Portraiture Techniques with Minimal Lighting

Course Code: 22WCELI133

Dates: April 2-3, 2022

Meets: Sa and Su from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM ET

Location: ICP (84 Ludlow Street)

Winter Tuition: $500

This course covers basic portraiture techniques with minimal to no lighting. We explore different lighting styles, such as Rembrandt lighting, butterfly lighting, and different lighting ratios, as well as available light, outdoor light during the day and night, speed lights, and one light. Emphasis is placed on being resourceful under multiple lighting conditions and making beautiful portraits with very little equipment. Basic portraiture retouching is also covered. Students produce work outside of class and bring examples to the next class.

Course Level / Prerequisite: Intermediate: You are familiar with a camera, whether film or digital. You understand aperture, shutter speed, exposure, white balance, histograms, and how to control focus. You are comfortable editing and processing your images. You may want to learn how to utilize your camera in a more thoughtful and articulate way, or learn more about lighting or how to utilize theoretical concepts in relation to your portfolio of work.

In accordance with ICP’s COVID-19 Safety Guidelines and Policies, all Continuing Education students are required to be fully vaccinated in order to attend in-person courses. This includes courses taking place at the ICP School location (79 Essex Street) as well as offsite locations. Students will be required to provide proof of their vaccination status during the registration process, unless an exemption has been granted. ICP strongly recommends that masks are worn while in class or in other public areas of ICP to protect the health and safety of all employees, students, and visitors.

Courses are subject to minimum enrollment. In order to comply with ICP’s COVID-19 Safety Guidelines and Policies, registration for this course will close two days prior to the start date of the course.

Students attending in-person courses will be required to complete ICP’s online Daily Health Screening prior to entering the ICP school.

B. Proud photography
Image: B. Proud
Fee: $500.00

Fee Breakdown

Course Fee (Basic)Winter Tuition$ 465.00
Mandatory FeeMaterial Fee$ 35.00

ICP (84 Ludlow Street)

B. Proud

Faculty Bio
Date Day Time Location
04/02/2022Saturday10 AM to 5 PM ICP (84 Ludlow Street)
04/03/2022Sunday10 AM to 5 PM ICP (84 Ludlow Street)

Students should arrive to the first class ready to introduce themselves by presenting examples of their own work, particularly portraits but any work is welcome. A minimum of ten images is recommended; maximum of twenty. There will be opportunity to discuss techniques and methods to change or improve lighting, capture techniques or processing. Students may also share portraits made by other photographers and present questions about how to achieve certain looks or techniques.


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