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Advanced Outdoor Portraiture

Advanced Outdoor Portraiture

This workshop expands on the techniques covered in intermdeiate outdoor portraiture. Selection of lenses to control the background, using structures to create pleasing lighting patterns on subjects, and photographing individuals around water will be covered. Students will use each other as models.

You should bring the following equipment: Camera and lenses in the range of 35 mm to 400 (i.e.  a normal lens and a telephoto lens) and a Tripod, but don’t buy a telephoto lens or a tripod if you do not have one.

Take advantage of the special offer to purchase all three outdoor portraiture classes for $297, for a savings of $30.00 if you were to buy the classes individually!

The classes will be offered on the following dates:

Beginning: April 13
Intermediate: April 27
Advanced: May 11

Photo: Joseph Tessmer.

Safari Details:

Meet inside the entrance to Green Spring Gardens.

About the Instructor:

Instructor Joseph Tessmer has been awarded the Master of Photographer, Photographic Craftsman and Associate Fellow of Photography professional degrees. He has completed his term as governor of the Virginia Professional Photographers Association and is actively involved in the Washington metropolitan photographic community. Hundreds of his photographs have been published in national and international magazines. He has taught a variety of photography courses at the amateur and professional level. In recent professional competition one of his images won best of show and two others received Court of Honor ribbons and have been included in the photography international loan collection. Currently his work is on display at Dulles International Airport to welcome visitors to Washington.  Joe is also a coauthor of the 21st Century Guide to Portraiture compiled by Betty Lensmith.