Portraiture – On Location



Photographing people is one of the trickiest subject areas to tackle successfully. If the idea of improving your candid and formal portraiture skills appeals,  join us at the University of Nottingham for a half day session with our tutor and model.

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 2018 shoots include

For 2018, we’re re-structing our popular half day sessions, making a Stage 1 course which will concentrate on posing and styling, learning how to shoot confidentially in ambient lighting situations with reflectors.

For the Stage 2, there’ll be a focus on lighting for portraiture and we shall work with a small group in a half day session to learn the best use of on and off camera flash mixed with ambient lighting set ups for ultimate creativity.

Dependent on which level you attend, the skills covered include

  • Photography of our model in both indoors and outside on location.
  • Using interesting features of the location to frame the 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.

2018’s course uses a new location, the 1957 Grade II listed Cripps Hall of Residence with its iconic bell tower, elegant library and courtyards.

Course Dates 2018

Saturday 28th April 2018 – Stage 1 – Posing & Styling

Saturday 30th June – Stage 2 – Lighting on location

Saturday 6th Oct 2018 – Stage 1 – Posing & Styling

Course Tutor

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 £79 per person.