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Storytelling | A masterclass with Carolyn Mendelsohn

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Wex Photo Video London

37-39 Commercial Road

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Compelling portraits and personal projects | A masterclass with Carolyn Mendelsohn

Sunday 20th October, 1:30pm – 4:30pm

£59


Carolyn is known for her compelling photographic portraits, and in particular, her current award-winning series Being In-between.

This workshop will explore how to create a compelling portrait, and give the participants practical starting points and tips that they can use to develop their own practice. Carolyn is a great believer that in order to learn how to take great photographs, you should allow yourself the opportunity to make mistakes, get things wrong and occasionally take risks and fail; and it is only by being open to doing this, that you will begin to really learn and to achieve great things in photography. This session is created to inspire you, and to free you up to progress further on your photographic journey.

In the practical part of the session, Carolyn with be working with you on how to use light, and recognizing good light. You will look at what lenses and settings to use, and how to connect with your subject, guiding you through how to take great portraits.

Using her series Being Inbetween as a starting point, Carolyn will present the story of how she creates her work; demonstrating how she shoots her subjects for this project, she will talk about how to develop your own personal work/projects. The second half of the masterclass will be a practical workshop on collaboration and exploring how to use natural light. She will guide you through connecting with your subjects and how to start creating your own compelling portraits on location in the streets around Wex.


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Carolyn Mendelsohn is known as a portrait photographer and as an artist who uses photography and film and sometimes sounds to realize creative ideas rooted within the lives of individuals, their story and location. Alongside this, she works on personal portrait commissions and commercial briefs, lifestyle, and fashion.

Her work is crafted through a rigorous process of social research and collection of material. It follows a visual narrative and usually has emotional content and she is known for creating compelling, powerful portraits.

Carolyn has received many awards including British Journal of Photography Portrait of Britain, RPS IPE 159 gold medal, Professional Photographer of the Year 2013 – lifestyle Category. In 2018 she was shortlisted for the International Women Photographers Award. Her work has received awards from The Arts Council, England, and she has been sponsored by organizations such a FujiFilm, ArtLink, and CC imaging. In print, her photography has appeared in The Guardian, The Sunday Times, The Telegraph, The Independent, The Mail, The Yorkshire Post, La Monde (online), Professional Photographer Magazine, Photo Professional, Photography Monthly, F2 and BJP, Click Magazine and has been broadcast on GMTV, C4, BBC Radio 4, and the BBC Big Screen.

You will need:

- DSLR/mirrorless camera

- Lenses/prime lenses (if you have them)

- Memory card

- Battery

- Reflector (optional)

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