Portrait Photography Course Sunday 26th February £135
During this photography course you will learn how to take:
- A portrait outside without flash
- A portrait outside with fill in flash
- A portrait indoors without flash
- A portrait indoors with flash
- A portrait indoors with off camera flash
- A portrait indoors using bounce flash
- A portrait indoors by window light
- A moody low key portrait with a black background
- A light high key portrait with a white background
- A portrait indoors by studio flash and a white background
- A Portrait indoors by studio flash and a black background
Book a Portrait Photography Course £135 - Course Full
This course is also available a 121 private tuition day - More Info
High & Low Key Portrait Photography Session
This session will show you how to take well lit and attractive portrait photographs by available light and flash indoors. We will show you how to create a home studio setup using inexpensive accessories for that professional look. You will be advised on which lens to use, the best camera settings and have the opportunity to try additional flashguns. We'll even show you how to add character to a portrait or produce that romantic soft lighting look. The portrait session blends into the low light course with the chance to take photographs by candlelight.
Who can attend?
This intensive course is mainly aimed at students who have attended one of our previous beginners courses but novices can also join.
Many photographers tend to use their camera on the full auto setting and want to learn how to get much better pictures from their new camera by using the other settings.
All the courses start off with the absolute basics and progress, step by step, through to some of the more technical aspects. Each theoretical lesson is followed by a demonstration then a practical session.
Flash photography with the built in flash
The flash built into amateur cameras is of very low power so I have also suggested suitable flashguns which can be purchased when funds allow. These units all have swivel heads which will allow you to bounce the light off a ceiling or wall for a softer light. This subject is covered in great depth on the Portrait Photography Course
Private Tuition Option £325
If you would like to learn how to use studio flash lighting to a semi-professional standard we suggest a One to One Private Tuition day for £325. This tuition includes many more studio lighting techniques plus Photoshop tuition on background clean up for that super bright white background look. This is also available as a 221 "Bring a Friend" option for £450. Please call or email for details.
Separate Bounce Head Flashgun
A separate flashgun with a flash extension lead is a really useful accessory for this course but not essential as we will be able to demonstrate using our equipment. I also recommend a tripod and remote cable release if possible. See MyMemory for details.
Try doing a search for flash extension cord on eBay or visit a your local camera store.
Which is the best Nikon flash gun to buy?
I'm only going to comment on the dedicated Nikon flashguns as I have never used the other brands.
Nikon SB600 Speedlite About £229.00
This Speedlite uses Nikons latest i-TTL metering technology for spot on exposures, It's a powerful but sensible priced main flash for general photography. The SB-600 also offers fully automatic exposure control when used in groups with other SB-600 Speedlites, controlled either by a Master SB-800 or the new Commander function of the new DSLRs like the D300, D700 and D3s.
NIKON SB900 Speedlite About: £325
The powerful and versatile Nikon SB900 Speedlite is a professional i-TTL Speedlite compatible with the Nikon Creative Lighting System (NCLS). These means it can be used in a multiple flash set up with other SB900s or SB600 to allow for several creative lighting scenarios for portrait or product photography. The power output and exposure can be controlled through the pop up flash and CLS menu on the Nikon D300 and D700 or by another SB900 or transmitter on the D3s.
Which is the best Canon flash gun to buy?
I'm only going to comment on the dedicated Canon flashguns as I have never used the other brands.
CANON Speedlite 580EX II about £375.00
This professional level speedlite is powerful and versatile with a bounce head and the ability to be a master or slave flash in a multiple lighting set-up. It's the ideal companion to any of the enthusiast through to pro cameras.
The Canon Speedlite 430EX II £199.99 is the baby brother to the 580 EX and as such is slightly less powerful. It can be used as a slave unit when used in conjunction with a 580 EXll or a transmitter. This flash would be a good choice for one of the amateur systems.
Can I use these flashguns remotely?
The speedlite can be used with a remote wireless transmitter which will fire several flash guns. This is useful for multiple flash lighting set-ups for portraits and product protography.
Please Contact Us If You Have Any Questions
email - email@example.com or call 0116 279 6906
Course Location & Timings
Dates: February to November 2010
Timings: 09.45am - 5.00pm
Address: 25 Westerby Lane, Smeeton Westerby, Leics, LE8 0RA
Telephone. 0116 2796906
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1.30pm-2pm Arrival + Refreshments
2pm-5pm Portrait photography session
5.30 - 8pm Low-light Session:
DSLR Course Requirements
Digital SLR Camera
Extra lenses - optional
External flashgun - optional
Tripod and or monopod
Fully charged battery and / or a spare
Empty memory card
Any other kit you need explaining
change of shoes if wet.
Please ensure you have a fully charged battery as we will be using your camera a lot and batteries do to tend to run out.For batteries and cards at huge discounts visit
A fantastic addition to the standard photography course.
I wanted to know which settings to use for portraits photography and this course covered everything I needed.
A very good portrait and low light photography course. I've learnt such a lot and had the chance to put it all in to practice today. Glen's courses are very well put together and I would certainly recommend them. - Thank you!
Another enjoyable day. I don't think I will ever use direct flash again. I would certainly recommend this course and I can't wait to go out and put it into practice my new skills.
This was an extension to the basic Digital SLR course. Glen's simple explanations followed by practical examples and practice work really well. I'm much more confident now in taking photographs in a variety of situations.
A fantastic day and I have learnt so much. The practical aspects are really enforced by the theory. I feel in a very good position to take my photography onwards with the re-assurance that I can contact Glen for some excellent support and advice. Thank you.
I'm an 18 year old student and I was worried about fitting in with the different age groups but everyone was very friendly and welcoming. This made me feel much more confident about taking photographs and I wasn't afraid to ask for any help. I loved my day and it was definitely worth flying over from Northern Ireland for the course.
I wanted to learn how to get the best out of my camera and every question was answered. A very good course which I would recommend to anyone who wants to learn about their camera. There is so much to learn in one day.