Portraiture – On Location



Photographing people is one of the trickiest subject areas to tackle successfully. If the idea of improving your candid and more formal portraiture skills appeals,  join us at a beautiful Grade II* listed Elizabethan house, Wollaton Hall in Nottingham. 

Designed for photographers who have some experience with their digital camera and want to improve their skills using people on location as subject matter.

What your 2017 shoot includes

With a focus on lighting for portraiture, we’re continuing the theme we introduced in 2016 of running a shorter session instead of our previous full day course. With a new model and a new location, we shall work with a small group in a half day session to learn the best way of posing and styling using a mixture of ambient light, hotshoe and off-camera flash set ups.

  • Photography of the model in the Prospect Room, roof terraces, Camellia House and and grounds of Wollaton Hall.
  • Using interesting features of the location to frame your model and create imaginative compositions.
  • In-depth styling tips and confident camera control for both static and dynamic poses.
  • Using ambient light indoors and outdoors, use of reflectors, on and off camera flash lighting for ultimate creativity.

Wollaton Hall dates from 1588, and our session takes us up into the unique Prospect Room (pictured), with its fine views and roof terraces, together with shots in the Camellia House, which is timed to coincide with the flowering season. Finally, the gardens and stable block will give you a mixture of backgrounds to set our model against, for a variety of dynamic poses.

With the aim of improving your portraiture, we shall use the setting of this historic location, adding creative lighting to help you get the best from your equipment.

*Image 5 by kind permission of Richard Lamb
*Image 6 by courtesy of Steve Marson
*Image 11 by courtesy of Malcolm Woodhams

Course Date 2017

Friday 12th May 2017

Course Tutors

Dan Billings BA (hons)

Course Times and Price

CHOOSE EITHER 10.00 – 1.00pm OR 1.45pm – 4.45pm meeting in the cafe on site 15 minutes before the shoot begins

Each session is £75 per person.