Portrait Photography with Film (Ages 12-14)

It's easy to take a picture of a person, but not always as simple to capture that person's character. We'll tackle the question of what makes a compelling portrait and explore film photography. We'll create portraits with studio lighting and take field trips to learn about natural light portraiture. You'll also learn to print your photographs in the darkroom. Bring your own film camera or borrow one of ours!

Special Notes

  • This class takes walks around the neighborhood, so dress appropriately.

    This is an On-site course. Students must follow current CDC + VDH guidance outlined on our website:

About the Instructor

Em White

I am a photographer and educator, focusing in historic photographic processes. I work with medium and large format film, as well as create negatives using the wet-plate collodion process. Frequently, I can be found setting up my mobile darkroom along bucolic back roads and hazy riverbeds, working with my hands and light to capture a disappearing reality. As an artist, my work is greatly influenced by the land I come from, a place of impenetrable growth and dark tunnels of kudzu. I use historic photographic processes to capture contemporary subjects and I have a portrait studio here in Richmond where I enjoy collaborating and creating with members of our community.


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Portrait Photography with Film (Ages 12-14)

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June 20 - June 239 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Days: Tue Wed Thu Fri
Tuition: $115.00
Member Tuition: $103.50
Additional fees apply
Instructor: Em White