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Learning to See
a photography workshop
with Fritz Liedtke

The 2020 Glen Workshop will take place online July 27-31.
Classes will meet for three hours each day beginning at 11am eastern.

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Class Description

  • Are you tired of settling for good photographs, when what you really want is great? Whether you’ve been photographing for decades, or just started in with your new iPhone, you’ve probably noticed that there’s always room for improvement.
  • Perhaps you visualize stunning, artistic photos in your head … but struggle to get your actual pictures to look as good as you’d imagined?
  • Do you want to light your images in a way that excites you? Are you uncomfortable using flashes on-location, or want to know the secrets to finding the best natural light?
  • Do you wrestle with your gear, your settings, your lights, your models, your composition … trying to juggle everything at once … fumbling to pull it all together and create something beautiful?

If you answered yes to any of these, then this class is for you!

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 intimate workshop, you will learn from the work of master photographers, experience live photoshoot demonstrations, complete photo assignments, and receive insightful feedback about your work. And there will be plenty of time for one-on-one interaction with the teacher. Whether your specialty is landscape or portraiture, documentary or conceptual, fine art or commercial, this class will help you pay more attention to the things that make powerful images: lighting, color, exposure, composition, and meaning. And you’ll leave with some beautiful images of your 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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