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PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP DETAILS

If you plan attending a workshop it is best to book as early as possible so avoid missing a place.

Once you have made a selection just go to the bookings page and fill in your details.

In fact, why not just book for every one? The cost is really minimal and is a worthwhile investment into your passion.

For the cost of a movie and a meal you could be doing something you really enjoy and be learning at the same time.

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Live as if each day is your last. Learn as if you will live forever  {Mahatma Ghandi}

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Photography Workshops Natural Light Portraits
OUTDOOR PORTRAITURE - NATURAL LIGHT AND ONE SPEEDLIGHT (4 SLOTS LEFT)
Saturday 11 November 2017 - 3pm till 6pm

Portraits in natural light are simply awesome and provide a natural glow and perspective to the subjects face,but flash can be a valuable tool.

You will need : DSLR or Mirrorless Camera. Medium zooms 18-55, 24-70 etc and/or 35, 50, 85, 105 primes. Single Speedlight. Reflector if you have. Trigger and transceiver if you have - if not you must at least have Commander Mode on your camera or a built in flash to trigger the speedlight.

You're in natural light but what however if the natural light is bad. When the sun is too fierce and the shadows therefore become too harsh. Or the light is just too little and you do not want to crank up the ISO. Or if you are in shadows that are uneven?.

Or you have the subject lined up against a beautiful sky but if you expose properly for the detail in the sky, you have to sacrifice exposure on the subjects face.

These are all scenarios where a speedlight can help you get the right light on the subjects face to properly expose them, separate them from the background while still having everything else spot on. We look at mastering this, alongside using a reflector.

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Photography Workshops Street Portraits
STREET CANDID PORTRAITURE - NATURAL LIGHT ONLY  (7 SLOTS LEFT)
Saturday 24 Feb 2018 - 3pm till 6:30pm

Street portraiture is a wonderful way to experience the lives of people through photos.

A photographer once said that "we take photos to understand the meaning of life".

You will need : DSLR or Mirrorless Camera. Medium zooms 18-55, 16-85, 24-70 etc as well as upper zooms such as a 55-200 or 70-200. And/or 35, 50, 85, 105 primes. Look to cover a range from more discreet to having permission up close. If you have a wide angle e.g 10-24 bring it along for some interesting perspectives. You can bring along your flash in case you get a really co-operative subject.

During this workshop, we will also deal with the issue of asking permission, getting and telling a story and remaining anonymous. Over time I have learned to read peoples faces when the camera is pointed at them and quickly point elsewhere if I feel I am offending them.

Once you have the subject ready to be shot you have to quickly assess the light and adapt for the shot. Being in streets etc, you also have to deal with a multitude of long geometric shaped shadows.

We will look at how to deal with these, but also how to use the "hurdles" to get creative and use them as part of your composition and framing. It is obviously a great training ground for portraiture in general, using less than ideal conditions.

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Photography Workshops Dramatic Light Portraits
DRAMATIC LIGHT PORTRAITURE - IN STUDIO (8 SLOTS LEFT)
Friday Evening 23rd Mar 2018 - 5:30pm till 9pm

Using artificial light to create a dramatic effect in your shots is an exciting add-on to your existing skills. It is a skill that can add value to any form of portraiture you do, including weddings, fashion and portfolios.

You will need : DSLR or Mirrorless Camera. Medium zooms 18-55, 24-70 etc and/or 35, 50, 85, 105 primes. Triggers and transceiver if you have - if not you must at least have Commander Mode on your camera or a built in flash to trigger the speedlights. Otherwise, I will link you with mine. When booking please advise your camera so I can ensure compatibility.

Creating dramatic light portrait style shots is all about cutting out ambient light and using the artificial light only. Placing these lights exactly as you want them and manipulating the final result to get exactly the shot you want with just the right moody feel.

We will be shooting a male model - head,,shoulders and upper body and the theme will be Sam - The Private Investigator..

I doing the shoot, we will attempt to re-create a scene where the PI is peering through venetian blinds, at night, onto a street below - with only the street lights shedding light on him through the blinds.

Very dark - very dramatic - very moody - and lots of fun.

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