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We all shoot pictures of people, friends, family etc, but for most of us it’s rare that these images are our best. There is hardly a more difficult subject to capture than a portrait, yet the skill of making someone look good and feel more at ease in front of your camera is something you can learn.

This 1-day workshop is designed for photographers who want to gain a more formal understanding of portrait photography. Students will gain insight into the key elements that professional portrait photographers take into account, before clicking the shutter.

Whether you are interested in pursuing portrait photography professionally or you just want to know how to get past someone’s, “camera face,” this program will show you how with a keen eye for the quality of light and the careful placement of your subject, you can go from snapshot to compelling portraits of your subjects.

Topics covered include:

  • Philosophy and goals of the portrait photographer
  • Lens selection
  • Dealing with harsh light
  • Use of reflectors and diffusers
  • Metering
  • Getting to the best pose
  • Engaging with your subject

What to expect:
The first day will begin with a look at the history of great portraits, providing a solid foundation in concepts of classic portrait lighting. Your instructor will breakdown the thought process and considerations that go into camera and lens choices, demonstrating the techniques and communication skills needed to put someone at ease in front of your camera.

Our group lunch will be followed by practical hands-on sessions that allow you to immediately put into practice the ideas presented in the morning. In order to be most effective behind the camera it is essential that you know how it feels to be a subject in front of the lens, for this reason we will be photographing each other in the afternoon.

Shooting both indoors and outdoors students will focus on choosing backgrounds, posing and “finding the light” using nothing but the light you find.

Workshop Dates & Locations:
August 19th, 2017 - Boston
October 15th, 2017 - Miami

$329. Limited to twelve per workshop.

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Leica Akademie Portrait Fundamentals

08/19/2017 - 09/10/2017
Boston, Leica Store Miami