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Comprehensive Portrait Photography Workshop

Presented by The Image Flow at The Image Flow Photography Center, San Anselmo CA

Jun 14 2023
Comprehensive Portrait Photography Workshop

Portrait Photography Workshop 2022. Artwork © Stuart Schwartz

Explore the breadth of portrait photography in this six-session workshop!

*Wednesdays, June 14 – July 19, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Capturing people’s personality in portrait photography settings can be a real challenge because there is a lot going on. You must engage with your subject, make them feel comfortable, remain aware of light, and consider your background, all at the same time!

If you’re looking to learn some new portrait photography tips, as well as how to achieve great lighting for photos of people, look no further than this portrait photography workshop, instructed by professional photographer and Image Flow owner Stuart Schwartz. During his 35-plus years working as a successful advertising photographer, he has been hired to take portraits of hundreds of people, both in the studio and on location.

This six-session in-person portrait photography workshop will start with a brief overview and discussion of the Master photographers who created the classic foundation of both formal and candid portraiture on which we continue to build. Using these Masters as inspiration, students will learn portrait photography techniques with strobe lights in a controlled studio setup, as well as how to modify natural light outdoors on location.


$475 for 6 sessions

See website for details, included items, required materials

Contact: 415-388-3569


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Additional time info:

Class Schedule
June 14 – July 19

  • Wednesday, June 14, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
    Introduction followed by print viewing and discussion. Outline of assignments for the duration of the workshop.
  • Wednesday, June 21, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
    Lighting demo outdoors and with strobe in makeshift studio setting at The Image Flow.
  • Wednesday, June 28, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
    Critique of first assignment — portraits shot in available light.
  • Open Studio:
    Studio time to be reserved for individual photo shoots. Participants will schedule between June 29 & July 12.
  • Wednesday, July 12, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
    Critique of second assignment — studio portrait where showing a variety of emotions is the goal.
  • Wednesday, July 19, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
    Critique of third assignment — shot on location, a portrait of someone with 3 additional images that help to tell a story about the individual.


The Image Flow Photography Center

328 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, San Anselmo, CA 94960