ONSITE: Portrait Photography

This course explores the variety of techniques that can be utilized to create unique photographic portraits. Learn how to scout a location, lighting techniques, creating a safe space, and history of portraiture.

Special Notes

  • Students will need their own digital cameras and notebooks.

    Classes are confirmed one week prior to the start date. In order to help us confirm classes, please register as early as possible.
    This is an On-site course. Students must follow current Covid-19 protocols, as outlined on our website. On-site courses do not come with studio access outside of class time. Paid open studio access is available through our Studio Access Program. Please visit for more information.
About the Instructor

Aspen DeRosa

Aspen DeRosa is a multimedia artist, teacher, and student of life. Their work celebrates play and mindfulness and seeks to create space for curiosity, pause, and joy. Using their day job at a Montessori school as inspiration, Aspen creates multimodal installations that engage all senses and consider all physical and mental abilities. The work is highly collaborative and adaptable for the viewers to engage with. Aspen’s work is heavily based on material explorations, including papermaking, natural fabric dyes, screenprinting, sound, mold-making, video, photography, performance, etc., to address topics related to play, mindfulness, and work/life balance. They received their BFA from VCU in 2019 in Photography and Film. They spent 2 years at the University of Iowa expanding their sculptural skills and teaching experience before coming to VisArts.

Social Media: @theteacheraspen

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ONSITE: Portrait Photography

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Class Details
June 29 - August 312:30 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Day: Sat
Tuition: $125.00
Member Tuition: $112.50
Additional fees apply
Instructor: Aspen DeRosa
Level: Intermediate