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SA161 The Mysteries of Portrait in Photography

  • 16 Apr 2018
  • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Paris, the location will be announced 48 hours before the start date
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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.


The participant will learn how to deal with any kind of available light, indoor and outdoor.


This course offers participants a special understanding of professional portraiture by practicing and 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.

Suitable for all levels of photographer.  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 and/or 85mm full frame is highly recommended.


About the Instructor: Juan Manuel Abellán graduated in Advertising and Visual Arts and holds a Master in Art, philosophy and aesthetics, specialised in Photography and Contemporary Art.  He has worked with the agency Magnum Photo and exhibited his work in several exhibitions, including at the Centre Georges Pompidou. Passionate about photography, Juan Manuel works as a freelance photographer with a specialization in portrait, dance and fine art photography.  He looks forward to sharing his secrets with WICE members.


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