Photography Workshop – Portraiture

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Photography Workshop – Portraiture

Leisure Courses Location: New Milton
Type: Part Time Day
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Course Details

This two day portraiture workshop will look at some of the classical lighting styles in portraiture along with posing and composition.  The use of backgrounds and lighting backgrounds will also be addressed.

We will discuss styles of portraiture, light in terms of quality, quantity and colour. Natural light, indoor light and studio light along with composition.

Moving onto portrait lighting techniques to create some of the classic lighting styles.  Backgrounds will also be discussed. Techniques to achieve pure white and black backgrounds as well as defocused backgrounds to separate your subject.

Image processing may also be discussed depending on time and interest.

You will be taught by means of practical demonstration and hands on experience.

Information & Support

Please bring a notebook and pen, your digital camera, memory card(s) and fully charged batteries and charger, along with your camera instruction manual and any other camera equipment you may have that could be useful such as a tripod, reflectors, filters etc.

Course handouts will be available to assist you to practice tools and techniques learnt at home.

Please bring a packed lunch with you.

Various Photography Workshops will be offered throughout the year giving learners the opportunity to further develop their skills.

Practical help and advice is also provided to assist students with any kind of disability or individual need, including people for whom English is not their first language. Please contact our centre staff to discuss your needs prior to starting your course.


Course Cost

Course costs are:

2 day workshop - £80


Frequently Asked Questions

Are there any age restrictions (young/old)?

Students need to be 19 years old or over.

There is no upper age limit.

Can I start the course part way through?

For some courses, this may be possible.  Please contact to confirm.

What do you define as a 'beginner'?

Beginner is someone who has little or no knowledge of the subject area.

Please contact for further clarification.

What do you define as 'intermediate'?

Intermediate is for those who have completed a beginners course with us or have some knowledge of the subject but would like to learn more.

Please contact for further clarification.

What do you define as 'advanced'?

Advanced for those who have completed an intermediate course with us or are proficient in the subject.

Please contact for further clarification.

What should I take with me on the day?

Please see ‘Information & Support’ within each individual course information page.

If you require further details please email

How much does the course cost?

The cost of each course will be displayed on each individual course information page.

If you require further details please email

Can I pay for the course in instalments?

Each course needs to be paid in full before the start of the course.

Are there any concessions available?

Reduced fees may apply for those on specific benefits.

Please contact for more details.

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