Mastering Portraiture Photography for all occasions!

Our 11th Year at Stewart Hall!

Starts: Tuesday, March 3, 2020

12 1/2 hours over 5 nights -
Pointe Claire Cultural Centre - Stewart Hall
176 chemin Bord-du-Lac / Lakeshore Road
Pointe Claire, Quebec

Register now to secure your spot!

Learn how to pose and take superb portrait photos of family, friends, colleagues, your baseball or soccer teams, group photos, weddings and more in natural light, or combined with an external flash.

In this hands-on workshop, learn how to shape with light using inexpensive photographic umbrellas, reflectors, bounce flash attachments, and various light modifiers like soft boxes for unique lighting effects!

Lessons on flash fill techniques, camera settings, lens choices, metering and more will advance your skills. Sessions include posed model photography, both indoors and outdoors (weather permitting), using various sets and backdrops, portable flash umbrellas, plus hands-on group photography.

Four challenging assignments with helpful critique will enhance your skills!

12 1/2 hours over 5 nights - from 7:30pm till 10:00pm

Only ONE session!

Dates: Tuesday evenings- March 3 to March 31, 2020

Skill level: Beginner to Advanced
Suggested prerequisites: Digital Photo 101 or Digital Photo 201

An external flash (speedlight) is recommended
Pop up flashes may be used if you don't have one.

Recommended for persons using DSLR & mirrorless cameras such as
Nikon, Canon, Olympus, Sony, Pentax, etc
Bring your camera and flash operating manuals
Presented mostly in English.

Maximum class size: 10

Course Outline :

- How to pose and make people feel comfortable in front of a camera
- How to take effective portraits in natural light
- Best lenses to use for portraiture photography
- How to use reflectors and white boards to improve portraits
- How to use inexpensive reflective and shoot-through umbrellas
- Balancing flash and ambient light for best results
- Indoor lighting setups for superb portraits
- Creating homemade filters for intriguing effects
- How to use radio triggers to fire off-camera flashes

Photoshop Elements and/or Lightroom 6 instruction :

- How to colour correct portraits for difficult lighting
- Easy retouching with the Healing and Clone tools
- Creating stunning black and white images, sometimes with a touch of colour!

Printed handouts, a POSING GUIDE and emailed PDF's provide detailed information of the topics covered. Four challenging Photo Assignments will help you practice techniques learned each night. Participants will be encouraged to submit completed projects on a USB key, to evaluate and provide insightful critique of their imagery.

A Resource List of recommended books and a "Where to Buy" directory of lighting gear will be supplied.

Register now to secure your spot!

The cost for this five-night workshop is $96.00 (taxes included)

Register online at:

If a French form appears and you want English, click on the English link top left.
Then in the search box, type: portrait. Press Enter. Select this course!


Register by phone, or in person from
Monday to Thursday- 8:30am to 7pm; Fridays- 8:30am to 4:30pm
at the Stewart Hall Cultural Centre,
176 chemin Bord-du-Lac/Lakeshore Road in Pointe Claire.

For more information, please call: 514-630-1220

This workshop is crafted and produced exclusively for the
Pointe-Claire Cultural Centre - Stewart Hall
by professional photographer and AV multimedia instructor

Frederic Hore

Not to be missed!


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