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 a 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

    Point-and-shoot   Bridge or Hybrid   Reflex Camera SLR   Film Camera
  • Duration

    3h30
  • Workshop in english

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Sunday 28 October 20183h3010:00 am01:30 pm80 CAD
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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. The class takes place outdoors and the debriefing takes place at a coffee shop. The exact meeting place will be communicated to enrolled participants. The workshop is composed of a theoretical part, practical training and a debriefing. 

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 - 3.5 hours. Depending on the number of students, the course can be completed in 2.5 hours, 3 hours or 3.5 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
- Detailed information 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 accompanied by a grown-up (2 places needed)

Our clients feedbacks

10/23/2018
5/5
" Great course. Instructor Adeel was knowledgeable, professional, and easy to unde ... "
10/22/2018
4.8/5
" Alex gave good instruction and answered all our questions. I just wish there was ... "
10/22/2018
5/5
" This course helped me to understand photograohy better, improving my technique w ... "
10/22/2018
5/5
" Certainly I would recommend Lewis. "
10/22/2018
5/5
" My class of portraits with Emily was beyond expectations, I really appreciated h ... "
10/22/2018
5/5
" thx Emily!! "
10/21/2018
4.5/5
" The place is a little hard to find. They could put up the address on the yellow ... "
10/21/2018
5/5
" Excellent course. Instructor Adeel is knowledgable, easy going and easy to under ... "
10/21/2018
4.8/5
" Adeel was able to break down difficult concepts into plain English and make it u ... "
10/21/2018
4.5/5
" As I have been the only person in class no 1- it would have been better if it wo ... "
10/16/2018
5/5
" Bruno was very friendley, approachable, obviously knowledgeable and it was great ... "
10/14/2018
5/5
" Kate was a wonderful instructor. She kept the class interesting and was very kno ... "
10/14/2018
5/5
" Spent a great evening learning all about composing and analyzing images in Munic ... "
10/11/2018
5/5
" Romain est captivant dans sa façon de nous apprendre la photo ! A l'écoute d ... "
10/10/2018
4.5/5
" the size of the group was perfect and the practice time was great. "
10/9/2018
5/5
" The photographer I was with, Maurizio Martorana, was incredibly helpful, he was ... "
10/9/2018
5/5
" I loved it, I felt Alnoor’s passion, experiencie and technique for photography ... "
10/8/2018
4.8/5
" Alex provides a good balance of lectures and practical time in his classes. He h ... "
10/8/2018
5/5
" Maurizio is amazing! I have learnt and achieved a few basics and tricks due to h ... "
10/8/2018
5/5
" What a fantastic teacher is Alnoor! He is very kind, competent and has the abili ... "
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photo classes Montreal
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Monday to Friday: 9:30am - 4:30pm

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