February 24, 2012

Photography Talks

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Join us for a talk given by two professional Entertainment & Event photographers. Hear their thoughts about Entertainment Photography from an insider’s perspective and examine their styles and approach to their work.
Entertainment photography is a subset of photojournalism. Its subject matter is celebrities in the arts, sports and sometimes politics. There are four types of Entertainment photography used by magazines and newspapers. They are:
  • Event photography – Photographers who work celebrity related events, such as film premieres, parties and award shows. Event photographers also cover other events such as music festivals, weddings and private functions.
  • Music photography is another form of entertainment photography. Most music photographers focus on capturing the energy of live music performances and some also get to work backstage or on tour with bands.
  • Celebrity portraiture – Photographers who are assigned portrait sessions with celebrities, shot on location or in a photo studio
  • Paparazzi (or “pap”) - Photographers who shoot candid photos of celebrities with or without their consent, in the hope of capturing an exclusive image. Some photographers make a living following actors and models. When they get a scoop, many magazines will pay high fees to run the images.

Rihanna © Eva Rinaldi
You do not need to be a student to attend the Talks but you will need to ‘enroll’ in the Talks to attend. Bookings are essential.
This term the talks will be conducted by the following photographers:
Eva Rinaldi is an award winning celebrity photographer, educator and artist. Eva is one of Australia’s most recognisable entertainment and event photographers, and has snapped most of Australia’s leading entertainers and celebrities. From the pick of red carpet events, live concerts, special celebrity appearances, charity fundraisers, film sets and film festivals, Eva has covered most of Australia’s major entertainment industry events.
In 2009 she commissioned the late Peter Carrette to take photographs of some of her Bondi Beach based campaigns, and this helped inspire Eva to learn more about the art of photography. Just a few of her community based projects have included ‘Chalk The Walk’, 'Let’s Paint Oprah', Sydney Bodyart Bike Ride, Saturday Disney and ‘Children Help Poverty’.
She has won a number of awards and commendations over the years including Discover Sydney’s Hidden Treasures, social and community entrepreneur of the month and Chalk The Walk (People’s Choice) and was shortlisted for the Art Prize (Parliament House). Eva’s photographs have been published in the Neil Diamond ‘Dreams’ World Tour book and she is a featured photographer for Splash News & Pictures.
Eva’s Australian body of work includes photographs of Russell Crowe, Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman, Geoffrey Rush, Shane Warne, Kylie Minogue, Miranda Kerr, and Jennifer Hawkins, while her international portfolio includes Rihanna, Reese Witherspoon, Lady Gaga, Cindi Lauper, Neil Diamond, Robin Williams, Michael Buble, Elton John, Enrique Iglesisias, Lionel Ritchie, Mark Wahlberg and Leonardo DiCaprio just to name a few.
For more information on Eva and her work please see www.evarinaldi.com

Reece Witherspoon & Robert Patterson © Eva Rinaldi
Bob King
Bob King’s career as a pre-eminent entertainment photographer commenced in 1964 when he captured images of the Beatles at Sydney Stadium. Over the decades since he has shot virtually every visiting concert act of consequence and a dramatically wide spectrum of Australian entertainers.
Though The Australian Magazine said of him in a 1989 profile, “To the crowds at Sydney rock concerts King is almost as familiar as the exit signs,” he has pursued his unique craft well beyond the Harbour City – as tour photographer for AC/DC, Mick Jagger, Barbra Streisand, Bon Jovi and INXS/Jimmy Barnes. He has focused his lens upon the Who in London, Peter Gabriel in Moscow, Jason Donovan in Jakarta and Bananarama in Hong Kong and along the way has covered a brace of rock festivals, feature film and music video sets, stage musicals, outdoor extravaganzas and more opening nights than he cares to remember. As well, he has shot record covers images for entities as diverse as Joe Cocker, AC/DC, Joan Armatrading, George Benson, Divinyls, Skyhooks, Saints, Radio Birdman and Barry White.
Having long ago mastered the art, so essential at a production on any level, of knowing – as one senior publicist has put it – ”where to be and, more importantly, where not to be”, the extraordinarily professional and adaptable King has earned respect and admiration from artists and industry principals. John Farnham, Australia’s arena concert champion, has declared: “I gravitate towards him because he makes me feel comfortable on stage. It’s like he’s part of the family.”
“These photographs surprise us with their honesty and astound us with their perception” wrote Glenn A. Baker in the Foreword to the book Rocklens. “Bob King’s photographs capture and distil the very essence of the performing art – the anxiety, the adrenalin, the intensity, the pain, the exhilaration.”

KISS © Bob King


During this course the intention is that the following topics will be covered, but not necessarily in the order given. Due to the variable nature of Adult Education classes, parts of the curriculum may be adapted to suit the needs of the class.
  • The first talk begins at 6.30pm until 7.30pm
  • There will be a 15 min break for tea and coffee
  • The second talk begins at 7.45pm until 8.45pm


The intended Learning Outcomes for these Talks are as follows.
By the end of the Talks, the students will:
  • Have a broader and deeper knowledge of Entertainment Photography from a professional’s perspective

Other Information

If you want to learn about Entertainment Photography in Sydney, then this course is for you.
PLS NOTE: All classes need a minimum number of students to go ahead. If your course does not have enough students it will be cancelled and you will be informed. Courses are usually cancelled, when necessary, 2 working days prior to the scheduled start date.***Please be aware that you may be informed of a cancellation &/or change via SMS or E-mail.