Last week a number of students undertook our introduction to portraits and light course run in Chelmsford, Essex. Starting our with no experience of shooting portraits or even touching studio lights our intrepid band of photographers worked really hard and produced some stunning portraits.
Our beginners portrait course has been running for ten years and the attendees never fail to impress me with the development they make over the day they spend with us. Shooting portraits is great fun, it helps if you have a great model (thank you Natasha) although it can be a little overwhelming when you start out directing a subject for the first time.
The kit that is used in a studio environment looks rather intimidating so we start our course with an empty room, showing the delegates how to build their own studio at home or if they visited a client. By working in this way the kit comes across as far less intimidating and the delegates become much more comfortable with interacting with the equipment.
During the programme we look at different lighting techniques, directing the models, background choices, post production / editing and equipment choices. I have found that students can quickly start to produce good quality images and leave confident that they could go away and replicate what they have learnt on the course.
Our portrait photography course is run with small groups so that the students get plenty of chance to shoot and to build up a great portfolio. many of the students are looking to take professional portraits whilst others simply want to be able to take great images of family and friends. We run portrait photography courses in Chelmsford, Cambridge and Maidstone, Kent.
If you would like to book a place on our portrait class or would like more information then please contact Nick using the form below.