Studio Portrait Course

Studio Portrait Photography Course - £135

Students are increasingly asking how to take studio portrait photographs using home studio flash kits with white & black backgrounds so we are adding this Studio Portrait Photography Course.

There will also be the chance to try out various professional flash techniques a range of modifiers like soft-boxes, umbrellas, snoots and grids. We will also show you how to set up a low cost home studio, at a range of price points, so you can achieved professional looking portraits easily at home.

Book a Studio Portrait Photography Course

If you wish to attend a Beginners Course and Level Two Course over the same weekend then you get both courses for £250 rather than £270. Contact me for details. Subject to availability

Next Group Studio Portrait Course – TBA

Studio Portrait Photography Course
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Another tremendous day. Glen’s courses never cease to amaze and inspire me. It’s fun and easy learning but at a high level. The sense of achievement and WOW factor is there all day long. My future models will be delighted I’m sure. Thanks Glen.

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This course covers:

  • Understand the settings, menus and controls required for good portrait photography using studio flash.
  • Set up a low cost Home Photography Studio
  • Shoot portraits with 1,2, and 3 studio flashguns
  • Gain an understanding of different light modifiers.
  • Gain an understanding of different lighting set-ups.
  • Choosing which lighting and background system will suit your budget and requirements.
  • High key portraits using studio flash with a white background.
  • Low key portraits using studio flash with a black background.
  • Edit portraits to obtain a clean white or black background.
  • Using reflectors and coloured gels with portraits
  • Look at a wide selction of different lighting styles including:
  • Rembrant Lighting, Side Lighting, Hard & Soft Light & Beauty Lighting.
Studio flashes offer excellent value with a full set often costing less than a single dedicated speedlight flashgun. They also come with softboxes and umbrellas for getting professional results quickly. Throw in an inexpensive backdrop with a set of stands and with the help of this course you will being taking family portraits to be proud of.

Everything you need will be provided on the course so you just require a camera with a lens in the 50-100mm range. If you have a macro lens then this is also a good choice.

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Thank you for booking a Digital Photography Course. I’m really looking forward to helping you to understand your camera and take even better photographs.

Please arrive for registration and refreshments between 9.30am and 9.45am.The course starts at 10am prompt and runs through until about 5pm.

There are a few things you can do before the course to ensure your experience runs smoothly

  1. We do have limited parking for six cars so if you have the choice of a smaller car it really is helpful and less of a squeeze.
  2. Please ensure you have fully charged batteries as we will be using your cameras a lot and someone’s battery nearly always runs out.
  3. Please arrive with an empty memory card
  4. A free buffet lunch is included and there will be a vegetarian option. If you have any allergies or special requirements it may be better to bring a packed lunch. Coffee & biscuits are provided on arrival.
  5. Bring warm clothes and a change of shoes as the practical sessions do take place outside.
  6. Our address is 25 Westerby Lane, Smeeton Westerby, Leicestershire. LE8 0RA. Tel 0116 279 6906
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An excellent fun course. I thoroughly enjoyed learning about all the different lighting techniques and I now feel confident in taking portrait photographs. Toby Maloy.

I’m Looking Forward to taking lots of photographs of my children that aren’t blurry, shadowy and poorly lit as before.
Laura Griffiths

Excellent Day. I learnt more in 6 hours than in the last 3 months about how to use the flash and settings on my camera. I’m sure this new knowledge will enhance my photographs a great deal. Kev

Glen covered everything I needed to know about setting up a studio at home and how to take portraits with confidence. Thank you.
Nicola Blakeway