Lighting and Portrait Photography

Makia Sharp
Monday–Thursday, June 18–July 13

9:30 am–12:30 pm | Studio 16A

Requirements: Students must provide their own digital SLR camera. Additional photography equipment is available on loan.

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Discover creative techniques to change the mood of your photograph through the use of controlled lighting.  Learn how to build lighting sets as used by commercial, fashion and fine-art photographers. Examine the work of contemporary photographers and the use of light in their work. Technical demonstrations and hands-on collaborative projects will teach proper use of professional studio equipment and help achieve desired lighting.

Makia Sharp is an interdisciplinary artist living and practicing in Oakland, California. She received her MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2017 where she studied Sculpture and Photography. Makia has shown her work in solo and group shows across the country as well as internationally. Recent shows include Providence, California, and New York City. In 2017 Makia was nominated for and awarded the AICAD Post-Graduate Teaching Fellowship at California College of the Arts where she taught in the Photography and Diversity Studies departments.

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