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How To Take Great Portraits Of Real People - 1 day intro course

How To Take Great Portraits Of Real People - 1 day intro course

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Do the pictures you take of your friends and family never look quite how you thought they would?  Would you love to learn how to take better pictures of people? How to use natural light and how to make people feel at ease?

In this 1 Day Into course on How To Take Great Portraits Of Real People that is exactly what you will learn. 

Award-winning photographer Lorentz Gullachsen will lead a workshop on how you can get better natural portraits of real people. 


We’ll focus on how to make great photographs without loads of expensive equipment, and to learn how to take better photographs of the people around us, our friends and family, or the people we work with. 


You’ll need a DSLR or Mirrorless camera, whatever lenses you already have and an open mind. 


  • We’ll look at where to photograph people.
  • How to direct a subject so they look their best, but still natural. 
  • What lenses to use and why. 
  • What aperture might work best. 
  • Different shutter speeds for different effects. 
  • How to use what lighting you might already have.
  • How to bounce light, or absorb it for different effects. 
  • How to work with the story you’re trying to tell. 
  • Understanding Point Of View. 
  • How to look thinner, taller, stronger, or shorter. 

     

    If the weather is good enough we’ll go outdoors, but we’ll also use our lovely, big oak beamed Creative Studio as well. 

    When you arrive there’ll be tea, coffee and snacks, and the option to visit our lovely on-site cafe - The Makers’ Kitchen. 

    Lorentz will explain some of the principles of great portrait photography, and show some of the portraits he’s taken, both of ordinary people and some famous faces! 

    We’ll then move into small groups - everyone will get the chance to take photos, or be photographed. We won’t share photographs without permission, but being photographed and posed really helps us to understand when we’re asking people to do it. It’s such a useful perspective. 


    By the end of the workshop we guarantee that you’ll have had a great time, improved your photography and won’t be able to wait to get out and practice what you’ve learned.