What is the Course about?

What is a portrait? Is it about showing the essence of the subject, or is it a creative expression of the photographer? This is just one of the concepts that we look at on this very popular course. Portrait photography is one of the most challenging, yet rewarding and creative, genres of photography. On the last day, you’ll be working with individual models on location.

Course outline:

  • Introduction to portrait photography
  • Works of some renowned portrait photographers
  • Choosing the right lenses & other camera equipment for your subject
  • Studio & ambient lighting
  • Effective 1 light portait lighting
  • Working with models & model releases
  • Composition
  • Directing your subject, putting them at ease to achieve the best results

A good knowledge of the Beginners Photography and Intermediate Photography Course is required

4 Days 2 Weekends / 20 Hours


Digital Camera (DSLR or Mirrorless) with Manual Exposure Mode

Skills Acquired:

You’ll learn to:

  • Direct your subjects, including helping them to feel at ease
  • Control light to achieve different effects, whether daylight, studio lights or speedlights
  • Tell a story through portraiture
  • Produce a series of portrait photographs for your artistic or commercial portfolio