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[ SAVE $50 ] Essential Portraiture (6 weeks)



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
SAT, Sep 26 - Nov 14, 2015, 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm (No class Columbus Day weekend and Halloween)

Meets at Gowanus Darkroom

$350.00 - NOW $300

Earlier Event: September 26
The Analog Film Lab
Later Event: September 27
Field Guide I: The Camera