In Vogue | Two-day Masterclass with Lori Cicchini

2017-06-17 10:00
2017-06-17 16:00

(Image: Lori Cicchini, 2016, Model: Nicole Luker, Hair: Julie Okley of Dilkara Hair, Makeup: Marie Donnell of Mysdesign Makeup)

In Vogue with Lori Cicchini
Learn advanced post-production techniques in this two-day masterclass with international award winning commercial and artistic Canberra-based photographer Lori Cicchini.

Cicchini's creative portraiture has been described as emotive and narrative, some of which can be dark and provoking yet at the same time peaceful and beautiful. Her work has received numerous industry awards and accolades, and has been published in various art and fashion magazines both nationally and internationally.

This masterclass is a rare opportunity to receive specialist instruction from one of Canberra’s top photographers. Gain an in-depth understanding of how Cicchini produces her remarkable illustrative portraits; from idea and concept development through to styling and set design, lighting and working with a model, and concluding with a full day of advanced post-production techniques, including image compositing and skin retouching.

Day One: Designing a creative portrait

  • Conceiving and developing a concept
  • Styling and building a set
  • Lighting and working with a model (posing etc.)
  • Live photographic shoot demonstration

Day Two: Post-production

  • Workflow using Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop
  • Editing images in Photoshop including skin retouching techniques
  • Compositing images (building your portrait from multiple images)
  • Sharpening images for print and web
  • Colour management for print

This two-day masterclass will run from 10am to 4pm each day and includes breaks. Day one will be presented in a lecture format and conclude with a live photographic demonstration, and day two will include an in-depth post-production tutorial style demonstration using Adobe software. Please note that this is not a hands-on masterclass. You will leave feeling inspired and armed with technical skills in basic studio portraiture, advanced post-production techniques and the confidence to begin making your own emotive and creative portraits.

What to bring
Pen and notepad, laptop or smart device for note-taking. Please note that lunch is not provided.

Lori Cicchini is an award winning Canberra-based Australian Editorial, Fashion, Beauty and Fine Art photographer. Cicchini graduated from the Canberra Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Photography in 2013, and was awarded a PhotoAccess residency that resulted in Cicchini’s first solo exhibition Ghost Stories (2014). In 2016, for the second consecutive year, Cicchini was awarded as the Australian Institute of Professional Photographers (AIPP) ACT Illustrative Photographer of the Year. In 2015 she was also awarded the AIPP ACT Portrait Photographer of the Year and was a finalist in the Australian Creative Photographer of the Year category. In 2015 Capture Magazine named Cicchini as Australia’s Top Emerging Fashion/Editorial photographer. She has received international awards for her fine art nude photography and is regularly featured in Vogue Italia. Cicchini’s work ranges from dark and provocative to peaceful and beautiful. Whether it’s portraiture or fashion, her images hint at an underlying thread of something mysterious, her visual storytelling draws you in and dares you look beyond the surface.

This Masterclass was run on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 June 2017, 10am-4pm each day.
Upcoming dates: TBA. To express your interest in future dates please email us.

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Who is this workshop for? Confident intermediate and advanced photographers. Completion of Camera Skills (or equivalent experience) Camera Skills and Digital Toolbox are highly recommended. Contact us for further guidance on whether this masterclass is right for you.

(Image: Lori Cicchini, Possessed, 2015, 43cm x 35cm)