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Photography course - Introduction to studio and portraiture techniques

Introduction to studio and portraiture techniques 4

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


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 Intermediate
  • All camera brands are accepted
  • Accepted cameras
    Bridge or Hybrid | Reflex Camera SLR
  • 5 Maximum participants
  • Duration 4
  • Workshop in English

Choose your next class

Date Starts Ends Price
Saturday 28 March 2020 02:00 pm 06:00 pm 150 €
Saturday 27 June 2020 02:00 pm 06:00 pm 150 €
Saturday 26 September 2020 02:00 pm 06:00 pm 150 €
Saturday 26 December 2020 02:00 pm 06:00 pm 150 €

Meeting point

Rue Notre-Seigneur 11 Brussels
(Can be modified depending on the theme)
Contact us!
02 320 12 63
Monday to Friday / 9'30am - 10'30pm


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