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Portraiture II

Building on the skills explored in the Portraiture I course, this workshop focuses on location portraiture as well as advanced studio lighting. Through weekly lecture and in-class shoots, students will learn to recreate studio lighting on location through use of portable flashes, ambient light and lighting modifiers. In addition, new studio skills will be introduced including glamour lighting, gels and creative backgrounds. As in the previous portrait workshop, regular in-class photo shoots and critique as well as discussion and analysis of contemporary portraiture will help reinforce course content and support each student to as they continue to develop their personal style and begin the creation of their portraiture portfolio.


Portraiture I or equivalent knowledge.

About the instructor: Laura Pineda

Laura earned her B.A. in Photography and Women’s Studies from Antioch College, before attending NESOP and graduating with honors in portraiture. Laura is the owner of Alternate Angles, a nationally known wedding and portrait business in Newport, RI. Alternate Angles has become a dominating force in the industry, with work and interviews appearing in numerous publications, including Grace Ormonde Wedding Style, Southern New England Weddings, Destination Weddings and Honeymoons, Destination I Do, Photo District News, Wedding Bells, Elegant Wedding, The Knot, Gala Weddings, The Learning Channel‘s A Wedding Story, Newport Life, Rangefinder, Professional Photographer, PDN, Studio Photography and Shutterbug. Winner of countless local and national photographic awards, Laura has become a sought after voice in the wedding industry and is a leader in the market. She is a member of several national wedding and portrait organizations, which keeps her abreast of ongoing change and growth in the industry. She remains true to her passion—documenting the wedding story and sharing her knowledge and expertise with students.

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Please note: NESOP’s evening workshops do not fall under the scope of the school’s accreditation, and so they are not accredited by ACCSC.