Our photography school focus on the principles of storytelling, narrative structures, sequence and audience point of view. Through the study of lighting, creativity, and technique, photography students create exciting and powerful images. Students will learn the art of natural light, tungsten light and strobe light. Our photography classes give students the opportunity to collaborate with designers, art directors and writers. They learn to translate significant communication goals that inform, persuade and inspire passions in audiences. Friendships are formed in school that transcend into professional relationships and job opportunities. Apply now!
Portfolio Center understands that, where photography is concerned, knowledge and technique can only get you so far. Photographers must be visionaries and storytellers. The tools might change, but the philosophy stays the same.
You'll be taught by passionate, top-of-their-game professionals in a warm, intimate, state-of-the-art environment. You'll have opportunities to flex real-world muscle, as you collaborate with art directors, designers and writers on live projects. You'll also have access to a legendary network that includes the likes of Jay Maisel, Rodney Smith and Liz VonHoene.
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Award winning photographer, Michael West is a commercial and fine-art photographer with a "more than impressive" client list that includes: 7-Up, Anheuser-Busch, Coca-Cola, Colt 45, Crystal Springs, Kimberly Clark, Mott's, Suntust Bank, Welch's, Westin Hotels and Wolfgang Puck Foods, to name just a few. Michael can be found dedicating much of his valuable time assisting the photo students here at Portfolio Center. Poring over their work, and explaining intricate lighting set-ups in studio, Michael encourages the students to discover their individual strengths and guides them into the real-world commercial success in this “golden age” of photography.
Director of Photography