Regardless of what sort of photography you enjoy most, it's pretty likely you'll have to take photos of people every once in a while.
Having some basic skills to choose the right light, the right lens and even the right scene/background to suit your subject can make a huge difference in the final result. Not only do your images look better, but often some basic techniques can save you a lot of time in post-production.
Likewise, positioning and posing your subject into the most flattering poses can make a world of difference to the images you produce.
This morning shoot will be a chance for members of ALL skill levels to come and practice their portraits. There will be an hour of basic tuition, followed by the chance to practice your skills.
The information you gain from this session can be applied to any portrait scenario on location - whether family, group, children or even modelling and fashion work.
Two models will be available to shoot with and there will be time to shoot with both. Even if you've never directed or posed a model before, you should walk away with some great shots.
Please ensure you arrive by 6.15am so we can be underway at sunrise (6.35am). The best light of the day is always early, so bring a coffee and a jumper.
The cost for this shoot will be $30 to cover modelling fees and expenses. This must be paid for in advance so we're not left out-of-pocket if people do not show on the day. The group size is limited to 12 (plus me) so it stays manageable.
(Note: there is a minimum of 6 paid photographers for this meet-up and the second model will only be booked once 10 paid photographers have booked.)
What to Bring
Ideally you will have an SLR (Single Lens Reflex) camera with an interchangeable lens, but bridge and compact cameras are okay if you have a good knowledge on how to adjust the camera settings. Flashes are not necessary as we will be practicing with ambient light and reflectors if necessary.
This meetup is suitable for beginners up, but you should be familiar enough with your camera to change settings independently.