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The Dynamic Portrait

Starts October 11

3 sessions: Thursdays, October 11-25, 6:30-9:30 pm

Want to create unique and powerful portraits? This class is designed for you! In the first session, we’ll dive into studio lighting techniques and lens choices. Together we’ll create and view images we’ve crafted with an array of lighting styles and moods (noir, commercial, fashion, and natural). In the second session we’ll delve into the world of visual storytelling (aka editorial photography) by creating portraits on location, where the environment further informs the image. We’ll explore ideas on how to approach a subject and a space. In the final session we’ll help you develop an idea for a photographic series. We’ll host a password-protected online gallery for students to post images. You’ll receive continued instructor and peer feedback after the course ends. Let’s get started!

This class is designed for beginning and intermediate level photographers. DSLR or film camera required; no phone cameras, please.

Tuition: $175 regular/$130 member/$100 low-income

Ted Hall is a commercial and fine art photographer. He specializes in location portraiture and also enjoys outdoor adventure photo opportunities whenever possible. In addition to using his digital gear, Ted loves film. He shoots much of his personal work with his trusty 4×5 Calumet. Ted’s short film, “The Negative,” was awarded Best Short Narrative at the 2014 Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival. He believes the modern noir lighting he and his crew created helped set the tone for the film. Lighting strikes again.

Photos: Ted Hall

Class Registration Guidelines & Cancellation Policy

  • Space is assigned on a first-come basis. Registrations must include payment in full to be valid. Registrations are accepted beyond registration deadlines as long as space is available.
  • If minimum enrollment has not been reached by 5 days prior to the start date of a class, FilmNorth may cancel it, in which case registrants will immediately be notified and receive a full refund by PayPal (online registrations, minus PayPal fee) or credit/debit card (phone or in person credit/debit card registrations) within 5 business days. A check will be issued for registrations that were paid in cash. In lieu of a refund, students have the option of applying their tuition to another class if scheduled in the same calendar year.
  • For those wishing to cancel a registration prior to the class registration deadline, 100% of the tuition will be refunded minus a $25 administrative fee (plus PayPal fee if applicable). For registration cancellations received after the registration deadline but prior to the first class session, 50% of the tuition will be refunded minus a $25 administrative fee (plus PayPal fee if applicable). As of a class start date, no refunds or credits/exchanges will be given.
  • Tuition is not prorated for missed class sessions.
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October 11 @ 6:30 pm
October 25 @ 9:30 pm
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Ted Hall
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October 11, 2018
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3 sessions: Thursdays, October 11-25, 6:30-9:30 pm