Two day Portraiture Workshop

13 June 2019 - 14 June 2019

10:00 - 17:00

The Lancaster Hall Hotel
35 Craven Terrace
United Kingdom
W2 3EL

Tel:0117 3164480

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Non RPS Member£187.00 
RPS Member£140.00 
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Two Day Portrait Photography Workshop

Drawing inspiration from some of the most important and ground breaking photographers, you will learn a variety of camera techniques and approaches that will bring the most out of your portraiture. 

We will analyse the work of Martin Parr, Robert Frank, Diane Arbus, Steve McCurry and many others to explore in detail the dynamic between photographer and sitter. 

DAY 1:

- Introductions

- Technical considerations

- Equipment, including essential lenses

- Lunch

- Exploring light. Natural v Artificial 

- Inspirational portraiture styles. Learning from the greats 

- Considering context

- Discussion of Friday's two portrait projects

DAY 2:

- Recap: Reflection on Thursday’s class and any questions

- Practical Portrait session 1

- Lunch

- Practical session 2: Street portraits. Breaking through the comfort zone!

- Big Screen review of the projects

- Handouts and final Q&A

What you need to do bring – lenses/camera etc

Any digital camera with aperture and shutter speed setting capability.
Bring all lenses you have.
Tripods and flashguns not essential but can be brought along.
Packed lunch or use local amenities. Tea and coffee will be provided.

What skills you will learn
By the end of this intensive two day course, you will have learnt the following:

- Ideal camera settings for portraiture

- Lens choices 

- How to pose subjects

- Shooting from the Hip

- Street Portraiture

- Lighting - Natural v Artificial.

- Visual Narratives - telling a story

- The importance (or not) of context

- Learning from the masters

- Advice on editing and printing

Prior knowledge
Some understanding of aperture, shutter speed and ISO would be beneficial

Times 10 - 5pm  both days

Where to meet
The Lancaster Hall Hotel
35 Craven Terrace
London W2 3EL

5 mins walk from Paddington or Lancaster Gate Stations

Image: copyright Nigel Wilson

Cancellation policy

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. If you are attending one of our workshops that involves a trip out please ensure you bring all weather clothing and protection for your camera. Persons under the age of 16 are welcome to attend events but, to conform with UK law, must be accompanied by a parent, guardian or responsible adult.

Emma Delves-Broughton
Email the event organiser
0117 3164480

Region: London