©Sheila Metzner, 2017


SHEILA METZNER: Refining Your Personal Vision For Both Fine Art & Commerce

Orientation Sunday, May 7, 4:30pm – 5:30pm

Monday, May 8th – Wednesday, May 10th 9:00am – 4:00pm.

Thursday, May 11th 9:00am – 11:00am (Optional)

A rare opportunity to spend three + days with the very unique photographer, Sheila Metzner. Metzner has made a life rich with her photographic expression. This class will be about how a photographer can transcend barriers and work with equal ease in both commerce and fine art, fashion, portrait, landscape and still-life, all the while retaining a strong visual identity in the work. She’s passionate about making work will no doubt inspire you to reach your potential as well.

In order to sample the various aspects of her work, the workshop will spend time in the studio, equipped with the tremendous Briese daylight-balanced HMI lighting (“Briese lighting changed my life”) photographing subjects as well as explore still-life. You’ll spend time photographing in the nearby desert landscape as well.

It is her desire to have attendees bring their ideas as well. There will be discussions about her work, her process, influences and inspirations, critiques of the workshop participant’s work and shooting time with Sheila.

In essence, this class is about a way of life as much as a means of expression. Her style is timeless. Be ready to challenge yourself!

PRICE:  $1400 (includes model fees and boxed lunches)

This workshop is limited to 16 attendees.



Sheila Metzner’s unique photographic style has positioned her as a contemporary master in the worlds of fine art, fashion, portraiture, still life and landscape photography.

Born in Brooklyn, she attended Pratt Institute where she majored in Visual Communication and was then hired by Doyle Dane Bernbach advertising agency as its first female art director. She took pictures all the while, amassing them slowly over the next thirteen years, while raising five children. One of these photographs was included in a famous and controversial exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art; Mirrors and Windows, American Photography Since 1960 – and became the dark horse hit of the exhibition. Gallery shows and commercial clients soon followed. Her first commercial client was Valentino, followed by Elizabeth Arden, Perry Ellis, Shiseido, Fendi, Saks Fifth Avenue, Paloma PIcasso, Victoria’s Secret, Revlon and in recent years, Levi’s, Ralph Lauren, Club Monaco, Bergdorf Goodman and Neiman Marcus.

Sheila’s fine art photographs are featured in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, The International Center of Photography, the Getty, The Brooklyn Museum, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, The Chrysler Museum, The Art Institute of Chicago, as well as many personal collections. She has published four monographs Objects of Desire (Clarkson N. Potter), which won the American Society of Magazine Photographers Ansel Adams Award for Book Photography; Sheila Metzner’s Color, (Twelvetrees Press); Inherit the Earth (Bullfinch), a collection of landscapes shot during her travels, and Form & Fashion, a collection of images culled from 20 years of her work in fine art and fashion.


With support from Briese & B2Pro


Check out this announcement from Rizzoli for Sheila’s forthcoming book, From Life, out in October!