On June 21, Barry Aslinger will present “Artistic Portrait Photography” at the PSC meeting at St. John UMC, beginning at 7:00 p.m. There are several elements involved in photographing a person in order to create a portrait rather than just a snapshot. Whether you’re working outdoors or in a studio there are many variables that enter into creating images that have true artistic qualities. This program will introduce you to lighting, posing, and composition, which all play a key role in the creation of an artistic portrait. A basic studio lighting setup will be demonstrated for indoor photography along with taking studio lighting outside for portraits. Composing an image with strategic subject placement, finding elements to frame the subject,  and posing the body to show form and shape within the image will be the final topic.

Barry Aslinger has been creating photographic art for Chattanooga area clients for over 30 years. He has the utmost privilege of living out his passion every day alongside his wife Tammy in operating their portrait photography gallery in Hixson, Tennessee. Barry specializes in portrait photography for people of all ages including babies, children, teens and adults. He also photographs weddings and preschools along with business portraits for area professionals.

Barry is a graduate of UTC with a degree in Business Administration. He has achieved both the title of Master of Photography and Photographic Craftsman from Professional Photographers of America and the Tennessee Certified and Service Degree from the Tennessee Professional Photographers Association. Barry worked one year as a photojournalist for the Chattanooga Free Press before establishing Aslinger Photography in 1987.

Barry has taught portrait and wedding photography workshops for Professional Photographers of America at their International Conventions in Las Vegas and New Orleans, The Tennessee Professional Photographers Association, The Chattanooga Professional Photographic Guild, and other state photography associations.

Barry’s wife Tammy oversees the day to day business operation for Aslinger Photography. They have been married for 30 years and have three daughters, Lauren, Kelsey, and Chloe.