Portrait Photography

Introduction to Portrait Photography

In Portrait Photography, you will learn an introduction to the art of photographing people. Students will learn both studio and on-location techniques.

Topics will include subject posing, subject rapport, equipment choice, natural light use, strobe use and environmental portrait setup. Digital retouching tools will also be discussed. Students will have the opportunity for constructive critique of their images from the instructor.

Performance-Based Objectives
Upon successful completion of this Portrait Photography class, students will be able to:

  • Use camera equipment to effectively compose and capture a portrait.
  • Pose subjects in a comfortable, complimentary fashion.
  • Setup a variety of studio lighting configurations.
  • Use natural light, open shade and fill flash in several outdoor portrait settings.
  • Depict subjects in compelling environments.
  • Take advantage of essential Adobe Photoshop tools to process and retouch portraits.

What Should I Bring to my Photography Class?
Students are encouraged to bring their own DSLR camera for hands-on application of the topics covered. Support hardware may also be beneficial but not required.

Every DSLR camera differs slightly in where the settings and controls are located. It is likely that the instructor will not be able to review each individual DSLR camera. If you recently purchased your camera, we recommend you familiarize yourself with the settings and controls before the start of class.

Pre-requisite: Intro to DSLR Photography Level 1 or equivalent knowledge.

Training Type: Instructor led, private, one-on-one, student-paced learning model with structured hands-on activities.  Available for Private or Group Sessions.

Class Includes:

  • Professional Reference Packet
  • Free access to CoWorking space on class days (FC Only)
  • One month of technical support
  • One year for a free re-take (for attended students of public classes only)
  • Certificate of Completion

Class Info:

  • 3 hours of training
  • Breaks are taken throughout each session
  • Class size limited
  • Target Audience: Beginner

Financial Aid

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Terms and Conditions

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Available Classes


Dates/Times Information
Wed 1-17-2018
   6:00pm - 9:00pm

Price: $239.00
Space Available: 1 seat(s)
Course Closing Date: 1-15-2018
Location: Digital Workshop Center - Ft. Collins - View Map
Classroom: Classroom
Instructor(s): Josh Hardin

Dates/Times Information
Thu 3-29-2018
   6:00pm - 9:00pm

Price: $239.00
Space Available: 1 seat(s)
Course Closing Date: 3-27-2018
Location: Digital Workshop Center - Ft. Collins - View Map
Classroom: Classroom
Instructor(s): Josh Hardin
Interested in scheduling a private training session? If the public class schedule above does not meet your availability, please contact us.

Other 1-ON-1 and Group Training Options

Private Class - Contact us for pricing and scheduling

Custom, Hourly Training - Submit a Consulting Request