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12.03.2020 | HOLIDAY PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY MADE SIMPLE WITH JOHN KERANS | $5 - $10

December 3 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Categories: Class Workshops, Lecture, Misc, Photography, Storytelling, Visual Arts


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With Photojournalist and Instructor John Kerans
Thursday, December 3rd, 2020
Online: 6pm – 7:15pm CST

This course explains how to create compelling “on location” portraits – at home, at work, at play – without the need for a studio or expensive equipment. Learn why a “long lens” makes faces look great, and find out how to adapt your existing lenses for portrait shoots. Discover how to separate your subjects from the background by using a shallow focus to replicate the look of a Hollywood motion picture. Identify the best angles from which to shoot in order to make your subjects – young or old – look their best. Take advantage of available light and practice how to supplement what’s available by using an external flash, a cheap reflector, or both.

John Kerans is a graduate of the Army’s photojournalism school who later earned his BA in photojournalism at the University of Minnesota, a community college teaching certificate from Arizona State, and an MA in advertising.

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