Bobbi Lane - Carver, Massachusetts

Speaker Date:  Sunday, Nov. 11th and Monday, Nov. 12th

Program Description: Real People Portraits

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Bobbi Lane is an award-winning commercial photographer specializing in creative portraits on location and in the studio. Lane's multi-faceted approach to photography incorporates over 40 years of technical experience with innovative artistic interpretation. Lane shoots primarily people on location for editorial, corporate, and advertising accounts as well as photographing "real people" and travel for stock.

As a dedicated photo educator, she brings insight and enthusiasm to her hundreds of students every year. Bobbi's excellent rapport and communication with her students inspires and motivates, while her straight-forward teaching style reaches students of many different skill levels. Bobbi teaches her own weekend workshops in the Boston area, and at the Santa Fe Workshops, the Maine Media Workshops, the Los Angeles Center of Photography, and the International Center for Photography in New York City. She also teaches internationally for Gulf Photo Plus in Dubai and leads travel Photo Tours to Venice for Carnival, Iceland, Greece, Turkey, Oman, Ethiopia and Myanmar. At the APA National’s 25th Anniversary, Bobbi was honored with a Special Recognition Award for Education.

Photo District News named her one of the 13 "Top Workshop Instructors!"


Program Description:  Real People Portraits

Bobbi Lane takes you on a photographic adventure to master the art of creating flattering and effective portraits of real people. You will learn the essential techniques for photographing normal people in the real world, without fancy wardrobe, expensive hair and makeup, or extreme and difficult retouching. Bobbi will show how to use corrective techniques to overcome challenging subjects and Lee will take the results and show simple and effect retouching Lightroom Techniques to finish the process.

Shooting tethered into the computer, we demonstrate comprehensive lighting techniques and effective posing, helping make the most pleasing portraits of difficult subjects: thin or heavy, spectacled, young or old, hairline challenged, red or wrinkled. Bobbi will show how to talk to you subject and help them feel relaxed and secure so the resulting images show authenticity and heart.

These techniques apply to all kinds of portraits: personal headshots, business, couples and families. Learning these skills help you make stronger and more saleable images.

Program Level: Intermediate