SJ191 Portrait Photography Using Natural Light

  • 19 Jan 2016
  • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Details will be sent 24 hrs before the start of class.
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Tuesday, 19 January 2016

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Cost: €50

A beautiful portrait can give us insight into the expression, personality, and mood of a subject. The focus is usually on the face but context and background may be included.

This course offers participants a special understanding of professional portraiture by analyzing the great figures of the contemporary scene. You’ll get practical advice on applying lighting techniques. A review and suggestions for your images will follow.

Students can expect to:

  • learn the keys to portraiture photography
  • learn about lighting techniques
  • get hands-on experience with practical assignments
  • participate in a friendly critique of their work.

Course Requirements

  • Participants are to bring a camera that can manually set ISO, shutter speed, and aperture, and/or are able to set a manual mode
  • A lens of approximately 50mm full frame is highly recommended
  • Suitable for all levels of photographers

About the instructor

Juan Manuel Abellán graduated in Advertising and Visual Arts and holds a Masters in Contemporary Photography. He has worked with the agency Magnum Photo and exhibited his work in several exhibitions, including at the Centre Georges Pompidou. Passionate in photography, Juan Manual works as a freelance photographer with a specialization in portrait, reportage and fine art photography. He looks forward to sharing his secrets with WICE members.

Image Credit: © Juan Manuel Abellán

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