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Fine Art Women's Portraits

with Jennifer Thoreson

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About The Class


Are you ready to delve into the magical world of fine art photography? Join innovative and award-winning photographer Jennifer Thoreson for an immersion into everything you need to know to conceptualize, style, and shoot photographs that double as works of art.

Jennifer will share her unique method for turning a natural setting into a fine art studio, including her one-of-a-kind-technique for creating water portraits. You’ll master the essential principles of posing, lighting, styling, and costuming. Jennifer will also cover working effectively with models, communicating your personal vision, and using Photoshop to add a fine-art-style polish to images.

By the end of this course, you’ll be inspired and empowered to bring a new level of artistry to your photographs.


Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Influences and Inspiration

    36:41
  2. 02

    Composition and Posing Process

    56:32
  3. 03

    Posing Methods and Q&A

    25:58
  4. 04

    Shoot: Outdoor Figure Studies - Canopy Part 1

    44:25
  5. 05

    Shoot: Outdoor Figure Studies - Canopy Part 2

    35:00
  6. 06

    Shoot: Forest Scene and Props Part 1

    31:06
  7. 07

    Shoot: Forest Scene and Props Part 2

    51:12
  8. 08

    Creating Couture Garments and Stylized Session

    21:49
  9. 09

    Shoot: Couture Gown in Forest Scene

    39:46
  10. 10

    Shoot: Couture Bridal Gown in Tree

    09:57
  11. 11

    Shoot: Water Sessions First Model

    31:15
  12. 12

    Shoot: Water Sessions Second Model

    15:26
  13. 13

    Shoot: Water Sessions Third Model

    11:39
  14. 14

    Shoot: Outdoor Drop Cloths and Chair Pose One

    21:23
  15. 15

    Shoot: Chair Pose and Two Models Together

    29:38
  16. 16

    Shoot: Posing Two Models with Antlers

    19:25
  17. 17

    Digital Finishing Techniques in Photoshop

    49:54

Meet Your Expert

Jennifer Thoreson

Jennifer B Thoreson is a young visual artist creating staged imagery that is both artistically stylized and meticulously crafted. Drawing inspirations from themes of faith and the intricacy of personal relationships, Jennifer is a dynamic and emotional illustrator of the human heart. The work is soulful, seeking the use of the forgotten or discarded, heavily symbolic, eerie and quiet. She references her faith and spirituality to bring insight and awareness, using heartfelt, acutely mapped personal experiences.  ... read more

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  • Creativelive Student

    July 2014

    I can't review the course as I haven't seen it yet, but I am buying it. I'm buying it based on the one free session on inspiration. I was so moved by who Jennifer is and her courage and commitment. I want to know her; be her friend, because she is so fearless and courageous. She admits that it took a long time for her to find her path. She reminds us again and again that it is hard -- art is hard. She was inspired by amazing paintings -- I completely understand why they inspired her, and in the direction that they did. I can't wait to watch this whole course, because I can't wait to witness more of Jennifer and her courage, her creativity, and her big lioness heart.

  • Joshua Pheneger

    Joshua Pheneger

    September 2013

    Jennifer is a talented and genuine artist with a gentle soul. Her perspective on how to approach the creative process and how to "quiet the little voices" and practice quiet observation are very helpful. I have been tremendously inspired by this course and I feel as though I am a better artist for having participated. Thank you for bringing this wonderful artist to the amazing creativeLIVE community.

  • Laura Arrowsmith

    September 2015

    I love her work and her teaching. Her perspective is so beautiful and inspiring. I had the opportunity to attend a workshop with her in Colorado this summer and it was a life-changing experience. The location was spectacular. Jennifer is so brilliant, yet so warm and friendly. I really just don't have enough glowing adjectives to describe this event.

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