Portrait Photo Workshop: Grow Your Portfolio With A Professional Model

Portrait Photo Workshop: Grow Your Portfolio With A Professional Model

This is a hands-on class with a professional model. Get hands-on learning for best practices, equipment, and settings for great portraits.

Wednesday, August 17
5:00pm - 7:00pm

LOCATION: 168th & W. Center | Omaha
COST: $149 per student


Supercharge your portrait photography! During this workshop, expect some in-class instruction for a bit about portrait photography, equipment, and settings before we go out with our model and get some fantastic photographs. 

We will walk around with our model at the Rockbrook Camera Omaha location, using natural light to find interesting and complimentary locations that make a difference in boosting your portrait photography. 

If there's one thing that will set you apart from other photographers, it could be this. Come and learn how with this fun, hands-on workshop from the Rockbrook Camera pros that will send you on your way with a new set of fresh shots for your portfolio and newfound confidence in your ability to get great portraits every time.

With the remaining time, we will go back to the classroom to view some of our images and talk about editing portraits and have a question-and-answer session for everyone!

In this hands-on workshop we will focus on two things: 

1 - Growing your confidence working with portrait subjects to take professional, eye-catching portraits.

2 - We will discuss the settings, equipment, composition and more that will improve portrait photography. This is done both in the classroom to start, and then in the field, as we work with a professional model to find locations that make a difference while looking at lighting and more. 

Who Should Take This Class?

Those new to portrait photography are encouraged to sign up for this event because it will offer hands-on instruction from a professional photographer who has shot hundreds of portrait sessions professionally. 

This class is also an opportunity to grow your portfolio for those who might have some portrait experience already.

Topics Covered: 

  • How to pose portraits and work with clients in the field
  • How light can be used to your advantage when working with portrait clients
  • How location can help or hinder your photographs
  • How to best use your camera's settings to get great portraits of people
  • Which lenses are great for multiple types of portrait photography
  • A quick look at editing portraits with Adobe Lightroom

*Attendees will be invited to the Rockbrook Camera EDU Facebook Group for continued education.

FREE Rental Available

Want to try a new lens, or challenge yourself to photograph in a new perspective? Bring your receipt for this class into Rockbrook Camera on the day of the event for a free 1-day rental. We have a wide variety of lenses of all different brands, so you can be sure to find something unique!


You must cancel this class 2 days prior to the start date for a full refund. Any cancellations within 2 days of the event will not be refunded since that class spot needs to be filled. If the class spot is filled, you will receive a full refund. 

If you do not show up for an event you will not be refunded.

Inclement Weather Policy: 

For most classes, we will conduct the event rain or shine. For dangerous weather conditions, we may cancel the event, and you will be notified of this by phone and email. 

Minimum Enrollment Policy:

Classes have an enrollment threshold. If that enrollment is not met, the class will be canceled and you will receive a full refund. You will be notified by email and phone. 

To cancel a class or to ask questions, call the store at 402-691-0003 

About Jerred Zegelis

Jerred or Mr. Z, as his students fondly know him, has been a photography teacher and photographer for more than 18 years. Jerred's goal for every class is for each student to find their voice through photography.

Jerred's former students include fashion photographers, landscape and art photographers, wedding and portrait photographers.

For more information about Mr. Z and to see his work, visit his website - https://jerredz.com/about/