Chris Buck Workshop
This event is sold out
Thursday, February 7 / 9-6pm
Friday, February 8 / 9-6pm
Location: Sendero Studio
This two-day workshop is for those who know they’re onto a good thing but are having a hard time closing the deal. Chris Buck won’t be shy in giving advice on how to build a career in photography, nor will he hold back in critiquing each participant’s work – inviting them to step up and be the shooter they know they have the potential to be.
He’ll go through the strategies and pitfalls of executing truly fascinating portraits with celebrities and regular folks alike, focusing on time crunches, shy subjects, and your own fears. There will be some discussion of equipment and technology, but most of the time and energy will go into relationships - with sitters, their handlers, working any situation to your advantage so that you can always come out in control.
Assignments will focus on taking ordinary shooting situations and making intriguing portraits out of them, some in studio, others on location. It will be exciting, but also challenging – with class standards set high. In the words of General George S. Patton: “If everyone is thinking alike, somebody isn't thinking.”
$625 for ASMP and ACP members
$665 for non members
Note: The second day of this event is at the same time as other Texas Photo Roundup events. Please check the schedule if you are registering for other events.
About Chris Buck
Chris Buck likes taking pictures, he has been doing so professionally for 24 years. He hails from Toronto, Canada and is now based in New York.
His clients include Diesel, Xerox, Microsoft, GQ, Esquire and The Guardian Weekend Magazine. In 2007 he was the first recipient of the Arnold Newman Portrait Prize, and he was recently included in the Lürzer’s Archive 200 Best Ad Photographers book (2012/ 2013). Over the past seventeen years his work has appeared in North America’s most prestigious photo annuals: American Photography 35 times, Photo District News Photo Annual 22 times, and the Communication Arts Photography Annual 11 times.
His first monograph, PRESENCE: The Invisible Portrait is being published by Kehrer Verlag in the fall of 2012. The book features 50 photographs of celebrities in which they are present, but not visible.
Chris's other interests include making cocktails, drinking same cocktails, researching Richard Nixon, street hockey, and admiring his cats. But his favorite activity is traveling to Portuguese speaking countries with his wife, Michelle Golden. They have a two year old daughter.
He has been called “damaged”, and separately, “clever” but Donald Trump put it best when he said to Chris “Make this quick, I have many important people waiting for me.”
main site: http://chrisbuck.com
book site: http://presence-photos.com/
This will be a very comprehensive and demanding workshop which is illustrative of a successful editorial and commercial photography career.
Prior to workshop, students will receive a letter and questionnaire from instructor and will be asked to submit images or their website.
Students will need to bring: digital camera and lens, lighting, stands, modifying accessories and computer to edit and process images.
Place your gear rental order with Texas Grip at least one week prior to the event and they will deliver your order to Sendero Studios for you!
Also Texas Grip is giving all workshop attendees 40% off their rentals.
Lunch will be provided for both days.
Participants will show work and introduce themselves
Chris Buck talks about "uncommon portraits," and then presents students with his work and story
Shoot the first of 3 assignments. Chris Buck will be available for consultation during this assignment.
Edit, submit and critique assignment.
A custom-made assignment is then designed for each student. Students will have from then until 9:30AM Friday morning to complete assignment
Continue shooting custom assignment dawn-9:30, Chris Buck will be available for consultation via cell phone
Chris Buck will give a lecture on marketing and promoting followed by critique of custom assignment
Students will shoot their third and last assignment followed by critique
Then we grab a drink!