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 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’ll cover

  • What makes a great portrait

  • What are the two elements that give a portrait soul

  • How posing guides will ruin your photography

  • Why some portraits are better than others

  • Photography is a language, and how knowing/understanding the visual language will make or break your photography

  • Lighting scenarios

  • Gear, lens selection

  • How to put people at ease

  • 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.

What else?

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.


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.