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Leon Johnson

Going from Inspiration to Creation: How to Get Started Fine Art Portraits 

Leon Johnson, Photography workshops in NC, Professional Photographers of NC, Carolina Photo Expo

About Speaker

Leon Johnson is an award-winning portrait and fine art photographer based in Augusta, Georgia. He specializes in painterly portraits inspired by paintings of the Neoclassical and Impressionist periods of art, fantasy literature, and vintage BNW Portraits. His love of photography began earnestly while living in Europe and falling in love with the landscapes and architecture of the region. He has been photographing portraits since 2015 and has worked as a part-time professional photographer since 2017. 

Leon’s art-inspired portraits are intimately composed and are immediately recognizable by the classical and timelessly styled simple garments and the resemblance to oil paintings. Despite his engineering and military background, Leon has evolved as an artist whose work reflects his love of times gone by and lands far away. He aims to give the viewer of his portraiture an intimate look into his subject, a snapshot into a moment of their life. He reinforces the timelessness of his scene with jewelry, period-appropriate hair and makeup and custom-made garments made mostly of coarse linens and cottons. With every portrait, Leon wishes to transport and transform his subjects to a different time and place and allow them to see themselves in an artistic and alluring light. 


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What you'll learn

Leon Johnson is a portrait and fine art photographer who is coming to share how he leads his clients from fine art inspirations to creating beautiful fine art portraits He will discuss the tools and styling he uses to create his work and the techniques he has found successful in marketing his work to potential clients. An extremely prolific photographer, Leon will discuss how he allows his passion and love of art to drive his development as a photographer and an artist. 
Leon will discuss how he has maneuvered past challenges such as being an active-duty military and operating out of a small home studio. He will discuss how he builds trust and rapport with clients and their role in creating natural expressions, poses, and gestures in his work in addition to providing an amazing client experience and creating a product that they love. His words will paint the pictures in your heart and soul and help you interpret them with your camera.