Portrait - Photography Why? / Where? / When? / Who? Basic equipment 3 Classic views of the face 4 Classic lighting techniques Software (that I use) Additional equipment
Is portrait photography for me? Why? – You control everything! When? – As often as I can (work etc) – I’m currently aiming for one shoot a month Where? – Almost anywhere. Who? – Friends, Family etc – Models (websites) Gumtree Modelmayhem.com Purestorm.com
Basics 85mm Lens or equivalent depending upon crop factor of your sensor. – 50mm x 1.6 (crop factor) = 80mm
Basics 85mm Lens or equivalent depending upon crop factor of sensor. 50mm + Simple Background No flowers growing out of peoples heads etc Or blur it using depth of field and zoom length Flash or not? Window light Desklamp etc Focus point The eye nearest the camera
Classic Views of the Face TIME FOR LIVEVIEW (please look at hand outs, and follow along)
Software Photoshop Elements!!! – (I only bought CS6 in May and Lightroom 4 in March) – Liquify Tool Digital Portrait Professional - £29.99 – Portraitprofessional.com – Easy to over cook photos, take it easy on the sliders!!
Additional Equipment You don’t need studio lights! – A torch will work too. Reflectors – ebay Got a Flash gun? – Endless possibilities… Get it off camera Umbrellas Grids, Snoods, softboxes All for the next talk - on & off camera flash, in Nov?