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Some are held in Seewald's Tuscany Italy photo tours. But portrait classes in california and san diego photography workshops and classes are the best. Besides in San diego california, tours of provence, photo tours of provence france. Amazing photographic seminars, digital classe, and not far from los angelos. It's how to make good photographs in north san diego county with Seewald digital 35mm, medium and large format cameras. We will teach you photography classes through our photo workshops in the field. Photographic workshops, is all about the arte. For amateur, intermediate and advanced by encinitas photography teachers. Carlsbad photography teachers with photographs. Fine art photos like Ansel Adams, like the Calumet photo workshops for escondido. Not to mention folks from Oceanside, la costa, rancho sante fe, la Jolla, san Diego, poway, fairbanks ranch take the classes too. Members with digital photo classes

Michael Seewald's
'How to make great
portraits for fun or profit' class.


Outdoor Portrait Workshops
How to photograph people - singles, couples and groups.

 

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Portrait classes held in memory of Joe Aglio,
a wonderful Seewald photography workshop grad who was signed up to attend
one but suddenly passed days just prior. RIP Joe, we know you attend in spirit.

 



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Lady in purple, outdoor portrait.

 

 

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For Seewald Grads only. You must have
taken a Seewald weekend 2 or 3 day 'fun-shop' first.

San Diego one day portrait class.
 
Only $295 / only six students per class.
Can sell out before noted here, call.

2017

March 25th


If marked sold out, or date is old, please let
us know if you would like to get on the
'waiting list' in case of an emergency cancellation.

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Michael, per student request back in 2007, has begun teaching a portrait class.  For many decades he made his living, and subsidized the gallery income, by shooting award winning portraits, weddings and commercial work.  If needed, he took his lighting on location to the clients home or to the church, but his specialty was really in his environmental work using 'natural light', which is also all the rage. Here are a few examples.

 


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Copyright Michael Seewald 2008

Buzz Blodgett, glass artist. 
All natural light/ studio location.


 



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Buzz Blodgett, glass artist. 
All natural light/ studio location.

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"Once again, Michael knocks it out of the park with a very informative one day class which combines classroom training and real world on the job shooting. In the morning we studied in front of his studio with a handout that was packed with valuable info. After a working lunch, we applied our newly found knowledge by taking turns directing/posing/adjusting the lighting and shooting numerous models (male and female, young and not so young) that he brought in during the rest of the day. We learned all the key elements of outdoor portrait photography in one day. Amazing! It was fun, intense and packed with reinforced techniques. For myself, it was a true awakening to how to really do portraits, for a bargain price.

...I don't know what it is about Michael, but he is so easy to learn from. I soaked it all in like a sponge....Michael is spot-on with his critiques in a matter of fact way. Very blunt but not disrespectful. He does not waste my time!

For me, it was worth at least double what I paid...went from Zero to Hero in one day!...This class has given me the confidence to "charge" for my photos from now on.

Michael, I can't thank you enough!"
Brad

Brad Giles, Portrait Class of 4.10.'10

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Copyright Michael Seewald 2008


Family indoor portrait
with natural and 'studio lighting'.


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Copyright Michael Seewald 2008

Man, outdoor portrait behind Seewald's studio.

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Copyright Michael Seewald 2008

Boy, outdoor portrait
behind Seewald's studio.

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Copyright Michael Seewald 2008

Multi-family, outdoor portrait
in Rancho Santa Fe.


 


 

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Outdoor engagement portrait at Swamis, Encinitas.

 

 

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Generally, only 6 students per class.

Cost is only $295 and will be held once or twice a year.
Runs from 9 a.m. till 5 p.m..

Dear Seewald grads, just like you did with your first class, you know you will walk away a much more confident photographer, whether you have been making portraits of folks already or not.

The class agenda:

9 a.m. till 12 - Refresher on compositional rules we've learned and
how it applies to photographing people;
The 40 + rules needed in the making of great portraits;
How to sell yourself;
How to get model releases and how to find models, etc..
How to triple your sales and pay for the class from you next job alone!

Lunch 12 to 1 at the gallery, a deli with great sandwiches is right downstairs, second level.

1 to 4 . A location shoot with live models (beats dead ones!) single persons, couples, families, animals/ it varies depending on whom Michael can get to volunteer to model.

You will learn HOW TO DIRECT the models. (each student will direct the models themselves, under Michael's tutelage, NOT just follow Michael around and shoot his great poses like his first portrait class did- live and learn).

4 to 5 - Recap of lessons learned back at gallery and download of images for model presentations.

Materials list:

Snacks, water
Pen and paper
Camera and longer 'portrait' lens, 80mm to 120mm.

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Michael Seewald as model. Photo by Marie.

    "...Michael is the real deal, he is out there making art and he conveys his passion for photography and his love of life.

    Michael teaches from the heart and is willing to learn from his students too. I would recommend the portrait class to experienced hobbyists and to professionals.

I think it would be too much to expect a novice to enjoy the class; you need to have basic understanding of composition, the magic of light and the operation of your camera. (thus the need for Seewald's photo 'fun-shop' weekend first)..."

Bruce Wallace,
Escondido, CA
Portrait class of 2.22.'08

 

Go to: student's PORTRAIT photos.

Go to: student PORTRAIT class testimonials.

Go to: photo workshops - main page

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Seewald's photographic 'fun-shops'
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For amateur, intermediate and advanced by encinitas photography teachers. portrait classes in california and san diego photography workshops and classes. Some are held in Tuscany Italy photo tours. Besides in San diego california, tours of provence, photo tours of provence france. Amazing photographic seminars, digital classe, new york, san francisco, santa barbara, riverside, orange county, l.a. and not far from los angelos. It's how to make good photographs in north san diego county with Seewald digital 35mm, medium and large format cameras. We will teach you photography classes through our photo workshops in the field. Photographic workshops, seewald photographia is all about the arte. Carlsbad photography teachers with photographs. Fine art photos like Ansel Adams, Edward Weston, like the Calumet photo workshops for escondido. Not to mention folks from Oceanside, la costa, rancho sante fe, la Jolla, san Diego, la mesa, mira mesa, poway, fairbanks ranch take the classes too. Chicago, miami, denver, seattle, phoenix, arizona, scottsdale, texas, members with digital photo classes

Michael Seewald Galleries
Del Mar Plaza
1555 Camino Del Mar, Ste. 312, Del Mar, California, 92014 USA 
Phone: 858.793.3444 

Open Wed. thru Sun., 2 p.m. till 8 p.m.
Friday and Saturdays till 10 p.m..
Call first if going out of your way, we sometimes close to run errands.


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