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Studio Portraiture Master Class with Mickey Strand

May 21 @ 10:00 am - May 22 @ 5:00 pm

This session is limited to 6 students so sign up today!

Taking a portrait is more than setting up lights and checking the exposure. For me, it’s finding that unique person’s special moment. Spend some time with Mickey to learn his techniques for photographing a genuine subject. The result will be an intimate portrait.

Mickey developed this skill while collecting images and stories from hundreds of veterans. His current exhibition, the Veterans Portrait Series, documents stories of service, currently focused on the veterans of World War II. In this workshop, you will shoot using studio flash heads and continuous light/ LED studio heads and discuss using color-tunable LED continuous studio light or strobe flash heads.

In this workshop photographers who want to add portrait shooting to their bag of skills will be introduced to the considerations that go into capturing an image that shows the soul of the subject and the pathway to do that with a click of the shutter.  In this workshop, attendees will learn to work with the jewel of the photograph – light and all its forms. Specifically natural light, professional studio flash,  as well as LED, and how to use these types of light inside and out of the studio.  Some of the lighting styles that will be explored will include traditional Rembrandt, butterfly, and broad lighting techniques as well as adapting to the client’s special needs.


This class is for DSLD/MSLR camera owners with a basic understanding of their camera and a basic understanding of post-processing software.


Topics covered in this workshop are:
  • Terms used in the studio (key light, fill light, feathering, bouncing)
  • Gear to start your own studio
  • Quality of light
  • Getting the shot
  • Color Management


This workshop includes studio photography with models, lighting backdrops, and Classroom lessons in post-processing of your images. In this class, attendees will explore everything from buying your first set of lights, to directing a model while in the studio setting, as well as how to work with your subject and how to relax them into readiness for that great shoot.

Students bring their camera gear.


Refunds and Cancellations

For workshops at the Centre, all deposits will be refunded IN FULL if a workshop is canceled. If you decide to withdraw from a workshop, please inform us at least 30 days before the first day of class; we will refund your deposits, less a $100 withdrawal fee. Our obligations to the professionals who teach at the Centre dictate that no refund of payments will be made to you if you do not notify us of your withdrawal 30 days before the start of the workshop (120 days for travel workshops). In the event that a replacement is found to fill your vacant space, all payments, less the withdrawal fee will be refunded. No refund of fees will be made for no-shows or for withdrawal after the workshop begins. Membership fees are non-refundable.



May 21 @ 10:00 am
May 22 @ 5:00 pm

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In-Person Studio Portraiture – Master Class with Mickey Strand


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May 21 & 22, 2024


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Space limited to 6 participants.


Palm Beach Photographic Centre
415 Clematis St.
West Palm Beach, FL 33401 United States
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(561) 253-2600