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 with only 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

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

    3h30
  • Workshop in english

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Sunday 27 May 20183h3009:30 am01:00 pm95 CHF
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The 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 the 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), with workshops No 6, 7 & 8, coming with a discount
- 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

04/24/2018
5/5
" Alnoor was an excellent teacher and I do recommend that his class structure be u ... "
04/24/2018
4.5/5
" one tip: more theory per class. at one point i was pretty done/bored with one to ... "
04/22/2018
4/5
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04/22/2018
5/5
" Love the applied part of the class, we had lots of fun and laughter "
04/22/2018
4.3/5
" Very practical course! "
04/22/2018
5/5
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04/22/2018
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04/18/2018
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04/16/2018
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04/15/2018
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04/15/2018
4/5
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04/13/2018
4/5
" Very good workshop! Good teacher "
04/10/2018
4/5
" As expected! "
04/9/2018
5/5
" learned loads - thank you Margaux! "
04/9/2018
5/5
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04/9/2018
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04/9/2018
5/5
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04/9/2018
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04/9/2018
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Monday to Friday / 10am - 7pm
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Meeting point:
Contact us!

Rondpoint de Plainpalais, Rue du Conseil-Général 11 1205 Geneva 022 518 05 76
(Can be modified depending on the theme)
Monday to Friday / 10am - 7pm

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