SU311 CREATIVE PHOTOGRAPHY: Portrait in Natural Light

  • 31 May 2022
  • 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Paris, Exact Locatation will be sent 24 hours before session
  • 5


  • WICE Members and Guests

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 practicing different techniques and understanding how to use light. A review and suggestions for your images will follow as long with a review of the great masters of portraiture photography.

Students can expect to:

Learn composition for your portraits;

• Learn about lighting techniques;

• Learn about natural and available light in portrait

• Get hands-on experience with practical assignments;

• Participate in a friendly critique of their work.

Course Requirements: Suitable for all levels of photographers. Participants must 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. You can also bring your smartphone!

About the instructorJuan Manuel Abellan is a professional fine art photographer and photography tutor based in Paris since 2007. He graduated in Advertising and Visual Arts and holds a Master in Art, philosophy and aesthetics, specialized 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, reportage and fine art photography. He is also an experimented leader of photography adventure tours around the world. He looks forward to sharing his secrets with WICE members!

Good to know: 

  • WICE members can register for this event online using WICE's fast and secure online system. Simply click on the link and follow directions.
  • Not a member? You may be able to join some events as a nonmember for a small fee which includes a 3-month membership. Please send an email to if you have questions. We look forward to talking with you.