Course 3-Photographing People  (Eltham)

Course 3-Photographing People (Eltham)

Using your Digital Camera to make Great Portraits

Next Available: Sat, 16 Jul 9:30AM (AEST)
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3 hours


All classes are designed to follow Government Covid safe guidelines. Bookings are fully refundable if Government health restrictions change

This workshop covers the basics of working with models to achieve the best portraits possible. This class is ideal for taking photos of children and for those wanting to learn wedding photography.   

Over three hours we work inside a studio and outside to cover the art of capturing the soul and personality of your subject using your own camera.

As with all our classes we spend more time on photos and less time on theory, People (especially children) don't wait while you play with your camera settings.

The class will cover /The best time of day/Choosing the right lens to flatter your subject/ Different portrait types and styles/ Working with your Model.

Using available light for example window light/Using and controlling artificial light/Using Flash for Portraits/Using a Studio, and studio lights.

How to avoid the silly grins!/Keeping children happy during the shoot/Planning a child photography session/Planning a wedding shot list/The perils of wedding photography and how to overcome them! 

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What you will learn

  • How to really capture a Person in a Portrait
  • How to use light (natural and artificial) to enhance our subject
  • How to work with people to relax them to make the Portrait outstanding

What you will get

  • Class notes and ongoing support
  • Small class max 4 persons
  • Local venues with weekend classes available

What to bring

  • Camera, Cards,ntebook and pen and an eagerness to learn

What to wear


Appropriate for

Open to everyone interested!

Alwyns Photo School

(22 Reviews)

Who am I

My name is Alwyn Hanson, I have been teaching photography for over 30 years in Melbourne. I have worked with and taught over 30,000 people including new users as well as training groups such as Victoria Police,  MFB and many Government Departments. 

I believe in teaching photography in a simple, logical way rather than boring lectures. My classes are short, practical and complete. Most are three hours long (My experience is longer classes don't always achieve good results)

I teach photography and software based on classes that have run with great success in my previous position as manager of Michaels Media School in the Melbourne CBD. 

I am passionate about teaching and want you to use YOUR camera to take great photos.

I can teach you in a class or if you prefer at your home, cafe or local park. 

You tell me what you want and I can make it happen.

Why Alwyns Photo School is different.

We believe in working WITH all the special features on the camera,NOT turning them all off and going manual. The camera companies have spent millions in development, so why reinvent the wheel. We can teach YOU how to take great photos on YOUR own digital camera.

Alwyns Photo School, making great photography easier.

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5.0 (1 review)
Anandhirated it
06 Mar 2021
I am an amateur and throughly enjoyed the class. Lot of tips and easy to understand instructions. Thanks Alwyn.
Alwyns Photo School 07 Mar 2021

Hi Anandhi, Thank you so much for your kind review. I is always nice to see familiar faces at workshops, see you at the next photo event!

Cancellations & Refunds

A full refund will be made for cancellations received more than 5 working days prior to the event. Cancellations made between 1 and 5 working days from an event will incur an administration fee of $25 and the remainder of the course fee can be refunded. NB. Refunds will not be given if a customer fails to attend or cancels within 5 working days of an event. Substitutions can be made at any time without penalty.

In the event that a course is cancelled by Alwyns Photo School booking fees will be refunded in full however Alwyns Photo School will not accept responsibility for travel or accommodation for cancelled courses.

Terms & Conditions

Terms and Conditions

Classes are based on a Maximum of Four Students, in the unlikely event that the minimum number of bookings is not reached we will organise either an alternative date, offer and alternative class option or offer a full refund.

Outdoor workshops and events are subject to Weather if bad Weather is forecast (Based on BOM forecasts 48 hours ahead) we will offer an alternative date, or an alternative class option or offer a full refund.

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