Getting Started In Portraiture

at Capital Photography Center - Merrifield

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Sun, Jun 28, 2:30pm - 5:30pm ET

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Location:
Merrifield
8130 Porter Rd
At Gallows Rd
Virginia, District of Columbia 22042
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Class Level: Intermediate
Age Requirements: 16 and older
Average Class Size: 10

What you'll learn in this portrait photography class:

Portraiture is one of today’s most valued genres of photography. Whether it is a timeless portrait of a loved one or a head shot for the corporate world, portraiture is relevant across the broad spectrum of photography.

Having the ability to take your own professional looking portraits can not only serve as a way to save some money on expensive studio portraits but can also be a way to beautifully document the people you love in a way that is meaningful to you and that represents your unique style of expression.

If you want to advance your portraiture skills and techniques and begin taking portrait images that are high in both quality and aesthetic, this class is for you. With the skills learned in this class, you will have full control over all the elements that go into making a successful portrait.

Topics covered in this class will include:

  • Baseline camera settings for portraiture* (white balance, ISO, f/stop, Shutter Speed)
  • Composition (ie: hand placement, camera angle, filling the frame)
  • Posing Do’s and Don’ts
  • Evoking expression
  • Controlling the amount of light falling on your subject
  • Shooting portraiture with natural window light
  • Shooting portraiture with artificial light (continuous studio lights)
  • How to control shadows to be hard or soft
  • How to correct White Balance using a gray card in Lightroom

Information will be delivered in a presentation style as well as through hands-on practice. We'll use each other for practice so bring that hair brush hair and get ready to learn as well as make some beautiful portraits!

Required Materials: Come with your camera, memory card, tripod (optional).

This class is appropriate for digital SLR or advanced mirrorless cameras. Lenses in the range of 24-70 will work fine. If you have primes such as the 50mm or 85mm, bring them.

Prerequisite: Participants should have a solid understanding of exposure basics and be comfortable working in either Aperture Priority mode or Manual mode.


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Refund Policy

A refund or a credit towards another class (less a $20 processing fee) can be given if cancellation notice is given more than 5 business days from the scheduled class.

If there is no cancellation notice, or it is given 5 business days or less, no refund or credit will be given. Requests to reschedule a class will incur a $20 processing fee provided notice is given more than 5 business days prior to the class. If request to reschedule is given less than business 5 days prior to the class, no refund or credit will be given.

If Capital Photography Center cancels or postpones a class due to weather or low enrollment, you can choose a full refund or a credit towards a future class.

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Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
2:30pm - 5:30pm Eastern Time Catherine Simmons 1 $99
2:30pm - 5:30pm Eastern Time Catherine Simmons 1 $99
2:30pm - 5:30pm Eastern Time Catherine Simmons 1 $99

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Capital Photography Center was created by Marie Joabar who for more than a decade was the Education Programs Manager and Corporate Trainer at Penn Camera, one of Washington D.C.’s long standing photography retailers. Marie developed that company’s educational program growing it from...

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