SU211 The Art of Studio Portrait Photography

  • 21 Jun 2016
  • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Photography studio; exact location will be sent prior to the start of class.
  • 5


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Tuesday, 21 June 2016

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Cost: €85

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 can be included.

This course offers participants a special opportunity to learn about studio portrait photography. Not only will you get practical advice on lighting using umbrellas, soft boxes and reflectors, you'll also learn how to direct a model and posing techniques. A review and suggestions for your images will follow.

Students can expect to:

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

Course Requirements

  • A camera that can be set in manual mode
  • Space is limited; sign up early to avoid disappointment

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

Good to know: 

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