About the Course
Most of us wish to be able to take great portraits of our family and friends, and also be able to capture striking images of people and cultures when travelling.
As a business, portraiture 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.
On the first day you’ll be working with a professional model and then, on the second day, you’ll be editing your photos with Lightroom and Photoshop to create images with the wow factor.
This workshop will suit photographers at most levels of skill and experience, from relative 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 and intensive 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 dissect their images
- learn about light and its behaviour (direction, intensity and quality)
- learn about lighting on the move, getting the most of natural light and speedlights
- learn how to take great portraits using very little equipment.
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 several images for your portfolio and social media accounts, and the technical skills and knowledge to continue taking great portraits.
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Please note that if you have a CraftCourses gift voucher you would like to use as full or part payment of this course fee, the booking will need to be made via telephone (number above). 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 or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
Ten hours of tuition with an expert portrait photographer.
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