Portraits in Light WEA Sydney

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Natural light is by far the most exquisite light for creating portraiture. Forget the flash! Emphasize different aspects of your subject by learning how to control and manipulate the quality and direction of the environmental light. Create evocative portraits using both indoor and outdoor natural light sources. Improve your methods of exposure, focus and composition. Experiment with different picture styles, colours and effects.


  • Face-to-Face


  • Camera orientation
  • Light quality
  • Lighting directions
  • 3 point lighting
  • Light manipulation with reflectors
  • Exposure & metering methods
  • Focus methods
  • Composition
  • Practical application in class, indoors and outdoors


By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Assess the light quality & identify the key lighting direction.
  2. Learn to manipulate the available environmental light and/or exposure for optimum quality.
  3. Recognise & emphasise different aspects of your subject, revealed by light.

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