There will be 10mim Lightroom tip before we start our presentation by Mike Fidler.
Portrait Workshop – What makes a Portrait?
This will a a special workshop presentation with Mike Martin with help by experience members.
Portrait photography can be broken into three (3) Sections. Each and All sections are necessary and combine to make the Shot.
1 – Lighting – the subject person or persons. This would include Natural Light. On Camera flash or Fill flash, plus other variations. Off-Camera Flash (Speedlight) – The most creative mode. One light setup.Building upon the One Light setup. Studio Lighting . As most will have a pop-up or branded Speedlight, this will be the core area of the course.
2 – Technical. Using your camera in: A – ETTL. B – Full, All, Everything in Manual mode. This will include you in total control of Camera & Speedlight manually. The Lens you use plays a major part to control DoF and the resultant definition/quality of your Portrait.
3 – Posing . Posing for the shot is obviously most critical if you want a ‘WOW’ result. Your ability to make you sitter feel confidant and calm is in your control.This is their moment so make them feel special. You subject will feel confident if they perceive you know what you are doing. We will cover various ‘Go to’ poses to suit different subjects, ie male or female subjects, group or family shots and so on.
Please Note – To cover this subject properly and to instil you with confidence, one night will not do much justice to cover this subject in gaining understanding & experience. Secondly most portraiture will most likely be done in day time and at times spontaneously put upon you. It is proposed we do a Saturday morning, 3-4 hours, in a suitable environment, at Wangi Workers Club.This way all participants will have hands-on experience.
Your part – Know how to set you Speedlight and Camera to Manual mode – Go online a download if necessary. All Speedlights will have Manual Mode where as they may not have all the other functions; Manual is really all you need. Again this will be a heavily ‘hands-on’ workshop.
Do not forget to pack your camera bag with your speedlight or flash, camera and tripod.