TAKING STRIKING PHOTOS/PORTRAITS …. A Perfect Blend of Techniques and Esthetics
Taking striking and memorable portraits require careful planning and skill. Our speaker Parish Kohanim of Georgia will discuss his techniques in depth, not only during his photo shoots, but will share his post-production enhancing techniques to make your photos stand out from the rest. These are a few of the powerful insider techniques that Parish will discuss during his presentation: finding inspiration, coming up with a concept, finding a new creative perspective and approach while finding your strength, and storytelling while keeping it simple. Also discussed in the presentation will be dynamic lighting techniques, proper composition and natural posing techniques. Post production image processing and creative Photoshop techniques as well as much more inspiring discussions will make this both a teaching and an inspirational program you will not want to miss. PSRI gratefully thanks Canon very much for making this presentation and world class speaker available to us.
PARISH KOHANIM — Commitment, passion and love to elicit ‘magical beauty’ are the paradigm of Parish’s intuitive philosophy of three decades of photography. Consistently original, diverse, inventive and timelessness are the hallmarks of his photography. His uncommon use of colors, whether vibrant or pastel, as well as multitudes of tonalities in his stunning and luminous black & white images have become his distinctive and unique signature and style. During his career, he has worked commercially for many Fortune 500 Companies, including IBM, Coca-Cola, and DeBeers to name a few and his work has appeared on the pages of Vogue, Harper’s Bazzar, Forbes, Time and Newsweek. Parish has been a Canon “Explorer of Light” since it’s’ inception in l994 and a Canon Print Master, which consists of a very exclusive group of photographers worldwide. Parish has been named -One of the World’s Top 100 Photographers- in 2011, 2012 and 2013 by Graphis. In June of 2013 some of Parish’s fine art images were part of an exhibit of American artists shown at the Taylor Foundation in Paris, and now the works are in a permanent collection in Barbizon, FR. Our speaker has an insatiable desire to explore and expand his artistic horizons and he still remains true to his approach to simplicity and to the visual dialogue that is intuitive and innate.