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Conceptual and Creative Portraiture


A 1-Day Class
Saturday,  March 9th
Ages 16+

A 1-Day Photography Class for Ages 16+

Take your portraiture to the next level! 

Creative and Conceptual Portrait Photography is an immersive, interactive course designed to transform how students approach and understand the intricacies of portrait photography. Diving deep into the technical aspects and artistic nuances, students will learn about the principles of various portrait photography styles, from traditional to contemporary, from studio work to outdoor settings.

This course emphasizes creativity and conceptuality, encouraging students to think outside the box and develop their unique photographic voices. Students will learn to identify and craft engaging themes and concepts for their portraits, draw inspiration from various sources, and execute their visions effectively. They will also have the exciting opportunity to put these new skills into practice during hands-on sessions with two professional models. This provides an invaluable chance for students to experiment with their images, receive real-time feedback, and refine their craft through experiential learning. By the end of the course, students will have expanded their technical knowledge and cultivated a refined artistic sensibility and a confident, innovative approach to portrait photography.

Learn to combine lighting, expression, posing, and use formal compositional elements to elevate your portraiture and imbue your images with meaning and intention. Students will have the opportunity to practice hands-on technique with two professional live models.

By the end of the lab session, you’ll understand a conceptual approach to portraiture and have a repertoire of fun and creative techniques to experiment with.  

Class is taught by one of CEPA’s veteran instructors – Piotr Meszynski (see more about Peter below). Recommended for advanced students who are already familiar with studio lighting or have taken Piotr’s previous Studio Light Class. Purchase both classes and receive a 15% discount (will be refunded when your card is processed).


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Date & Time

Saturday,  March 9th
10:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

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Check out the description below to learn more about the teaching artist for this workshop.

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Individual: $120.00, CEPA Member: $100.00

Meet the Teaching Artist

Meet the Teaching Artist

Photo of Peter Meszynski

Meet the Teaching Artist

My name is Piotr (Peter) Meszynski. For the last 35 years, photography has been my calling, my passion, and the thing that will undoubtedly drive me insane someday. I don’t photograph subjects. I photograph the way they make me feel. Admittedly, it’s a bit of a strange concept. But it’s honest – and it’s the best way to describe my approach to the craft. I wrestle with every image I shoot. I assume perfection is possible and I want to wring it out of every picture.

I am fortunate to be able to spend a good amount of time on personal projects, traveling and collaborating with a team of great people. If that’s all you ever know about me, it’s enough to say you know me very, very well.