The Art and Business of Conceptual Portraiture
with Jennifer Thoreson
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12 Preparing a Conceptual Beauty Shoot08:23
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About The Class
the practice, process, and business of fine art photography.
Jennifer is a visual artist, speaker, and lecturer whose photographic work has been widely published internationally in print and online journals. In this class she’ll reveal the process for developing commissioned and exhibition work.
- Create unique, imaginative props
- Secure the right type of model
- Price your work
- Approach galleries, museums, and publications
Jennifer will help you define your personal style and show you how to put together a conceptual series. You’ll get the inside scoop on what it takes to make a living through fine art photography and also get Jennifer’s tips on managing the business side.
If you want to expand into the expressive and exciting genre of conceptual photography, The Art and Business of Conceptual Portraiture with Jennifer Thoreson is the perfect place to begin your journey.
Conceptual Meaning and Inspiration20:56
How to Get Started10:18
Breaking Down Your Own Experiences15:00
Experimenting with Homemade Materials and Spaces15:03
Conceptualizing a Body of Work11:30
Thinking in Layers13:31
Writing an Artist Statement09:41
Commissioned Work vs. Fine Art06:48
Creating a Visual Vocabulary10:40
Preparing a Conceptual Beauty Shoot
Jennifer discusses the differences between working as a conceptual photographer and a commissioned one.08:23
Preparing the Model18:23
Shooting a Conceptual Beauty Shoot16:15
Shooting a Conceptual Beauty Shoot Part 217:04
Conceptual Beauty Shoot Questions06:19
Conceptual Domestic Shoot Prep07:13
Conceptual Domestic Shoot Part 125:51
Conceptual Domestic Shoot Part 208:40
Conceptual Domestic Shoot Part 330:19
Submitting Work to Galleries15:34
Submitting Work to Publications21:52
How to Submit Work06:51
Writing a CV or a Bio08:35
Writing a Grant Proposal12:57
Pricing, Edition and Signing your Work14:50
Printing Your Editions06:46
Working with Galleries14:16
Building an Audience04:56
Preparing for an Exhibition and Final Thoughts04:30
Making a Living06:38
Conceptual Shoot with Family1:27:00
Conceptual Shoot with Male Model58:17
Post-Processing Conceptual Shoots25:00
Jennifer B Thoreson is a young visual artist creating staged imagery that is both artistically stylized and meticulously crafted. Drawing inspirations from themes of faith and the intricacy of personal relationships, Jennifer is a dynamic and emotional illustrator of the human heart. The work is soulful, seeking the use of the forgotten or discarded, heavily symbolic, eerie and quiet. She references her faith and spirituality to bring insight and awareness, using heartfelt, acutely mapped personal experiences. ... read moreSee instructor's Classes
Book Proposal Sample.pdf
Critical Mass - Digital Book.pdf
Curriculum Vitae Example.pdf
Keynote PDF Segment 1.pdf
Keynote PDF Segment 2.pdf
Keynote PDF Segment 3.pdf
90% of students recommend this class.
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"Thinking about art is not making art." In this inspiring and informative workshop, Jennifer helps you put thought into action - through meaningful self-reflection, exploration and by taking her through her own processes. Through exercises and examples, she explains how to pull out a thread of an idea and develop it into a conceptual project that is informed and invigorated by personal experience, preference, interests, and so much more. Her workshop not only feeds the creative soul, but offers earnest information on taking first steps toward publishing and showing fine-art. Jen so beautifully shares her talent and her love of teaching - I first "met" her on Creative Live and have had the joy of being mentored by her in-person as well. This workshop is a very close second to spending time with her one-on-one. Thank you, CL, for bringing her back!
I love Jennifer, she's one of my cL favorites! She is such a soulful photographer and her art just resonates with me in so many ways. While she was creating her conceptual piece with the mother and child, my eyes welled up because it was such a profound experience to witness. I appreciate that she has a graduate degree in art and is able to refer to others in the field who are leading the way. She is so genuine and I'm grateful for her willingness to bare her soul to us through her art and process. I've learned so much by watching how she interacts with models and communicates efficiently and gently to get AMAZING poses. Definitely worth the buy if you're looking for inspiration from an artist who creates images which evoke emotion and communicate a message, not just trying to make "great photos." I can't wait to learn about the business side of it all!
It was great to hear her comments on achieving the requisite print quality for the art market. As Jennifer commented, there was no time to go into detail of master printing but I would love to see a future course dedicated to the technical side of fine art printing.
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