Portrait Photography Class

a husband and wife pose for their portrait

Husband and wife are posed for their portrait

Photographing people is one of the most difficult things to do and yet one of the most common subject matters.  Our portrait photography classes are presented in an intensive weekend format that will cover many aspects of portrait photography and leave you with the knowledge and skills to create more flattering, creative and well lit portrait photographs.

You will learn how to guide your subject into classic and casual poses to suit the mood and background of the image.  We will also discuss how and why to select certain locations for your photographs so that the photograph will convey the message that you or your subject want it to.

What good is a great pose and background if the people in the photograph are not well lit? In our portrait photography classes, you will learn and practice lighting techniques using natural light, window light, reflected light, subtractive light and flash photography.

I took a college photography course a few years ago, I learned more in this 2 day portrait photography course than I did in 4 months full time courses. I found the portrait class to be very informative. It really helped me fine tune some of the areas I needed some help on, and highlighting what does and does not work for posing and why. I am now much more confident to tackle family groups. – Heather M.

Event Venue Date
Edmonton Portrait Photography Classes | February 4 - 5, 2017 Providence Renewal Centre
  • February 4, 2017 9:00 am
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Edmonton Portrait Photography Classes | May 13 - 14, 2017 Providence Renewal Centre
  • May 13, 2017 9:00 am
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Please read above and if the class you are interested in sold out, please click here to add your name to the wait list

portrait of a man and woman

Couples portrait

Your Instructor for the Portrait Photography Class

Chris Stambaugh - Photography Instructor BSOPYour instructor for the class will be Chris Stambaugh.

Chris is the former president of the Professional Photographer’s of Canada and has been a professional photographer for over two decades.

Chris holds the designations of “Master of Photographic Arts” and “Honorary Lifetime Member” by the PPOC and has won numerous awards for his work including being a finalist in the Alberta and Canadian Portrait Photographer of the Year.

Chris runs his own photography business Imagine That Photography where he specializes in portrait photography, commercial and school photos / graduation photography as well as teaching photography at NAIT and the U of A Faculty of Extension.

Along with this portrait photography class here at the Burwell School of Photography, Chris also teaches the Digital Camera Fundamentals class, our Wedding Photography class, the Photographic Composition class, the Posing Families and Children class and our extended 4 day Portrait Photography workshop.

portrait of a family outdoors

Family portrait outdoors

portrait of two kids in a field

Kids in the field

What You Will Learn

  • Camera Equipment for Portrait Photography
  • Studio Photography Equipment
  • Portrait Lighting Techniques
  • Classic Posing Techniques
  • Digital Darkroom Considerations

Prerequisites

What to Expect

  • 12 hours of classroom instruction
  • Lunch on both days consisting of a choice of main course, 2 salads, soup, side dishes and dessert
  • Certificate of completion
  • Small group size, limited to 12 participants

Equipment Required

  • DSLR camera
  • external flash (recommended)
  • A sturdy tripod

portrait of a musician and his guitar

Portrait of a musician and his guitar


a portrait photograph of a young girl

Class Location

Cost

  • $275 Canadian Dollars (plus tax).
    • Current currency exchange information between the Canadian dollar and your local currency is available here.

More Information

Policies and payment information are available here.

For additional information about our Portrait Photography classes, please contact us at:
E-Mail: Contact us Electronically
Phone 780-669-1261 or toll-free at 1-877-778-1745

Event Venue Date
Edmonton Portrait Photography Classes | February 4 - 5, 2017 Providence Renewal Centre
  • February 4, 2017 9:00 am
Register
Edmonton Portrait Photography Classes | May 13 - 14, 2017 Providence Renewal Centre
  • May 13, 2017 9:00 am
Register

Please read above and if the class you are interested in sold out, please click here to add your name to the wait list