MASTERCLASS


PIA JOHNSON
Portrait Photography

 

Pia Johnson is a photographer and visual artist, whose practice seeks to investigate issues about cultural difference, diaspora and identity. Pia's work engages with the social and personal aspects of understanding cultural identity, exploring ideas around belonging and otherness. Her work is collected in private and public collections including the National Gallery of Victoria.

Also known for her performance and portrait work, Pia has commissions from all the major and small to medium performing arts organisations in Australia. Her photographs have been published in Rolling Stone, The Australian, The Australian Financial Review, The Age, The Age Life and Style, The Herald Sun, The Monthly, amongst others.

Pia holds a Bachelor of Creative Arts (Visual arts) and Diploma of Modern Languages (Mandarin) from the University of Melbourne. She is currently a PhD (Fine Arts) candidate and sessional lecturer at RMIT University.

www.piajohnson.com

Capturing the Subject

Capturing the Subject is a one day intensive session where participants will be explore aspects of portrait photography. 

In this session Pia Johnson will be covering:

  • Contemporary and historical concepts of portraiture in photography,
  • Understanding how to frame the subject
  • Working with models – commercial and visual art approaches
  • Self portraiture 

Requirements :
Students are required to have a good understanding of photography basics, (ideally DSLR camera skills) and must bring their own camera.

Duration :
1 weekend day of 6 hours

Sessions :

Saturday 1st April – 10:30 – 5:30

Cost :
$199 per student


Working with Light and Atmosphere

Working with light and Atmosphere is a one-day intensive session where participants will be exploring ways of using light in portrait photography. 

In this session Pia Johnson will be covering:

  • Working with studio lighting
  • Working with natural light
  • Staging the shot

Requirements :
Students are required to have a good understanding of Digital SLR photography and bring their own camera and tripod. 
 

Duration :
one weekend day - 6 hours

Sessions :

Saturday 13th May – 10:30 – 5:30

Cost :
$199 per student

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