Briefly...

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
  • 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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DateDurationStartsEndsPriceCart
Saturday 30 June 20184 hours10:00 am02:00 pm£160
Sunday 22 July 20184 hours10:00 am02:00 pm£160
Saturday 25 August 20184 hours10:00 am02:00 pm£160
Sunday 16 September 20184 hours10:00 am02:00 pm£160
Saturday 20 October 20184 hours10:00 am02:00 pm£160
Sunday 11 November 20184 hours10:00 am02:00 pm£160
Saturday 15 December 20184 hours10:00 am02:00 pm£160
Sunday 6 January 20194 hours10:00 am02:00 pm£160
Saturday 9 February 20194 hours10:00 am02:00 pm£160
Sunday 3 March 20194 hours10:00 am02:00 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

Our clients feedbacks

06/18/2018
5/5
" Michael is a skilled photographer and trainer, on the top of that, his curiosity ... "
06/17/2018
5/5
" Excelent course. Absolutely recomend it. Looking forward to the next one... "
06/11/2018
4.5/5
" The Class with Daniel was really interesting. He shared with us not only his kno ... "
06/10/2018
5/5
" Eleni was great, the lesson was tailored exactly to our needs and was a perfect ... "
06/5/2018
5/5
" This course was by far the one with the best teacher. Great way of bringing the ... "
06/4/2018
5/5
" Excellent! Merci "
06/4/2018
5/5
" Paul was a very knowledgeable teacher, he paced the class to our speed, did a gr ... "
06/4/2018
4.8/5
" Paul was very helpful and knowledgeable. Even though I had to leave a little ear ... "
06/4/2018
4/5
" I liked the structured way that Adrien went through the training and now have a ... "
05/24/2018
5/5
" Emily was excellent! She has a real gift for making technical concepts easy to u ... "
05/22/2018
5/5
" Dan was an excellent teacher, he is an expert in photography and his passion for ... "
05/22/2018
5/5
" Bruno was amazing. He started with a recap of the settings because I told him I ... "
05/17/2018
5/5
" Emily was knowledgeable, very patient and in general a nice person! "
05/12/2018
5/5
" Really nice guy, very funny, he was teaching step by step and I really learnt wi ... "
05/8/2018
5/5
" Terrific experience! "
05/8/2018
2.8/5
" Need to ensure that all participants have SLR cameras. One student did not, and ... "
05/8/2018
4.5/5
" Appreciate answers to all my questions. Thank-you "
05/8/2018
5/5
" It was fun and interesting. A few more exercises would be even better. "
05/7/2018
5/5
" Anna's class was so much fun!! I love her teaching method, and she really helped ... "
05/7/2018
5/5
" Anna is great. She has a lot of experience to share. Thank you! Marie "
Photo classes in London
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In front of Southbank Centre SE1 8XX London 020 36 95 88 02
(Can be modified depending on the theme)
Monday to Friday / 10am - 6pm
Photo classes in London
Meeting point:
Contact us!

In front of Southbank Centre SE1 8XX London 020 36 95 88 02
(Can be modified depending on the theme)
Monday to Friday / 10am - 6pm

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