Course Information: Portrait Photography (incl. 1 Week Studio Hire)

course code

7508
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This course is nearly full.

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.

When and Where

Dates

From 25 Jan 2020 to 15 Feb 2020
Sat 10:00-13:00
for 4 weeks

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25 Jan 2020
10:00 to 13:00
01 Feb 2020
10:00 to 13:00
08 Feb 2020
10:00 to 13:00
15 Feb 2020
10:00 to 13:00

Location

Putney School of Art and Design
SW15 2LQ

Cost

Fees and concessions information

The full (undiscounted) fee for this course is £93 , the concession rate is £65. Please note that concession rates are subject to proof of eligibility. For more details please see our Terms and conditions

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).

Equipment Required

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.

Materials required

Digital SLR Camera

Assessments, tests, exams

N/A

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.