The Portrait Workshop


Eric Hovermale, Chris Alvanas & Jan Armor



No art has a more immediate connection than that of portrait photography.

When that connection runs deep, memorable portraits are born. 

Eric says, “It’s always my goal to create a portrait that captures the interest of a viewer regardless of whether he or she knows the subject. One shouldn't need to recognize the subject to be intrigued…”

You are invited into Eric’s world as he creates his stunning images. Stand beside him as he works and be inspired.In this class you will learn to make compelling portraits with three accomplished photographers who love to teach. We will show the many ways one can employe natural light both indoors and on location. We will demonstrate our methods, how we see, work and find light. This is not a conventional studio class; strobe will not be addressed. We will provide models. You will have ample opportunity to photograph them. Your leaders and a small team of three classmates will assist you when it is your time to photograph. We have selected a photogenic outdoor location where we will  explore the narrative power that is achieved when one sequences a person with a place.

Saturday, April 26 from 9 to 2 PM in Wakefield & Narragansett

Tuition Fee is $125 

Class level is for intermediate and advanced photographers. You will need your DSLR camera and a tripod for this class.You will need to know how to set aperture, shutter, and ISO. You do not need a flash, or your laptop computer.

We believe feedback is important in order to grow as an artist. Since there is rarely enough time to appraise work immediately after a workshop, you are invited to have selected prints from your shoot evaluated on “Crit Night Get together”on Tuesday, June 10, from 7 to whenever. We will offer constructive comments and real suggestions on how to make your pictures better. Refreshments will be served.  You can also post your best images to our Fine Art Student Work web pages.     Eric, Chris and Jan