In a professional photo studio, you will discover the camera, different types of light and what it allows you to do. Through practice shooting and the availability of a model, you will learn to use your creativity to make beautiful portraits. During the analysis of your photos, you'll receive valuable comments and tips from the photographer.

Practical Info

  • Level

  • 5 Maximum participants

  • All camera brands are accepted

  • Accepted Cameras

    Bridge or Hybrid   Reflex Camera SLR
  • Duration

    4 hours
  • Workshop in english

Our locations
around the world

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Sunday 20 August 20174 hours02:00 pm06:00 pm£160
Saturday 23 September 20174 hours09:00 am01:00 pm£160
Sunday 15 October 20174 hours02:00 pm06:00 pm£160
Saturday 18 November 20174 hours09:00 am01:00 pm£160
Sunday 10 December 20174 hours02:00 pm06:00 pm£160
Saturday 13 January 20184 hours09:00 am01:00 pm£160
Sunday 4 February 20184 hours02:00 pm06:00 pm£160
Saturday 10 March 20184 hours09:00 am01:00 pm£160
Sunday 1 April 20184 hours02:00 pm06:00 pm£160
Saturday 5 May 20184 hours09:00 am01:00 pm£160

Introduction to studio and portraiture techniques

4 hours

The course objectives :

Understanding different light sources in the photo studio: soft, diffused, simple, mixed, flash, and daylight with and without a reflector.
You will learn to create different techniques that result in chiaroscuro, natural lighting and cinematic effects. It's possible to recreate very different atmospheres in a well lit studio. 
There are a multitude of inspirations; painters of light from the 17th century, natural light, or advertising... In this course you will discover a variety of techniques to create different Studio effects and find your own style.

How to choose a background for the subject, proper framing in a studio / loft or outdoor shots depending on the weather and the wishes of the group.

Understanding and demonstrating the importance of the eyes in a portrait; Creating positive interaction with your model: learning how to direct him/her and making them feel at ease.


How will the course run?

This is a 4 hours lesson given by a professional photographer in a photo studio that is divided into three stages:

1. Theoretical presentation. The photographer presents the photo studio equipment, its uses, presents the different types of lighting and how to use them. He/She will help you to choose a background and atmosphere depending on the desired imagery. He/She will advise you on how to interact with your model in order to create a successful set of images/portraits.

2. Shooting exercises : its your turn to shoot! After learning theory, it's time to put it into action! To fully understand portraiture you will take turns as both photographer and model. Depending on the weather and the wishes of the group, it will always be possible to shoot outdoors.

3. Analysing your photos : At the end of the course, you will be showing your best images and receiving analysis, feedback and valuable advice from the proffesional photographer.

Key Details

- Please note: the intermediary level suggests a knowledge of the basics in photography, but beginners to the studio are also welcome

Private courses

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302 Barrington Road SW9 7JJ London 020 36 95 88 02
(Can be modified depending on the theme)
Monday to Friday / 10am - 6pm

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