Portrait Photography: Making Better Photographs of People

June 3

Level: Beginner Through Intermediate

Is there anything more interesting than the human face? In this fun and fascinating lecture on the art of portrait photography, Robert George will present photographs of people encountered on recent assignments. He will discuss what makes a good portrait and how to improve the images of people you photograph, whether at a birthday party or something more posed and formal. You’ll recognize many of the faces and we’ll talk about how portrait photography has evolved and what the future may hold. Mr. George will review basic portrait techniques any beginner can learn and you will be making better people photographs the next time you venture out with your camera. All levels welcome.

Robert George is one of the most sought-after portrait photographers working in America today. Trained as a travel photographer, he was drawn into portrait photography when clients begin requesting corporate headshots and event photography. He has covered weddings across the U.S. and Europe, presidential campaigns, film stars and celebrities, debutantes and families and the music scene in Nashville. Last year he made portraits at the Sundance Film Festival and the Iowa State Fair. His photographs have been heralded as “brilliant, luminous and simply stunning.” He employs classical studio techniques, photojournalism and paparazzi styles blended with a fine art eye. His work appears in numerous public and private collections. The winner of many awards, Mr. George maintains a studio/atelier in Maplewood for clients and small exhibitions.