Portrait Photography with a Professional


Course Aims and Opportunities

Gain insights into how a professional portrait photographer works and the creative and technical skills required. You will learn camera skills; photo editing technology and how to set up a studio environment or outdoor location as well as using lighting, camera angle, facial expressions to create a mood.  Bring your own camera and assemble a collection of photographic portraits throughout the course.

Of interest to anyone wishing to develop a creative hobby or those wishing to pursue a career in portrait photography, media, design, creative arts, marketing, digital technology, etc.

Participants will gain experience in working within a studio environment or on location and manage the issues arising in both.

Course Outline

  • The use of camera controls and accessories to interpret portraits.
  • Various lighting conditions, daylight, domestic, commercial and flashlight.
  • Show how camera angle, lighting quality and facial expressions affect mood and interpretation.
  • Assemble a portfolio of work suitable for presentation at interview.
  • Research and evaluate assignments.
  • Use darkroom and digital manipulation techniques.
  • Demonstrate a variety of presentation methods.
  • Understand health and safety issues.
  • Show good organisational and time management skills in completing portrait assignments.

11 October, Wednesday, 6.30pm – 9pm, 10 weeks

Entry Requirements
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