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Practising the perfect Location Portrait - Session 2

  • Jun 15, 2014 · 9:30 AM
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**Due to lots of interest in the first session, I'm now offering a second session on the same day.  If you're interested, please register ASAP as the first session filled very quickly.**

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.

Time:

Please ensure you arrive by 9.15am so we can be underway by 9.30am.

Cost:

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.

Skill Level

This meetup is suitable for beginners up, but you should be familiar enough with your camera to change settings independently.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Matt I did not get a survey do you have an electronic version you can email me?

    June 17, 2014

    • Shaun G.

      Me neither Matt.

      June 17, 2014

    • Matt B.

      Hi Barb and Shaun, I sent out an email to all attendees (through the Meetup site) with the link to the survey. Check your Junk Mail and if it isn't in there, shoot me a private message through here with your email address and I'll send it directly. Thanks.

      June 17, 2014

  • Matt B.

    Thanks everyone again for coming along - you were a great group to work with and it was great to see the level of passion people have for their photography. Also some great images being posted, so well done. Don't forget to fill in the survey I sent around so I can plan the next workshops. Thanks to those who've already done so. Hope to see you all at the next workshop.

    June 16, 2014

  • Anne M.

    Thanks for a great morning out guys. It was lovely meeting you all, and a big thank you to the models they did a fantastic job especially in guiding me through different poses....although I do think it was to be the other way around...lol. doh! Oh and Matt, I learnt sooo much from you today, thanks for keeping it simple.

    3 · June 15, 2014

  • Peter

    Excellent group and the models were outstanding.

    3 · June 15, 2014

    • Micky D

      i agree! nice to meet you Peter

      1 · June 15, 2014

  • Micky D

    I had such a great time and learned a lot at this, thanks so much for the expert instruction and coming around to us to check how we are going Matt.
    Nice to meet y'all too and hope to see you guys at other ones. Thanks to the great models too for humoring us when we asked you to do weird poses and making a lot of them work anyway ;)

    2 · June 15, 2014

  • Datha L.

    Hi Colin, I would like to go for this one can you let you me know if any spots open up.

    June 14, 2014

  • Micky D

    This is exciting :) see you all tomorrow. I'll bring a reflector/diffuser we can share

    June 14, 2014

  • Leroy G.

    Hi Colin , I am longing for an invite to this workshop, please open up more spots or arrange another meetup for the late respondents haha.

    June 10, 2014

    • Colin S.

      Hi Leroy. There will be another :-)

      June 11, 2014

  • Shaun G.

    Any place for Barbara Colin, or can she accompany me?

    June 9, 2014

    • Colin S.

      Hi Shaun.

      June 9, 2014

    • Colin S.

      Sorry But I think this one is full.

      June 9, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi colin i would love to go so please can you let me know if you have any cancellations.

    June 2, 2014

  • Nicki

    Hi. I have also RSVP & paid through PayPal, possibly twice but I can't tell if it worked.

    April 30, 2014

    • Nicki

      Hi Colin, I just checked my credit card statement & I have paid twice, could you please confirm & advise what we can do. Thanks

      May 21, 2014

    • Colin S.

      Hi Nicki. Can you email me please:-)

      May 22, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I made payment via paypal. however, it does not show up here. what should I do?

    May 3, 2014

  • Peter

    OK 'dumb-as' question but what is the process to sign up for the portrait session.

    May 2, 2014

  • Madizen B.

    Hi...as per most comments at the moment, PayPal (I loathe PayPal by the way!) isn't processing my payment. I'm not happy I had to use PayPal and would rather have a direct deposit address to transfer my money too. Please inform me when payment has gone through and please include me on the "going" list. Cheers Madi B

    April 30, 2014

    • Colin S.

      Hi Madi. Unfortunately Paypal is the standard payment used by Meetup. We have to require payment upfront as Matt has to confirm numbers to book models.

      April 30, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Matt, I've just rsvp'd & paid using PayPal. Doesn't appear to have registered though. Can you confirm all is okay please?

    April 29, 2014

    • Anne M.

      It will be all good Flo. There was a delay for me as well between paypal and meetup with the payment. Paypal confirmed my payment but meetup still hadn't received confirmation. There must be a glitch at the moment. I got a confirmation email the next day. Looking forward to meeting you all and learning new things :)

      April 30, 2014

    • Colin S.

      Hi, Unfortunately Meetup doesn't change the RSVP once payment has been made but have changed the RSVP's manually.

      April 30, 2014

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Your organizer's refund policy for Practising the perfect Location Portrait - Session 2

Refunds offered if:

  • the Meetup is cancelled
  • you can cancel at least 14 day(s) before the Meetup

Additional notes: As models will need to be booked and paid for, refunds are only available if you cancel in excess of 14 days before the meet-up. Credit is not available on this meet-up if you cannot attend for any reason.

Payments you make go to the organizer, not to Meetup. You must make refund requests to the organizer.

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