Photo © Stuart Schwartz

Fridays
September 20 – October 25, 2019
4:30–6:30PM

$425.00


Mondays
May 6 – June 10, 2019
4:30–6:30PM

$425.00

 

Portrait Photography Workshop

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May 6 – June 10, 2019 (No class May 27) or September 20 – October 25, 2019 (No class October 11)

During this five-class location and studio portrait photography workshop, you will develop your eye for creative portraiture and expand your portrait photography techniques.

with Stuart Schwartz


Capturing people’s personality in portrait photography settings can be a real challenge because there is a lot going on. You must engage with your subject, make them feel comfortable, remain aware of light, and consider your background, all at the same time!

 

If you’re looking to learn some new portrait photography tips, as well as how to achieve great lighting for photos of people, look no further than this brand new workshop, instructed by professional photographer and Image Flow owner Stuart Schwartz. During his 35-plus years working as a successful advertising photographer, he has been hired to take portraits of hundreds of people, both in the studio and on location.

 

Portrait Photography Workshop at The Image Flow

Photo © Stuart Schwartz

This five-session workshop will start with a brief overview and discussion of the Master photographers who created the classic foundation of both formal and candid portraiture on which we continue to build. Using these Masters as inspiration, students will learn portrait photography techniques with strobe lights in a controlled studio setup, as well as how to modify natural light outdoors on location.

 

Portrait Photography Workshop at The Image Flow

Photo © Stuart Schwartz

Our studio portraits will be created against a simple, minimal background. The on-location portraits will utilize more complex environments that help to tell a story, whether you’re shooting indoors or outdoors, with natural or artificial light. Emphasis will be placed on learning photo lighting techniques and ways to make your subjects relax in front of the camera, so you can focus on taking beautiful portraits.

 

Portrait Photography Workshop at The Image Flow

Photo © Markus Kraemling

This workshop includes weekly portrait shooting assignments. Supportive critiques of students’ assignment work will take place during the weekly group sessions, and will emphasize the use of either natural or studio light, as well as the overall success of the portrait.

 

Image critiques will be held in print form. Students can choose to have their prints made by The Image Flow at the discounted student print rate, or they may print them on their own. Reserve your place now and learn how to best capture a portrait in the studio or on location.

 

Portrait Photography Workshop at The Image Flow

Photo © Stuart Schwartz

Class Schedule

May 6 – June 10, 2019

Monday, May 6, 4:30–6:30PM: Introduction followed by a talk about portraiture

Monday, May 13, 4:30–6:30PM: Lighting demo in The Image Flow studio and outdoors in natural light

Monday, May 20, 4:30–6:30PM: Critique of student work shot in-studio

Monday, May 27: NO CLASS – Memorial Day

Monday, June 3, 4:30–6:30PM: Critique of student work shot on location

Monday, June 10, 4:30–6:30PM: Critique of student work shot in-studio or on location (their choice)

 

September 20 – October 25, 2019

Friday, September 20, 4:30–6:30PM: Introduction followed by a talk about portraiture

Friday, September 27, 4:30–6:30PM: Lighting demo in The Image Flow studio and outdoors in natural light

Friday, October 4, 4:30–6:30PM: Critique of student work shot in-studio

Friday, October 11: NO CLASS

Friday, October 18, 4:30–6:30PM: Critique of student work shot on location

Friday, October 25, 4:30–6:30PM: Critique of student work shot in-studio or on location (their choice)

 

Instructor Bio

Stuart Schwartz graduated from the Art Center in 1979 and then spent 35 years as an advertising photographer in the U.S. and Europe. Stuart is comfortable working in the studio, on location, and with all sizes of productions. He continues to shoot for a limited number of clients. Stuart’s personal work spans a variety of styles, from street photography to abstract and mixed media. Stuart founded The Image Flow in 2008 with the vision to empower the avid photographer looking for personal growth in photography.

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