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Introduction to Portrait Posing

The most important part of being a portrait photographer is to be confident and in control when working with people. We know how difficult it can be to get the best results when you're not really sure how to pose people in the most flattering way. This hands on workshop is the next step to improving your portrait skills whether working with models, families or even friends.

In this 90 minute portrait and modelling workshop we will be offering you guidance on posing male and female subjects so they can look their best in front of the camera.

You will cover a variety of poses - learn how to communicate with your subject - learn how to find inspiration for your posing.

You'll be able to put theory in to practice by practicing directing a model and being directed in addition to photographing male and female models. You do not need to have any experience of working with models. We have all the equipment you'll need so just bring your camera. If you need it there will be plenty of time for questions.

What you will need:

An SLR or similar camera with standard hot-shoe. If you do not have a standard hot-shoe you will need to provide an adaptor for Canon/Nikon flash triggers. If you are in doubt ask to make sure you are not disappointed on the day.

You will need to know how to put your camera into Manual mode and change the aperture and shutter speed. If you aren't sure bring your manual with you or have a look online before the day.

The models will be expecting to take away a copy of the images at the end of the session. You will need to shoot Jpeg or Raw & Large Jpeg so please come with clean memory cards so we can download the images quickly.


• Instruction on posing and communicating with models
• Practice of poses - attendees will be paired off and have an opportunity to direct and be directed into poses
• 10 minute discussion, what worked well, what you need help with
• Practice with models

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  • Sharon

    Thanks for organising a very interesting session. As a complete novice in portrait photography, I found everyone very helpful. It was great to have some many people on hand to advise and help.

    February 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I really enjoyed the session. Its a great space to work in. Would be good to do more there. Well I'm somewhat biased as I live near by.
    See you soon.

    February 24, 2013

  • John R.

    Interesting & informative session that ran for about the right amount of time. Good knowledge shown by those running the course. Impressed by the friendliness and enthusiasm of other attendees.

    February 24, 2013

  • Ben R.

    Yeah was good, little hap-hazard at the start but the models were good and there were plenty of people on hand to help and offer advise! :)

    February 24, 2013

  • Paul S.

    Hi is there parking near? if so any one know how much per hour thanks

    February 22, 2013

  • dawn S.

    Cant make this saturday now ill look out for the next date!

    February 20, 2013

    • Shelley

      All going to plan there should be another session next month Dawn - looking forward to seeing you soon.

      February 20, 2013

  • Pam P.

    Hi I'm really sorry I can't make this now as something has come up. Hopefully somebody from the waiting list can take my place?

    February 20, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Pam, am more than happy to take your place. Thanks Markus

      February 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi can I have that spot please. Thanks

    February 20, 2013

  • Annie-Celeste T.

    i am an absolute beginner, eager to learn, I have enough learning to know how to work in manual but find myself intimidated by the vast choice of where to get started. I have an Nikon D70 and D3200 both with hot shoe, (i think haha)I would very much like to attend this course would it be suited to a beginner?

    February 6, 2013

    • Shelley

      Absolutely Annie. We all have to start somewhere - as you can work in manual this will be a great opportunity for you to learn some posing skills and gain confidence.

      February 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Never really know what to say when taking portraits...I literally am a 'say cheese' photographer!

    February 5, 2013

  • Alexis

    Having no experience of working with models nor much luck at posing my friends, this sounds ideal! I look forward to seeing you there.

    February 3, 2013

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