Figure and Form. An Evocative Portraiture Workshop

August 9, 11:30am - 1:00pm PDT. Hosted at The Archery

part of a series on Muse


About this FieldTrip

One of our Muses is in town and we’re so excited to host this workshop. Ally Schmaling (they) is a nonbinary portrait photographer based in Boston, MA and is dedicated to the documentation and elevation of queer and gender-expansive communities in their art. Their painterly work aims to express the most dynamic, unapologetic, and expansive “them-ness” of their subjects.

Using color, light, and shape as their primary tools, Ally will lead a truly unique, hands-on photography workshop focused on shooting portraiture that details nontraditional lighting techniques, thought-provoking composition, and tips on how to engage photographic subjects in a way that is, above all else, authentic. Expect this workshop to color outside of the lines.

Required: Bring a camera for this one (an iPhone is fine!) and a sense of curiosity!

Dress to express your inner Muse. Everyone is Welcome, Everyone is Creative!

About the speaker

Ally (they) is a lover of kind humans, vivid colors, motown music, cold beer, and dancing like a goddamn fool. They’re a classically trained opera singer and a hair dye aficionado. When they’re not capturing moments and souls, you can find them petting every dang dog they see. Clients and Publications include: Institute of Contemporary Art Boston, Isabella Stuart Gardner Museum, Vogue Italia, Afropunk, Bumble, Improper Bostonian, Boston Magazine, Apartment Therapy, Isenberg Projects, OpenView Venture Partners, TrueMotion

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