Authentic Portraits - A Workshop
December 7, 2019 - Provo, Utah
A portrait workshop with Justin Hackworth
I’m pleased as punch to announce a full day portrait photography workshop on December 7, 2019 in Provo, Utah.
If you’re interested in photographing people but your current pictures lack that authenticity and the emotional zing you’re looking for, then this workshop is going to be right up your alley. I would love to show you how to up your portrait game.
What we will cover
How to put people at ease to elicit authentic responses, and what to say to them so their apprehension melts away
What are the two elements that give a portrait soul
How posing guides will ruin your photography
Photography is a language, and how knowing/understanding the visual language will make or break your photography.
Gear, lens selection
What makes a great portrait
A funny story about Santa. Trust me, it’s relevant.
How come what you leave out is often more important that what you put in.
Not only will we talk about all this, I'll have models you can photograph so you can put in practice all the stuff we talked about. You’ll leave with a much better understanding of how to make compelling, interesting portraits. You’ll know how to practice on your own, to continue developing this important skill. Class size is kept small so you can get all your questions answered.
Who Should Come
This is not a beginning photography class. It is expected that participants have an understanding of how to use their camera already, with a basic knowledge of aperture and shutter speed.
Photographers who have some experience with portrait photography and want a new approach or want to learn to make portraits that are more meaningful that the work they are currently producing. Amateurs and professionals are welcome. It is not necessary to be a working photographer to attend. The only requirement is that you already know how to use a camera and are familiar with f-stops and shutter speeds.
Can’t I just watch YouTube?
There’s lots of information online about how to take better portraits, but much of that info is so generic. And you don’t want generic! Also, it won’t teach you how to take portraits with real soul and meaning. The information you’ll get online is often irrelevant, misguided, unhelpful or straight up inaccurate. I’ll be focusing on what I’ve learned and practiced in my own business for the last 20 years to help you make meaningful and memorable portraits with actionable steps I’ve never seen taught anywhere else. If that resonates with you, sign up here.
Some questions you might have. And some answers!
How much does it cost?
How do I sign up!
I’m so glad you asked. Click on this link to sign up.
How can I contact Justin with any questions?
By email: email@example.com
What's the refund policy?
We are unable to offer refunds. However, should your plans change, you're welcome to sell or gift your seat to someone else.
Who is this workshop for?
Any photographers who have some experience and beyond with portrait photography and want a new approach or want to learn to make portraits that are more meaningful that the work they are currently producing. Amateur and professionals are welcome. It is not necessary to be a working photographer to attend. The only requirement is that you already know how to use a camera and are familiar with f-stops and shutter speeds.
What are the hours?
We start at 10am sharp, and the workshop ends at 4:30pm, on December 7, 2019.
Where will this take place?
At the studio of Justin Hackworth Photography in Provo, Utah
1 East Center Street, Suite 205, Provo, UT
Those are some long hours. Will we break for lunch?
We will break for lunch. You bet we will. Lunch is not included in the price, but there are a number of fantastic lunch options within walking distance of the workshop location. Yummy snacks will be provided throughout the day.
Do you like soup?
Weird, irrelevant question, but sure. I like some soup, I guess. Not tomato, though.
What should I bring?
You're going to want to bring your camera and whatever gear you currently use to shoot. Your camera, favorite lenses, fully charged battery.
How many people will be attending?
There is room for ten participants. I am keeping the group small so everyone can get all their questions answered.
How do I sign up?
Um….I already covered that, but I’m happy to mention it again. It’s actually my favorite question regarding this. You can sign up at this link right here.
Sample gallery from Justin Hackworth