Portrait Photography Weekend Class February 9-10, 2013
Photographing people is one of the most difficult things to do and yet one of the most common subject matters. Our portrait photography classes are presented in an intensive weekend format that will cover many aspects of portrait photography and leave you with the knowledge and skills to create more flattering, creative and well lit portrait photographs.
Posing individuals, couples, children and groups is a main focus of this Edmonton portrait photography class. You will learn how to guide your subject into classic and casual poses to suit the mood and background of the image. We will also discuss how and why to select certain locations for your photographs so that the photograph will convey the message that you or your subject want it to.
What good is a great pose and background if the people in the photograph are not well lit? In our portrait photography classes, you will learn and practise lighting techniques using natural light, window light, reflected light, subtractive light and flash photography.
About Your Instructor for the Portrait Photography Class
Chris has been a professional photographer for over two decades. He has been commissioned to create photographs across the country and has photographed many of Alberta’s prominent figures. Chris has won numerous awards for his work and has been a five time finalist for Alberta Portrait Photographer of the Year and a finalist for Canadian Portrait Photographer of the Year. He is the past president of the Professional Photographers of Canada and has been given the title “Master of Photographic Arts” and “Honorary Lifetime Member” by this association. Recently, Chris as become a prominent photographic educator and has lectured to professional photographers across Canada. In addition to the workshops with the Burwell School of Photography, Chris offers classes with Edmonton’s Metro Community College and NAIT Continuing Education.
What You Will Learn During our Portrait Photography Class
Camera Equipment for Portrait Photography
Studio Photography Equipment
Portrait Lighting Techniques
Classic Posing Techniques
Digital Darkroom Considerations
What to Expect
12 hours of classroom instruction
Lunch on both days consisting of a choice of main course, 2 salads, soup, side dishes and dessert
Certificate of completion
Small group size, limited to 12 participants
Prerequisites for the Portrait Photography Class
Digital Camera Fundamentals Class or equivalent experience
external flash (recommended)
Providence Renewal Centre • 3005 119 Street, Edmonton, Alberta
$250 Canadian Dollars (plus tax).
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