Intermediate to advanced |
7 May 2021
7 May 2021 |
27 May 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
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.
Thank you for photographing or 43 staff members over the quoted 7 hours. You must be exhausted . Everyone seemed very happy and liked how you showed them the head shots as you were shooting. Can you get them to use by Thursday please? Talk soon
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
Andrew has been training our staff, photographing for us over 30 years and has led many Australian and overseas photography tours for World Expeditions. A superb photographer with the ability to handle pressure and to deal with the unexpected. Andrew is very personable and always delivers way more than asked for. Highly recommended.
Andrew is our family photographer! He shot our wedding at Jonah's at Whale Beach last year- the photographs are amazing - Kevin and I love them! I would highly recommend Andrew as your wedding photographer. He has also shot my sisters wedding and does corporate shots for us as well
Thanks for the feedback and I am loving your photos. We look forward to catching up again when you are next in Byron Bay
"Great beginners photo course Andrew. Thanks very much for helping me find my passion for photography again. I received lots of one and one attention. Cool seagull shoot with chips from Pier 4 and great you knew most of the stall holders in the Rocks market. I loved this course and learnt so much. I will be telling all my friends"
Andrew did a great job with his aerial photography of our property in Bathurst and saved us a lot of money with the inspection of our powerline insulators
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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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