Perfect Portraits-and-Processing Photography Workshop
(This workshop is limited to 8 students -- led by two instructors)
This workshop is perfect for those who have taken our Natural Light Photography Workshop or those who have a grasp for the basics and are ready to take the next step in improving their portrait photography skills. Topics covered in this workshop are:
This is a 6 hour workshop that includes both on-location photography with models as well as post-processing of your images in our state-of-the-art classroom. Each student will have their own computer workstation to learn how to edit your photos to get the best results possible!
During our photo shoots, our small group of participants will have access to experienced models! We'll cover posing and scene set up as well as all the little tips and tricks to help bring out the BEST in your subjects! Still having trouble with lighting in your portrait work? We will cover both natural and artificial light, how to properly us reflectors, diffusing ambient light. Our introductory natural-light portrait class gives students the basics of lighting. This course takes it a step up! (Note: Aperture Academy Natural Light Course or previous portrait experience is required, or you are comfortable with the basics of your camera, to take this intermediate class.)
After a fun filled morning working with the models and capturing great images on the camera, we will meet inside the spacious Aperture Academy gallery where you will take those photos to the next level! Your instructor will guide you through all the steps of a successful portrait photographer. Topics covered will include; image selection, portrait specific post processing techniques, and final print file preparation.
Using Adobe Lightroom, your instructors will help you learn how to enhance and edit your portraits to make them stand above! You will leave not only with a greater knowledge of the processing side of portrait photography but also several print-ready files ready to add to your portfolio!
This class is perfect for those who are looking to improve their lighting skills & subject interaction, refine their workflow & portrait production as well as build their portfolios.
Examples of Portrait photographs taken during our Natural Light Photography workshops:
Meet the Aperture Academy Pro portrait Instructors: You will be learning from only the best!
Equipment To Bring
Safety, Confidence, Being Prepared
Aperture Academy is a professional organization dedicated to safe, quality, positive experiences for our students, and a responsible stewardship for the breathtaking locations and beautiful wildlife we enjoy at every workshop.
We work with the United States Department of Interior, the National Park Service and the US Forestry Service to obtain all the proper permits to operate safely, conscientiously and legally. We carry much more than the required minimum of insurance, and our skilled instructors are certified as Wilderness First Responders, in CPR, as well as in the Leave No Trace Outdoor Ethics program. They are qualified and rated to drive Class B vehicles. And, have we mentioned that each is an accomplished, successful professional photographer?
Every "ApCad" member is dedicated to ensuring our students receive the best care and guidance possible, so each of them have the opportunity to get the most remarkable, enjoyable and enriching photography experience available anywhere in the world.
What to Bring
:: What should I expect? ::
All workshops are designed to help you learn how to take better photographs and offer a complete immersion into digital landscape and/or wildlife photography. You will learn important photography techniques such as how to properly expose a composition, when to use a filter for best effect, and how to understand and adjust camera settings for optimum results.
:: Why only Digital? ::
Digital photography offers unique opportunities for in-field photography workshops. By reviewing captured images as soon as they happen, we can examine exposure, composition and histograms, and instantly learn what works--and what doesn't.
:: What should I bring? What is required? ::
:: What kind, and how much, equipment should I bring? ::
Bring it all if you can! You never know what you might see. On many workshops we focus on landscape photos, but you never know when wildlife might enter the scene and provide the perfect opportunity to photograph them in their natural habitat. It's always better to go into the field with too much gear, rather than miss an opportunity because of not enough equipment.
:: Is transportation provided? ::
Each student is responsible for their own transportation to and from the workshop meeting location. Once on location, we will provide transportation for all enrolled students over the course of the scheduled workshop.
:: Can a non-photographer friend or spouse attend the workshop? ::
Non-photographer friends and/or spouses are welcome to attend, but will be subject to the full tuition fee based due to transportation availability.
:: Does weather ever alter or cancel events? ::
Only if conditions pose a safety risk. Often, poor weather can make for dramatic photographic opportunities, so if rain is forecasted, pack a light jacket or rain poncho and bring something to keep your camera dry (a hotel shower cap is ideal).
:: What happens if I have to cancel? ::
Because of the limited number of workshops and availability of one-on-one instruction sessions, once we schedule a spot, it won't be available for anyone else, therefore we can not offer a refund unless the cancellation is 90 days before the workshop date. This policy is necessary to assure us that those who sign up are serious about the adventure and will not back out, ruining the opportunity for someone else.
:: Be prepared to take better photographs! ::
These workshops will help you develop skills, learn techniques and get to know your camera and equipment like never before. As a bonus, you will have a fun time and build friendships while learning to improve your photography technically. The result? You'll be capable of producing photographs as beautiful as any professional!
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