Introduction to portraiture and creative shooting: A workshop with Hannah Rooke
Monday 20th May, 10am – 4pm
Join Hannah as she guides you through getting started with portraiture. The day will start with a brief introduction to portraits and studio work, alongside a short talk about Hannah and her career to date.
She will then show you the differences and benefits of natural light versus studio lighting, inclusive of 1 light/2 light set ups. You will then have the chance to get practical and try this for yourself. In the morning session, you will cover:
- Natural lighting when shooting portraiture
- 1 light set ups
- 2 light set ups
- Posing and directing a professional model
- Using coloured gels
- Using light shapers such as softboxes
- Using a prism such as a fractal filter or glass ball
In the afternoon, you will go out and about in Manchester to look at how to work without a studio and using natural light to capture some great shots for your portfolio. This will show you how to make the most of what you have around you, before heading back to finish off your images. In the afternoon, Hannah will take you through:
- Outdoor shooting
- Less than ideal environments
- Less than ideal lighting
- Summary of the day
This workshop is ideal for those still learning, or looking to brush up on, and improve their portraiture techniques. Whether you are just starting out, or looking for a refresher on working with less, this is the perfect workshop for you.
You will need:
- DSLR or mirrorless camera
- Spare battery
- Memory card with plenty of space
- Your lunch
Based in Bristol Hannah has been working as a portrait and live music event photographer since graduating from university in 2016. Through studying Journalism, Hannah developed a love for photojournalism and documenting events using her own pictures. Working with both natural and studio lights, Hannah’s portrait’s are both colourful and charismatic. Whether working in a studio or on location, Hannah is always looking for the unusual angles and interesting ways to frame her images by incorporating her surroundings.