Pre-Con - Fine Art Character Portraits
with Jen Hargrove of Jen Hargrove Photography
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10am - 5pm
Don Polo Photography
3022 Mt Logan Way
Taylorsville, UT 84129
Fine art character portraits is a way of photographing a subject with their real and true essence by showcasing personal passions, hands on life work, a unique sense of self, or allowing them to portray a character they have always wanted to be. Character photography creates a real and true representation of the people being photographed and once in a while allows them escape reality for a moment or two. This fine art portrait photography workshop is dedicated to teaching you how to add fine art sensibility to your studio.
Are you thinking about creating, revamping or maximizing your home or studio space? You'll discover how to use your marketing money in the most efficient way, including strategically working with local businesses, shops, and spaces as well as how to create a strong marketing brand. You'll come away from this workshop with everything you need to identify and create inventive shooting spaces, a marketing plan, and a new look for your business whether it’s a storefront, home studio, on location or pop-up.
In this behind the scenes look inside Jen’s fine art character portraits, all of the materials and processes she uses, including how she shops second hand and antique shops for clothing and props and sets up her award winning images.
Jen has been a member of the Professional Photographers of America since January 2015. She entered the industry in September of 2012 and opened her studio, Jen Hargrove Photography, in 2015. Jen specializes in pet and portraits as well as fine art photography. She obtained her CPP in July 2016, becoming one of nine CPPs in the state of Wyoming, and earned the Master of Photography degree and Craftsman degree in January 2019. In March of 2023 she also earned her PPA Master Artist and MPI Portrait Master’s with Accreditation in Character Portraits. She is also a member of multiple PPA affiliates including, the ASP (American Society of Photographers), IPPA (Intermountain), and TPPA (Texas). She also serves on the Board of Directors of the IPPA (Degree and Awards Chair, Convention Chair, Scholarship Chair, and Education Committee).
Jen strongly believes in the importance of continuing education and the role image competition has along with education in growing and evolving as a photographer, as well as a business owner. She also believes that all photographers have a responsibility to help educate other photographers, as well as clients.
Jen and Tim, her husband (and part time lighting assistant) reside in Big Piney, Wyoming with their two dogs, Owen and Izzy. They have four children, Kennedy, Collin, Hayden, and Payton as well as two grand daughters, Addyson and Rilynn, and three grand sons, Hudson, Lincoln and Grayson.