PO Box H252, Australia Square, NSW 1215

Focus 10 | Street Portrait Course | Melbourne CBD | 4hrs

Focus 10Focus 10 Andrew Thomasson
Duration240 mins (4.0 hrs)
FormatInstructor Led
Max Students6
LevelBeginner
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Price
  • $200

Focus 10 | Street Portrait Course | Melbourne CBD | 4hrs

Portrait course for anyone

• Any camera (DLSR, 4/3, compact )
• The best street photo course
• 4 hrs / camera handling & technique
• Custom tailored advice & shopping guide
• Small groups of 4 persons max
• $50 Focus 10 gift voucher
• Tutoring by pro photographer Andrew Thomasson


DESCRIPTION:

The mark of a true portrait photographer is the ability to consistently produce high quality images - getting control of light is a combination of experience, expertise, instinct and that is what this course is all about. Its showing you different types of portraiture - from candid to formal, reportage to environmental, how to shoot street portraiture, groups & friends. Learn to develop your style - whether this is creative and experimental, stylised or formal, shoot from the hip or paparazzi style, outdoors or in the controlled environment such as a cafe.

Photographing people in all walks of life is hugely popular yet it is usually done poorly. We train you to recognise the quality and direction of the light, to implement creative composition, to understand poses, backdrops, lens perspective, colour cast, white balance and file size, to make your subject relax, to look for unusual locations, to come up with new ideas, angles, viewpoints - to shoot for dramatic impact and to flatter your subject.

This street photography portraiture course taught in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth will impart a high level of proficiency to the aspiring photographer. It assumes a certain proficiency in digital camera handling and technical knowledge. The group will be limited to a maximum of 6 people for a highly personalised training experience. Your instructor Andrew Thomasson is a professional portrait and wedding photographer.


COURSE OUTCOMES

• Learn how to use your digital camera to its potential.
• Knowledge on the best camera/lens combinations for portraiture work
• To recognise the quality and direction of light
• Tips on setting up street portrait shots
• How to use external flashes
• Fast track your technical and artistic skills
• Small groups (6 persons maximum)
• Souvenir portraits


WHAT THE COURSE COVERS:

• Overview of your camera functions
• Suggested cameras and accessories
• How to tell a story
• Lighting types & Creative composition
• Unusual viewpoints & tilting
• Lens perspective / Depth of field
• Visual design / eliminating clutter
• Candid & locational portraiture
• ISO speed/ aperture
• Focusing modes and zones
• Colour cast
• White balance and filters
• Balancing interior and exterior light
• Handling contrast & dynamic range
• Flash and ambient light / twilight/night
• Reflections
• Capturing motion


COURSE SCHEDULE:

Afternoon, evening (4 hrs)
4pm to 8pm
Front of Skateboard park, Baothouse dr ( Jefferies Pde)


INSTRUCTOR:
Andrew Thomasson


PRE-REQUISITE:

None


REQUIREMENTS:

We recommend you have a digital compact, DLSR camera (or we can supply a rental camera for $40 per course)

For DLSR users at least one multi range lens such as a 18-55mm & 55-200mm & ideally a fast prime lens (50mm) Bring all your lenses and we can assess them

Memory Card: We recommend at least a 4 GB card

Charged camera battery

Non essential – external flash unit, tripod



COURSE PRICE & INCLUSIONS:

• AUD$200
• Instruction from professional photographer
• Detailed notes
• Camera, lens and accessory shopping service
• Personal assessment and critique of your portfolio
• $50 Focus 10 gift certificate (use on other courses /workshops)

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