In this class, students will explore the role of portraiture. We will begin with an overview of the history of portrait photography and students are encouraged to bring in a few images of their own work for discussion. New artists and strategies for capturing someone’s “likeness” will be introduced each week, covering a range of topics such as mug shots, environmental portraiture, staged documents, time-lapse montages and the all important selfie. Students will be given assignments based on these topics and will participate in informal group critiques. A willingness to experiment and learn from others is  important for this class, and play will be emphasized over trying to achieve a signature body of work. 

PRE-REQ: Working knowledge of your camera’s basic functions and some darkroom/digital printing experience is helpful, but not necessary.

BRING: 5-10 examples of your own work.

TUITION INCLUDES:  A pass to the color and B&W group darkrooms and computer stations. Tuition does not include access to scanners or printer workstations.  


DATES:  Tue, 6-9p, Sept 13, 20, 27, Oct 4, 1

Please review our sales policies regarding class withdrawals and cancellations before signing up.  Sorry, we can not give refunds/credits for any class withdrawals less than 7 days before the class starts.

$25.00 off if you register at least one week prior to class start date, all online discounts are applied automatically.

Additional Discounts:

Register for the same class with a friend and each of you will receive 10% off. All registrations must be made by one person in a single transaction. To take advantage of the discount online, set the quantity to 2 (or 3, or 4...) when adding to the cart (or change the quantity in the shopping cart). The system automatically deducts this discount. The discount only applies if two or more you enroll in the same class. 

 Please enter the full name of your companion at the checkout stage including their name, email, and phone number in the comments section of your registration form. 


Workshop Cost: $175

Early Registration: $150



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