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photography classes NYC - Portrait picture at PhotoManhattan

This course explores both the intangibles of art portraiture and the concrete specifics of client-based portraiture in NYC. The work of successful photographers in candid, formal and commercial portraiture will be analyzed and harvested for both their technical and aesthetic merits. Classes include: Introduction to Portraiture styles and history, Portraiture composition, Directing the sitters, Environmental portraiture and Portrait lighting using hot-lights, and a live professional model photo shoot. $400-$420.

Available versions:
9-Session version (including Photo exhibit) // 5-Session version (optional Photo Exhibit).

Requirements: A Digital Camera with Manual Settings (Aperture & Shutter speed).

Level of Knowledge Assumed: Digital Photography I or equivalent, Photo II recommended.


Course Structure Suggestion:
Photo I --> Studio & Lighting and Portraiture --> Photo Journalism and / or Wedding Photography (in this order or in parallel).

Note: Should the assigned instructor become suddenly unavailable, we'll allocate a substitute instructor.

This course may qualify for Free Studio Meetups!



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