Intro to Portraiture



In this 7-week introductory class we will cover the basics of portraiture, helping get you to a place of comfort when working with human subjects in a variety of lighting conditions. We will spend time discussing both natural and studio lighting, providing you with a background in both portraiture settings. We will also cover topics that include posing basics, how to interact with your subject while shooting, suggested gear for portraiture, and additional Lightroom adjustments to make your photos pop. 

Whether you are an aspiring portrait photographer or hoping to take better shots of your family and friends during the holiday season, this introductory class is for you!

Topics covered

  • Creating a portrait
  • Harnessing light – natural & studio
  • Posing fundamentals 
  • Capturing emotion
  • Basic editing and image delivery


Photo I & Photo II

Class Length: 7-Weeks
Class Options: In-Person
Lecture Duration: About 2 Hours
Provided Material: Lecture Slides

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    Noor Shaikh

    Excellent class & instructor!

    Kambua’s seven week into to portraiture course has been a ride – I feel so much more comfortable behind the camera while shooting a single subject, changing settings for the kind of lighting I am using, figuring out which sort of lighting set up would work best for the picture I am envisioning, using Lightroom (as well as other software available) to touch up/edit my photographs, AND learning tips and tricks of the trade! Kambua spends so much time in class giving great advice about the creative and the professional side of portrait photography. I would highly recommend this course!

    April 22, 2023

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    Jeffrey Kipnis

    Three words: Knowledge, Expertise, and Joy!

    Knowledge, Expertise, and Joy! These three words describe what Kambua gave me and my fellow classmates. Over seven weeks, my knowledge through the understanding of the technical and artistic aspects of portraiture grew well beyond my expectations. Kambua gave clear explanations of all aspects of capturing a subject’s portrait. Through classroom and in-studio shooting exercises with professional models, workshops, and shooting assignments along with positive and constructive critique of my assignments, I gained the expertise and confidence to achieve consistent professional results. Kambua’s effervesce made every aspect of this class joyful, fun and a great experience for learning with her sharing all aspects of becoming a professional photographer without sugarcoating. I finished this course inspired. Inspired to photograph more with joy!

    April 21, 2023

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    Randell Williams

    Kambua is amazing

    I really enjoyed this class

    April 21, 2023

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    Cristina Cruz

    Amazing Class!

    This class was absolutely amazing. Highly recommend this to anyone interested in Portraits! Kambua is an amazing instructor and has so much knowledge to share. I learned so much from this class.

    April 20, 2023

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