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 all 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

Choose your next class

DateDurationStartsEndsPriceCart
Thursday 11 April 20193h3002:30 pm06:00 pm$95
Sunday 19 May 20193h3009:30 am01:00 pm$95
Thursday 4 July 20193h3002:30 pm06:00 pm$95
Sunday 11 August 20193h3009:30 am01:00 pm$95
Thursday 26 September 20193h3002:30 pm06:00 pm$95
Sunday 3 November 20193h3009:30 am01:00 pm$95
Thursday 19 December 20193h3002:30 pm06:00 pm$95
Sunday 26 January 20203h3009:30 am01:00 pm$95
Thursday 12 March 20203h3002:30 pm06:00 pm$95

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

03/18/2019
5/5
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03/18/2019
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03/17/2019
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03/17/2019
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03/16/2019
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03/14/2019
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03/13/2019
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03/13/2019
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11/25/2018
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11/23/2018
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11/21/2018
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11/20/2018
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11/19/2018
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11/19/2018
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Monday to Friday / 10am - 10pm
photo classes New York
Meeting point:
Contact us!

16 Orchard St 10002 New York (347) 688 99 26
(Can be modified depending on the theme)
Monday to Friday / 10am - 10pm

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