ANNOUNCING THE RICHARD KELLY EXPERIENCE
As many of you know, Pittsburgh Filmmakers is going through some transformations. I was just as surprised as anyone that they announced that they were not doing classes in the Fall 2018 semester.
Two thoughts occurred to me. One was that I was gearing up for and had enrollments for my annual Portrait class. A class I have been teaching for several years and is my favorite course. Two, this seemed like a good time to try something different. I never wanted to create workshops to compete with PF because I felt a significant amount of loyalty to the community there. With this new information and a lot of unknowns moving forward, I decided to launch Richard Kelly Experience. The name comes from a friend, former intern and assistant Kristi Jan Hoover who described to me the Richard Kelly Experience.
"It's a bit magical, a little mysterious but we always learn a lot while practicing the craft and art of photography."
The first workshop is going to be the Portrait class as I have created it and taught it at Pittsburgh Filmmakers - 14 weeks same as it ever was. We have a location in Bloomfield. We won't have an equipment office or access to a studio 24/7/365, but this course was never about that anyway. This course is about practicing the art of portraiture.
We need seven people to run the course we already have registration, and I hope you will consider workshopping with us starting August 30, 2018.
As always reach out to me with any comments or questions. firstname.lastname@example.org
Stay tuned there will be several other types of workshops launching later this week. Please suggest some themes or topics you are interested in and think beyond traditional photography courses - this about what Experience you would like to have.
We are also reaching out to some of your other favorite instructors at PF to see if we can offer up their experiences as well.
[Originally Published August 6, 2018]