Portrait & Flash Workshop

 

Naomi - © Andrew Newson

We have a new Portrait and Flash workshop coming up on Saturday 30th June 2018.

The last workshop was popular and I would expect this to sell out quite quickly. The workshop is for just four attendees and we currently have three places available at time of writing.

You can BOOK HERE.

Previous Workshop Attendees with our model, Naomi

This course is an introduction to creative world of portraiture utilising both the beautiful qualities of natural light and basic off-camera flash.

We will work in a small group of just 4 attendees with a lovely model who will have a couple of outfits changes to give some variation to your shots. Everyone wil get a good amount of time shooting with the model and I'm always on hand to help.

Firstly we will work with natural light and then introduce a reflector. We will then move on to using one off camera flash and then introduce a second. We will also be using various light modifiers to change the effect of the lights.

I use Godox AD200 flash guns that are relatively small and lightweight and of course are really versatile due to being battery powered. These lights are paired with a radio trigger that we will fit to your camera and this will fire the flash guns remotely without the need for wires.

You will need a standard hotshoe fitting on your camera, if you are unsure please just ask.

TOPICS COVERED:

  • Utilising natural light for beautiful portraits
  • How to use off-camera flash
  • Flash sync speeds and perfect exposure
  • Best position for 1 light set up
  • Best position for 2 light set up
  • Posing a model

PHOTOGRAPHS FROM PREVIOUS ATTENDEES:


© Caroline Russell


© Jenny Batty


ITINERARY

The course starts at 10.00am at my studio in Crowborough, East Sussex.

I will give a talk at 10.15am and we will set up our cameras ready to shoot. This is also a chance to ask questions.

We will start shooting around 11.00am with our model, Naomi. We will work first with natural light and then introduce a reflector. Later we will move on to using off camera flash, first with just one flash and then introducing a second. All four attendees will take turns shooting with the model.

Hands on tuition and advice is given.

The course will finish at around 4.30pm.

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • 6.5 HOUR PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP
  • TIME SHOTING WITH A MODEL
  • TEA & COFFEE
  • FOLLOW UP EMAIL TO ANSWER QUESTIONS

ABILITY LEVEL:

This course is for beginner-intermediate level photographers who wish to learn the basics of portraiture and off-camera flash whilst working with a model to get some great images. You must have either digital SLR or Mirrorless/Compact System Camera with a standard hotshoe fitting on your camera.

CAMERA:

This workshop is for those who have a digital SLR or advanced CSC (Compact System Camera). Your camera must have a standard hotshoe for flash, if you are unsure please contact me first.

BOOKING:

Booking can be done safely and securely through the website by purchasing here. Alternatively we can invoice you via email and payment can be made by bank transfer, please contact us if you would prefer this method.

WHAT WILL YOU NEED?

  • A camera (as above)
  • Lens
  • A Fully charged battery and spare if you have one
  • An empty memory card
  • A pen and pad to make some notes
  • Some money for lunch/drinks

LOCATION

The course starts at 10am at my studio in Crowborough, East Sussex.

GETTING THERE

By car, bus and train. The nearest mainline train station is Crowborough and is just a 1 minute walk from my studio.