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Portrait Perfection

Portrait photography is about a lot more than just immortalizing a pretty face. Because people are not made up of just what they look like, but also who they are on the inside. Capturing that well takes tremendous attention to detail, and a different thought process than you would bring to a candid snapshot or a landscape photo. Here you will find course and photo shoot opportunities to help you hone your skill at crafting stunning portraits.

 Course C1MACPor - Portrait Photography  • Certificate Included

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6 Weeks • Tuesday evenings 6:30-8:30

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 Amherst, NH

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Seats available: 12

Through years of teaching and listening to student feedback, we've learned that a lot of people struggle with portrait photography. It can be challenging and even, in the beginning, a bit scary. If you've ever had the desire to craft portraits like the masters but find it intimidating to do so, this is the course for you. We'll work through the dos and don'ts and show you how to avoid the pitfalls - like posing blunders and common lighting mistakes - that can ensnare amateur photographers. We'll also engage a model for one night and head into the studio for some real-world practice. The culmination of the class will be a show-and-tell slideshow showcasing your best work.

Included with the course are all the notes you may need to take. We already have that done for you. You will get a well-organized book with notes and information for each photography class.

This course runs only once a year, and it's possible that it may only be a one-time offering. So, if you'd like to learn to photograph the night sky from us, the time to act is now.

Requirements:

A digital SLR camera with at least an 85mm lens

For best results, a full frame camera with a 70 - 200 mm lens is recommended

Recording medium (e.g.: Film, Compact Flash or SD card)

Instruction booklet that came with the camera

Tripod (optional)

Class 1: Comprehensive review of camera basics

Class 2: Elements of portrait photography: posing, setting, different types

Class 3: How to light for portrait photography

Class 4: In-studio portrait shoot with a model so you can practice bringing it all together

Class 5: Editing and tweaking images

Class 6: Student Showcase slideshow & Graduation Night

To get your certificate in Portrait Photography, all you need to do is attend 3 of the 6 classes in our Portrait Photography course.

Your $769 course retainer reserves your seat in the next Portrait Photography course at our Amherst, NH location.  If you are a member in good standing of our Photo Explorers group you pay only $699.

$769

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By purchasing a seat in this course you agree to our terms and conditions of sale. Your retainer fee reserves your seat and is fully refunded if the course is canceled. Per RSA 361-B, you may cancel this transaction any time prior to midnight of the third business day after the date of this transaction. When you sign up we'll send you an email to confirm. If you do not hear from us within 48 hours, please call us. From time to time, we videotape our classes, so it is possible that you will be recorded while studying with us. Warning: On rare occasions we do run out of chocolate chip cookies.

C1MACPFT - All Day Mega-Shoot

Indoors, Outdoors, and All Around

Spots available: 8

Shoot Date:

TBA

We all know that practice makes perfect. That's the driving idea behind our All Day Mega-Shoot.

We engage the model and provide the lighting equipment. (And our mad skills.)  You show up with your camera, your creativity, and your newfound knowledge of all things portrait.

In this all day mega-shoot, we'll start in the studio, where having total control over the light can lead to stunning results. We'll use a keylight, fill light, kicker, hair light and background light in various combinations to get exactly the look we want. In the studio, of course, we can move the lights around to our hearts' content to craft the perfect lighting conditions.

But what happens when we take the show on the road and have to rely on natural light? Well, in this shoot, you're going to find out. After our studio time, we'll spend several hours working outdoors. We'll explore the nuances of using natural light for portraits. We'll also practice the vital skill of choosing the right spot as our setting, because it's not enough to put a pretty person in a pretty place and hope for the best. When you learn to look at the world as a possible set, it will transform your portrait-shooting skills. It is possible to find lighting conditions identical to those in the studio - but it takes practice to see it. And, since the light source is not in our control, it may also mean moving your subject, or moving yourself, to get the photo you want.

Through it all, you also need to make sure you're staying connected to your subject. Getting the posing right. Paying attention to angles and perspective. Eliminating anything that will distract from the purpose of your image. It sounds like a lot to manage, and it is. But this shoot will be the ideal place to practice bringing it all together.

Your $299 retainer reserves your spot in our All Day Mega-Shoot.

If you are a member in good standing of our Photo Explorers group you pay only $269.

$299

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By purchasing a spot for this shoot you agree to our terms and conditions of sale. Your retainer fee reserves your seat and is fully refunded if the course is canceled. Per RSA 361-B, you may cancel this transaction any time prior to midnight of the third business day after the date of this transaction. When you sign up we'll send you an email to confirm. If you do not hear from us within 48 hours, please call us. From time to time, we videotape our classes, so it is possible that you will be recorded while studying with us. Warning: On rare occasions we do run out of chocolate chip cookies.

Portrait Photography Course and All Day Mega-Shoot Bundle

Save when you purchase the Portrait Photography course and the All Day Mega-Shoot as a package. You'll get the full benefit of 6 weeks of lessons in our Amherst, NH classroom and then get to apply everything you learned - with refresher lessons along the way - both indoors and out. What could be better?

If you are a member in good standing of our Photo Explorers group you pay only $869

$999

Or sign up for our Easy Pay installment plan and pay in 4 easy installments:

Pay one payment of $262.50 at checkout and 3 further monthly payments of $262.50 for a total  of $1050 including a $51 installment plan admin cost.

 

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By purchasing this bundle you agree to our terms and conditions of sale. Your retainer fee reserves your seat and is fully refunded if the course is canceled. Per RSA 361-B, you may cancel this transaction any time prior to midnight of the third business day after the date of this transaction. When you sign up we'll send you an email to confirm. If you do not hear from us within 48 hours, please call us. From time to time, we videotape our classes, so it is possible that you will be recorded while studying with us. Warning: On rare occasions we do run out of chocolate chip cookies.

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