Portrait Photography Course
Melbourne | 4 Hours | Intermediate to Pro Level
Cost: $200 |
The mark of a true portrait photographer is the ability to consistently produce high quality images - getting control of light is a combination of experience, expertise, instinct and that is what this course is all about. Its showing you different types of portraiture - from candid to formal, reportage to environmental, how to shoot groups, friends.. people on the street. Learn to develop your style - whether this is creative and experimental, stylised or formal, shoot from the hip or paparazzi style, outdoors or in the controlled environment of an alleyway.
Photographing people in all walks of life is hugely popular yet it is usually done poorly. We train you to recognise the quality and direction of the light, to implement creative composition, to understand poses, backdrops, lens perspective, colour cast, to make your subject relax, to look for unusual locations, to come up with new ideas, angles, viewpoints - to shoot for dramatic impact or to flatter your subject with a dreamy, ethereal quality to the image.
The Focus 10 Melbourne portraiture course will impart a high level of proficiency to the serious amateur photographer or to someone wanting to step up into portrait photography. You will be confident to shoot at a professional level. It assumes a proficiency in digital camera handling and technical knowledge. Ideally you will have completed our Digital 1 course or be able to demonstrate a similar level of competency. The group will be limited to a maximum of 8 people for a highly personalised training experience. Your instructor is a professional portrait photographer.
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Advanced digital SLR camera functions, lens perspective
Reportage, documentary formal, candid, environmental, stylised, point n’ shoot
Choice of lenses, accessories and props. Thinking outside the box
Skin tones, reflections, white balance, picture style, exposure compensation
Quality of light, flash with ambient light, reflectors, hi and low key
Art deco and creative modes, B & W, white and black backgrounds
Unusual viewpoints and angles, lens perspective
High contrast, colour, blurring, freezing & showing motion
A sound grasp of photography (an email test is available be request)
DLSR , mirror-less, compact with manual controls, with an all rounder lens
Consider a 50mm prime lens for your DLSR and bring all your other lenses
Charged camera battery and a spare if you have one
Memory Card(s): we recommend at least a 4 GB card
Any props you have which will enhance the shoot (hats, funky clothes etc)
time & location
4pm to 8pm
Boathouse Drive, Melbourne
(Front of Skateboard park (near Alexandra Gardens Boatsheds) )