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Portrait Photography Course – Chelmsford, Essex

Beginners Portrait Photography Course Images   I thought I would share a few images from our recent portrait photography course which we ran from one of the executive boxes at the Essex County Ground (cricket ground) in Chelmsford. We had a great team of photographers shooting and Elizabeth a wonderful model resulting in some great images.   We like to run this course from a fairly empty shell rather than a fully set-up studio as this provides our delegates with a great insight into what can be achieved from a simple room. Here are a couple of the images.     On the day we introduced the photographers to setting up studio lights, positing, alternative lighting styles, directing models, using soft boxes and post production…

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Lifestyle portrait shoot – portrait photography course – Essex

Lifestyle portrait photography shoot in Chelmsford, Essex We had the please of working with one of our favourite models today – Cody.  As always Cody was super professional, working really well with our budding new photographers helping them to develop a great portfolio and master new skills.  Starting to take great portraits can actually be rather daunting when you first set out so we always try to pick our models carefully to give new photographers a great day.  Here are a few shots taken of Cody today.     When starting out in photography it is essential that you work on developing a professional portfolio, one that you can show to your clients and demonstrates your skill and style of work.  I always recommend to…

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Add a little texture to your photographs – Great Photoshop Tip

Trying adding some depth to your images with a little texture overlay Everyone knows that I am a BIG Lightroom fan, I love the tool and it has helped to transform the way that I have worked over the past few years. Having said that Photoshop is a killer tool, I wish I was better at it and knew more of its tools as it would add even more to my arsenal of photographic tools yet time is always against me. One tip though that I think is well worth sharing and playing with is the application of a textural layer over the top of your images and then reducing the opacity of the textural layer so that you end up with images with impact….

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Stunning portrait photography course results

Portrait Photography Course – Chelmsford, Essex Yesterday we held one of our popular portrait photography courses in Chelmsford, Essex with the stunning Cassandra Wilson-Bell.  Our delegates were all very new to taking portraits and most hadn’t even touched a studio light let alone take some images.  As expected nerves were a little high – it can be quite daunting trying to take your first portrait images but after a round of introductions everyone felt a little more comfortable. We went through some standard lighting setups, some posing techniques, editing thoughts and then plenty of shooting.  Cassandra turned up with some great outfits and even looked after her own hair and make-up.  We tried a few styles with some examples below.     Our portrait photography…

Taking outdoor portraits

How to take great portraits outside (on location)

How do I take photographs of people outside? Being able to take a lovely portrait image outside is always rewarding but for many people they can never quite get it right.  More often than not your subject ends up either squinting, becoming a bit too dark or one side of their face becomes overly bright whilst the other is clothed in darkness.   It is a strange fact that the majority of people I ask know one rule of photography and yet that rule is wrong – try it yourself, heres the question. “When taking a photograph of a person outside where do I as the photographer want to stand relative to the subject and the sun?”   90% of the delegates who come onto…

Lifestyle Portrait Photography Course – Chelmsford, Essex

Lifestyle Portrait Photography Course Today we ran one of our popular lifestyle portrait photography courses from the stunning grounds of Hylands House in Chelmsford, Essex.  The overcast day was not enough to deter our brave band of photographers who captured our three stunning models in a range of locations and poses. [nggallery id=7] Our lifestyle portrait photography course is designed to help photographers develop portrait skills that can be applied outside on location. During the course of the day our photographers identified different lighting conditions and the means to control light to produce images with dynamic impact. Lifestyle portrait demand continues to grow and being able to shoot great portraits outside is a wonderful tool for both professional and amateur photographers.  If you would like…