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Experimental Portraiture

with Jeremy Cowart

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Class duration: 10h 20m

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About The Class

ex·per·i·ment (noun) - a test, trial, or tentative procedure; an act or operation for the purpose of discovering something unknown

How do you make extraordinary photos that surprise and delight? Join Jeremy Cowart and a lively mix of first time models in an exciting, eye-opening 2 day workshop. We'll explore methods and techniques to reveal, highlight, expose, enhance and otherwise present your subject in new and unexpected ways.

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Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Experimenting with Weird Light

    1:21:31
  2. 02

    Experimenting with Seamless

    1:05:53
  3. 03

    Experimenting with Foreground Elements

    38:34
  4. 04

    Experimenting with In-Camera Color

    50:43
  5. 05

    Lighting Diagram for Previous Exercise

    25:42
  6. 06

    Image Critique

    55:15
  7. 07

    Experimenting with Props

    31:36
  8. 08

    Experimenting with More Props

    39:38
  9. 09

    Experimenting with Even More Props

    13:01
  10. 10

    Experimenting with Composition

    27:50
  11. 11

    Experimenting with Motion

    1:07:55
  12. 12

    90-Minute Challenge, Part 1

    1:02:11
  13. 13

    90-Minute Challenge, Part 2

    32:55
  14. 14

    Q&A

    28:05

Meet Your Expert

Jeremy Cowart

Jeremy Cowart is a professional photographer from Nashville, Tennessee, and the creator of SeeUniversity.com. Beginning his photography career in 2005, Jeremy quickly became a respected artistic voice in the industry. Having shot numerous musicians, entertainers and celebrities,  ... read more

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66% of students recommend this class.
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  • Creativelive Student

    January 2011

    I almost didn't watch this one. It was a little slow at first, but once JC get's going it's a fun ride. He transitions from using $2k strobes, to using just a few dollars for lighting. This course opens a lot of doors and shows that it's ok to go against the grain and to think outside the box. Lots of good ideas to see in this one!

  • Mike Taylor

    Mike Taylor

    April 2018

    Experimental portraiture is just that. Experimental. However, I don't feel that JC was properly prepared. Shooting a single person with a 2400ws pack is simply overkill, considering that he wanted to be shooting wide open. A fairly simple solution would have been to use a few sheets of Lee ND filter over the light head. I do suppose this was typical of any shoot. Especially a shoot that I'm doing.

  • pedro ariza

    pedro ariza

    October 2015

    You may fall asleep with this one. Sorry CL.

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