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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DateDurationStartsEndsPriceCart
Sunday 28 April 20193h3009:30 am01:00 pm£70
Saturday 25 May 20193h3009:30 am01:00 pm£70
Sunday 23 June 20193h3009:30 am01:00 pm£70
Saturday 27 July 20193h3009:30 am01:00 pm£70
Sunday 25 August 20193h3009:30 am01:00 pm£70
Saturday 28 September 20193h3009:30 am01:00 pm£70
Sunday 27 October 20193h3009:30 am01:00 pm£70
Saturday 23 November 20193h3009:30 am01:00 pm£70
Sunday 22 December 20193h3009:30 am01:00 pm£70
Saturday 25 January 20203h3009:30 am01:00 pm£70

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

03/19/2019
5/5
" Farah was an amazing instructor! She was interested in seeing photos that we ha ... "
03/19/2019
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" I thought Tyler presented the material in a very informed knowledgeable manner. ... "
03/19/2019
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" Michael is very knowledgeable and extremely encouraging in his teaching style an ... "
03/18/2019
4.8/5
" On a cold night Farrah created a fun ,enjoyable , and informative workshop. Her ... "
03/18/2019
4/5
" Very relaxed, small group, good possibility to exchange with a pro photographer. "
03/18/2019
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" I liked the assignments and strong focus on learning as much as possible from th ... "
03/18/2019
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" i would like to have the 4th course with Okiver Mann again, he is great, thank y ... "
03/18/2019
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" The instructor was very helpful and enthusiastic about his job and I learned a l ... "
03/18/2019
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" Tyler was great, learned a lot and he spent a lot of time with each student. Thi ... "
03/17/2019
5/5
" Great information. Michael is very knowledgeable! "
03/17/2019
5/5
" Excellent teacher, well-delivered programme "
03/17/2019
5/5
" Great course, we could learn how to create very nice effects and even spent 2h o ... "
03/17/2019
3/5
" I found that she hard a hard time explaining things at times. Course 3 and 4 sh ... "
03/17/2019
5/5
" Michael is great! "
03/17/2019
5/5
" Michael is awesome and we want him to teach us the 4th class on May 18 "
03/17/2019
4.5/5
" The course, course materials, and the instructor were all up to expectation. I ... "
03/16/2019
4.5/5
" Very helpful course for the beginner. "
03/14/2019
4/5
" The course was good, unfortunately the weather wasn't which made outside photogr ... "
03/13/2019
5/5
" I was pleasantly surprised that we didn’t just sit but also got a chance to pu ... "
03/13/2019
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