Shooting great portraits is an essential skill. These images are in demand everywhere from social media to LinkedIn. Do you know how to capture flattering images of your subject?

Learn hands on with me how to shoot great portraits. I’ll guide you through all the basics: how to use lighting (both available or artificial), choose the right gear, and how to work with your model.

The second half of the training will be a small practical demo shoot. Bring your own camera to snap your own shots.

What you’ll learn:

  • Introduction to portrait photography
    • How I ruined the photo. (Quick story about bad focal length)
    • #shotoniPhone
    • Does lighting really matter?
  • Quick Tips
    • How-to hack lighting
    • Getting a ‘good’ smile
    • Fake the studio look

Who is this for?
This lecture is for fresh, up and coming photographers and creatives looking to avoid common mistakes, save time and learn practical hands on tips.

12:00 pm Welcome
12:15 pm Introduction to portrait photography
1:30 pm Coffee break
1:45 pm Portrait photography demo shoot
2:45 pm Q&A & networking

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Class Rules

1 We’re all peers and everyone is here to learn - even the teacher. There are no wrong questions. The class is a safe space to practice and most importantly make mistakes.

2 Building people up - not breaking them down. Critique is important for growth, so be ready to give and receive it constructively.

3 We’re not here to compete. Be kind, take a chance and share. You’d be surprised how people at different stages in their career are struggling with the same issues. Open up, be authentic, and make real connections.