Take your own great family portraits for your Holiday cards, emails and letters! Learn the methods of professional portrait photographers and never go to a studio for your portrait needs again. Included: secrets of studio and natural lighting, posing, clothing as well as many “tricks of the trade.” Your pictures will look as good as studio images. Learn how to use common materials to make special effects including soft focus, blurred outer edges, and inexpensive props to make your images unique. Equipment needed: adjustable camera with new batteries, and a small telephoto lens. This is a “hands-on” course, with studio and outdoor sessions. Class is limited to 10 students. Ages 14-adult.