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Portrait, Headshots, Selfies

This section includes several options.

Portrait Beginners' guide - Learn the dos and don'ts of Portraiture

Welcome to Portraiture!. This workshop is a full guide to the fundamentals of portraiture. You'll learn: Posing, capturing the moments, Gestures, Body language, backgrounds, shooting angles, and directing and interacting with your subjects. Additionally, you'll learn how to work with simple lighting, including natural light, window light, and simple home made lighting tricks that will efficiently enhance the look of your subjects. You'll also learn environmental portrait and gaining speed in shooting.

This course is highly recommended whether you are shooting candids, studio type portraiture, or street and environmental.


Available versions:

  • 4 sessions: 3-hour classes, optional exhibit.
  • 2 sessions: 4-hour classes, optional exhibit.

Requirements: Any digital camera including Phone cameras and mirrorless with Automatic mode. Though not required, we highly recommend knowing the basics of your camera. This course will not cover camera settings and the basics of shooting.

Course Structure Suggestion: This course covers all of the basics and we therefore highly recommend that it is taken before any other Portrait course.

Notes on film cameras: Please note that while most content of this course is applicable to digital cameras, you are welcome to attend as long as your film camera has an automatic shooting mode.


Creative Portrait - Make portraits that transcend

It's time to have fun, experiment! This course will guide you through all that there is to see to unleash your imagination and create the most unique portraits. Made for everyone, using any types of cameras, with or without Manual Mode.

Course will include a review of the kinds of portraiture - from documentary to editorial -, the master portraitists, the history of portraiture, in class analysis, photo shooting, weekly assignments and a plenty of fun group activities that will put the topics learned during the course to test. Classes and assignments are fun, and will also include practice and experimentation with a myriad of lighting effects. Using simple home made setups and equipment that you already have, you'll learn the classic light setup, High Key and Low key, Corrective and dramatic lighting, among other tricks using both natural and artificial lighting. Take this course to enhance your creativity beyond portraiture.

Available versions:

  • 4 sessions: 3-hour classes, optional exhibit.
  • 2 sessions: 4-hour classes, optional exhibit.

Requirements: Any digital camera including Phone cameras and mirrorless with Automatic mode. Though not necessary, We highly recommend taking the Portrait Beginners guide workshop prior to this course - this course will not include the basics of Portrait composition, shooting angles, and basic lighting. We highly recommend knowing the basics of your camera - This course will not cover camera settings and the basics of shooting.

Notes on film cameras: Please note that while most content of this course is applicable to digital cameras, you are welcome to attend as long as your film camera has an automatic shooting mode. Should the assigned instructor become suddenly unavailable, we’ll allocate a substitute.



Self Portrait and the Selfie.

Mastering the art of being the photographer and the photographed simultaneously has always been the challenge. You as the model must choose well what you intend to communicate and yet, you as the photographer must know how to best project such visual message for your intended audience. Make your Selfie be worth a thousand 'selective' words. Life is expressed in many textures, colors, and shapes; and so is your character, your SELF. This workshop will teach you how to reflect all colors of your personality in your SELFIES, and with the correct knowledge to expose multiple visual art expressions of yourself. The best investments we make are those which make us feel and become better selves. Meticulously prepared by professional artists, this one-of-a-kind workshop is an excellent fusion of art and technology.

This workshop will teach you the most practical yet efficient ways to shine brightly in every selfie whether on your own or in a group. As the lead character in your own life story, learn to become the "star" and the "producer" seamlessly. You will acquire a myriad of techniques for posing, shooting, and the dos and don'ts that you can start using right away.

Requirements: Any cameras. (phone, point and shoot or DSLR). Note you may choose to attend without a camera. To learn the basics of the camera, please refer to our iPhoneography or Digital camera settings seminars.

Level of Knowledge Assumed: Any.

Course Structure Suggestion: Phoneography→ The Art of the Selfie→ Portraiture (in this order or in parallel).


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Portrait Beginners' guide: Jul 13-Aug 03, Saturdays 12:15 PM-2:15 PM. Portrait Beginners' guide: Jul 13-Aug 03, Saturdays 12:15 PM-2:15 PM.

Instructor: G.J.(View Bio)


(Portrait Beginners' guide: 07/13-08/03.
07/13 at PhotoManhattan)_

Full fee: $315.00
open.
Creative Portrait: Jul 16-Jul 30, Tuesdays 2:15 PM-5:30 PM. Intensive! Creative Portrait: Jul 16-Jul 30, Tuesdays 2:15 PM-5:30 PM. Intensive!

Instructor: S.K.(View Bio)


(Creative Portrait: 07/16.
at PhotoManhattan)_

Full fee: $340.00
open.
Other options: Other options:

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Portrait, the fundamentals: Aug 16-Aug 23, Fridays 1:30 PM-5:30 PM. In Dumbo, Brooklyn. Portrait, the fundamentals: Aug 16-Aug 23, Fridays 1:30 PM-5:30 PM. In Dumbo, Brooklyn.

Instructor: TBA


(Portrait, the fundamentals: 08/16-08/23. In Dumbo, Brooklyn.
08/16 at PhotoManhattan)_

Full fee: $315.00
open.
Creative Portrait: Aug 27-Sep 10, Tuesdays 6:00 PM-9:15 PM. Creative Portrait: Aug 27-Sep 10, Tuesdays 6:00 PM-9:15 PM.

Instructor: TBA


(Creative Portrait: 08/27-09/10.
08/27 at PhotoManhattan)_

Full fee: $340.00
open.
Creative Portrait: Oct 21-Nov 04, Mondays 6:00 PM-9:15 PM. Creative Portrait: Oct 21-Nov 04, Mondays 6:00 PM-9:15 PM.

Instructor: TBA


(Creative Portrait: 10/21-11/04.
10/21 at PhotoManhattan)_

Full fee: $340.00
open.
Portrait, the fundamentals: Oct 31-Nov 21, Thursdays 6:00 PM-8:00 PM. Portrait, the fundamentals: Oct 31-Nov 21, Thursdays 6:00 PM-8:00 PM.

Instructor: TBA


(Portrait, the fundamentals: 10/31-11/21.
10/31 at PhotoManhattan)_

Full fee: $315.00
open.
Portrait, the fundamentals: Dec 07-Dec 28, Saturdays 2:30 PM-4:30 PM. Portrait, the fundamentals: Dec 07-Dec 28, Saturdays 2:30 PM-4:30 PM.

Instructor: TBA


(Portrait, the fundamentals: 12/07-12/28.
12/07 at PhotoManhattan)_

Full fee: $315.00
open.
Creative Portrait: Dec 06-Dec 20, Fridays 12:00 PM-3:15 PM. Creative Portrait: Dec 06-Dec 20, Fridays 12:00 PM-3:15 PM.

Instructor: TBA


(Creative Portrait: 12/06-12/20.
12/06 at PhotoManhattan)_

Full fee: $340.00