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Portrait photography - Nottingham Trent University

Portrait photography - Nottingham Trent University

Duration: Two days or ten evenings

Price: £575

Book with: Creative Short Courses
at Nottingham Trent University

50 Shakespeare Street

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About the Course

Most of us wish to be able to take great portraits of our family and friends, and be able to capture striking images of people and cultures when travelling.

As a business, portrait photography is undoubtedly the most profitable field in photography - almost everybody needs, at some point in life, to have a good portrait made by a professional.

Taking pictures of people can be a challenge even for the most experienced photographer.

This very practical course will therefore help you to take your portraits to the next level, control the light to capture the best shot, and gain confidence as a photographer.

The course combines working with a range of different models, and editing your photos with Lightroom and Photoshop to create images with the wow factor.

It will suit photographers at all level, from beginners to professionals.

You’ll find it helpful to have a good working knowledge of your equipment, exposure, focus and some of the fundamental photographic principles.

This is not a highly technical workshop that endlessly discusses gear, settings and obscure techniques - it’s a pragmatic, hands-on course in the art and science of portrait photography.

However, there will be plenty of advice on hand to discuss technical issues where necessary.

On this course you will:

- study the greats and dissecting their images
- learn about lighting on the move, getting the most of natural light and speedlights
- learn how to take great portraits using very little equipment
- learn about light and its behaviour (direction, intensity and quality).

You will also be learning about composition and backgrounds, the differences between candid portraits, environmental portraits, corporate and ceremonial portraiture, as well as shooting on location.

What will I gain?

By the end of the course you’ll have an appreciation of the challenges and joys of photographing people.

You’ll leave with a portfolio of new work, and the technical skills and knowledge to continue taking great portraits.

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If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking. If you have mobility issues, please let us know in advance so that we can be sure to accommodate your needs.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

10 or 25 hours of tuition with an expert portrait photographer. £240 or £595 per course.

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Course Start Dates

Monday 3rd August 2020

  • Accessible by public transport
  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Disabled access
  • Evenings
  • Long term / weekly / monthly
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Suitable for beginners

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