Environmental Portraiture with John Hernandez

The Cosumnes Wildlife Preserve is conveniently located off I-5 as you head south of the Sacramento area. The preserve offers miles of beautiful trails, walkways, groves, river, and pond areas. There will be many opportunities to create stunning environmental portraits with a model in this hands-on workshop with veteran portrait and street photographer John Hernandez. Discussion and review will follow at each shoot location.

NOTE: If winter weather prevents the workshop from taking place, it will be rescheduled for another time.

Here’s a link to the Cosumnes Wildlife Preserve

The workshop will begin at 8 a.m. with a meet-up in the parking lot off the Visitor’s Center (additional meeting details and what to bring will be emailed to all attendees several days before the workshop). After an introduction and basic instruction, John will take the group to a series of locations to set up various shoots with the model. Some of the highlights of the workshop include the following:

  • Learning how to balance natural light with artificial light
  • How to choose an appropriate background for your image goals
  • Discussion about how to judge whether to use all-natural light or a mix of lighting options
  • Posing techniques
  • Technical set up