Professional Portrait Photography (Certificate course)
For those who would like to earn a Full-time or Part-time income from their photography
This course is open to amateur and professional photographers but it is suggested that participants use an SLR camera
to get the most benefit from the course
The course has a large practical component where participants will use the studio’s facilities and the professional models supplied to apply their newfound skills and build up a portfolio of great shots.
Students will be shooting models in the studio and on location to build the expertise and confidence to begin a career as a professional photographer.
“This course is awesome. Great fun, heaps of practical information and the models are so easy to work with.
I can’t believe how much my photography has improved thanks to Warren”
“So many great tips on getting the best from my new SLR. I want to do it all again”
I've done 2 weddings and 10 portrait jobs since finishing. The practical model shoots are great for building my confidence and skills.
You will learn:
How to pose people correctly
Creative lighting techniques
Composition within the frame
Controlling your camera efficiently
The 4 secrets of success
Portrait lighting basic to advanced
Putting some “WOW” into your images
Camera angles and corrective techniques
Reading Histograms properly
Building a great portfolio
Stress free wedding photography
How to price your work
Contracts and agreements
Using sunlight correctly
Daytime flash photography
Marketing for photographers
Manipulation of digital images
Dealing with photo labs
Photographing kids and families Correct camera technique
Plus much more…..
Week 1 Introduction to the art of people photography (secrets of success)
Week 2 Lighting techniques - basic to advanced.
Week 3 Studio shoot - portraits (model supplied)
Week 4 Studio shoot - Glamour (model supplied)
Week 5 Wedding Photography (tips & techniques)
Week 6 Model Portfolio shoot (model supplied)
Week 7 Photography as a Profession - making money from your work