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Workshop 12
Outdoor Portraiture (DSLR)

Prerequisite: Beginner Class
(or adequate knowledge of items listed in the Beginner Class outline).
Workshop #3 also recommended.

Step-by-step demonstrations & tips to capture great headshots, High School Seniors & people in general.

  • How to choose the locations & backgrounds
  • Advice on how to use natural reflectors & "see" light
  • Keeping viewers interest, while keeping distractions OUT of the image.
  • Choosing LIGHT & DARK parts of a scene (& what to watch out for!)~ Basic posing techniques & getting great facial expressions
  • Using correct camera settings
  • Using the correct lens & lens settings
  • Tips on focusing ( "recomposing", adjusting focusing points, using manual focus, etc..)
  • Using DOF (Depth Of Field) & selective focus to your advantage
  • Guidance on managing white balance, color tone & intensity
  • Tips on when to use an inexpensive & easy-to-carry reflector
  • Deciding when to use your speedlight or "pop-up" flash
  • Practice using your "pop up" flash to get nice "fill" lighting
  • Using an external "on-camera" flash easily outdoors

 

** This will be "Free-Form" workshop. It is less structured than my "Beginner / Starter class". The outline above is only used as a guide. I will be doing demonstrations & giving tips as you shoot. 

 

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