Portrait Photography

This talk covers all aspects of taking a good portrait both inside and outdoors. The use of natural light and studio lighting is included along with posing, interacting with your subject and creating the right mood for the shoot. How to make your portrait sitter look their best will also be discussed. One of the most useful techniques for location portraits outside is fill-in flash. This is a really simple technique which I will explain as well. I have been taking portraits for over thirty years and I find portraiture to be a very rewarding subject. To capture a fleeting expression or record someone’s character  for all time is a rare privilege.

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I will bring everything I need for this presentation with me, including studio lighting which I will use to give a practical lighting demonstration during the second part of the talk.

The length of this talk is quite flexible. It can run between 1 and a half to 2 hours. I am more than happy to take questions at the end of the presentation.

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I mainly talk in the Essex area but also travel into Suffolk and Kent. If your group is based a bit further afield, it might be worth considering adding a half day location workshop before the talk in the evening for your members.

 I would be guided by your members in terms of location because local knowledge plays a part for any location shoot. It may be you have a great patch of woodland nearby or a fantastic stretch of coastline we can work to capture at its best.  As with all my location courses I can pitch the tuition to the level of experience of the photographers present. I would certainly be teaching a blend of the technical and artistic sides of photography. From basic or advanced exposure techniques to the use of composition and light and colour for example.

The cost of a half-day camera club photography workshop for up to ten participants is £ 275.00 which I would then follow with a talk to your camera club in the evening.  The price for the camera club talk would be £50.00 

My normal fee for giving a talk is £50.00  plus 45p per mile for travelling  expenses.

If you would like to book this talk for your club or group please either email via the “contact us” page or you can give me a call on (01245)323519

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