Ever wondered how other photographers work?
Portrait photography masterclass
What you’ll learn:
- Camera settings for portraits
- How to look for the light
- How to use polyboards, diffusers and reflectors
- How to choose backdrop
- How to reach different mood within the same studio and light
- What to tell and what not to tell to your sitter =)
- Why moodboard can be good and how to use it
- Selection process
- Editing workflow
I will give as least theory as possible, mostly show the way I work.
I will cover two distinct settings in the same environment – and you will get the chance to take some portraits of Lyddy yourself.
Be prepared to sit for your colleagues so that they had a little more practice – someone will sit for you as well – to have more practice and to loose less time.
Masterclass duration is 3.5 hours with a short break between photography and editing sections.
Level: Beginner to intermediate
3.5h studio session, including practice and Q&A
When: 20th of August 2023
Where: PL photography studio, London
Class size: 6 people
What I will not teach you
I am not going to teach you the only right way to make portrait. I will show the way I do it, and you may pick only the moves you like and ones that will work for you. I will try to verbalise most of my decisions, so that you’ll get understanding of my approach to photography, selection and editing.
During the masterclass you will
- get some ideas on how to use studio space for portrait photography with natural light
- see one of many possible ways of working with your sitter
- learn about my editing routine and principles, as well as some other options
- try doing portraits of Lyddy and your fellow photographers taking into account the things you’ve just seen
- ask as many questions as the time will allow
Is it for you?
This masterclass will be most useful for you if:
- you have some experience of using your camera to create photos, especially in manual mode;
- you are comfortable with shooting with studio lights but don’t feel like you have that much control over available natural light;
- you like my style of portraiture and editing, even of you don’t really want to copy it;
- you are curious about how other people work and what exactly they think and do to get the results they get.
Who are we?
She has been working as a model for more then 5 years in Europe and Asia