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Fine Art of Portraiture

with Sarah Edmunds

WHAT:  A two-day workshop with Sarah Edmunds where we will explore the Fine Art of Portraiture. 

WHEN:  August 10th & 11th, 2024

WHERE: Grapevine Convention Center, 1209 S Main St, Grapevine, TX 76051

Take advantage of the Just-In-Time special pricing and save $75


  • Two intensive days of learning with Sarah Edmunds
  • Live photography sessions
  • Shooting bays on Saturday evening to practice
  • Image critique by Sarah Edmunds
  • Vendor booths onsite to checkout products and purchase

Dallas Photography Summit brings you "The Fine Art of Portraiture" with Sarah Edmunds. 

Sarah Edmunds is an internationally renowned photographer, a Fellow of The Societies of Photographers in the UK (the highest recognized qualification) and Master of WPPI (Wedding and Portrait Photographers International), and a print competition judge for both. Sarah was one of six internationally renowned photographers chosen to judge International Portrait Photographer of the Year, and Professional Photo magazine’s Professional Photographer of the Year.

In this two day workshop, Sarah will take us deep into the Fine Art of Portraiture, to 'see' the light, learn the art of posing, and understand her stylized post production techniques & printing.

Saturday, August 10th, 2024

9:00 AM to 12:00 PM: The Four Pillars of Portraiture

In this morning session, Sarah will teach the foundations of how she creates her fine art and fashion portraits, based on the FOUR PILLARS:

  • Foundations
  • Structure
  • Mood
  • Connection

These four pillars encompass lighting, color theory, posing, and composition, drawing upon traditional fine art, fashion, and cinema. Sarah will break them down and demonstrate them in a memorable way, ensuring you can apply them in your own work.

12:00 PM – 01:30 PM: Lunch Break

01:30 PM – 05:00 PM: Fine Art Portrait Shoot & Image Critiques

Sarah will start by creating a beautiful fine art-style portrait with a model and styling. She will show her planning process using mood boards, how she carefully selects lighting and color palettes, and how she poses the models to achieve the desired result, with some unexpected detours!

In the later part of the afternoon, Sarah will review some of the images submitted for critique, providing her unique perspective as an international print competition judge and multi-award winner.

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM: Shooting Bays with Models

Practice what you learned during the day by photographing models at the shooting bays. Sarah will be assisting and helping you personally. Do NOT miss this opportunity!

Sunday, August 11th, 2024

9:00 AM to 12:00 PM: Soft Light Editorial & Dramatic Contrast Shoots

During the morning live shoot, Sarah will demonstrate how she creates a soft, high-key fashion look adaptable for female portraits, maternity, or seniors. Then, she'll change things up to create high-impact portraits styled with dramatic lighting, creating mood with contrast, shapes, and drama.

12:00 PM – 01:30 PM: Lunch Break

01:30 PM – 05:00 PM: Edit it, Retouch it, Print it

In this final session, Sarah will hold NOTHING back as she shows you her editing process, detailed fine art style retouching, and file preparation for final printing. Sarah will provide in-depth training in both Lightroom and Photoshop, ensuring you walk away with expert-level knowledge in file and colour management for outstanding prints of your work, every time.

Take advantage of the Just-In-Time special pricing and save $75


Just-In-Time Member price $324 $399 

Just-In-Time Non-member price $404 $479


 DPS discount offered by Hilton Garden Inn Grapevine. 

Click here to book 

Or call 1-800-445-8667 use group code DPS

* Limited number of rooms available at discounted price. 

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A Dallas Professional Photographers Association Event.

The event is hosted by the Dallas Professional Photographers Association and is open to both members and non-members.

Refund Policy

The event fee is non-refundable after July 15th, 2024. Refund will be issued in the manner the original payment was made.

This is a PPA Continuing Education Program. 



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