The course was held for 4 hours and it’s a good idea to be pretty comfortable shooting in manual mode before taking this course.
Things we learned:
- types of portraiture and the differences between them
- types of lenses and their functions
- reflectors – when and how to use them
- effect of different camera angles
- proper cropping techniques
- different types of lighting and effects of lighting
- posing tips
- working with models
This is one of the first shots I took during the course of our knowledgeable instructor Hannah.
The cost of the one day course is $120 + HST and just like the first one I took with GTA Photography, I learned so much about what to pay attention to when photographing people, and also how to work with different (and tricky) light situations. With a small class size (there were 8 of us) you’ll get a lot of hands on learning time and your individual questions will be addressed.
Here’s an example of a photo with light coming in from behind my subject, Zeba. She is my friend and fellow blogger; we took the course together and she was my model for most of the day. I had to compensate for the light coming in behind her to make sure her face wasn’t in shadows.
I can’t wait to put everything I learned into practice! Here are a couple of test shots of my very busy goddaughter Harlowe 🙂
Everyone in the class had different reasons for taking the course. There was an aspiring fashion photographer, someone who wanted to take photos of her grandkids, a new mother hoping to take photos of her little one, someone who wanted to take photos of his teenagers, and Zeba and I who wanted to learn to take better photos of each other for our blogs 😉 .
What photography skills could you improve upon?