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Portrait Photography Module

Duration: 4 Days / 20 Hours

Requirements: Digital Camera with Manual Exposure Mode

What is the module about?

This module the students will learn the concepts and techniques to take great portraits.

Does a portrait show the essence of a person or is it a creative expression of the Photographer? We will discuss these concepts whilst explaining techniques to direct and relax your subjects and cover the use of daylight, studio flash and Speedlights to achieve the best results creatively and technically.

During this 4-day long portrait photography module, students will be introduced to the work of key practitioners and will have the opportunity to work with individual models. We will focus on the importance of light and how to control it, as well as the relationship between photographer and the model. The resulting images can then be used as a foundation for a portrait portfolio.

What will we cover?

Introduction to Portrait Photography
What is a Portrait?
Key Practitioners – a study of the great
Choosing the right equipment
Managing Natural and Artificial Light
Combining Natural and Artificial Light
On-Camera Flash and Speedlights
Studio Flash
Gray Card
Environmental Portraits
Location Shooting
How to acquire models
Model Releases
Composition
Putting Your Subjects at Ease
Working with Individual Models
How to interact with your Subject for the best Results

Skills Acquired

By the end of the module students will:
– Produce multiple portrait series that can be used for your portfolio
– Be able to conduct your own shoot in the studio and on location
– Learn how to direct your models

Daytime Courses:
Mon, Tue, Thu & Fri, 10am – 4pm

Weekend Courses:
2 weekends, Sat & Sun, 10am — 4pm