Portrait Photography Training West Yorkshire

Portrait Photography Training West Yorkshire

Portrait Photography Training West Yorkshire

Portrait Course (2 Day) Studio & Location

Learn how to...

• Setup Studio Lights
• Create a portable lighting setup usung 1 or 2 speedlites
• Read a light Meter (Flash and Ambient)
• Learn to create different moods in the studio
• Basic Posing (Adults & Kids)
• Photograph a live shoot in the studio (Family and/or models)
• Learn to read ambient lighting
• Learn to read flash
• Learn to mix ambient and flash
• Learn Off Camera Flash
• Post Production (Bridge & Photoshop) Demonstration
• Improve your own photography skills
£295 (£395 FANTASTIC OFFER: SAVE £100)

FANTASTIC OFFER - SAVE £100

2 Day Studio Portrait Course

     
2017
Mar 16th - 17thOffer SAVE £100 = £295>> SOLD OUT <<
Apr 27th - 28thOffer SAVE £100 = £295>> SOLD OUT <<
Jun 15th - 16thOffer SAVE £100 = £295>> SOLD OUT <<
Nov 25th - 26th**SAT & SUN**Offer SAVE £100 = £295

Portrait Photography Training Yorkshire

Mission Statement:

Learn to read light correctly and get the right shot every time!

This two day "Portrait Photography Workshop" is run in the studio and on location.

You will learn all the basics to get you started, including: reading the light (Natural and Flash) ambient and flash metering, lighting techniques, studio lighting techniques, creating a mood, learn how to pose. Introduction to Photoshop/Elements.

Plus we'll share tips and tricks that will have you shooting like a pro in no time.
**Family and/or Teenager models  provided for the studio**


The following video is a 3 minute snapshot and insight into our "HANDS ON" Wedding Photography Training.
This particular Day was at Hazlewood Castle. This day forms part of the 3/5 Day course.

A massive thanks to Lee Call of Lee Call Photography for the above video production - Cheers Lee

Portrait Photography Training West Yorkshire

"Practical 'hands on' shooting - not sitting in a classroom learning theory"

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General Course Outline

The 2 day "Portrait Workshop" covers every aspect of Portrait Photography. You will learn enough skills to make you a more proficient photographer or get you up and running as a Professional Portrait Photographer.

This course will teach you how to create various studio lighting setups including Low-Key Lighting (dark backgrounds and shadows) and the very popular Hi-Key Lighting (bright white backgrounds). Hi-Key lighting is used by all the top studios around the world.

Portable lighting (Speedlites etc.)
You will learn how to create really moody lighting simply by using 1 speedlite. This style of photography is great for artistic effects and looks stunning when applied to baby photography, Mother and Bump and Lingerie. I expand this training to 2 speedlite’s. This will replicate studio lighting which can be applied for use at home or on location. This type of lighting is excellent and enables the photographer to quickly setup a studio environment in a client’s house without the need to plug anything in!

You will have the opportunity to direct and photograph a female shoot and a kids shoot
(2 Children).

All training will take place at our luxury Elland studio 2 minutes from J24 of the M62

Portrait Photography Training West Yorkshire

Portrait Photography Training West Yorkshire

Portraiture

The mark of a good portrait photographer is the ability to consistently produce high quality images - getting control of light is a combination of experience, expertise, instinct and that is what this course is all about. Learn to develop your style - whether this is creative and experimental, fun or formal.
You will learn all you need to know about studio lighting from scratch, learn typical 1, 2 and 4 light setups. Learn low and high key lighting techniques.

Learn Off Camera Flash. Learn to create studio lighting outside, we use a nearby vacant and dissused property. You'll be amazed at the results, I guarantee it!

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All standards welcome...

The first hour of this workshop is spent teaching how to shoot in manual mode. Whilst this isn't a must, it's a great way for us to ensure all standards of students grasp the fundamentals of taking full control of their camera. Shooting in manual is probably a lot easier than you think and it will amaze you just how easy it is to take full control!
If you are a competent shooter and can already shoot in manual then this time can be used as a refresher!

Photographing people in all walks of life is hugely popular yet it is usually done poorly. We train you to recognise the quality and direction of the light, to implement creative composition, to understand poses, backdrops, lens perspective, but most of all what sells!

No previous experience necessary


Course Objectives:

Portrait

• Learn to read light - in the studio and daylight
• Photograph a Model and kids in the studio
Studio
• Learn your Camera's functions
• Learn toshoot in Manual
• Setup Studio Lights
• Create a portable lighting setup usung 1 or 2 speedlites
• Read a light Meter (Flash and Ambient)
• Learn to create different mood lighting in the studio
• Basic Posing (Adults & Kids)
• Photograph a Model & 2 kids

Out of the studio
• Learn to read ambient lighting
• Learn to mix ambient and flash
• Learn to create different moods outside the studio using ambient and flash
• Learn Off Camera Flash (The basics)
• Improve your own photography skills

Learn...
* Post Production
* Workflow
* Photoshop / Photoshop Elements

Studio
• Photograph Children and the Family

• Introduction to Studio Lighting
• Read a Light Meter
• Typical 1, 2 and 4 light setups (Low and High Key)
• Single, couple and group posing
• Accessories, props, reflectors
• Advanced tips on setting up portrait shots
• How to create a mini portrait studio in your own home really cheaply

Improve your skills

Learn how to...
• shoot in "Manual" and take full control.
• use your camera features to get the best results.
• be creative and use of depth of field
• compose photos
• How to use your flash
• How to use your flash Off Camera creatively
• choose the best camera/lens combinations for portraiture work
• Unbiased advice on what camera gear is best suited for your you


Get letters after your name
Is it important? Should I bother? Does it matter?
The answer to all of these questions is simply YES!
Letters after your name will give the confidence to your customers that you know exactly what you're doing. It means that you have been recognised for your skills by other professionals.
You will learn how to produce the work necessary for this. You can see a panel of work which has been produced for this purpose.
More importantly you don't need to attend boring University for 3 years to get them either!


Requirements:

• Any DSLR (Pro Camera available to hire £10 per day)
•Memory Card(s): (at least 8GB of memory cards for each full days shooting)
• Spare batteries.

2 Day Studio Portrait Course

     
2017
Mar 16th - 17thOffer SAVE £100 = £295>> SOLD OUT <<
Apr 27th - 28thOffer SAVE £100 = £295>> SOLD OUT <<
Jun 15th - 16thOffer SAVE £100 = £295>> SOLD OUT <<
Nov 25th - 26th**SAT & SUN**Offer SAVE £100 = £295
The following are all 100% genuine testimonials left for us by our Customers

"Just completed the 5 day course and loved every minute of it, this couple ooze inspiration, so being a complete beginner on the technical side of photography I came away with a wealth of knowledge and buzzing with inspiration, Gary and Paula couldn't have crammed anymore information into five days and couldn't have been more helpful and accommodating, I am now hoping to book the five day landscape course, I honestly can't believe how far I have come and delighted I stumbled across this training course to explore my passion for photography"
Amanda Moore (May 2015)

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"Just returned from 5 Day Wedding and Portrait Workshop, run by Gary and Paula Gough, at Shootsmart. The atmosphere was relaxed, and the information was presented in a light hearted manner, with plenty of jokes and stories from Gary and Paula, which helped get the information across.One day was a mock wedding, held at the lovely Hazelwood Castle, with two lovely models, and plenty of posing and setup advice, and I've come away with some fantastic pictures, which if they hadn't come off my card I would never have believed they were mine.Other days were spent in the studio, outside with off camera flash and some amazing Photoshop sessions.I've come away with a lot more knowledge, and look forward to attending other courses. Definitely recommend the courses if you want to do more than point and shoot with your camera"
Peter Simpson (May 2015)

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"5 Day wedding & studio course WHAT YOU WAITING FOR ??? BOOK THE COURSE NOW Seriously what are you waiting for? I wish i booked the course last year. Since I've got back from the course I’ve done nothing but plan for the launch of my own photography business. One day i might be able to make the switch to full time pro.Gary and his team are great, very welcoming, great lunches provided and plenty of drinks available. The Studio is excellent. I could go on, The photoshop actions sessions were amazing.if you are thinking about turning a hobby into a business give this course ago"
Michael Scott (May 2015)

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I have done several courses with Paula and Gary ,all were conducted in a friendly light-hearted environment in which Gary got all the points across to enable me to understand the course and techniques  required ......fantastic studio and the out of studio venues will blow your mind ..... For me the best there is
Ian bower (May 2015)

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I did both the Love Your SLR (15th March) and the 5 Day Wedding/Portrait Course (2nd - 5th March) and both were excellent. I bought my camera sometime last year and pretty much never used it as I didn't really know what I was doing. I'd read a couple of books in the past but nothing beats hand on experience and Gary give you that experience in droves.From photographing items such as shoes, flowers, wedding dresses etc, to people in poses in a mock wedding at Ripley Castle (North Yorkshire), to people in a studio, to off camera flash location shoots around Elland, to using and understanding light meters, The list goes on and on.I had a fantastic time at shootsmart and I would like to thank Gary and his wife Paula who kept us well fed and everything running to schedule, And Kelly who is their assistant/stand in model.I can't recommend them highly enough.
William Callister

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