Portrait Photography (Outdoor)
This is a unique natural light portrait photography workshop. Learn how to use reflectors and fill-in flash to direct light and illuminate the subject. Working outdoors in Central London we use fantastic urban locations to get the best portraits possible. With expert tuition from Lou Smith you learn how to create stunning portrait photography.
Learn in a friendly and relaxed environment and discover how to make your friends and family look even better!
Portrait Photography Course Content
- how to compose a portrait
- relationship between photographer and subject
- use reflectors to direct light
- use natural light
- use fill-in flash to illuminate a subject without losing detail
- pose the subject in relationship to the location
- extract the subject from the background
- use depth of field for portraiture
- explore focus points and sharpness
- use outdoor locations to enhance the portrait
- metering modes for portrait photography
- lenses and zoom selection
- create urban portraits
Our popular portrait photography workshop is an enjoyable and inspirational workshop with course participants taking it in turns to pose. Understanding what it feels like to pose and be photographed gives an invaluable insight into how individuals respond to being photographed. This is an integral part of the course and you understand how important it is to build a rapport with your subject to extract great portraits. This enables you to become a better and more empathetic portrait photographer.
We use a variety of poses from head and shoulders, close up and full length. You are also taught how to crop portraits with sensitivity. Discover fabulous poses within ourselves and each other.
We use stunning outdoor Central London locations specially selected for their interest. Groups are small so there is some time for personal tuition geared towards your own photographic interests.
We take a short working break for refreshments and group review of work completed. Review is ongoing throughout the duration of the course as Lou is on hand to answer questions as they arise.
Suitable for DSLRs, compact system cameras, bridge cameras and advanced compacts. You should be beyond Auto and Scene modes for this course.
Limited to 6 places.
Meet at London Bridge.
Sunday 10.30 am – 2.30 pm
Prices: Scheduled £125 – Private from £125
- Central London Outdoor Locations
- Small Group Max 6
- Suitable digital cameras with buttons.
- Use each other as models
- Sun 10.30-2.30pm
- Prices:Scheduled £90
This Scheduled workshop can also be taken as a Private 1to1 Workshop on other days as well.