Portrait Photography Course (Natural Light)

♥♥♥♥♥ Rosie –  Having learned the basics I realised I would soon forget them if I didn’t start practising. I will be back for another course soon! The Portrait course was brilliant for that. Anna & Martha were great. Very enjoyable day too.

♥♥♥♥♥ Julie – Anna Durant is a brilliant tutor who was happy to share her knowledge and tips with the group. The course was well paced, with theory and practical sessions timed perfectly. The use of a model made this class a real hands on experience and the use of different lighting was a real bonus. The on location shoot was well planned and gave us a idea of problems that you might encounter if you step outside to take portrait shots. I highly recommend this course to others.

♥♥♥♥♥ Richard – Great venue, friendly hosts. Anna was a very knowledgeable tutor and great photographer. The new model Layla was patient and considerate of the nervous new photographers and a delight to work with.  I would certainly recommend Lacock Photography courses to others and intend coming back for more courses.

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Portrait Photography Course (Natural Light)
4.6 based on 38 reviews


Book now for Friday 22nd November 2019

The Portrait Photography Course (Natural Light) is for those wishing to learn how to take flattering portraits of friends and family using the full potential of camera and lenses in any lighting situation.

Learn how to create beautiful portraits with the minimum of gear. You will develop a better understanding of how light affects a portrait and how to make the most of any situation.You will be inspired to use the full potential of your camera and lenses

All our courses are run in our own purpose built training studio, after the photo-shoot you will return to ‘The Old Clubhouse’ for a debrief. We limit the course to a maximum of 6 students to enable the tutor to help everyone individually.

To get the most out of the Portrait Photography Course (Natural Light), it is recommended that students are able to control depth of field, capture motion and have an understanding of the ISO setting. These skills are taught on our Beginners Digital Photography Course.

ONE DAY COURSE            10:00AM – 4:00PM

This Portrait Photography Course (Natural Light) is a mixture of classroom-based illustrated presentations and hands on practice with a model. You will have the opportunity to go out and about in Lacock with the model and tutor before returning to “The Old Clubhouse” to review the techniques for enhancing your images.

On the Portrait Photography Course (Natural Light) we will cover;
●  How to ‘see the light’; assess what light there is and to understand how best to use it and/or modify it.
●  Modelling the face – watch how simple changes to the lighting can make a dramatic difference to the look of a portrait.
●  Understanding how the shape of an image adds to its impact.
●  How to relax your subjects and to ‘pose’ them in a flattering way.
●  Appreciation for the use of focal length and depth of field in portrait photography
●  Familiarity with some Photoshop techniques for enhancing portraits.
●  Overview of the use of on and off camera flash

Anna specialises in portraits and wedding Photography and runs her business from her home in Hullavington, Wiltshire. It is a combination of Anna’s technical expertise, her artistic eye and her outgoing, warm personality that makes Anna such a successful people photographer.

Anna initially trained locally at Chippenham and Trowbridge Colleges where she gained distinctions in several City and Guilds modules in Photography. Anna has also achieved Licentiate status with the Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers.

Anna’s photographs are never predictable or routine; every commission is tailored to the clients’ requirements – Anna has numerous styles that she can offer which ensures her clients are always satisfied:

Anna is frequently updating her photography equipment, her favourite equipment currently includes: Canon EOS5D  MkII and Canon EF 70-200 L f2.8 lens and Canon EF 24-70 L f2.8 lens.

Another favourite is the little Canon 85mm f1.8 lens.

A selection of Anna’s work can be found on her website: