The Learning Center Classes

Advanced Portraiture

In this course, students will explore and consider several approaches to creating compelling portraits. The workshop will begin with a philosophical look at what a portrait is and defining it collectively as the foundation for discussions. Selections from key historical and current portrait photographers will be examined, and various styles in portraiture will be assigned as weekly exercises. Students will experiment with both available (natural) and studio light. Participants will start developing their own style(s) and determine when and how to use different approaches to create meaningful portraits.

Registration & Fees: $285
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Suggested Prerequisite(s):
  • Photography I and II
  • A basic understanding of studio lighting & equipment

Suggested classes to continue education:
  • Photoshop
  • Fine Art Printing
  • Seminar: Developing Your Photographic Voice
  • The Figure in Photography





Class meets four Tuesdays:
February 12th, 19th, 26th & March 5th
Offsite: at Art Square Studios


Capture, Present

What to Bring to Class

Digital Camera with 'Manual' Mode
Flash-drive (or storage device or CD)
Notebook and pen
Three of your best portraits


Jan Rattia