Portraiture crash course: January 15th

Jim Newberry Portraiture Workshop
I’m teaching a photography portrait workshop on Saturday, January 15th, from 12-4. This is the first of what I hope will be many more photography classes. You can sign up here. The introductory price for the first workshop is a mere $20. Here’s what’s planned for the 15th:

Each student will bring 5 portraits they’ve shot, and we’ll have a friendly critique. Then a crash course, with introductions to:

  • lighting: studio lighting, available light, and hardware store lighting (flashlights, led lights, fluorescents, etc)
  • using your camera’s manual settings to control exposure and depth of field
  • interacting with your subject to make expressive, natural, captivating portraits
  • environmental portraiture

After the crash course,  students will shoot portraits in and around my studio. I’ll spend time with each student (answering questions, offering guidance) as they photograph. There will be an optional critique at the end of the class: anyone who wants to bring  a laptop and do a quick (15 minute) edit of the shots they make that day can have them critiqued.

This workshop is open to everyone, regardless of previous photography experience. There is one prerequisite though: you must bring a digital camera (DSLR or point and shoot) that allows you to set aperture and shutter speed manually. (Email me if you have questions about this.)

You can see my photographs here, and resume here.

Portrait workshop with Jim Newberry
Saturday, January 15th, noon to 4PM
2100 S Marshall Blvd Ste 704 Chicago, IL 60623 (free parking next to building; 2 blocks from California pink line CTA station)
$20 (introductory discount course fee)
Sign up here. Space is limited, so get with it.

Coming soon: one-on-one photo tutoring.