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Outdoor Natural Light Portrait Workshop

Join us in Old Town San Diego for an Outdoor Natural Light Portraiture Workshop with a Live Model!

You won’t want to miss this opportunity to learn hands-on with a professional photographer and model teaching you how to capture beautiful portraits outdoors!

Why you want to take this class:
You will walk away with a new level of confidence in capturing great portraits of friends, family or clients in any outdoor environment.
You will have an expert photography instructor there to help you learn and get the shots you want.

By signing up for this class, you will get the opportunity to learn the following:
The definition of portrait photography and the various types.
What equipment is recommended to capture the best portraits without a massive equipment budget.
The essential steps to capturing incredible portraits
Great communication with your model
How to maximize your available light
Using reflectors and diffusers to enhance the available light
What to do with your backgrounds and how to avoid distractions
How to get the right pose and what the basics are for posing
Helpful tips on setting up your camera for beautiful blurry backgrounds, sharply focused eyes and perfect skin tones

Details of the Class
We will be meeting in front of the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Old Town San Diego (2660 Calhoun St, San Diego, CA 92110) Please arrive to the class with a camera, any and all lenses you might want to use (preferably any lens(es) between 50mm & 200mm), a charged battery, and a memory card. If are you missing any of this equipment you can still attend the course, just tell us in the comments when you register what you need and we will try to bring extra.
The class is 2.5 hours long, please arrive on time.

This class is perfect for the beginning portrait photographer who wants to get familiar with all the basics or the more intermediate shooter who wants to level up their lighting and posing skills. Go ahead and book your spot below!

*This class needs at least 3 people to be successful. If we don’t reach the required numbers, you will be refunded. Since we pay a model to be here and plan things in advance, please do not register unless you are firmly committed to attending*

We will be adhering to the CDC’s COVID-19 Guidelines, please come to class with a mask and practice social distancing. If you feel ill, please do not come to class. Thanks!

Instructor Information

Anna Lynch
Anna Lynch is a Photographer and Teaching Artist from NJ, currently living in San Diego. She studied Photography at Parsons School of Design in New York City. Anna is an avid traveler, and has worked with National Geographic Student Expeditions, teaching high school students photography in Europe and California. She also teaches at The AjA Project, based in San Diego. Her expertise is in portraiture, but she also enjoys street photography, landscape, and still life. She has been published multiple times in print and online, and has worked as a freelance photographer since 2011. When she’s not photographing, you can find her at the beach, on a hike, or dancing! To check out her work, visit

Book Your Seat

Bookings are closed for this event.

Date(s) - 04/24/2021
4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Old Town (Near the Cosmo)


List of Attendees

  • Eddie Havrilla

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