Kapture Media Photography 1 Day Portrait Workshop Syllabus

Time Subject Aims Objectives Method
Welcome and Summary of course
09:45 -11:30

Brief Recap of the previous Workshop. ( if attended )


Theory & the Quality of Light: 

  • Ambient and Artificial Light
  • Continuous & Flash
  • Understanding Flash sync speed
  • Using a light meter 
  • Using fill flash both on and off camera (speed lights)
  • Using Studio lights 
  • Modifiers
  • Using a reflector
  • Using a diffuser
  • How lights effect subject

Planning the Shoot

  • Setting lights for low key shoot
  • Setting lights for High Key shoot
  • Selecting the right Modifiers eg Gel's Snoot Grids etc to get the shot
  • How to produce Corporate Headshots:
  • Directing the model ( Posing )
  • Closeup
  • Head & Sholders
  • 3/4 Length
  • Full Length 





Understand how light affects our pictures






Develop good practice in planning how best to approach different situations & clients


Gain an insight into how different lighting conditions and modifiers affect your photos. 





Ready for anything

Lecture & some Practical
11:30 -1:00


Practical photographic section

  • Portraits
  • Shooting Head shots
  • Head & Sholders
  • Closeup
  • 3/4 length 
  • Full length



Photography in a Studio situation.


Becoming familiar with different shooting techniques

How to pose the Subject, setting the correct exposures by using manual  settings on your camera, using  modifiers, balancing your on and off-camera flash
Practical session in the Studio with tuition
1:00 - 1:30 Lunch      
1:30 -4:30

Continuation of Practical photographic section


As time permits some basic Import your shots into Lightroom 


Photographing the Model in the Studio


Becoming comfortable using differing lighting techniques 

How to change the Subject, selecting the best location, using fill flash, using a reflector, and putting your new knowledge into practice.
Practical session in Studio with continued tuition
4:30 - 5:00 Summary of the day with questions and answers