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The Portrait 23/24

Introducing our new one-year course, "The Portrait," designed exclusively for photographers seeking to enhance their portraiture skills. Building upon the success of our Photography Masterclass, this comprehensive program delves into various portrait genres.

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The Portrait 23/24
The Portrait 23/24

Time & Location

10 Sept 2023, 10:30 BST – 14 Jul 2024, 14:00 BST

Location is TBD

About The Event

About This Workshop 

This ten-module photography course integrates photo assignments between sessions, providing ample opportunities for you to refine your techniques and develop your artistic vision. Collaboration is encouraged as you team up with fellow classmates, doubling the shooting experience and fostering a supportive learning community.

Each classroom session spans three and a half hours, allowing ample time to review and analyse the assignment images while also engaging in practical exercises when applicable. It's important to note that the course will be on a break in August and December, providing time for reflection and rejuvenation.

"The Portrait" sessions are scheduled on weekends from 10:30 am to 2:00 pm at a venue to be confirmed. Please refer to the dates below for the upcoming sessions.

Join us in this immersive journey where you'll refine your portrait photography skills, develop a compelling portfolio, and forge lasting connections with fellow photographers.

What kit would be ideal for the course?

Virtually any digital camera can be used, although models with interchangeable lenses such as DSLR cameras or the latest "Mirrorless" technology cameras are particularly advantageous.

The course accommodates owners of Canon, Fuji, Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic, Sony, and Pentax cameras.

Additionally, having a range of lenses is crucial for capturing captivating portraits. While the typical focal lengths for portrait lenses range from 85-200mm, it's important to note that portraits can be shot with various focal lengths, allowing for creative flexibility.

While zoom lenses can be used, having a wide maximum aperture can be advantageous. A wider aperture enables shooting in lower light conditions and offers greater control over depth of field, allowing you to isolate your subject and create beautiful bokeh effects.

The significance of aperture and its impact on your images will be thoroughly explained during the first session of the course.

For outdoor photoshoots, portable flash may be necessary to enhance lighting conditions. Guidance will be provided to help you determine the suitable flash equipment to purchase, if needed, ensuring you have the necessary tools to achieve optimal results.

When it comes to post-processing, Adobe Lightroom Classic and Adobe Photoshop are industry-standard tools widely used by photographers. Throughout the course, instruction and guidance will be given specifically on these software applications. While alternative editing tools exist, please note that tuition will be focused on Adobe Lightroom Classic and Photoshop, and therefore, specific guidance on alternative software may not be available.

Course dates 

The exact sequence of modules may vary

  • Sep 10 - Introduction, Portfolios and familiarisation with the studio equipment
  • Oct 8 - Working with models (pos on location)
  • Nov 12 - Creative Lighting Techniques (Studio)
  • Jan 14 - Post Processing Portraiture (Classroom)
  • Feb 11 - Business Portraits & Headshots (poss on location)
  • Mar 10 - Environmental Portraits (Classroom)
  • Apr 14 - Candid Portraiture (Classroom)
  • May 12 - Natural Light, Family, Groups & Children (Location)
  • Jun 23 - Black & White Portraits. (Classroom)
  • Jul 14 - Portfolio presentations (Classroom)


  • 3 hours 30 minutes

    Digital Photography Overview & Aperture


  • 3 hours 30 minutes

    Shutter & ISO

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