The Artistic Portrait

© Fritz Liedtke

Great portraiture is about connecting with your subject and making images that transcend the simple headshot. In this class you’ll learn to fine tune both your vision and your technique. Fine art and commercial photographer Fritz Liedtke, will discuss developing rapport with your subjects and overcoming the fears that often hinder portrait artists. You will learn the why and the how to of portraiture by spending time looking at the work of master portrait artists, and discussing the philosophy behind portraiture. You will learn how to tell your subject’s story, while also refining composition as we critique each others’ work. You will also learn to work with both natural light and flash so you are always prepared to light a great portrait.  Fritz will give demonstrations, and students will have time in class to photograph with models.

Prerequisites: Students should have working knowledge of their camera equipment, exposure techniques, and basic computer skills.

Instructor:Fritz Liedtke

Two Saturdays
April 22 & 29 | 10am-2pm