Portraiture Photography for all occasions!

Our 11th Year at Stewart Hall!

Starts: Thursday, March 28, 2019

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

Only 10 spots - register soon to join this workshop!

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

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!

A powerful external flash, either on or off camera, provides a wonderful opportunity for creative lighting for portraits, family events, class and group photos, and weddings; not possible with a built in, or "pop-up" flash.

Lessons on flash fill techniques, camera settings, lens choices, metering and more will advance your skills. Sessions include posed model photography, both indoor 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: Thursday, March 28 to May 9, 2019*
* No class April 4 and 18, 2019

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

An external flash (speedlight) is recommended such as
Nikon, Canon, Metz, Vivitar, Sigma, etc.
Pop up flashes can be used, but are less effective.

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 people and make them 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
- Photographic umbrellas vs softboxes - differences and when to use
- Creating homemade filters for intriguing effects
- Optional - how to use radio triggers to remotely fire off-camera flashes

Photoshop Elements and/or Lightroom 6 instruction :

- How to colour correct portraits & product shots
- Easy retouching with the Healing and Clone tools
- Creating stunning black and white images, sometimes with a touch of colour!
- Easy retouching methods with the Portrait Pro plugin for PS & LR

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.

Only 10 spots - register soon to join this workshop!

The cost for this five-night workshop is $105.00 (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: photography. 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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