"Creative Still Life From the Comfort of Your Home"
Sponsored by Hunt's Photo & Video
I don’t know about the rest of you, but lately, I don’t feel much like going out. Don’t get me wrong, I love a great garden, restaurant kitchen or fun client location to work in but sometimes I just wanna play/explore/practice at home. The wonderful part is how easy it is. Join me and see how how much you can do from the comfort of your home.
Join Alan Shapiro as he shares some of his all-time favorite home-made images plus, his workflow, his setups and some of the stories behind them. He will give you some easy-to-follow tips that will inspire you and leave you all sorts of excited at all sorts of home projects you’ll be able to tackle with absolute confidence.
Alan grew up on the creative side of the advertising world, working with clients around the world; telling their unique stories in very unique ways.
He had the pleasure of collaborating with many, talented photographers and film directors. He became envious of their art and craft. At first, he saw it as a means of reducing his stress-filled life. As a Chief Creative Officer at the world’s largest Advertising Agency Network, he needed a distraction. A friend gave him a camera. Then he bought another and another. His new hobby and daily “creative exercise regimen” turned into a joy-filled and all-consuming passion. Then, his first photo client called. Then many more.
His work can be seen throughout the entire hospital set on ABC’s The Good Doctor, in the launch campaigns for the Apple iPhone as well as Cadillac, OnStar, Lockheed Martin, Scholastic and numerous others. His work fills entire walls in Bose stores and Ritz Carlton Hotels worldwide and hangs in numerous private and corporate art collections. His macro, food and still life work can be seen in countless editorial publications and products from housewares to clothing to puzzles.
As much as Alan loves creating images, he genuinely loves to teach; sharing his workflow from capture through post-processing and printing. He is a super high-energy instructor with a knack for getting people out of their comfort zone as well as helping them discover and capture beautifully simple things in beautifully unexpected ways.