Trout Museum of Art

Portrait Lighting Workshop | Ages 13+

With the proliferation of smartphones, photography has become more accessible than ever. While many of us may know how to take the perfect selfie, few of us know how to use lighting to our advantage in portraits, selfies, or otherwise. Join us for a portrait lighting workshop to learn the tips and tricks of seeing the light! Participants will have access to a professional strobe kit and learn about various portrait lighting techniques, including how those techniques affect the perception of facial structures. Students will be able to apply this knowledge in other aspects of their lives, whether it’s in painting portraits, taking family photos, or planning their own headshots. Students are welcome but not obligated to bring their own DSLR cameras. Technology will be provided.

All supplies included. TMA members receive 10% off all registrations.

Michelle Sharp | Art Educator 

Michelle Sharp (b. 1992) is an artist and adventurer born and raised in Tarkio, Missouri. Working primarily in bookmaking arts, she finds inspiration in the mundane, the acts of sharing and discovery, literature, and structured systems. Michelle received a BFA with honors from the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design in 2015; her major was Photography with minors in Writing and Science. Michelle currently lives in the Fox Valley area of Wisconsin.

Michelle has shown work in various online exhibitions, such as Lenscratch and F-Stop Magazine, as well as Milwaukee galleries such as Walker’s Point Center for the Arts, The Portrait Society Gallery, and Gallerie M. Her photographs have been featured in the 2014 Best of College and High School Photography publication by Photographer’s Forum, and various independent publications. Michelle’s zines and other book works can be found in collections at the University of Milwaukee Special Collections Library and The Athens Zine Bibliotheque. Most recently, her work has been exhibited at The Art Garage in Green Bay, Arts Connective in De Pere, and through community art projects with The Building For Kids Children’s Museum and the Waupaca Arts Hub.


Apr 13 2024


5:00 PM - 7:30 PM



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