Fundamentals of Photographic Portraiture

image courtesy Steven Fontas

Taught by Steven and Kristin

Steven Fontas is a street photographer and artist originally from New York. Kristin Reimer is a documentary and wedding photographer and founder of Photomuse. Steven has been working with Kristin since 2009 to bring Photomuse clients a unique style and aesthetic. Photomuse’s work is regularly featured in print and web publications and continues to garner award-winning work within the industry.

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In this one session class, Steven Fontas and Kristin Reimer of Photomuse ( will present the fundamentals of photographic portraiture. You'll learn the basics of making a good portrait.

Camera experience is a plus, and you'll need to bring your own camera and have basic knowledge of its use and functions.

We'll cover the various techniques used to create what is known as an environmental portrait, and we'll learn how to use natural surroundings to better illuminate your subject’s personality, all to tell a story in just one frame.

During the class, we'll go outside to shoot some portraits, then come back to the space and do some group crits. Like all the rest, this class meets at the Brainery space, 515 Court Street, in Brooklyn.

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