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Portraiture

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.

Available versions:

  • 9 sessions (including exhibit)
  • 5 sessions (optional 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 PortraiturePhoto 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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Portraiture I (4 Sessions): Jun 3–24, Saturdays 2:00 PM–6:00 PM. NEW!

Instructor: H.G. (View Bio)

(Portraiture I (4 Sessions):06/03-06/2.
06/03 at PhotoManhattan)

Full fee: $420.00
June special! $399.00

Savings: $21.00
Portraiture I (9 Sessions): Jun 13-Aug 08, Tuesdays 6:00 PM-8:00 PM. No class on 7/4 . And Exhibit on Fri 8/11, 6:30-9:30pm.

Instructor: H.G. (tbc). View Bio.


(Portraiture I (9 Sessions): 06/13-08/08. No class on 7/4 . And Exhib
06/13 at PhotoManhattan)_

Full fee: $430.00
open.
Portraiture I (5 Sessions): Jul 13-Aug 10, Thursdays 3:00 PM-5:30 PM.

Instructor: TBA


(Portraiture I (5 Sessions): 07/13.
07/13 at PhotoManhattan)_

Full fee: $420.00
Portraiture I (5 Sessions): Aug 07-Sep 11, Mondays 5:30 PM-8:00 PM. No class on 9/4

Instructor: C.N. (tbc). View Bio.


(Portraiture I (5 Sessions): 08/07-09/11. No class on 9/4
08/07 at PhotoManhattan)_

Full fee: $420.00
open.
Portraiture I (4 Sessions): Sep 21-Oct 12, Thursdays 6:15 PM-10:15 PM.

Instructor: C.N. (tbc). View Bio.


(Portraiture I (4 Sessions): 09/21-10/12.
09/21 at PhotoManhattan)_

Full fee: $420.00
open.
Portraiture I (9 Sessions): Oct 18-Dec 13, Wednesdays 6:00 PM-8:00 PM. And Exhibit on Fri 12/15, 6:30-8:30pm.

Instructor: C.N. (tbc). View Bio.


(Portraiture I (9 Sessions): 10/18-12/13. And Exhibit on Fri 12/15, 6
10/18 at PhotoManhattan)_

Full fee: $430.00
open.
Portraiture I (5 Sessions): Nov 11-Dec 16, Saturdays 10:45 AM-1:15 PM. No class on 11/25

Instructor: C.N. (tbc). View Bio.


(Portraiture I (5 Sessions): 11/11-12/16. No class on 11/25
11/11 at PhotoManhattan)_

Full fee: $420.00
open.
Portraiture I (9 Sessions): Dec 04-Feb 06, Mondays 6:00 PM-8:00 PM. No class on 12/25 & 1/ 1 . And Exhibit on Fri 2/9, 6:30-10:30pm (TBA)

Instructor: H.G.(View Bio)


(Portraiture I (9 Sessions): 12/04-01/29. No class on 12/25 & 1/ 1 .
12/04 at PhotoManhattan)_

Full fee: $430.00
open.