Portrait Photography: Photo-LOLA Zoom Prep Session & 1-Day On-Location Workshop

LOLA Arts Photo-LOLA presents stand-alone classes and one-day on-location workshops this summer designed for children to adults, beginner to advanced, virtual, and in-person.  Co-facilitators for these sessions are Mark Schermeister and Stefan Anderson.
There are 6 photography themes: Water, Gardening/Nature, Portrait, Night, Motion, and Autumn Photography.  Each theme has a zoom preparation session and one-day workshop.  One can sign up for either or both. Each theme has its’ own signup page.


Supplies needed: Whatever camera you are using – it can be a phone camera, digital or old school. For the workshops, it is suggested that you “heave all your photo stuff into your car and use what you need.” The instructors will work with what you have!

Portrait Photography:  Photo-LOLA Zoom Prep Session & 1-Day On-Location Workshop


Zoom Preparation Class – $5.00 per person
Wednesday, July 21, 2021 (6 PM – 7 PM)   

This is a 1-hr online presentation designed to prepare you for the Saturday, July 24 on-location Portrait Photography Workshop. Attendance is not required, but strongly recommended, as the material covered will give you knowledge and skills that will enrich your experience.

1-Day On-Location Workshop at the Land O’ Lakes Community Park Pavilion (located behind Northern Waters Historical Museum) – $10.00 per person
Saturday, July 24, 2021 (9 AM – 3 PM) with an option of continuing until 6 PM. A weather backup plan will be emailed out prior to the workshop. 

Join us and learn techniques for creating portraits of children, pets, friends and family!  We’ll look at basic portraiture lighting techniques (lights, reflectors, backgrounds, posing, etc.), and how to present your subject in the most flattering way. This is a hands-on event for everyone; all levels of cameras, ability, and experience are welcome!

Instructor Bios:

Mark Schermeister:  Mark Schermeister has spent a majority part of his life in Land O’ Lakes for the past 64 years. He is an enthusiastic photographer, artist and poet who has been behind a camera in some capacity since 1966 as a darkroom technician, portrait and wedding photographer and has been published in numerous periodicals over the years.

He describes himself as having fifty-something years of experience and still a student. Mark is a retired air-traffic controller and can be found in the local region capturing the natural beauty of the area, forests, wildlife and spending time with his wife and two daughters.

Stefan Anderson:  Stefan Anderson, Director of Lowenwood, is an active member of the Land O’ Lakes community. He currently serves as vice president of the Land O’ Lakes Chamber of Commerce and a board member of the Vilas County Economic Development and Black Oak Lake Preservation Foundation. Anderson enjoys the outdoors and spends free time pursuing his passion for nature photography.



  • Portrait Photography Zoom Prep Session
     6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Portrait Photography 1-Day On-Location Workshop
     9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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