Anyone can shoot a photo, but shooting a portrait is something altogether different. Portrait photography is the art of capturing not only the likeness, but also the spirit of an individual or a small group, by focusing primarily on facial expression. While there are many different styles of portraiture, the most common techniques focus on the eyes and face, while keeping other elements in soft focus. Other styles are contextual, which shoot the subject in a particular environment, such as the workplace, candid portraits, which capture the subject without their knowledge, or creative, in which the photograph is digitally manipulated for artistic effect. By the end of the class, students will feel more comfortable with their ability to make a stronger, more engaging portrait. Please bring your camera to class.
Scott Metzger is an award-winning Lexington based photographer.