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Learning to See
a photography workshop
with Fritz Liedtke

Class Description

In the digital age, anybody can take a picture, quickly and cheaply, and share it with the world in seconds. But what makes a great photograph? More importantly, what makes a great photographer? In this workshop, participants will view and discuss the work of master photographers, will participate in live photoshoot demonstrations, complete photo assignments, and receive insightful feedback about their work. Whether one’s specialty is landscape or portraiture, documentary or conceptual, fine art or commercial, this class will help students pay more attention to light, color, exposure, composition, and meaning in their work. And they’ll leave with some beautiful images of their own to prove it

What Others are Saying

“By turns heart-wrenching and redemptive … artful and humanizing ... Liedtke [treats] each subject in a unique and sensitive fashion.”
Publisher’s Weekly starred review for Fritz’s book Skeleton in the Closet which collects portraits of people who have suffered from eating disorders, each of the photographs accompanied by writing from the subjects

Fritz’s work speaks for itself—he captures soulful, fine-art portraits in a way few others do. We’ve always been drawn to Fritz’s work because it's beautiful; but he also embodies the same spirit our company doesseeing in a new way, not being afraid to try new things. Fritz is tireless, always willing to try another angle, always contributing his own ideas. In short, Fritz is a visionary photographer, incredibly hard-working, producing work that truly stands out and tells a powerful story.
— Keri Friedman, Lensbaby

I have worked with many photographers on countless photoshoots for print and digital marketing initiatives. Fritz Liedtke is hands down the best photographer I have had the pleasure of working with. If you see his work, it is clear he is extremely talented; but what sets him apart from the rest is how he functions before, during, and after the shoots. Fritz’s attention to detail makes all the difference between a shoot that provides a handful of good shots and a shoot that delivers a solid bank of excellent photos for digital and print needs.
— Claudine Slater, OHSU


Fritz Liedtke began photographing as a teen, when he documented a driving tour of the US with his father at age 14 in their blue Datsun B210. Thirty years later, he continues to explore the world, camera in hand. With a degree in photography, Fritz is passionate about creating authentic portraits of people in their natural environment, and capturing genuine moments of care and compassion for the healthcare and non-profit world. His professional clients include OHSU, PSU, Asics, Adidas, and Volvo, and magazines and books including National Geographic, Go: Travel and Style for Men, Shutterbug, Music Inc, and Kiplingers. Fritz balances his professional work with his fine art practice. His personal projects, including Astra Velum and Skeleton in the Closet, are shown in galleries and museums, published in magazines, and collected internationally. Fritz lives outside of Portland, Oregon with his family, surrounded by ducks, herons, and frogs.

Read: Fritz’s work in the press

See: Fritz’s professional portfolio

See: Fritz’s fine art portfolio

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