Location Portrait Photography Class at PNCA

Location Portrait Photography on the waterfront in Portland, Oregon.

Location Portrait Photography on the waterfront in Portland, Oregon.

If you follow my blog, or know my photography at all, you know that I love photographing location portraits.  I also really enjoy teaching.  My upcoming summer photography class at Pacific Northwest College of Art, in Portland’s Pearl District, neatly melds the two:

Location Portrait Photography can create stunning images of people in beautiful locations, from Bangladesh to your own back yard. But it also creates its own challenges, such as how to work with natural and artificial lights, how to select and best use a location, and how to pose (or not pose) your subject to create the most powerful image possible. In this class we will look at the work of master location portrait photographers, current and past; review and critique each others work; and create some stunning portraits. We will be working with models, model and property releases, available and artificial lighting techniques, the portrait as a series, composition, camera and media choices, output and presentation, travel portrait photography, and more. We will also go on location with models for demonstrations, and for time to photograph in class with instructor oversight. Both film and digital shooters in any medium are welcome.  Familiarity with your equipment, and with basic photography skills, is a requisite.  As is a passion for portraits.

This class runs June 16 through July 14, Tuesday evenings from 6:30pm-9:30pm.  You can sign up for it here at the PNCA CE Website.

And you can always view my location portrait photography on my website.

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