Portrait Photography Workshop
If you are into capturing the personality of the person and going in to the depth of the eye look by using effective lighting, backdrops, and poses than this workshop is worth attending. A portrait picture gives you an opportunity to be artistic, or on the other hand realistic it is your choice and approach. Whether you are a beginner to photography or a professional wanting to develop more your portrait skills this workshop within a intimate small group environment, will allow your creativity and imagination to reveal itself with a goal to find the perfect portrait photograph.
The workshop will take place outdoors with a model for you to photograph. I will teach you the most important elements of portrait photography and how to independently create better and unique work.
What will I need
To get the most out of this workshop, you’ll need to have basic understanding of camera lenses, aperture, shutter speed and ISO including exposure modes. If you have never used a professional camera before you may want to take our Beginners Workshop to get up to speed. You’ll also be required to have a digital SLR or professional compact camera with full manual exposure. Participants will also need different lenses covering 24mm to long telephoto 135mm. But don’t worry if you don’t own a camera or the accessories – I am more than open to borrow one for the workshop free of charge – please just let me know in advance you will need equipment.
What will I learn?
During the workshop we will cover the following topics:
- Introduction – explore and get familiar with many different types of portrait photography including lifestyle portraits, head and shoulder, posed portraits, indoor VS outdoor etc.
- Lighting – explore how to enhance your portraits with natural, artificial, direct and soft lighting
- Camera settings – use the full potential of your camera features to create candid portraits, action portraits, slow motion portraits
- Aperture and depth of field – understand right perspective of these photography elements in depth and learn how to use it effectively in portrait photography
- Composition – discuss and learn the different types of composition in portrait photography
- Backgrounds – learn how to choose appropriate backgrounds for your images
- Working with your model – understand and develop the relationship between the photographer and the model and learn how to work with them in different locations. Also to learn how to express what you want from the model but at the same time to make that relationship natural and relaxed.
- Accessories – play with different accessories which will transform your images.