Join photographer Mark Seliger for a two-day workshop, intended exclusively for photographers who are fluent with their camera systems and are able to work with studio lighting. During the workshop, participants will receive a portfolio review, execute two portrait assignments with specific lighting combinations, and participate in a final group critique. The goal of this workshop is for participants to develop their own voices within the genre of portraiture.
        On the first day, Seliger will lead a conversation about the history of photographic portraiture as it relates to the work of the participants, and discuss process, subtext, and the creation and execution of concepts for environmental portraiture. Seliger will also address technical issues and talk about problem-solving while shooting in the field. If time permits, the afternoon is reserved for group portfolio reviews.
        On the second day, the participants will create teams and work together to develop a concept for portraiture. The teams will then split into two groups to create a shoot. A final critique of the assignments will follow. Light refreshments and lunch will be provided on both days. Please contact [email protected] with any dietary restrictions at least one week before the workshop begins.

Mark Seliger (born in Amarillo, Texas, 1959) was raised in Houston. Seliger moved to New York City in 1984, and three years later, in 1987, he began shooting for Rolling Stone. Seliger was signed as their chief photographer in 1992, and has shot over 150 covers for the magazine since. In 2001, Seliger moved to Condé Nast. He shoots frequently for Vanity Fair, Details, Italian Vogue, L’Uomo Vogue, and German Vogue. His photographs have been exhibited in museums and galleries, and he has published numerous books, including Listen (2010), In My Stairwell (2005), and Physiognomy (1999). Seliger is the recipient of the Alfred Eisenstaedt Award, the Lucie Award for Outstanding Achievement in Portraiture, and a Clio Grand Prix.