Artist’s Portrait


KÖLN – 22.04.2023

In this one day intensive workshop we will explore various techniques for making compelling portraiture using available light and easily accessible light sources.

I will teach and demonstrate how to shape with light and shadow to achieve depth and add meaning to a portrait with focus on artists’ visual identity. 

Students will be provided with plenty of opportunities to photograph in multiple portrait lighting scenarios. The studio and the area outside will turn into creative space where the photographer-artist becomes the photographed artist. I firmly believe that this change of perspective will widen the students’ horizon and their understanding on how to approach the model-artist and create a better connection.

Each student will come away with expanded knowledge and skillset that would be immediately applicable in their individual photographic pursuits. 

Who is this class for: Amateur to professional photographers who have a comfortable working knowledge of their camera in manual mode. 


Instruction: Joanna Wizmur (in English)

When: 22.04.2023, 11:00-18:00 (14:00-15:00 lunch break) 

Where: Kunstzentrum Wachsfabrik, Atelierloft 21, Industriestraße 170, 50999 Köln 

Fee: 180€ (lunch included)

Maximum number of participants: 8

Participants need to bring their own cameras. 

Registration form

You can use the following form to sign up for the Artist's Portrait Workshop. After your registration, shortly you will receive a confirmation from me, as well as further information about the workshops schedule and payment.