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Essential Portraiture (6 weeks)



UPDATE: Class start date rescheduled from 1/23 to 1/30 due to winter snow warning


Who should take this class? 

If you love taking pictures of people but want to up your portrait game, this class is for you. You’ve been learning the basics, perhaps you’ve even taken some of our intro classes, and now you’re ready to take the next step towards becoming a more skilled and professional taker of portraits.


What you will learn

Whether your subject is a pauper or a president, everyone loves a good portrait. But in this photographic genre, there’s far more than meets the eye. This six-session, challenge-based course enhances your portrait skills through understanding and maximizing natural light, continuous (hot) lights, composition, lens effects, and working with human subjects. We'll delve deep into what it means to be creative in photographic portraiture, including how to overcome equipment limitations in the DIY studio, and develop basic post-production skills to complete the job.


What to bring

Just bring your camera and any additional lenses you may have. Cameras must be able to be controlled in manual mode. 



Students should have a foundational knowledge of manual exposure controls.


Meets 6 consecutive weeks

UPDATED: SAT Jan 30 - Mar 12, 2015, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm (No class Feb 13 - Presidents' Day Weekend)


Earlier Event: January 28
Essential Lighting & Studio (6 weeks)
Later Event: January 31
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