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Getting Started in Portraiture

Learn the essential skills and techniques to create professional portraits in this comprehensive course offered by Capital Photography Center. Develop your ability to control lighting, composition, and posing to capture stunning and meaningful images of your loved ones. Take your portraiture skills to the next level and express your unique style through this immersive learning experience.

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  • 16 and older
  • $109
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  • 1 Veterans Pl., Silver Spring, MD
  • 3 hours

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What you'll learn in this portrait photography class:

Discover the secrets to capturing stunning portraits that showcase your unique style and vision in our comprehensive class, "Getting Started in Portraiture." Unleash your creativity as you learn to produce high-quality, aesthetically pleasing portrait images that leave a lasting impression.

In this interactive course, you'll gain essential skills to excel in portraiture, including expert control over camera settings, composition, posing, expression, and lighting. Learn to wield natural window light and continuous studio lights with finesse, mastering the art of manipulating light and shadows for impeccable results.

Our experienced instructors will cover an array of exciting topics, including:

  • Baseline camera settings for portraiture* (white balance, ISO, f/stop, Shutter Speed)
  • Composition techniques to enhance your images (hand placement, camera angle, filling the frame)
  • The do's and don'ts of posing to bring out the best in your subjects
  • Evoking genuine expressions to add emotion and depth to your portraits
  • Skillful control of light to achieve the desired mood and ambiance
  • Harnessing the power of natural window light for captivating portraits
  • Utilizing continuous studio lights for seamless professional results
  • Techniques for manipulating shadows to achieve the desired effect
  • Correcting White Balance using a gray card in Lightroom for precise color accuracy

Participants will get the most out of this class if they have a solid understanding of exposure basics and are comfortable working in either Aperture Priority mode or Manual mode.

School Notes: Mailing address:PO Box 855 Alexandria, VA 22313

Refund Policy

  • A refund or a credit towards another class (less a $20 processing fee) can be given if cancellation notice is given more than 6 business days from the scheduled class.
  • If there is no cancellation notice, or it is given 6 business days or less, no refund or credit will be given.

Please check the name and date of the class carefully.

  • Requests to reschedule a class will incur a $20 processing fee provided notice is given more than 6 business days prior to the class.
  • If request to reschedule is given less than 6 business days prior to the class, no refund or credit will be given.

If the school cancels or postpones a class due to weather or low enrollment, you can choose a full refund or a credit towards a future class.

In any event where a customer wants to cancel their enrollment and is eligible for a full refund, a 5% processing fee will be deducted from the refund amount.

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How We Began

Capital Photography Center was created by Marie Joabar who for more than a decade was the Education Programs Manager and Corporate Trainer at Penn Camera, one of Washington D.C.’s long standing photography retailers. Marie developed that company’s educational program growing it from...

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