Jerry Alt

  • Portrait | Head Shots

Jerry Alt is a respected portrait, lifestyle and nature photographer, with works sold and published in various media and to private buyers. He brings a sense of humor and patience to his business, especially when helping other budding photographers. Jerry pays attention to constantly improving his craft in other forms as well including studio, headshot, wedding and event photography.

His studio, Alt Imagery, is located in Evanston IL but he often travels for business. He was formerly on the Board of Directors of Chicago Photographic Society, a member of the Professional Photographers Association of America, PPANI, American Photographic Artists and the National Photographic Society. He is an active contributing member of various nature and photography related organizations, as well as a sought after photography educator who has taught in Chicago venues, Wisconsin and Minnesota.


  • Business of Photography

    This class will teach you the basics of running your photography as a business, covering legal structures, taxes, insurance, business names, financial planning and budgeting, using social media, websites and advertising to keep your business and personal separate. If time permits we will cover contracts, releases, copyright and other general business considerations.

  • Bodyscape Lighting

    Bodyscape lighting is a simple method of using shadow and light to create compelling and artistic images for fitness, lingerie or boudoir (implied) photography. In this class you’ll learn how easy it is to create these images and impress your clients. You’ll learn that it is about the light/shadow interplay and not how little your […]

  • Headshots / Lifestyle Photography

    Learn to take professional-level headshots with minimal gear, using strobes and reflectors to create consistently high-quality images in any environment. The class will include posing suggestions, dealing with problems like glasses, body type, clients of different heights, etc.