The portrait

In this class, students will explore the role of portraiture as both historical subject and as a personal project. Students will be given assignments each week, and emphasis will be given to each student's personal projects. Topics covered include a critical look at portraiture, photographing your family as fine art, contemporary trends in fine art portraiture, in addition to instruction on developing your own personal project. A willingness to experiment and learn from others is important for this class, as well as participation in group critique based on assignments.

PRE-REQ: Working knowledge of your camera

BRING: 5-10 examples of your own work

INSTRUCTOR: Leon Borensztein

DATES:  n/a

Workshop Cost: $200               Early Registration: $175


Student Image Gallery


Please note that at this time we are unable to guarantee access to our darkrooms outside of workshop hours due to the end of our daily operational hours.

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.


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 you must select a quantity more than one. Discount is applied automatically. 

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. 


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