Environmental Portraiture with Mark Edward Harris (In-Person Learning – One Session)
Photo by Mark Edward Harris

Environmental Portraiture with Mark Edward Harris (In-Person Learning – One Session)

  • April 30, 2022
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm

In-Person Learning Class

Photographing people in their natural environment can produce images that evoke a true sense of their character. But to properly capture and convey this information, the photographer must have both the technical skills and the flexibility to work in ever-changing environments. This one-day workshop on environmental portraiture will give participants the necessary confidence and foundation for photographing people in their environments that relate to them to tell the larger story.

The day begins with examples of successful environmental portraits then continues with basic lighting demonstrations with an emphasis on available, natural light and the use of properly color-balanced flash. And while lighting is one important element in the creation of a successful portrait, students will be encouraged to venture further into techniques that will help them connect to the essence of the subject before their lens.

This workshop is suitable for photographers with little to advanced lighting experience and is designed to inspire participants to create powerful, meaningful images of real, everyday people.

Mark Edward Harris’ (www.markedwardharris.com) editorial work has appeared in publications such as Vanity Fair, Life, Time, Newsweek, GEO, National Geographic Traveler, Conde Nast Traveler, Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, The London Times Sunday Travel Magazine, and the Los Angeles Times Sunday Magazine. His award-winning books include Faces of the Twentieth Century: Master Photographers and Their Work, The Way of the Japanese Bath, Wanderlust, North Korea, South Korea, and Inside Iran, The Travel Photo Essay: Describing a Journey Through Images and his latest, The People of the Forest, a book about orangutans.

COVID-19 Alert & Policy:
Please note this course will be held at the Los Angeles Center of Photography. We are asking that all students be vaccinated or have a negative Covid-19 PCR test within 48 hours. Participants will be required to wear masks at all times, in addition to practicing social distancing.

By registering for this class you recognize the risks of contracting COVID-19 and release and hold harmless the Los Angeles Center of Photography from all liability.

Traveling from out of town? Need a place to stay?

We strongly recommend The Culver Hotel, a boutique hotel conveniently located about two miles from the Los Angeles Center of Photography. Guests of LACP will receive 25% off the listed room rate (pending closures and black-out periods).

One Session
Dates: Saturday, April 30, 10 am – 6 pm PST
Enrollment Limit: 15 students
Skill/Experience Level: Students should have a working knowledge of their camera
Tuition: $275



Venue Phone: 323-380-7406

Venue Website:

5481 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood, California, 90029, United States


Thymele Arts Building
The building is located on the northeast corner of Santa Monica Blvd and Western Ave. Please enter the building on Santa Monica Blvd. Once inside, please proceed to the 2nd floor via the stairs or elevator. On the second level, you will be greeted by an electronic billboard letting you know which room the class will be held in (The Shirley Dawn Room, The California Room, The Kansas Room OR The Common Room).

An underground parking structure can be found very close at:
1110 North Western Ave.
Hollywood, CA 90029
Please bring $5 cash to park in the parking lot. There is also street metered parking as well if you rather park on the street.

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