Taking Better People Photographs Online Only

September 29, 2020 - October 06, 2020

This class is taught online only. RMSP uses Zoom for online education. We limit online classes to 25 participants to ensure there is time for students to ask questions. Time will not be spent learning Zoom in class so we recommend familiarizing yourself with the platform prior to starting class. Click here to download the Zoom app on your computer. A Meeting ID number and password will be emailed to all registered students no later than 24 hours before the first class session. Headphones are required for all RMSP online classes.

Class sessions are live and are not recorded for later viewing. Please click "Schedule" for specific dates and times.


Photographs of people make some of the most interesting and meaningful images we will ever take! But it's a genre of photography that can be intimidating and challenging. It's difficult to develop the confidence and skills necessary to help your photo subjects feel comfortable and look amazing. Let us show you the basics of posing, composition, exposure, and lighting so that you can achieve the images you want to take.

Session 1:
  • The basics of exposure and depth of field for effective portraits
  • Lens focal lengths that can work to your advantage
  • A better understanding of how light creates mood — and shapes your subject
Session 2:
  • Refining your compositional skills to craft effective portraits
  • Achieving natural poses that feel candid and authentic
  • How to communicate with your subject so they relax and feel comfortable in front of the camera

You should come to this class with a basic understanding of exposure. If you’re still shooting on Auto or simply want a great refresher, check out our YouTube video Photography Basics: Part I – Understanding Exposure.


STUDENT TESTIMONIALS:

"Quinn did a great job presenting info then following it up with examples. I particularly liked the discussion of posing people and making them comfortable."

"I enjoyed the chance to ask questions and Quinn's presentation of the material was great."

Schedule

This online class will meet on the following dates and at the following times:
  • Tuesday, September 29: 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time - Zoom session
  • Tuesday, October 6: 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time - Zoom session

Equipment

Headphones or earbuds are required for the purpose of minimizing audio feedback during the online class sessions.

What is RMSP's Evening Course schedule?

Please see our Evening Course listings.

What is the cutoff date for registration?

We accept registrations on a first-come first-served basis until a course is full. Register early!

How do I register?
  1. Register online.

  2. Call the RMSP offices at (406) 543-0171 or 1-800-394-7677.

How do I attend an online course?

RMSP uses Zoom for online education. Time will not be spent learning Zoom in class so we recommend familiarizing yourself with the platform prior to starting class. To download the Zoom app on your computer, please do that here. A "Meeting ID" number and password will be emailed to all registered students 24 hours before the first class session. Headphones are required for all RMSP online classes.

How many participants are in Evening Courses?

Evening courses taught in the classroom enroll a maximum of 12 students. Courses taught online enroll a maximum of 25 students.

What is RMSP's Evening Courses cancellation policy?

For Evening Courses taught in an RMSP classroom, tuition is refunded in full minus a $25 processing fee (per course) if you notify RMSP at least five business days before the course start date. If your cancellation is received fewer than five days prior to the course start date, full tuition is retained by RMSP. No refunds are given for cancellations or no-shows after the course is in progress. Refunds will be processed within 30 days after our office receives notice of cancellation.

For Evening Courses taught online, tuition will be refunded in full if you notify RMSP at least two business days (48 hours) before the course begins. If you notify RMSP fewer than two business days prior to the course start date, full tuition is retained by RMSP.

What equipment will I need for my class?

Please check under the Equipment tab for your particular class to see what you should bring.

Please feel free to contact us either by phone or email with any further questions you may have. We look forward to welcoming you to an RMSP Evening Course!

Cancellation Policy

For Evening Courses taught in an RMSP classroom, tuition is refunded in full minus a $25 processing fee (per course) if you notify RMSP at least five business days before the course start date. If your cancellation is received fewer than five days prior to the course start date, full tuition is retained by RMSP. No refunds are given for cancellations or no-shows after the course is in progress. Refunds will be processed within 30 days after our office receives notice of cancellation.

For Evening Courses taught online, tuition will be refunded in full if you notify RMSP at least two business days (48 hours) before the course begins. If you notify RMSP fewer than two business days prior to the course start date, full tuition is retained by RMSP.

Tuition
$30
  • Tuition Notes
    This class is taught online only. Registration is limited to 25 students to ensure that questions can be asked by all participants.
This course is past its starting date.

Instructor

INSTRUCTOR
Quinn Hegwood

Quinn Hegwood is one of RMSP's core instructors, specializing in printing and social media. She enjoys photographing people in their natural habitat, primarily mothers and children, and she is on a constant search for light. Quinn is passionate about helping students to discover the artist within themselves.

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Perks of Registering

EDU Advantage Program

By registering and completing any course with us, you will automatically be eligible for EDU status with B&H Photo. EDU members can save money on select items sold by B&H.

Creative Cloud Subscription

The software you use in your workflow is almost as crucial as your camera. Register for any RMSP course and you will receive a code to save 15% on a Adobe Creative Cloud subscription for the first year.

What Gear Do You Need?

Want a specific lens for a workshop? Need some extra gear for your next shoot? Renting gear from Lens Pro To Go allows you to try before you buy! Upon registering for a course, you will receive a discount code for 10% off your next rental.