Briefly...

Sometimes, the simplest photos are the hardest ones to take. How do you make an impeccable portrait of a loved-one or of a friend on the spot, and only with the help of natural lighting? Basically, how do you manage without the studio and its controllability, and end up satisfied with an expressive and successful portrait?

Practical Info

  • Level

    Intermediate
  • 7 Maximum participants

  • All camera brands are accepted

  • Accepted Cameras

    Bridge or Hybrid   Reflex Camera SLR   Film Camera
  • Duration

    3h30
  • Workshop in english

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Sunday 25 August 20193h3009:30 am01:00 pm90 CAD
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Sunday 27 October 20193h3009:30 am01:00 pm90 CAD
Saturday 23 November 20193h3009:30 am01:00 pm90 CAD
Sunday 22 December 20193h3009:30 am01:00 pm90 CAD
Saturday 25 January 20203h3009:30 am01:00 pm90 CAD
Sunday 23 February 20203h3009:30 am01:00 pm90 CAD
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Sunday 26 April 20203h3009:30 am01:00 pm90 CAD
Saturday 23 May 20203h3009:30 am01:00 pm90 CAD

Portrait

3h30

Sometimes, the simplest photos are the hardest ones to take. How do you make an impeccable portrait of a loved-one or of a friend on the spot, and with only the help of natural lighting? Basically, how do you manage without a studio and all its controllability, and end up satisfied with an expressive and successful portrait?

It is essential to take the environment into consideration when composing a portrait. Managing the background's colors and graphics, choosing the point of view, directing the model - these are all points that will be covered during the course.

Light control is an equally important aspect; in particular, analyzing a given moment's light and using it wisely are elements that will be explained to help you make a successful portrait.

This workshop will teach you:

- How to observe the environment so as to guide your esthetic choices: point of view, directing a model

- How to "read" light and place your subject accordingly

- How to correctly define parameters in your camera according to your desired result

- How to frame and compose an image to highlight the subject

The workshop includes a theoretical explanation, a main "practical" part, as well as a class debriefing at the end. 

Pre-requisites for this workshop: Class No 1: Camera settings & Class No 2: Aperture and Depth of field

Key Details

- This artistic development class is part of a pack of 4 workshops (14 hours), you can get a discount by ordering this pack, click here)
- Number of hours for this course - 3.30 hours. Depending on the number of students, the course can be completed in 2.30 hours, 3 hours or 3.30 hours. With a very small number of participants, the quality of the class and the time allocated to each one to ask questions allows the course duration to be reduced in order to keep the chosen dates and avoid cancellations. For more information, see our Terms of use page
- A meeting form with the exact meeting point will be sent to you by email 8 to 5 days before the class
- Students under 17 years old are welcome if a grown-up comes along (2 places needed)

Our clients feedbacks

07/17/2019
5/5
" Great course, Eleni explained everything very well and was very encouraging. "
07/16/2019
4.8/5
" It is a bit weird to do a low light course from 8 to 10pm in the summer, as it g ... "
07/16/2019
4/5
" Part 2 was a little disjointed first part taken up by one student asking questio ... "
07/15/2019
5/5
" Tyler is a fantastic teacher! Always enjoyed my classes with him "
07/15/2019
4.5/5
" Great that Garry gave us ideas as we did our street photo shoot. Good class! "
07/15/2019
4.8/5
" Really enjoyed to try out some new techniques like light painting and panning ... "
07/15/2019
4.3/5
" An enjoyable and very informative day and what I needed - Eugene did a great job "
07/15/2019
4.3/5
" Goede uitleg.Goede voorbeelden met oefeningen. Geduldig en zeer leerrijk. "
07/15/2019
4/5
" Eugene was very helpful and knowledgeable, answering any questions I had and cat ... "
07/15/2019
5/5
" I really enjoyed the class. The instructor is very knowledgable and willing and ... "
07/15/2019
4.5/5
" The photographer spread his time with all who attended, he answered as many ques ... "
07/15/2019
4.5/5
" Andrew was extremely knowledgeable and professional. He provided a supportive le ... "
07/15/2019
5/5
" Andrew Cranford was the best teacher I've had at the Photo Academy! He gave us g ... "
07/15/2019
5/5
" I used to be scared of using the camera but now I feel a lot more confident. "
07/14/2019
5/5
" Very professional, good information and very pleasant and positive personality! "
07/14/2019
4.8/5
" Emily was a fantastic teacher! She was very pedagogical in presenting the materi ... "
07/14/2019
5/5
" Emily did a great job, made sure that all students understood the discussed topi ... "
07/14/2019
5/5
" Very nice teacher, very clear explanations and open "
07/8/2019
4/5
" Thank you to Paul. He was great, very helpful and easy to talk to. "
07/8/2019
4.5/5
" Maurizio was a firm but fair and fun teacher. He was very clear in delivery and ... "
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