The Art of Portraiture

The Art of Portraiture

180 min

A portrait tells the story of someone’s essence – that person’s being. It often represents their character, likes and dislikes, feelings, mood, and more. It takes great skill and technique to capture an accurate portrayal of a person. There are also many elements to consider when shooting a portrait for it to be a success and this workshop will dive into all of the things you will need to start creating captivating portraits.

 The Art of Portraiture

Here are just a few of the topics we will cover in this workshop:

  • Composition
  • Depth of field
  • Choice of background
  • Gear for portraiture
  • Various lighting options including what studio lights can be used for
  • Studio lighting techniques for portraiture
  • Relaxing your subject
  • Posing for portraiture
  • And more!

You will leave this workshop with an arsenal of tools, techniques, and knowledge to create more striking portraits.

Requirements: You must know the manual settings of your camera.

Optional: Feel free to bring your camera, however, if you do, you will also need to bring your camera’s USB cord for tethering to Lightroom. Any photographs you take during the workshop, whether using the classroom Nikon D750 or your own, will be sent to you after class by Dropbox.

SPECIAL NOTE: Any student photos taken of the model belong to the photographers, however, photographers agree copies of the photos shall be released to the model to use for her portfolio only as a special thanks for her time. Photographers agree to sign a class model release prior to shooting providing such use by the model and prohibiting photographer from commercial use (selling the photos) without written consent from the model.


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