Portraits, Props and Beauty Techniques

Sara Lando | Lighting - Intermediate

Access to the right props and accessories for portraits can be hard and sometimes expensive, but it doesn’t need to be.

In this one-day workshop you will learn how you can build simple but effective props using everyday materials and then use them to stage a quirky portrait with a weird fashion flair. You will learn how to pose your model and light her for a beauty portrait and how to make small adjustments that make a big difference in the final image.

I will talk about the importance of creating your photo around a strong concept and communicating your ideas to everyone working with you on set, with the help of references and moodboards.

A beauty portrait isn’t over when you download your images on the computer, and post production can make or break your shot. I will be going over some Photoshop tools as we work together on an image from my demo photo shoot. I’ll be covering skin retouching techniques, some basic compositing and toning and you will be given a set of actions and images to take home with you and experiment with, so that you will be able to practice right away what you learnt in class.

 

Type
One-day  class

 

Booking Closed

Saturday, February, 11 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

COST $375

This session is limited to 12 students only

You are a confident user of all the manual shooting modes on your camera for exposure control.

You are familiar with simple lighting set ups and have had some hands on time with lighting equipment. You understand and can set up the different triggering systems.

You are aiming to be introduced to some new ideas and techniques to experiment with different creative outcomes.

who should attend

You are a confident user of all the manual shooting modes on your camera for exposure control.

You are familiar with simple lighting set ups and have had some hands on time with lighting equipment. You understand and can set up the different triggering systems.

You are aiming to be introduced to some new ideas and techniques to experiment with different creative outcomes.

  • 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 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 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.

Booking Closed

Saturday, February, 11 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

COST $375

This session is limited to 12 students only

Workshop Location

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