Portraiture and Lighting

$480.00

For any photographer with a good understanding of the principals of photography, mastery of Portraiture and Lighting is an exciting next pursuit! In this class, you’ll learn not only how to create compelling portrait photographs, but you’ll also study the work of iconic and successful portrait photographers.  Photos provided by students: Kimberly Mosberg and Hillary Shear.

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Availability

July 12th (Thursdays), 11:00 am
9
Sept. 10th (Mondays), 7:00 pm
9

Description

For any photographer with a good understanding of the principals of photography, mastery of Portraiture and Lighting is an exciting next pursuit! In this class, you’ll learn not only how to create compelling portrait photographs, but you’ll also study the work of iconic and successful portrait photographers. Over seven weeks we’ll cover everything you need to know to start making successful portraits, from posing and flattering camera angles, to running a studio shoot with models. Each class begins with a lecture-based discussion before moving to practical work in our studio. Thoughtful, research-based homework assignments will help bolster your knowledge of the successes and common practices of professional portrait photographers in the industry.
Class topics include:
Understanding Lighting
Running the Session
The Role of the Camera
Practical Studio Work
Working with Hair Stylists and Makeup Artists
Post-processing of Portraits
Building a Portfolio
and more

Students are expected to commit about 5 hours per week: 2 hours in class and up to 3 hours shooting pictures.

Class Info

Class Length

7 weeks

Prerequisite

Photo I & Photo II

OR, Approval from the instructor

Requirements

5 hours of time each week

DSLR or Mirrorless interchangeable lens camera

50mm lens and a lens of a different focal length

Tripod

Instructor

Rick Katz

Jordana Wright

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Location

4001 N. Ravenswood Ave.
First Floor
Chicago, IL 60613
872-529-2272

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