Children Fine Art Portrait Workshop

Everything about styling, shooting, and post-processing old-master style portraits!
NY, October 11th, 2019

Tell stories with your images
Learn how to plan for your project: From selecting and gathering a team to styling your model and set.
Light and Shadows
All you need to know about lightning your fine art portrait and the play of light and shadows
Save time
Post-processing techniques that will save you time and make your image memorable
About Workshop

From an Idea to a Final Image

I invite you to join me for a masterclass, where I will teach you everything about my art process, from start to finish.

I will show you how I come up with my ideas and then how I prepare for a photo session, select the right team for it, prepare the lights in the studio, direct the client and then work on the post processing of the image to achieve my vision.

This workshop is for all who are curious to learn how to make their photographs look like paintings, how to pose and style their clients and what steps to take in post production that will give consistent results and style.

I will teach you how to set up your lights depending on the mood you that to achieve.

It is very important to have a well lit and well composed image, for post processing, therefore we will spend a good chunk of time learning techniques that will work for each image.

Workshop Program

1. Introduction

10.00 - 11.00 Greetings and introduction. We will talk about composition, styling, lights, equipment and important tips

2. Portrait Photography

11.00 – 14.00 – Session with two models. Creating concepts, learning how to get the best results and communicate your ideas both to a child model and an adult model. Setting up the perfect light and mood.

3. Catered Lunch

14.00 – 15.00 -Locally catered lunch included in the price. Time to relax, chat with eachother and get ready for the second part of the day.

4. Retouching Time

15.00 – 17.00- In this portion of the class, I will walk you through my retouching workflow and teach you how to achieve painterly style, without over editing your images, using filters or textures.

5. Q&A

17.00 – 18.00 – Time to ask questions and wrap up the day.

Students give this workshop an average rating of 5 out of 5 stars
This was the best educational experience ever. Samira is a true talent and professional and she has a gentle touch and understanding of how to bring out the best in people. Everything she does is with great attention and love. Even our lunch was fantastic, she had a catering company serve us fresh and delicious food.
by Robert H.
For many years I have done portraits of adults, and somehow I have been afraid to work with children. The challenge for me was that I just dont know how to pose them or communicate my ideas. Samira gave each student private time to shoot each model and with her directions and advice, I captured some amazing images. I feel more confident now.
by Natalia S.
I can see clearly the difference now in using softwares to do the skin retouching for you and to do it your self. I have been using filters for years, but now I finally started understanding the power of color grading something yourself. So much more to learn, Im hoping for editing only workshops by Samira in the future.
by Tasha S.
Simple and effective. I learned how I dont have to over complicate my ideas and how every gesture, color and texture are important for my composition. Looking forward to the next workshop opportunity.
by Sandeep P.
I have been a photographer for many years in the wedding sector. I was always interested in portraits, and I will book a shoot giving complete freedom of styling to the model/client, thinking that this will give me best and easiest results. Well, now I see how I should be more in control and coordinate styling and colors of clothes and make up better. It makes a difference to have more control over the styling in the final image.
by Hudson G.

Book now

$950

FAQ

Yes! We want you to be creative in our workshop and help your portfolio grow.
You can find another participant to take your place or we can try to find someone to take your place for a $200 administrative fee. Unfortunately, we do not offer direct refunds.