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Aundre Larrow, Photographer

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9 Lessons (47m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. The Power of Context

    • 3. Planning Your Shoot

    • 4. Reading the Environment

    • 5. Working With Your Subject

    • 6. Putting It All Together

    • 7. Capturing Details

    • 8. Finishing Your Project

    • 9. Final Thoughts

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About This Class

Please respect all rules of social distancing when exploring photography projects — this class is a great one to practice your skills at home!

The key to powerful portraits? Bring out your subject’s personality by shooting in a place they love!

In this 50-minute class, photographer Aundre Larrow shares his unique approach to capturing portraits that tell a story, focusing on working with your subject in the context of their own environment. From a local gym to a Brooklyn bakery, Aundre takes you behind-the-scenes, sharing simple steps to capture the emotion, personality, and depth of real people in the real world!

Hands-on lessons cover:

  • Developing a creative vision that invites viewers in
  • Choosing the best location for your shoot
  • Telling your subject's story in an unexpected way
  • Shooting details and action shots to add context

Plus, Aundre shares his favorite tips and tricks for setting your subject at ease and learning what’s meaningful to them, developed over years of working with real people, celebrities, and brands.  

Whether you're shooting a roommate in their bedroom or a neighbor on their front stoop, Aundre’s accessible process will unlock a new level of creation and connection. By the end, you’ll have the confidence, skills, and vision to capture truly authentic and evocative portraits—no matter your subject!

This class is open to all levels. While no previous photography experience is necessary, some basic familiarity with lighting and shooting is useful. All you need to follow along is something that takes photos — an iPhone or DSLR both work!