Are you looking for photography workshops that extend your skills beyond learning about the camera controls?

Workshops at Elite Studio provide learning experiences that make expanding your photography exciting and fun. For your photography workshop, you will be part of a small group of photographers learning with a mixture of theory and practical photography. The practical exercises will reinforce your new skills and let you take some great photos. Most of all, you will learn why you are doing things so you know when to use different techniques

The workshops are taught by Andrew Merefield, a graduate of the Qld College of Art and a certified professional photographer with over 30 years of experience. He has experience in many areas of photography from wedding and portrait photography to high end print production and retouching. Andrew’s extensive photographic knowledge has been used to design photography workshops that will expand and improve your photography.

Photographing People

People are one of the most common subjects to photograph, great portraits are not quite as common. Why? Creating a great portrait is much more than taking a photograph of somebody.

Photographing People is an introduction to the world of portrait photography, based around the 3 elements of great portrait photography will give you the knowledge and confidence to take better photographs of people.

Photographing People

Photographing People is a full day workshop based on a mixture of demonstration, instruction and practical shooting. It's taught in a small group (maximum 6 students) to allow individual attention from your tutor and ensure you grasp the topics covered :-

  • the 3 fundamentals of great portraits
  • how to evaluate your subject
  • tips to getting your subjects to relax
  • posing people to look and feel comfortable
  • why lighting effects your images
  • how to use lighting and posing to flatter people
  • about creating emotional connections in your photos
  • to add variety to your photos in an efficient way

During the day you will have plenty of opportunity for practical photography with our model, a great chance to reinforce the skills taught and capture some great shots. 

Mastering Studio Portraits

Portrait photography in the studio offers a levels of control and creativity that is difficult to achieve in other locations. Mastering the use of studio lighting can open up a world of possibilities for creating great portraits.

Studio Portraits

The Mastering Studio Portraits will give you a solid understanding of the principles of studio lighting and how to apply them to achieve different looks for your subjects.

  • the different types of lights
  • choosing and using light modifiers
  • how to build a lighting set up
  • positioning and posing your subject
  • adjusting the lights to your subject
  • working with people to bring out their best
  • adding emotion to your images
  • bringing images from concept through to capture

The full day workshop is a practically based learning experience. You will be guided through exercises photographing a model to create different looks. Each exercise is designed to enhance your skills in dealing with the various conditions you may encounter and recognising the best way to create the images you want.

Mastering Portraits on Location

All portrait photography has the same basic ingredients but bringing those together on location creates it's own set of challenges. Mastering Portraits on Location studies the elements of  portraiture and how the logistics of working on location can effect those elements.

Mastering Portraits on Location

You will learn practical skills to recognise the challenges or advantages a location can offer and then to utilise the resources at hand to create great portraits:-

  • choosing a location that suits your subject
  • seeing the light
  • positioning and posing your subject in the location
  • modifying the light to suit your subject
  • working with people to bring out their best
  • adding emotion to your images
  • bringing images from concept through to capture

The full day workshop will have you guided through exercises photographing a model in different shooting conditions. Each exercise is designed to enhance your skills in dealing with the various conditions you may encounter and recognising the best way to create the images you want.

Studio Sessions

Studio Sessions are regular themed studio shoots offered as a great opportunity for people try different shooting experiences in the studio. The themes not only create different looks but often explore different techniques to create the images.

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