Intermediate to advanced |
16 Feb 2021
9 Mar 2021 |
23 Mar 2021
On this exciting Sydney Portrait Photography course in Sydney you learn different styles of portraiture from candid to formal - from street to studio. We cover the quality and direction of the light, creative composition, different types of cameras suited for portraiture and the best lenses. We practice poses, backdrops, lens perspective, new ideas, angles and viewpoints to take great portraits.
Learn the 'tools of the trade' - what you need to know about camera gear and accessories for high quality, punchy portraiture. We cover studio lighting including mixing strobe, tungsten and available light and the golden rules of composition. Practical demonstrations train your eye, to ‘paint’ light onto a subject, how to select the right lens and use of aperture and shutter speed to control the creative process.
■ A fun, masterclass in professional portraiture
■ Using a professional studio as well as outdoor locations
■ Camera settings, colour profiling, lens perspective
■ Set up skills using studio lights and strobes
■ Lots of individual attention with 6 persons only per course
■ Complimentary $100 gift voucher & self portraits
■ Learning about pro studio set ups and gear
■ An understanding of different light sources (ambient, flash, modelling lights)
■ Learn about your camera - aperture, shutter speed, manual mode, depth of field, ISO setting
■ About white balance, exposure compensation, lens perspective
■ How to set up and use studio lights, soft boxes & strobes
■ Portrait lighting basics, types and styles
■ Add to your portfolio shooting great models
■ Learn the skills & what gear to set up your own portable or home studio
■ Key tips on how to start earning money shooting portraits
■ Intuitive instruction on creative composition
■ Exposure control to white balance, from ISO settings to focus options
■ Learn about your camera - aperture, shutter speed, manual mode & lots more
■ How to set up and use studio lights, soft boxes, strobes etc.
■ The skills to set up your own portable or home studio
■ Experience the different characteristic of cameras
■ 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
■ A short session on digital workflow and post production of your images
■ No previous photographic experience required
■ A compact with manual controls, mirrorless or a DLSR camera
■ Memory Cards: we recommend at least a 4 GB card for each session of shooting
■ Charged camera battery and a spare if you have one
■ A wide-angle is useful for environmental portraits. A telephoto for single portraits. An all rounder lens like a 24-120mm is the most useful*
■ Consider a 50mm prime lens for your DLSR and bring all your other lenses
■ Charged camera battery and a spare if you have one* More on camera gear and equipment in the FAQ section
A great weekend and I learnt heaps - hope to do it again sometime.
"I just wanted to say that I really loved this weekend course and learnt a great deal. I appreciate you both sharing your photography knowledge and patience with us. Serena and Andrew were great instructors and injected lots of fun but at the same time kept the course at a great pace and ensured we all got something valuable out of it. I am really looking forward to the Wildflowers and Wilderness weekend in September!"
Focus 10 Photography is our corporate photographer shooting all or staff and website photographs. They particularly understand how photographs play a crucial roll in our marketing and branding. Andrew understands that we are a people business. Many of our clients started with us as start-ups and have gone on to become multi-million dollar enterprises. Their services and value for money is hard to beat.
Thanks, Andrew for a great two days in and around Sydney. I'm much more confident in using the camera. Very much appreciated...
I have known Andrew for 25 years now and he is always willing the go that extra mile and is a talented photographer. We share a common love for India and travel in general. Over the years Andrew has been the judge for the Australian newspapers regular travel competitions and we love his enthusiasm and commitment.
Thanks for the Watagan Park photo shoot of the 4 houses. – Brett was very happy with the outcome and he just wanted to be very clear with the location of the villages (for you to make sure your pricing was correct). He would like you to schedule in some time to go to Wongawilli . Thanks for the great deal on the drone shots as well as the Marsden Parks ones.
Thank you for one of the best 5 days ever. Lots of laughs, learn a huge amount, great group, food was fab, and eating out cheap. Super cooking class, brilliant photography with masses of variety each and every day. A highlight for me was the Full moon festival. Amazing! A memorable adventure. Sign me up for your Cinque Terre course in October! Cheers
Focus 10 recently ran a incentive, team building program for us called 'A day in the life at ING'. Their organisation and expertise was impeccable handling over 240 of our staff over 3 days. We think highly of Focus 10 and have a relationship spanning 15 years.
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Why choose Focus 10 Photography?
Our practical and interactive photography courses are designed to stimulate your passion in all things photography. Whether you want to develop your hobby or to become a professional photographer, we have a course suitable for you. 69 lifestyle and business courses across Australia.
We believe in perfectly sized groups , lots of individual attention from our professional tutors & enjoying the camaraderie of fellow photographers. Our business & lifestyle courses are all about improving your photography skills in a stimulating, dynamic and fun scenarios - not passively sitting in classrooms.
You're working with professional photographers who you can trust & whose status has been formally validated & recognised with wide-ranging photographic expertise. Your tutors have instructed 1,000's of people on Focus 10 courses over 29 years & authors of 15 Online Photography courses.
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