Portraiture Photography and Getting the Most From Your Subject

13 July 2019

09:30 - 17:00

Amersham Studios
Rear of 31, The Penningtons
Chestnut Lane
United Kingdom

Tel:01225 325 733

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Non RPS Member£126.00 
RPS Member£94.00 
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Portraiture and Getting the Most From Your Subject

This is a full days workshop that consists of a morning in the studio exploring the practicalities, skills and knowledge needed to take great portrait shots. The afternoon will be spent shooting with various light sources and light setups in the studio

Key Learning points:

- What is portraiture?

- Developing your vision.

- Viewer psychology -  What are you trying to say and how to say it?

- How to shoot total strangers in the street.

- Tips and tricks for communicating with your subject.

- Look at several go to lighting setups which your subjects will love.

There will be several hours here you will be able to shoot each other with various lighting setups including natural light, speedlights, continuous lights and studio strobes.

What to bring:
Lunch is included - please let us know if you have any special dietary needs.  Bring your cameras and lenses if you have them, otherwise we have a wide range of gear to experiment with.

Doors open at 9:30am and we kick off at 10am to 5pm.
Location: Amersham Studios
Rear of 31, The Penningtons,
Chestnut Lane,
Tel +44 (78) 25621916

Parking: There is parking outside the studio
Website: http://amershamstudios.com/

Simon Ellingworth
Simon was a finalist in the ‘International iPhone Photography Awards‘, ‘Mobile Photography Awards‘ & ‘Professional Photographer of the Year‘, previously runner up in ‘Professional Photographer of the Year‘ and ‘Sony World Photography Awards‘.   Simon’s tutorials have been published by a number of blogs including Lifehacker, DIY Photography.net, Life in Lofi, SLR Lounge, etc he is also Editor of International Photography Magazine: InMyBag


Cancellation policy

Notice of Cancellation - Please inform us as soon as possible if you are unable to attend a course as it is not possible to refund any cancellation or transfer to another workshop less than 14 days prior to course start date. The Society reserves the right to cancel a workshop 7 days prior to its start date - please check your hotel and travel cancellation policy as this may be affected.

Emma Delves-Broughton
Email the event organiser
01225 325 733

Region: Bristol (HQ), Thames Valley