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Expressive Self Portraiture


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Expressive Self Portraiture


Special pricing for September students – sign up for the first session and save $25 automatically!

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Teacher Sharon Covert

While the selfie has recently made its mark in the world, self-portraiture has been around for ages. More and more photographers and artists who began with the occasional selfie are beginning to experiment with self-portraiture and are looking to take it to the next level.

Instructor Sharon Covert has used self-portraiture as a healing tool and a way of telling her story. This class focuses on self-expression by using various techniques and natural lighting to create and tell your story through dramatic self-portraiture. The lessons you will learn can also be carried over into other styles of portraiture.

Dig deeper and explore your creativity with Sharon as your guide, pushing past experimentation and building your self-portraiture and portraiture techniques through the use of available natural light – all without compositing or using advanced Photoshop techniques.

Whether this is your first time experimenting with self-portraiture or you’ve been looking to take your self-portraits to the next level, this class is designed to help you expand and move beyond the basic selfie so that you can release your personal stories from deep within.

It’s time to wake up your inner creativity and make some art!

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WEEK ONE: What is your story and message you want to convey? Discover your WHY and pre-visualize, brainstorm, and discuss concepts and inspiration.

WEEK TWO: Explore and practice the technical side of self portraiture and look in depth at artistic techniques and ways to express yourself through self portraiture.

WEEK THREE: This week will focus on editing and you will begin executing your ideas and creative visions using everything you have learned so far.

WEEK FOUR: During this last week you will explore where you want to take your art and share your final work.

The Schedule

All participation and interaction for this class will take place in a private online forum. (Registered students will receive instructions on how to access the forum a few days before class begins.)

On the first Monday of class, Sharon will share Lesson 1 in the forum. She will be available during the week to answer questions and facilitate discussions in the forum as you read and work through your lessons.

Homework will be due on Sunday and personal critiques will take place the following Mondays. Each week will follow the same pattern.

The beauty of this class and every other class at DEFINE is that you can read, practice, and participate throughout the week whenever it is convenient for you- from any timezone, anywhere you have Internet access, at any time of day. Most students spend 3-5 hours per week “in class.”

If you have any questions, please feel free to email info@thedefineschool.com.

Is this class for you?

This class is for students who wish to move past the basic selfie and learn techniques to create dramatic self-portraits that can also be carried over into all of their portraiture work. Whether you want to create personal private work or branch out into the world of fine art photography and exhibitions, this class is for you. All you need is a basic understanding of your camera and Lightroom to begin to learn how to create and tell your stories in a dramatic, creative, and mysterious way.

Material(s) Needed

Camera, computer, Lightroom, remote shutter release (or your camera’s timer will do), tripod.



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