Adventures in Expressive Portraiture

Sara Lando | Lighting - Confident Beginner

Portrait photography is more than just the sum of technical skills we need to light a subject and make sure he or she fits nicely into the frame. It’s more than finding the right clothes and props, and retouching the skin so that it’s flawless. If everything is perfect, but nothing is happening and the person sitting in front of our camera isn’t engaging… the image just falls flat.

In this intense, two-day workshop we’ll talk about rules only to break them repeatedly.

We will start with little exercises to test the waters and gain confidence. We will explore movement and blur, we will use traditional as well as unconventional lighting and we will use our cameras in ways that are not described in the manual they came with.

Then we’ll start coming up with a concept and we’ll build a picture one layer at the time, adapting and adjusting to what happens in front of us. The whole time we will work towards building a connection with our subject, learning how to guide them and direct them.

You will work in groups as well as individually with a model.

We are all in this together: it will be fun, it will be crazy and it will change the way you approach portraiture.

Type 

Two-day workshop

Limited Spaces

Sunday, February, 12 10:30 AM - 5:30 PM

Monday, February, 13 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM

COST $795

This session is limited to 12 students only

You are a very confident user of priority shooting and full manual modes for exposure control

You have no previous experience with lighting equipment. You would like to be introduced to basic lighting terms, concepts and equipment.

You would like more opportunities to practise and consolidate what you already know and also to stretch yourself a little further both creatively and technically.

who should attend

You are a very confident user of priority shooting and full manual modes for exposure control

You have no previous experience with lighting equipment. You would like to be introduced to basic lighting terms, concepts and equipment.

You would like more opportunities to practise and consolidate what you already know and also to stretch yourself a little further both creatively and technically.

  • Your DSLR or Mirrorless camera with fully charged batteries
  • Lens that hits any focal length in the range of 50-105mm
  • SD/CF card (8 GB or larger recommended)
  • Your sense of adventure and willingness to work hard and have fun
  • On Day 2, bring all pictures from Day 1 as well as your laptop with a copy of Photoshop CS3 or above (you may download a 7-day trial from Adobe here - please make sure you don't download the trial too early as it only lasts for 7 days)
What you should bring
  • Your DSLR or Mirrorless camera with fully charged batteries
  • Lens that hits any focal length in the range of 50-105mm
  • SD/CF card (8 GB or larger recommended)
  • Your sense of adventure and willingness to work hard and have fun
  • On Day 2, bring all pictures from Day 1 as well as your laptop with a copy of Photoshop CS3 or above (you may download a 7-day trial from Adobe here - please make sure you don't download the trial too early as it only lasts for 7 days)
About the Instructor
Sara Lando

Sara Lando is an Italian photographer specialized in portrait, beauty and commercial photography…and playing with cardboard. Her work combines exquisite lighting, extreme creativity and experimental techniques, blurring the lines between photography and fine art. Whether she’s crafting her conceptual images into dioramas or creating memorable portraits using a simple backdrop and classic lighting, Sara’s strength is in photographing people. She shoots for major clients and teaches photography.

Limited Spaces

Sunday, February, 12 10:30 AM - 5:30 PM

Monday, February, 13 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM

COST $795

This session is limited to 12 students only

Workshop Location

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