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Master Class: The Digital Portrait with Glen McClure

Sunday, April 28

MOCA Members $35 / Chrysler Members $40 / Non-Members $50

Join award-winning photographer and Nexus artist Glen McClure, in a hands-on workshop on the digital portrait. Learn simple portrait techniques, including the use of natural light, electronic studio flash, proper backgrounds, and strategies to help your subjects relax in front of the camera. Weather permitting, students will work outside with natural light and create portraits of classmates. At the end of the day, images are reviewed in one-on-one and group discussions. This workshop will open your eyes to the possibilities of photographing people, and the various ways you can adapt Glen’s techniques to your own particular photography style. Students should already be familiar with the camera they bring to this workshop.

Glen McClure is an award-winning professional photographer whose artwork is featured in MOCA’s exhibition The Nexus: Selections from the Chrysler Museum of Art. Born and raised in Norfolk, Virginia, McClure has worked for thirty years as an advertising photographer. Since 1993 he has focused on landscapes, primarily from Ireland, Italy and Virginia. He also enjoys taking portraits of real people as seen in his recent series Endangered Species: Watermen of the Chesapeake. Visit his website

This program has been organized by the VMFA Office of Statewide Partnerships, and is funded, in part, by the Jean Stafford Camp Memorial Fund.