August 26, 2023

Approaching Portraiture, with Emily Moore

Saturday, August 26, 2023
Online: 10 – 11 am CT


Portraiture grants us an opportunity to connect with ourselves and others. Without connection, a portrait will inevitably lack impact. In this lecture, Emily will give a broad overview of essential elements of strong fine art portrait photography, including theme or story, staging, lighting, posing, culling, retouching, and color grading and how these elements work together to create a cohesive, impactful, and timeless image.

Emily will discuss her approach to portraiture as a complete artistic process, much of which will also apply to fashion and conceptual photography.

Emily Moore is a self-taught photographer specializing in fashion and fine art studio portraiture. She gleans her inspiration from an eclectic mix of artists and eras, including renaissance and baroque painters as well as historical and modern fashion.

Emily’s work has been exhibited in a variety of venues including 31 Art Gallery, Art Saint Louis, and the St. Louis Artists’ Guild. Her work has also been featured on popular photography websites such as The Portrait Master’s Awards, FStoppers and Photography Life.

In her everyday life, Emily is a statistician with a PhD in political science from Washington University in St. Louis and an avid classical fencer. She lives in St. Louis with her husband Jared, her dog Odin, and her cats Augustus and Socrates.

Can’t make it that date or want to rewatch? Recordings of lectures and workshops will be available for everyone registered within a week of the class. 

Image: Lucy’s Fascination © Emily Moore

Admission: $5 Non-Members/Members Free


Members email or call (314) 535-1999 to Register or for further assistance