Roger Hammons Photography LLC | New Studio Portraiture Workshop in July | Northern Virginia Portrait Photographer

New Studio Portraiture Workshop in July | Northern Virginia Portrait Photographer

June 30, 2017  •  Leave a Comment


I am super excited to announce that my friend Michael and I will be offering our next workshop July 19, 2017 in my Ashburn, Virginia portrait studio.  Registrations are on a first-come, first served basis by calling me at 703-729-3780 or sending me an email.  Our last workshop sold out, so don't wait too long to sign up!  Here are the details:



by Roger Hammons, Ph.D., M.Photog., CPP and Michael Dunphy, CPP

On-location portrait photography requires working efficiently to overcome the challenges of a new environment:  You have to find both flattering light and a pleasing backdrop and then pose your subject effectively within those constraints.  It can be overwhelming!      

In this 4-hour creative workshop, we’ll work on the skills of analysis, visualization, and problem solving applicable to every on-location portrait job.   With a very low student-to-instructor ratio, this workshop is designed to be uniquely hands-on, with a strong emphasis on learning by doing.  

To focus our attention on just the essentials, we’ll work in a bare studio!  

We’ll start with a site survey to identify promising areas within the bare studio.  Then we’ll explore how to pose our model within those areas to take advantage of the existing light and architectural elements.  We’ll strive to capture as many different, compelling portraits as we can, to ensure variety in our portrait work.  We’ll then challenge ourselves to add an extra touch of flair to the portraits via simple additions to the scene.  

The process we follow is a methodology whose mastery will allow the photographer to create unique images regardless of the “box” his/her future assignments bring.  

LOCATION:   Roger Hammons Photography LLC in Ashburn, Virginia.   Tel:  703-729-3780

CLASS SIZE:   Limited to four students:  Two per instructor!

DATE/TIME:   July 19, 2017,  9am – 1pm  

COST:  $165

WHAT TO BRING:  DSLR camera with high ISO capability (since we’ll be working in relatively dim light) , lens, tripod, creativity!

MODELS:  Katie, shown in the sample "bare studio" photographs above (courtesy Michael Dunphy), is confirmed as one of our models!   

REGISTRATION:  Call 703-729-3780.  


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