Introduction to Portraiture for Teens (ages 12-18) with Todd Felderstein (In-Person Learning – One week)
Photo by Todd Felderstein

Introduction to Portraiture for Teens (ages 12-18) with Todd Felderstein (In-Person Learning – One week)

  • July 17, 2023
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • July 18, 2023
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • July 19, 2023
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • July 20, 2023
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • July 21, 2023
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm

In-Person Learning

 
Do you enjoy photographing your friends and family, or have you wanted to start? Do you want to take compelling photos of people? Do you like taking pictures and want to step up your skills to make beautiful images? Then this class is for you. Together in this hands-on workshop, we will explore different approaches to photographing people. We’ll study composition, light, style, and technique. Students will develop their artistic styles and technical skills in order to make portraits that capture a mood and tell a story.

This class is very hands-on, exploratory, and fun — we’ll be taking a lot of pictures! We’ll turn our classroom into a professional photography studio, and we’ll take field trips around Los Angeles to shoot at different sites. We’ll study all areas of portraiture, including fashion, street photography, editorial, and photojournalism. In this enthusiastic environment, the course’s framework will be strengthened through hands-on assignments, group critiques, and one-on-one guidance from the instructor. Develop confidence and immerse yourself in a week of portraiture while perfecting artistic skills to continue your journey as a talented photographer.

For part of the class, students should be prepared to meet on-location and provide their own transportation. In addition, students should wear comfortable shoes and expect to walk up to two or three miles for each location shoot.
 
A Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR) camera is highly recommended for this class; however, all types of cameras are welcome, including film cameras.
 

Born in Rochester, NY, the home of Eastman Kodak, Todd Felderstein (www.ToddFelderstein.com) claims that with these roots he was destined for a career in photography and the visual arts. First introduced to the camera at a very young age via the Pentax Spotmatic, Todd continues to shoot professionally (with current equipment!) in tandem with his career as a director in film & theatre. Early successes include the “Anti-Smoking” media campaign for the City of Los Angeles’ that was featured in print and on billboards throughout Southern California and a series on martial artists that was published by Blackbelt Magazine. Clients through the years include PR and advertising agencies, Mattel, the Los Angeles Times and many others. Today, Todd likes to focus his lens on portraits, musicians, commercial and ‘street’ photography, a close relative to his work in documentary filmmaking. Todd also has a wide array of music videos, documentaries, short and long-form motion productions and was recently a finalist in the “Emerging Filmmaker Program” at the Cannes Film Festival. Todd has taught youth programs in photography and filmmaking all over the country, established the youth documentary program at the San Pedro Int. Film Festival, and is the former executive director of The Story Project, a nonprofit whose mission furthers communication skills in at-risk teens through a curriculum rooted in the media arts.
 
 

One Week (Five Sessions)
Dates: Monday-Friday, July 17-21, 10 am – 1 pm
Enrollment limit: 15 students
Skill/Experience level: Open to all levels, but students should have a working knowledge of their camera. A basic understanding of photography fundamentals is encouraged.
Tuition: $435

Instructor

Venue:  

Venue Phone: 323-380-7406

Venue Website:

Address:
5481 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood, 90029, United States

Description:

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).

Parking
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.

Details Price Qty
Introduction to Portraiture for Teens (ages 12-18) with Todd Felderstein (In-Person Learning)show details + $435.00 (USD)  
Bronze Member - Introduction to Portraiture for Teens (ages 12-18) with Todd Felderstein (In-Person Learning)show details + $413.25 (USD)  
Silver Member - Introduction to Portraiture for Teens (ages 12-18) with Todd Felderstein (In-Person Learning)show details + $391.50 (USD)  
Gold Member - Introduction to Portraiture for Teens (ages 12-18) with Todd Felderstein (In-Person Learning)show details + $348.00 (USD)