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    Portrait Photography: Light + Mood + Story - Spring 2024

    Another Individual

    FACULTY Kate Hailey
    DATE / TIME May 25, 2024 | Saturday 12:30-5:30pm
    TUITION $150
    Payment & Refund Policy
    Scholarship Opportunities
    FORMAT In-person, enrollment is limited to 12 students.
    LEVEL Intermediate
    PREREQS Photography I or equivalent proficient working knowledge of camera operations and photographic processes


    Join Kate Hailey for this one-day workshop to survey concepts in portrait photography. From available light to continuous lights and speedlights, this will be an exploration of a multitude of techniques. Learn about composition, what to look for, and what to avoid. Learn to use light to create mood and tell a story.

    The session will take place in the studio at PCNW as Kate demonstrates working with lighting from the essentials to more creative techniques that push through tradition. We will cover essential techniques in working in available light, as well as learning how to use small off-camera flash/studio flash and continuous lights.

    Concepts include an overview of classic lighting styles like Rembrandt, Split, beauty, clamshell, high key, low key, and rim light, as well as a few creative techniques highlighting the use of color.

    Attendees will leave this session with a firm understanding of how to see light, how to use light, how to add light, and how to modify light while working with a model.

    Attendees should have an understanding of essential settings on their cameras, Aperture, ISO, White Balance, Shutter Speed, Flash Settings and how to change them to participate in this workshop.

    What to Bring:

    • Camera, with a hot shoe
    • A lens in the 35 - 105mm range, 23 - 85 on crop sensor cameras. Kate’s fave lenses for portraits are 50mm and 85mm focal lengths.
    • Fully charged battery
    • Memory Cards
    • Notebook for taking notes


    Images © Kate Hailey