Live Portrait shoot with Models and Demo Gear

Lighting and composition

Get out of the dull, and into the exciting, dynamic and colorful world of portrait photography with New York photographer Chris Bogard.

Learn new ways of lighting your subjects for dramatic impact with live models and studio setups.

This hands-on workshop will provide an introduction to studio lighting fundamentals and offer a unique opportunity to photograph professional models in an open and creative setting. 

What You’ll Learn

Learn how to pose people for awesome portraits as well as different types of lighting situations. We  will be bringing a professional model that you’ll be able to photograph for your portfolio. A model-release form will be provided so you can use the images to help build your portfolio.

Overview of Topics

  • Posing(setting up subject for expressing the desired emotion)
  • Lighting(Strobes and Constants)
  • Lens selection (Compression and depth of Field)
  • Utilizing your environment into the image
  • Plus so much more!


  • Bring your digital interchangeable lens camera with a fully-charged battery.
  • You can borrow any of our rental lenses or cameras during the shoot for no charge.

Because of the hands-on nature of this class and the complexities of the subject matter it’s limited to 12 people.


$99, plus Eventbrite online processing fee

You are welcome to pay in store to avoid the Eventbrite fee.

Save 10% if you register more than 2 weeks in advance!

Tuition includes lecture and one on one assistance, as well as a $10 coupon that you can use towards anything in-store at any Mike's Camera location!

About your Instructor:

A Brooklyn-based,multifaceted artist, Chris Bogard is easily intrigued by every medium of expression he encounters. Photography in its digital and analog forms is his chosen medium, and he utilizes various tools and techniques to create images of mood and curiosity. His specialties include conceptual portraiture, head shots,fashion, and product photography

Registration, Dates, Times & Locations

Mike's Camera, Sacramento

Thursday March 21, 2019 5.30PM - 8.30PM


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