Maine Professional Photographers Association
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MPPA Bonus Program - Mark Mann - The Essence of a Portrait

  • March 22, 2021
  • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Online Via ZOOM
  • 69


  • May apply up to 3 program fees to membership dues if application submitted within same fiscal year.

Registration is closed

The Essence of a Portrait:

Watch how Mark interacts and connects with his clients to capture a genuine expression.  He will demonstrate during a live shoot how he is able to connect with his subject and draw out their emotion.  Also learn how he lights his clients to create the mood he is looking for in the final image.  He will share with you his lighting set up in the studio and will talk through other creative ways to get what you need in less than ideal situations.   Learn how he solves problems ‘on the fly’ when he has difficult clients or a very short amount of time to "get the shot".  Discover the key editing techniques that Mark uses to polish his unique and dramatic look.  We will end the session with a Q&A.  Join us for this exciting program - it is one you do NOT want to miss!

For those who register, this program will be recorded and made available for a full 30 days after the program date!  If you cannot attend or if you do not want to take notes, no problem!  Watch it later!

About Mark:

Mark Mann is a celebrity and advertising photographer. He was born in Glasgow, where he lived until he went to study in the prestigious photographic program at Manchester Polytechnic. Before long, the recent graduate was assisting innovative fashion photographers Nick Knight and Miles Aldridge, learning the ropes and building his own body of work. Three years later, Mark started shooting on his own, relocating to New York City.

Mark’s editorial work has appeared in Esquire, Men’s Health, Vibe, Spin, Fortune, Billboard, Parade and Complex, among others. He has shot countless celebrities, including Robert Redford, Michael Douglas, Iggy Pop, Jack Black, the Black Eyed Peas, Jerry Seinfeld, Dave Chappelle, Rihanna, Queen Latifah, Simon Baker, Stevie Wonder, Bradley Cooper, Willie Nelson, Sean Connery, John Hamm and Jennifer Hudson. Mark has amassed a sizable advertising portfolio, as well. His clients run the gamut: Reebok, Adidas, Hennessy, Bombay Sapphire, Pepsi, Gillette, Vitamin Water, NHL, Zumba, Ford, Chrysler and Svedka to name a few.

Mark has just completed a yearlong project for Esquire Magazine, “The Life of Man”. He shot 80 American men ages 1 through 80, to celebrate 80 years of Esquire Magazine. This project took Mark to the White House where he was honored to shoot the sitting president, as well as former President Clinton. He also shot numerous other notable people and celebrities all across the country.

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