Taking Better People Photos

October 18, 2021 - November 01, 2021

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. Click here to download the Zoom app on your computer.

Login information will be emailed to all registered students no later than 24 hours before the first class session.

If you have not received login information by the start date, please email online@rmsp.com.

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
Session 3:
  • Critique of images you and your classmates create using the skills you've learned!

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, consider registering for Exposure Basics: Shooting in Manual Mode.


STUDENT TESTIMONIALS:

"The course was a very good beginner guide to photographing people. The most useful part to me was the section on lighting."

"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:
  • Monday, October 18: 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time - Zoom session
  • Monday, October 25: 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time - Zoom session
  • Monday, November 1: 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time - Zoom session
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. Click here to download the Zoom app on your computer.

Login information will be emailed to all registered students no later than 24 hours before the first class session.

Are online sessions recorded?

Online sessions are live and are not recorded for later viewing. 

How many participants are in an Online Course?

It depends on the type of course, but we typically cap online courses at 25 or fewer students. 

What is RMSP's Online Course cancellation policy?

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?

We recommend headphones or ear buds to minimize audio feedback.

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 Online Course!

Cancellation Policy

For Online Courses, 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
$60

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.