Great portraiture is about more than having the right lens and the right lighting. It’s about connecting with your subject and making images that transcend the simple headshot. Of course, having the right equipment certainly helps, and in this class you’ll learn to fine-tune your vision and your technique together. Fine-art photographer Fritz Liedtke will discuss developing rapport with your subjects and overcoming the fear that so often hinders portraiture artists.
You’ll learn to make pictures that tell your subject’s story as you work with models and refine your compositions. Fritz will also show you how to use natural light and flash to your best advantage, so you’re always prepared to light a great portrait.
Portland, Oregon-based photographer and artist Fritz Liedtke began photographing as a youth, carrying his Kodak 110 Instamatic on a US tour with his father at age 14. Twenty-five years later, he continues to explore the world, camera in hand. In the intervening years, he has acquired a BFA in photography; won awards, grants, and residencies for his work; shown in galleries and museums across the nation; published articles and bodies of work in magazines; lectured and taught; balanced both commercial and fine art practices; and traveled the world.
His work ranges from thematic series on adolescence (Welcome to Wonderland and Quite Normal) and eating disorders (Skeleton in the Closet), to personal observation and exploration (Freckles and Cimetiere), to documentary projects around the world.
Four Saturdays, October 6th – October 27th