Portraits

 

This workshop will help you develop your skills as a portrait photographer by guiding you through a day of intensive practical techniques such as engaging with the subject, posing considerations, dealing with back light, working for clients as well as using the right lens.

 

You will build your confidence in both indoor and outdoor environments by learn how to use natural and flash lighting as well as becoming adept at colour theory by understanding subject-to-background relationships.

 

You will consider how different skin tones and reflections affect your photography and discover how props, clothing and makeup can make or break your portrait.

 

Lastly you will learn how to present your portraits through framing and photo albums, while understanding different file sizes for online distribution and file storage.

 

Portraits is a 1-day workshop held on a weekend.

Equipment

  • Your camera
  • Lenses
  • External flash (optional)
  • Chargers
  • Any props you would like to work with (clothes, makeup, fabrics, objects, wigs etc.)

 

Prerequisites

  • A sound understanding of your camera’s functions and the ability to use it manually
  • Engaging with your subject
  • Helpful techniques for posing and lighting
  • Learn subject-to-background relationships
  • Position of camera in relation to subject and light source
  • Colour theory: colour harmony and contrast
  • Tips for props, clothing, makeup and accessories
  • Portrait styles: documentary, formal, b + w, environmental and candid
  • Working with skin tones, reflections and white balance
  • Theory on how to photograph babies and newborns
  • Familiar and unusual composition techniques
  • Internal vs. external exposure metering for portraits
  • Using flash compensation for balancing natural light
  • Quality of light: reflectors, flash with ambient light, creating daylight + more
  • Managing back-lighting
  • Working for a client
  • Considering the presentation of your portraits: framing, photo albums, online, via social media etc.
  • Storing your files
  • Review final work
  • Links and resources to inspiring portrait photographers, famous portraits and websites

Kingsley’s dedication to photography began when he was serving in the Navy, during the first Gulf War. Many of his images were used by Defence and he realised the importance of photography as historical record.

 

In 2006, he opened PhotoCoffee, a lounge outlet where he worked with dedicated staff to deliver excellence in both photography and coffee. Kingsley and his team shot weddings, natural portraiture, commercial assignments and local Rockingham imagery.

 

Kingsley has spent more than fifteen years in the teaching arena, is a past president of the WAPF (West Australian Photographic Society), a fully accredited AIPP member and currently teaches workshops for Nikon.

Price

$249 (+ $7.22 Booking Fee)

Duration

1-Day Class for 6 hours

Lecturer

Kingsley Klau

Dates and Times

Saturday or Sunday 10am - 4pm

See here for our calendar of all our classes and start times.

Class Sizes

6 - 12 people

Category
Advanced, Featured