works to tell a story about his subject through the use of location and environment.
Through the use of his concept of wall of light to the idea of great lighting from nine to five Michael will greatly expand the WAY and the WHERE you will be able to work to create great images no matter if you are a portrait, wedding or commercial shooter. Through talking about the concepts of contrast, texture, and other visual characteristics he will help to understand how you bring excitement into your image making. Through coming to this seminar YOU WILL better understand what you need to look for to either find or create situations that will make you a better image maker…NOT A LUCKY image taker.
Don’t you want to learn how to make images that are great BEFORE the photoshop fix-it.
“Michael’s portraits take my breath away.” Helen Yancy, Past President of PPA
“Michael is the finest environmental photographer in the world.” Ray Lowe, President, British Institute Of Photography
“Michael is the God of light. He is the finest I have ever seen.” Hanson Fong
“Possibly the finest traditional portrait photographer in the states.” Eastman Kodak