Introduction to Portraiture
Tutor: Shelley Corcoran
Course Duration: 6 Weeks
When: Saturday mornings 10.00pm until 13.00pm, from April 20th. (Double lecture on the last week.)
This class is aimed at learner photographers, those who have yet to acquire a significant amount of technical information or photographic experience. The classes are primarily aimed at those aspiring photographers who have bought a camera primarily to shoot portraits of their friends, family (particularly at special family occasions) and of course the ubiquitous photographs of family pets. This course is not for the advanced photographer and does not deal with the technical end of portrait photography such as studio lighting. These subjects will be dealt with on an Autumn course.
- Posing Subjects – Learning how to direct your subjects and understand the correct poses for your photograph.
- Lighting Techniques – Using the available light to create the best photograph
- Framing – Framing your subject to achieve the best possible photographic subject
- The Candid Shot – How to capture your subject in a relaxed natural pose
- The Photographers Position - Understanding the best position for you as the photographer to be in to achieve the photograph you want
- Location – Choosing the right location and background for the context of your photograph both indoors and outdoors