Master the art of portrait photography in this new online course! This photography course will look at the technical and aesthetic aspects of portrait photography. In week one our photography tutor Denise Felkin will introduce you to examples from historical and contemporary image makers. You will also be given advice on how to use your camera if needed and the class will be given a composition task to complete. In week two the tutor will guide you through an exploration of how to work with a model using natural and available lighting. There will be advice in directing the subject, postures and posing techniques, creating spontaneous or staged images and telling stories through portraiture. If you do not have a model to work from Denise will adapt the tasks so you can work with self portraits. In the final week you will come together as a group to share your images and take part in a supportive feedback session.
The course will be delivered using Zoom, once signed up, you will be sent a link to the Zoom meeting and Denise will guide you from there.
This course is suitable for all levels including beginners.
Students can use any camera, including a smart phone, but you must be able to share your images online.
Things you need
In order to take part in the course you will need to make sure you have the following in place:
- Internet connection
- A smart phone or laptop/computer with the camera enabled
- An email address to receive the link to the Zoom group chat (you don’t need a login)
You can use a laptop or computer to access Zoom on a larger scale than a smart phone. You can find out more about these online platforms here:
Denise will help you to work with whatever camera equipment you have at home. If you don’t have your own camera you can take part using your smart phone.
Denise Felkin is a photographer and published author, she has been teaching photography since 1996. She has run the evening courses in digital photography at Greater Brighton Metropolitan since 2006. Denise was a finalist in the People category of the Sony World Photography Awards 2016, National Open Art Award 2017 and received an Honourable Mention in the Julia Margaret Cameron Awards 2018. She has been published by The Guardian, The Observer, iPaper, BBC and Huck Magazine.
Please note: by signing up to the course you are agreeing to share your name and phone number with Phoenix Art Space and this information will be passed on to Denise, the course tutor.
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