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Portfolio Development Workshop with Susan Burnstine (Online Learning – Six Months)

  • Monday
    October 16, 2023
    9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Monday
    November 13, 2023
    9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Monday
    December 11, 2023
    9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Monday
    January 8, 2024
    9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Monday
    February 5, 2024
    9:30 am - 12:30 pm

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© Photo by Susan Burnstine


Online Learning Class via Zoom

This workshop, designed specifically for fine art photographers, focuses on developing artists’ portfolios over a six-month period of time. Working together as a group and individually, we’ll develop the very best presentation that meets each student’s own sensibilities and target audience, such as gallerists, designers or fine art curators.

In addition to monthly critiques and editing/sequencing sessions, the class will cover individual branding, artist statements, and portfolio presentation. Each class will start with an in-depth discussion on one of the aforementioned subjects, followed by a viewing of student work, establishing desired objectives, and setting monthly goals. We will exploit the class environment by involving each student in every critique, giving all participants the opportunity to work together in a supportive and encouraging environment. Through this process, students will gain invaluable experience talking about their work before a group, and learn how to benefit from constructive criticism. Monthly assignments will be given to help students in their portfolio development process.

In more cases than not, a photographer’s portfolio is their ONLY voice when introducing themselves to potential clients. By the conclusion of this class, students will walk away with a portfolio that is consistent, individual, and something to behold and be proud of.


Susan Burnstine is an award-winning professional fine art and commercial photographer who builds homemade cameras and lenses using plastic, vintage camera parts, and random household objects. Susan is represented in galleries across the globe and widely published throughout the world. She frequently curates and serves on juries for exhibitions and has written for several photography magazines, including a monthly column for Black & White Photography (UK). Additionally, she teaches workshops across North America and is a regular portfolio reviewer at events across the country. Susan’s first monograph, Within Shadows, earned the Gold Award for PX3 Prix De La Photographie, Paris (Px3) in the Professional Fine Art Books category. She was also selected for Photo-Eye’s 2011 booklist. Her second monograph, Absence of Being, was published by Damiani Editore in Fall 2016 and has earned much critical praise.


  • 6 Sessions
  • Dates: Mondays, September 18, October 16, November 13, December 11, January 8, February 5, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm PST
  • Enrollment Limit: 8 students
  • Skill/Experience Level: Open to all levels
  • Tuition: $1,275 (Become a Member today and received up to 20% off!)
  • Location: Online

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