Sunday, June 26, 2011

Latest Workshops

Composition and Creativity 
We will be walking Union Station, Olvera Street and Chinatown in Downtown LA. This workshop is like taking a nice walk with a friend who just happens to know a ton about photography. We have some great exercises for you to work your creativity muscles and we will tell you how to get the shots you have been longing for. You will work on becoming an image-maker rather than an image-taker.  After shooting the you know what out of downtown, we find a nice  place to eat and share our images. Best part is we treat for lunch!  
 The workshop runs from 9am to 2pm. The cost is $89.

One Light Outdoor Portrait  
In this workshop you learn to master the control of light to create dynamic outdoor portraits using off camera flash. You will shoot with soft-boxes, umbrellas, scrims, grids, remote triggers, learn creative color and much more. This is all hands on and you will be working with professional models to put into action what you learn in the class.
If you are already familiar with working with strobe outdoors, this is a great opportunity to practice what you know and work with experienced models.
We bring all the equipment and you just bring your camera.
The workshop runs from 3pm-7pm. The  cost is $159, including the models.
For more information and to reserve your spot, please contact Craig Mohr at or call 310 924-9171

Friday, May 20, 2011

Beauty Culture May 21- Nov 27 at the Annenberg Sapce for Photography

BEAUTY CULTURE provides a seminal examination of photography’s role in capturing and defining notions of modern female beauty and how these images profoundly influence our lives in both celebratory and disturbing ways.
Through different lenses focused on the body beautiful, the exhibition examines both traditional
and unconventional definitions of beauty, challenging stereotypes of gender, race and age. It explores the links between beauty and violence, glamour and sexuality and the cost (in its multiple meanings) of beauty.

Featuring works from over 100 world-renowned beauty, fashion and fine art photographers, BEAUT Y CULTURE encourages a social discussion about the allure and mystique of the pursuit of female beauty, as well as its cult-like glorification and the multi-billion dollar industries that surround it.

BEAUTY CULTURE presents diverse viewpoints on beauty as it has evolved through the 20th and 21st centuries. These viewpoints are at times challenging, daring and controversial.  Ultimately, the exhibition illustrates the power of the still image in shaping cultural ideals and expectations of feminine beauty – and photography’s undeniable influence on conceptions of the Self.

In addition to over 170 photographs featured in the print gallery, BEAUTY CULTURE showcases hundreds of digital images in vivid detail on high-resolution screens in the Digital Gallery.  The Digital Gallery also includes a short documentary film that expands upon the print exhibition’s themes, featuring interviews with well-known photographers, models, historians and beauty experts who guide visitors on a fascinating photographic exploration of the culture – and cult – of beauty.

2000 Avenue of the Stars, #10
Los Angeles, CA 90067
tel: 213.403.3000