Today, families document their loved ones with iphones and point and shoot cameras, often resulting in difficult-to-read images of important events. In this two day workshop, students will learn technical skills for shooting candid and posed portraits of loved ones.  We will also look at historic and contemporary portraits to discuss the conceptual parameters of portrait-taking.

Students must bring a DSLR camera with manual functions and their own supplies. View the supply list.


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About the Instructor

Sarah Pollman is an artist, educator and writer working in Boston, MA. She holds a BFA and an MFA in Studio Art from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and Tufts University. Her work has been exhibited nationally, including shows at the Danforth Art Museum, the Rourke Art Museum, and Wheaton College. She currently teaches at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston at Tufts University and at Emerson College. At the Museum of Fine Arts, she works as a Studio Art and Artful Adventures instructor.