SM051 The Secrets of Portraiture Photography: Natural and Available Light

  • 05 Mar 2020
  • 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Location will be communicated 24 hours before the date.
  • 6


  • WICE Members & Their Guests

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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.

This course offers participants a special understanding of professional portraiture by learning the lighting technique and tricks about portraiture. We will also analyzing the great figures of the contemporary scene to have inspiration. You’ll get practical advice on applying lighting techniques. A review and suggestions for your images will follow in a friendly critical review.

Students can expect to:

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

Course Requirements: Suitable for all levels of photographers.  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. Lenses 35mm, 70mm and 100mm are also useful (zooms or fixed lenses).

Location: Location will be communicated 24 hours before the date of the class.

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.

Photo Credit: Juan Manuel Abellán

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