Hands on Portrait Workshop

  • March 16, 2013 · 1:00 PM
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This workshop is slightly different than the last two we've had as we aim for this to be a hands on workshop and less theoretical.

I will be covering a series of tips and tricks on what makes a great portrait shooting some of you attending the workshop in front of you so you can see live how I work, how I take my portraits and share that with you.


If you always ask yourself any of these questions:

* how do i take a flattering portrait?

* how do I make someone look slim/tall/short, etc?

* how do I get someone to feel relaxed when I shoot them?

* how should I communicate with my sitter?

...then you don't want to miss this.

I will be covering the following style of portraits:

* cinematic

* life style

* fun / relaxed


After my briefing, I will be assigning mini themes to you all to follow up for 45 minutes which is a great opportunity for you to put into practice what you've learnt.

Note: as I will be shooting and showing you tricks at the same time, I need to have a fairly small group so you can all hear/see me properly hence I will have to limit this workshop at 16 people.

Meeting Time and place: 1pm (we start at 1.30pm sharp) at the main steps of St Pauls Cathedral

Duration: 1.30 - 4.00

Shoot Level: all welcome

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  • Ben R.

    Sorry for not responding sooner or posting have been very busy with work etc.
    I enjoyed the meetup, was good to get out and use the camera for something other than sports :D

    March 20, 2013

  • Lauren

    Hi Chessie, any chance you will do a repeat of this one too?I loved the look of the content and it looks like it was a huge success, but I couldn't make the original date. Thanks, Lauren

    1 · March 20, 2013

  • Brian

    Hi. Sorry can't make it today. Gutted!!

    March 16, 2013

    • Mayfield-Curtis

      Looks like you guys got some good images. A useful, worthwhile group shoot. :-)

      March 19, 2013

    • Chessie

      yes, it was a great shoot. There will be more shots once everyone upload their photos too; hopefully see you at a next one

      March 19, 2013

  • Chris D.


    March 18, 2013

  • MJY (Michael Y.

    Interesting useful day with a wealth of practical ideas, tips, and suggestions from Chessie.

    1 · March 16, 2013

    • Chessie

      Thanks Michael, thanks for uploading some photos, do feel free to upload more.

      March 17, 2013

  • daniel

    Great tutorial chessie, i`ll have a better idea on how to pose the model to get the look I want,and the fun clowning around was unexpected but a laugh with nice people.

    1 · March 16, 2013

    • Chessie

      Glad you've enjoyed it Daniel; look forward to seeing your photos uploaded

      March 17, 2013

  • Paul S.

    great day, good laugh, great bunch of people :)

    2 · March 16, 2013

    • Chessie

      Waiting for more photos ;)

      March 17, 2013

  • Darren E.

    Very good and lots of fun. I have lots of useful information to take into my future photoshoots

    1 · March 16, 2013

    • Chessie

      Excellent, can't wait to see your shots

      March 17, 2013

  • Marc G.

    Very fun afternoon - feeling more confident with portraits after each workshop

    1 · March 17, 2013

    • Chessie

      Good to hear Marc, look forward to seeing your photos

      March 17, 2013

  • Chessie

    Awesome fun day with a great bunch; cannot wait to see everyone's pics :)

    1 · March 16, 2013

  • V P T.

    Hi All,

    Due to the incessant rain this morning and more showers predicted this afternoon, we are changing the location from Hyde Park to ST PAULS CATHEDRAL so that we can find some covered places to shoot. Please call me [masked]) or Chessie [masked]) if you have any issues.

    V P

    March 16, 2013

  • Yann B.

    I really wanted to come to this but sadly I cannot make it :( Have fun everyone.

    March 15, 2013

  • Julia

    Wish I could make it but unfortunately working :(

    March 14, 2013

  • Len G.

    Sorry. I am working and so can't make this one

    March 13, 2013

  • MJY (Michael Y.

    Going to force myself to work solely with a 50 mm lens. About time too!

    1 · March 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm away that weekend so won't be able to make this - I hope to make another one if you run this again. Have fun!

    February 25, 2013

  • Paul S.

    This looks really good, i'm interested in finding out about cinematic style.

    1 · February 25, 2013

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