Bombshell Beauty: A Guide to Pin Up Portraiture

  • August 28, 2024
  • 1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Howard County Center for the Arts 8510 High Ridge Rd, Ellicott City, MD 21043


  • This ticket is available to MDPPA members in good standing.
  • This ticket is available for current PPA members, you PPA member number is required.
  • This ticket is available to all others.


Bombshell Beauty: A Guide to Pin Up Portraiture

This class will focus on capturing the essence of vintage glamor in our images. Danny will cover the importance of lighting and how to use it to create a flattering, classic look for your models. You will learn how to pose your subjects in a way that accentuates their curves and features, as well as how to create a fun and playful atmosphere on set. You will work with pinup models and have the opportunity to experiment with different hair and makeup styles to bring out the retro vibe in your shots. Whether you are an experienced photographer or just starting out, this class promises to be an exciting and memorable experience, full of laughter, creativity, and gorgeous images to add to your portfolio.

This class will cover the basics of pin up photography, including:

  • History of pin up photography

  • Lighting

  • Composition

  • Posing

  • Wardrobe and props

PPA attendees will receive one merit for attending this course.

Danny Douglas M.Photog.Cr., CPP

Speaker Bio

Danny Douglas is an award-winning photographer who serves clients in the Washington D.C., Maryland, and Virginia regions. With a photographic journey spanning three decades, Danny's love for the art of photography remains as vibrant as when he first picked up a camera during his high school years.

Formally educated with a degree in visual communications from the Maryland College of Art and Design, Danny is a proud member of both the Professional Photographers of America and the Maryland Professional Photographers Association, showcasing his commitment to professionalism and continual growth in his field. Danny currently resides in Maryland.

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