Crash Course: Quick & Dirty Portrait Photography

What to expect
  • Discover how to find the most flattering natural and available light
  • Learn how different focal lengths will affect the dimensions of the human face
  • Get a crash course in taking beautiful photographs
Making a great portrait doesn't necessarily require expensive gear. Take one of the most famous portraits of all time: Steve McCurry's Afghan Girl, shot for the cover of National Geographic in 1985 using only a 35mm camera and natural light. It's not the tools themselves that do the job, but rather the mind creating with them.

In this illuminating Crash Course we'll help you to observe, visualize and control natural light, demonstrating how light and shadow, as well as different focal lengths, affect the dimensions of the human face. You'll get valuable practice photographing people and learn to put subjects at ease. Make vivid portraits a part of your everyday.

Note: You should understand manual exposure control.
Key Highlights
Price $85.00 per guest
Duration / Session 3 hours
# Sessions 1
Rating 8 positive reviews
Caroline Pham is the resident illustrator at Brooklyn Central. She majored in illustration and product design at the Parsons School of Design, and has since been dedicated to explore the many artistic mediums presented to her. She is currently working as the head member of s a i d projects, and her work extends from graphics design, to art direction/styling on sets for films and photography, to various fine arts mediums, including painting, printmaking, and films. She also curates for the monthly Movie Nights music and film screening series at Rabbithole.
Cancellations or transfers within 72 hours prior to the class will be assessed a 25% cancellation fee.

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