July | TEEN Workshop: Creative Indoor & Outdoor Portraiture

TEEN Workshop: Creative Indoor & Outdoor Portraiture

Date  | Monday – Friday, July 11-15, 2022

Time  |  Mon -Thu 9AM – 2PM and Fri 9AM – 12PM

Location |  Colorado Photographic Arts Center

1070 Bannock Street, Denver, CO, 80204

Cost  |  $325

Instructor  |  Liza Weems

Ages  |  11-17

Skill Level  |  Beginner to advanced


Students learn skills in digital portrait photography using DSLR or mirrorless digital cameras through daily indoor and outdoor exercises. No previous photography experience is necessary.

Course Description:

In this fun, dynamic workshop, we will study, discuss, and practice the art of photographing people. Through daily walks and photographic exercises, students will learn how to create compelling portraits of their peers in class. What defines a photographic portrait? How can a photograph be made that expresses something unique and essential about that person? How does the rapport and relationship between photographer and subject effect the final image? We will look at various available lighting techniques with an emphasis on the use of natural light. We will learn by viewing examples and making portraits to share and critique with our fellow students.

  • Digital photography
  • Natural Portrait Lighting
  • Composition
  • Critique

Materials Needed:

  • Digital camera (bring your own or borrow one from CPAC)
  • All manuals and charging accessories for your camera
  • Water
  • Lunch/Snacks
  • Sunscreen/Hat
  • Comfortable walking shoes