Portrait Photography Course (1 day)

Sydney   |   7 hours  |   Intermediate to Pro Level
  • Advanced portraiture for fun and profit
  • Camera settings, colour profiling, lens perspective, body language
  • Outdoor / indoor shooting using backdrops
  • Use of reflectors, flash and props
  • Small groups ( 8 persons max)
  • Complimentary portraits of students

Cost: $390 | 10 May

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 the body language or repoire between you and the model. 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 a courtyard.

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 Sydney 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 6 people for a highly personalised training experience. Your instructor is a professional portrait photographer.

course dates & course bookings

Alternatively, you can also download the course booking form and send it to us:

Course/Workshop Enrolment form

learn about

  • 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, black, coloured and white backgrounds

  • Unusual viewpoints and angles / lens and linear perspective

  • High contrast, colour harmony, blurring / freezing of motion, conveying movement

course requirements

  • 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

10am to 5pm

22 Herbert Street, Artarmon

Meeting Point:
(Dragon Image)


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