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Essential Portraiture (6 Weeks)


Saturday, June 10, 2017 - Saturday, July 15th

2:00pm 5:00pm
Meets 6 consecutive weeks



$315 /Basic Members
$280 /Emerging Members
$245 /Pro Members


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.

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 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.

Earlier Event: September 14
Crash Course: Developing Film
Later Event: September 20
Crash Course: Color Darkroom