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Portrait Photography Workshop

Chippendale, Sydney - Show on map
The Aperture Club

Portrait Photography Workshop


  • Learn to produce strong, emotive and interesting portraits
  • Explore the artistic backdrops around Glebe and Sydney Uni
  • Professional and experienced instructors

A powerful portrait can challenge, enlighten, or disturb you. This is created in that magical moment in time that captures the essence of your subject. Whether you are taking portraits of family, friends or for business, learn how to make portraiture compelling and memorable.

What's Included?

  • 5 hour portrait photography workshop
  • Detailed course notes will be emailed to you upon completion of the workshop.
  • Cost of model included

This is an exciting and practical workshop where you learn to produce strong emotive and interesting portraits, utilising the beautiful characteristics of natural light. Working with a model is a great way to learn how to pose and communicate with your subject.

In this workshop you will explore the fundamentals of portraiture and learn techniques that will best help you communicate your ideas. You will learn how to understand the variables of natural light, and how use these tools to achieve a variety of interesting styles and looks. Create powerful and engaging images while exploring the hip area around Glebe and Sydney Uni.

In this 5 hour workshop you will cover the following:

  • Discussion on portraiture and its genres
  • Overview on creative controls
  • Memory, pixels, file sizes, and storage
  • Fill Flash techniques
  • Diffuse and bounce light
  • The nature of light
  • Exposing for highlight and shadows
  • Advanced and creative composition
  • Lens perspective overview
  • How to communicate with and pose your subject
  • Setting a mood and creating atmosphere
  • How to pick your backgrounds and set a style
  • Explore the fundamentals of portraiture
  • Understand the variables of natural light to achieve a variety of interesting styles and looks.

What to Bring?

  • A DSLR camera and lenses (and manual) or camera with manual or adjustable settings (this can include small compact cameras)
  • Memory card
  • A spare battery & flash.

Session Length

  • This workshop is 5 hours in duration and runs from 9am to 2pm
  • Available on selected Saturdays throughout the year


Minimum age for participants is 18 years.


  • Change your booking up to 7 days before the start time of your experience
  • Changes are not permitted within 7 days of your experience
  • Late arrivals or no shows may result in you forfeiting your experience

Numbers on the Day

There will be a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 10 participants.


If it looks like there will be unbearable weather on the day, you'll be contacted early that morning to advise that the workshop will not operate. In the event of cancellation, you can select an alternative workshop date.

Dress Code

Please wear comfy walking shoes.

Other Info

The experience provider is not responsible for any other costs which participants may incur including but not limited to travel, car rental, insurance, photographic purchases and/or rentals.

This experience takes place in Glebe area, Sydney.

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