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Class Level: Intermediate
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 9

Flexible Reschedule Policy: This provider has flexible, free rescheduling for any-in person workshop. Please see the cancellation policy for more details

What you'll learn in this portrait photography class:

Join us in this hands-on intermediate level course to learn the basics of the compelling portrait.

Explore the principles of posing, composition and lighting patterns that increase the visual impact of a portrait. There are many things that go behind a portrait, such as the relationship between the photographer and the subject. Learn how this relationship can shape the meaning of a portrait.

This class also looks at the work of other photographers not only as a source of inspiration, but also to examine the different situations in which the portrait is used today. Examples of situations which we will be looking at are studio, environmental and self portraits.

Come and learn the importance of portraiture.

Prerequisite: Photography 1

Required Materials:
Students are required to bring their own cameras: a DSLR camera, Mirrorless camera or Compact camera, which has Aperture (A/Av) Priority, Shutter (S/Tv) Priority and Manual Mode.

Remote Learning

This course is available for "remote" learning and will be available to anyone with access to an internet device with a microphone (this includes most models of computers, tablets). Classes will take place with a "Live" instructor at the date/times listed below.

Upon registration, the instructor will send along additional information about how to log-on and participate in the class.

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Refund Policy

Note: This provider has a temporary cancellation policy for COVID-19 related cancellations which is as follows: 

We are allowing students to reschedule and waiving the fee. 


Original cancellation policy (non-COVID-19):

1. Refund Policy for Courses 

•    PhotoUno offers a 93% refund for students who notify us of withdrawal from a course seven days prior to the course's start date. The remaining 7% will cover administrative costs.

•    We also offer a 50% refund for withdrawals 6 days before the course is set to begin and between class #1 and #2.

•    As of class 2 we do not provide refunds or credits. 

•    Tuition is non-transferable.

•    Once you’ve registered for a course there is a $45 fee for transferring into another section.

Student Satisfaction Guarantee

If you are not satisfied after attending all classes of any of our 3 week, 5 week or 6 week courses we will provide you with a full refund.

2. Refund Policy for Crash Courses

•    PhotoUno offers a 93% refund for students who notify us of withdrawal from Crash Course 1 or Crash Course 2, 72 hours before the class begins. The remaining 7% will cover administrative costs.

•    After 72 hours we will provide you with a credit which you will be able to use for a future date plus a $45 transfer fee. 

3. Refund Policy for private classes

•    Due to administrative costs, PhotoUno offers a 93% refund for students who cancel their scheduled class more than 24 hours in advance.

•    Students who have registered for a private class may reschedule without any additional fees up to 24 hours in advance.  

•    There is an additional $50 fee for students that re-schedule less than 24 hours in advance.

•    There is no refund for students who cancel less than 24 hours in advance.

4. Refund Policy for outdoor classes, seminars and workshops

PhotoUno will provide a refund only when the event is cancelled or rescheduled by the school.

Make-up Policy

At PhotoUno our main objective is to make your experience at our school as pleasant as possible. Keeping this in mind, we understand that students who enroll in our courses may need to miss a class due to unplanned circumstances. 

Although PhotoUno has no obligation to provide make-up classes for students who can’t attend a class of the course they have signed up for, we will do our best to find a solution by:

1. Finding possible sections of the class for the student to attend in order to follow the sequence of the course. This option is free. This can be done up to two times for every course.

2. If we are unable to find a convenient date, we will offer the option of a private make up class that will be charged at a rate of $35 an hour.

PhotoUno is not obligated to grant student requests to switch courses.

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Question from Claudia
Can I take this clss with just an Iphone?
Answer from Georgia C. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi Claudia! Students are required to bring their own cameras: a DSLR camera, Mirrorless camera or Compact camera, which has Aperture (A/Av) Priority, Shutter (S/Tv) Priority, and Manual Mode. You can also rent a camera with them but you need to call the school first.
Answer from Claudia
Thanks Georgia!!
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Question from Mitchell M.
Do you get a chance to work with actual human models? Also, is all the work studio photography or some of it in natural light?
Answer from Maureen M. Verified Student
Hi Michelle, We used each other as models. It's a really good class Patricia was my instructor and the class is awesome! You will learn a lot I highly recommend taking this class. You will have assignments to work on and the important thing is to learn how to pose your subjects. Hope you enjoy!! Regards
Answer from Georgia C. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi Mitchell, this course does not work with professional models. They ask the students for homework to choose a subject so you can work with them for the full course, and in class, you will work with your classmates. Regarding the lighting, this does not work with studio lighting in the course. The course is done to work with natural light. Hope this helps!
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Reviews of Classes at PhotoUno Photography School (290)

(290 Reviews)
Portrait Photography
Reviewed by Anonymous on 3/27/2018
Great class!
Portrait Photography
Reviewed by David V. on 4/5/2017
I had a fantastic time in the course, and learned a lot. Patricia is an amazing and fun instructor, and I feel like the design of the course is very very good. Highly recommended, and I'm now looking at more PhotoUno classes that I can take.
Portrait Photography
Reviewed by Anonymous on 5/28/2015
Romina is a wonderful and dedicated instructor. The classes are really well structured and I enjoyed the friendly atmosphere.
Portrait Photography
Reviewed by Jay D. on 2/20/2020
Portrait Photography
Reviewed by Delilah R. on 6/16/2018

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PhotoUno Photography School

What is PhotoUno?

PhotoUno is a NYC based digital photography
school. It is a dream that was made possible through hard work and
dedication. Patricia Burmicky, the head instructor at PhotoUno, began
her photography career in Venezuela. However, life decided to transport
her and Francisco (her husband)...

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