What the course is about
How to take a good portrait is a fine art, trying to represent your subject in a photograph that communicates the desired result is a skill worth learning. There are many factors to be taken into consideration including: light levels, whether indoor or out, skin tones, background, and many others.
On this course we will look at all the basic elements which make for a good portrait. We will be looking at how to make people feel comfortable in front of the camera, the importance of composition, differing portraiture styles, how to light people and ultimately how to photograph a person or subject that represents them as you, the photographer, intended.
Previous experience, knowledge or qualifications
All Levels – Anyone with a basic knowledge of using a digital camera (not a complete beginner).
This course is aimed at photographers who have beginner to intermediate level experience with digital photography and have an advanced Digital SLR camera and wish to learn how to take better portraits.
Digital SLR Camera
Assessments, tests, exams
At the end of the course
You will learn about lighting and getting the most of natural light and speedlights
You will also be learning about composition and backgrounds, the differences between candid portraits, environmental portraits, corporate and ceremonial portraiture, as well as shooting on location.
By the end of the course you’ll have an appreciation of the challenges and joys of photographing people.
You’ll leave with a portfolio of work, and the technical skills and knowledge to continue taking great portraits.