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Practicing Portraiture | On & Off Camera Flash

Instructor: Caleb Arias

Add a new dimension to your portraits and strengthen your repertoire with small flash. Master this essential skill that will take your lighting proficiency from hobbyist to pro, whatever the time of day and no matter the location.

Workshop Date

Friday, December 14, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
1-day workshop
AED 630.00
What's Covered

The flash edition of Practicing Portraiture focuses on teaching you how to enliven your portraits using your hot shoe flash. (If “hot shoe flash” sounds more like a dance than a camera accessory, all the more reason to sign up for the workshop!) You’ll learn how to use the basic controls of your small flash in both indoor and outdoor environments. The emphasis in this workshop is on practicing, so be ready to serve as both model and portrait photographer. You will also receive a live editing demonstration, covering the best practices for post-production of portrait images. If you want to venture into event photography, on-location shoots, or capture moments at weddings, this workshop is perfect for you!

  • Shooting with flash (speedlights) indoors and outdoors
  • Using modifiers to soften and control light
  • TTL and manual controls
  • Shooting on and off camera flash
  • Posing, expression & communicating with subjects
  • Editing demonstration with a focus on flash portraits

The flash edition of Practicing Portraiture focuses on teaching you how to enliven your portraits using your hot shoe flash. (If “hot shoe flash” sounds more like a dance than a camera accessory, all the more reason to sign up for the workshop!) You’ll learn how to use the basic controls of your small flash in both indoor and outdoor environments. The emphasis in this workshop is on practicing, so be ready to serve as both model and portrait photographer. You will also receive a live editing demonstration, covering the best practices for post-production of portrait images. If you want to venture into event photography, on-location shoots, or capture moments at weddings, this workshop is perfect for you!

  • Shooting with flash (speedlights) indoors and outdoors
  • Using modifiers to soften and control light
  • TTL and manual controls
  • Shooting on and off camera flash
  • Posing, expression & communicating with subjects
  • Editing demonstration with a focus on flash portraits
what's included
  • 5 hours of instruction (both theory and practical)
  • Workshop notes
  • 5 hours of instruction (both theory and practical)
  • Workshop notes
who should attend

Suitable for those who have completed our Photography Level 1 and/or Photography Level 2 workshops.

You should have a thorough understanding of ISO, aperture, shutter speed, and how all of these relate to each other to achieve a correct exposure. If you are not familiar with these terms or currently shoot in Auto or P mode, we recommend enrolling for our Photography Level 1 and Photography Level 2 workshops prior to attending.

Suitable for those who have completed our Photography Level 1 and/or Photography Level 2 workshops.

You should have a thorough understanding of ISO, aperture, shutter speed, and how all of these relate to each other to achieve a correct exposure. If you are not familiar with these terms or currently shoot in Auto or P mode, we recommend enrolling for our Photography Level 1 and Photography Level 2 workshops prior to attending.

What to bring
  • DSLR or mirrorless camera with fully-charged battery (point-and-shoot cameras and smartphones are not suitable)
  • Empty memory card for your camera
  • Flash with spare batteries
  • Umbrella
  • Light stand
  • Wireless remotes or sync cable
  • Notebook & pen

Note: You must have your own flash, umbrella, trigger, and light stand for this workshop. If you have your own flash but not the accompanying accessories, you can purchase a kit from us at a discounted rate as a student in this workshop. Please contact us at info@gulfphotoplus.com for more information.

  • DSLR or mirrorless camera with fully-charged battery (point-and-shoot cameras and smartphones are not suitable)
  • Empty memory card for your camera
  • Flash with spare batteries
  • Umbrella
  • Light stand
  • Wireless remotes or sync cable
  • Notebook & pen

Note: You must have your own flash, umbrella, trigger, and light stand for this workshop. If you have your own flash but not the accompanying accessories, you can purchase a kit from us at a discounted rate as a student in this workshop. Please contact us at info@gulfphotoplus.com for more information.

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel your workshop a minimum of 7 days in advance of your workshop, you will be issued a 90% refund or may be rescheduled to another date(s).
  • If you cancel your workshop a minimum of 3 days (72 hours) in advance of your workshop, no refund will be issued, but you may request to be rescheduled to another workshop date(s).
  • If you cancel your workshop less than 3 days (72 hours) in advance of your workshop, no refund and no reschedule is possible.

TERMS & CONDITIONS

  • Workshops can be rescheduled within 3 months of the originally booked workshop date(s).
  • Bookings can only be transferred ONCE, including in the event of a workshop relocation. If you transfer your workshop booking and later wish to cancel it, we will not be able to refund or reschedule you under any circumstances.
  • GPP reserves the right to change the location of any workshop to another location within the same city and/or emirate as deemed necessary in accordance with management discretion.
  • You must be 16 or older to attend this workshop. If you are younger than 16 or booking for someone under 16 years of age, please contact us first and we will be happy to advise you.
Please Note: Our classes are open to ANY brand of camera: Canon, Nikon, Sony, Panasonic, Fuji and any other intermediate to advanced cameras (As long as they have manual controls i.e. NOT point-and-shoots) are welcome!

Workshop Date

Friday, December 14, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
1-day workshop
AED 630.00