Pete Wright, a photographer, teacher, speaker and author, is obsessed with everything George Hurrell.
Glamor Portrait Photography
If you think of glamor and Hollywood these days, you might think of Annie Leibovitz and you wouldn't be wrong. But for Pete Wright, almost all of us portrait photographers need to tip our hat to Mr. Hurrell who was a pioneer in cinematic portraits.
Yet, Pete Wright has his own spin on the genre of cinematic portraits. He essentially wrote the book on the topic.
Pete Wright teaches you how to re-create mysterious, dark, and glamorous cinematic portraits reminiscent of those taken of 1920s’ and 1930s’ stars and starlets. The book contains 60 discrete sections which contain 60 of Wright’s most impressive, nostalgic black & white portraits, along with some alternate poses and lighting diagrams. In each section, the author details the steps taken to create the final portrait.
The Interview About Cinematic Portraits
When I found out that he was going to be presenting a workshop for CTPPA members on June 22nd, we hastily made arrangements to speak about cinematic portraits, his connection to Canon and how he is now on the road for most of the year bringing photographers full circle – teaching them about capture, processing and printing their artwork.
It's quite a mission and I applaud him and Canon for it. If you are in or near Connecticut on June 22nd and June 23rd, register for the workshop and do NOT miss this opportunity to learn from a master craftsman.
Pete Wright's Portfolio
Please visit Pete Wright's website for even more examples of his cinematic portraits. Here is a small sample for your viewing pleasure!
Register For the CTPPA Workshop
On June 22nd and June 23rd, you can learn the skills to create your own version of cinematic portraits. But you must register today!
In addition to Canon's sponsorship of Pete's presentation over the two days, we have to thank Elinchrom for making their studio strobe equipment available to participants.
If you have any questions for Pete Wright about cinematic portraits, please comment below.