Rich Russo

"How to Photograph our Art Like a Pro"

July 22, 2021 • 4-hour Class • 5pm to 9pm

This class is designed to teach all students the fundamentals of proper lighting techniques for several types of 2D and 3D art objects. We will be using strobe lighting and learning lighting methods based on surface, shapes and textures. Students are asked to bring 1 or 2 pieces of their work to be photographed in class. Each student will have 1 work photographed downloaded and simple edit done. Tutorial notes supplied.


What you need: a DSLR camera or use my DSLR for shoot and a flash drive to take file. Artwork 2D and 3D small to moderate size. A background if you want for 3D art. (18 and older.)

Cost: $100/pp


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“How to Photograph Portraits and Models in Studio”

July 23, 2021 • 4-hour Class • 5m to 9pm

This class is designed to teach fundamental lighting methods for portrait and model. It teaches natural and artificial light methods using strobe/flash. We will also try to use other locations in Bld. for environmental portraits as needed. Students learn how to direct and interact with models and direct basic pose and gesture as well as style needs. We will use a canvas backdrop and shoot with DSLR synced to flash. Both students and model will be used in class. Tutorial notes supplied. $25 model fee additional.


What you need: A DSLR so we can sync to flash and adjust exposure in manual mode. (18 and older.)

Cost: $100/pp



About the guest artist

Rich Russo

From his early college years as a fine art student at Rutgers University, to his 30 year career as a commercial photographer, Rich Russo has dedicated his life to the arts as a creative professional. Having served as a board member of the American Society of Media Photographers in New Jersey, Rich has also helped educate and encourage aspiring young photographers as an adjunct professor at Kean University, teaching in The Newark Museum Arts Workshops and running various workshops and seminars for corporate and individual students.

Creating a strong memorable image is a trademark of Rich’s work. This is fostered by his own need for personal creative satisfaction.


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