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Pete Wright presents "Cinematic Portraits - Creating Old Hollywood Style Images"

  • June 22, 2016
  • 1:00 PM
  • June 23, 2016
  • 9:00 PM
  • Radisson Hotel 100 Berlin Road, Cromwell, CT


  • This workshop is hosted by our speaker Pete Wright so that you can practice what you learned the during the afternoon.
  • This workshop is hosted by our speaker, Pete Wright. He will be helping you practice what you learned during the afternoon seminar if you attended his seminar.
  • Member in good standing with dues paid
  • Must present proof of membership with another association where dues are paid
  • Must present proof of membership in another professional photographic association
  • A one time use only per lifetime
  • Guest does not belong to another association where dues are paid

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"Cinematic Portraits- Creating Old Hollywood Style Images" sponsored by Canon, Elinchrom, and Ilford.

In the constantly evolving world of professional photography, it seems like everyone is always looking for the next big thing. When everyone else is trying to figure out what is new and fresh, Pete Wright has been looking back to the classic portraits from the 20's and 30's for inspiration. His studio has developed a reputation for his Film Noir look, which is an homage to photographic greats like George Hurrell, Clarence Sinclair Bull and other photographic pioneers from Old Hollywood. Join Pete Wright as he brings back the glamour of the silver screen stars and makes what was once considered old, new again. He will show you how to create beautiful and dramatic lighting with perfect poses, wardrobe, props and sets to create an authentic feeling image. This program will walk you through some of the quintessential studio basics for portraiture and advance to combining those basics with the right tools to create a unique look that your studio can offer right away.

Schedule: June 22, 2016

Print Competition  10 am - 12 pm

Lunch 12pm - 1 pm

Classroom Lecture  1 pm - 4pm

Dinner   5 pm - 6 pm

Hands On Photographing Workshop  6 pm - 9 pm (Actual shooting bays are limited to 10-15 people at a cost.)

Schedule:  June 23, 2016

Printing and Processing Lecture 9 am- 1 pm (Canon will provide a printer which Hands on Workshop participants will receive complimentary large wall portrait of the image that you photographed the night before)

Pete Wright is an international award-winning Master Photographer and writer based out of Bradenton, Fl. In his 18 years in business, he has photographed everything from professional sports, to weddings, to portraits. Through his experience growing up in the darkroom assisting and learning from his father, he truly fell in love with black and white photography. This ultimately led to his passion for recreating timeless Film Noir style portraits as an homage to his favorite photographer, George Hurrell.

Pete leaned on his experience as a professional and college sports photographer to transition to wedding photography in the late 90's. He still leans on his ability to capture great sports moments to help him anticipate great moments at weddings. He is also known for finding unique locations and ways to photograph brides and grooms on their wedding day to give them powerful images to remember their wedding day.

Pete has been lecturing around the world since 2005 in both platform and hands-on environments. He has spoken four times at Imaging USA, six times at WPPI and at both has given hands-on programs. He has also taught around the U.S. at other workshops like After Dark, PSD Experience and various other state and regional conventions. Additionally,Pete has lectured in the Philippines, Grand Cayman, Bermuda and Jamaica and is scheduled to speak in 2016 at SWPP in London, England. You can also see Pete speak twice at WPPI in 2016 along with several times around the US in state conventions and workshops.

Pete has also been a huge advocate of print competition and works hard to not only encourage photographers to enter so that they can grow, but to also educate them on success in print competition. He has judged and chaired in state print competitions around the U.S., at IPC for PPA and for the last 6 years at WPPI, including chairing for WPPI in 2015 and is scheduled to chair again on 2016.

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