The Learning Center Classes

Studio Lighting: Portraiture

This intimate in-person class will introduce you to studio lighting and shooting techniques for portrait photography. A variety of lighting scenarios will be explored, emphasizing light and shadow to convey emotion, mood and capture the depth of facial features. Students are encouraged to incorporate various poses, makeup, clothing, and settings and experiment with different lighting scenarios to determine the best lighting setup for their work. Start developing your style today and discover when and how to use different approaches for creating meaningful and compelling portraits with HCP instructor Lou Benjamin!


Registration & Fees: $175
Members Enjoy 20% Off Tuition


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Suggested Prerequisite(s):
  • Photography I and Photography II

Attention: This class is In-Person at Houston Center for Photography (1441 West Alabama, Houston, Texas 77006.)

As we reopen our doors to allow for in-person classes, we used CDC recommendations and museum guidelines from the State of Texas to create our reopening policies and procedures. Please see here for more information about HCP’s Health & Safety Protocols. 

If you have any questions about our protocols or about registering for a class, please email education@hcponline.org for more details.



Class meets three Tuesdays:
August 17th, 24th, & 31st
6 - 8 pm CT


Capture, Present

What to Bring to Class

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


Lou Benjamin