Portraits, Props and Beauty Techniques

Level: 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 1-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.


Sara 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. We will go over some Photoshop tools as we work together on an image from Sara’s demo photoshoot. We’ll also cover 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 can immediately practice what you learnt in class.

 

Type

1-day workshop

You are a very confident user of priority shooting modes and may even been using full manual 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 consolidate your understanding and improve basic techniques as well as be introduced to some new ideas and techniques that will give you the confidence to experiment with different creative outcomes.

who should attend

You are a very confident user of priority shooting modes and may even been using full manual 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 consolidate your understanding and improve basic techniques as well as be introduced to some new ideas and techniques that will give you the confidence 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.

Wednesday, February 7
9:30 AM - 6:30 PM

Includes UAE VAT 5%

Cost $375
This session is limited to 12 students only.
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Cancellation & Exchange Policy
  • You can cancel and/or exchange your GPP Photo Week 2018 workshop until January 7, 2018. No refunds or exchanges after January 7, 2018.
  • If you cancel your workshop before January 7, 2018, you get back 70% of the workshop value.
  • If you want to exchange your workshop for a different one, it must be of the same or higher value, providing that you pay the difference for a more expensive workshop.
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