Request to Book

$ 78
Per participant
Per Month
Enter dates for accurate prices and availability.
Enter dates for accurate prices and availability.

You’ll be able to review before paying.

About this activity

Sometimes, the simplest photos are the hardest ones to take. How do you make an impeccable portrait of a loved-one or of a friend on the spot, and only with the help of natural lighting? Basically, how do you manage without the studio and its controllability, and end up satisfied with an expressive and successful portrait?


About your Mentor
Professional photographer from Montreal, Quebec. François was selected and invited 5 times (2013-2014-2015-2016-2017) at the « World Photographers focusing on Beijing ». He work in Turkey for the project « Izmir, a legacy for tomorrow » organized by the Arkas Art Center and his photos were exposed at the Arkas Museum. He also participated at Izmir photo days. In 2014, he won first prize at the international photo contest « 2014 Chinese dream in the Eyes of Foreign Friends ».

His book « China: photographic narrative in the Middle Kingdom » is published with Les Editions Cayennes

His photos were published in National Geographic, Inspired Eye magazine and in numerous magazines and websites. He likes to travel and always looking for new challenges. He now lives and teaches in Beijing. China.

Details
THE PORTRAIT
Sometimes, the simplest photos are the hardest ones to take.

How do you make an impeccable portrait of a loved-one or of a friend on the spot, and with only the help of natural lighting? Basically, how do you manage without the studio and all its controllability, and end up satisfied with an expressive and successful portrait? It is essential to take the environment into consideration when composing a portrait.

Managing the background's colors and graphics, choosing the point of view, directing the model - these are all points that will be covered during the course. Light control is an equally important aspect: in particular, analysing a given moment's light and using it wisely are elements that will be explained to help you make a successful portrait.

This workshop will teach you:

- How to observe the environment so as to guide your aesthetic choices: point of view, directing a model

- How to "read" light and place your subject accordingly

- How to correctly define parameters in your camera according to your desired result

- How to frame and compose an image to highlight the subject

Pre-requisites for this workshop: Course #1: Camera settings & Course #2: Aperture and Depth of field The workshop includes a theoretical explanation, a main "practical" part, as well as a class debriefing at the end.

The class takes place outdoors and the debriefing takes place at a coffee shop. The exact meeting place will be communicated to enrolled participants.

The workshop is composed of a theoretical part, practical training and a debriefing.

Group size
There are 7 spots available on this experience.

Advance Notice
2 days

Type
Courses

Accessibility:
-

Cancellation

No review yet

This mentor has 18 reviews for other activities.

View Other Reviews

About the host, François

François
Member since 2019-02-14 15:55:41