Bob Kidd Photography | Portraiture Class

Portraiture Class - Saturday, September 6, 2014, at the South County Museum (Narragansett, RI)


Donna Harvey



Would you like to make flattering portraits, but need a little help managing light? Spend a day with Bob Kidd and Mike Dooley, and you will dramatically improve your portraiture results. We will meet at the South County Museum in Narragansett at 9:00 a.m. on September 6, 2014, and photograph our model, Donna Harvey, both in- and outdoors, using both natural and created light. You will learn how to shape light; how to create fill-light with a reflector, pop-up flash, and speedlights; how to bounce light to diffuse it; and how to use speedlights off-camera to create a large soft light using both a soft box and an umbrella and how to use a scrim and fill card as we apply the principals of key, fill and rim light to portraiture.

We will create environmental portraits--using the picturesque settings available throughout the museum--that will tell a story about your subject.  Weather permitting, we will photograph outdoors in shade, dappled light, and inside barn doors. You will learn how to shape light using a diffuser to soften it, a reflector to open up shadows, and a flash to create fill-light.



Optional Family Portrait Session - From 2:00-4:00 p.m., we encourage you to invite friends, spouses, or other family to create portraits on the picturesque grounds of the museum. (This session is included in the program, but optional.)

This class is suited best for photographers who want to learn how to control both available and created light to make flattering portraits. Class is limited to six photographers and will meet from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 6, 2014 at the South County Museum in Narragansett, RI. Registration fee is $199. Bring your camera, tripod and speed light. Additional lighting equipment will be provided by the instructors.


Questions about registration or portraiture? Contact Bob Kidd.

Ready to Register? Send your payment to: Bob Kidd, 52 Overhill Road, Wakefield, RI 02879.