Session 3 – Leeds Town Hall Area
Our final evening of portraits is back in Leeds where we’ll concentrate on finding locations and using the surroundings to make striking images.
Meeting at 7 p.m. on the town hall steps we will use the entrance to Town Hall as our start point, then move over to Park Square as the evening progresses.
The main topic will be consolidating what we’ve learnt so far, so choosing the right lens and, and settings for the portrait you want to create, and we are there to help you visualise photos and then go on to create the photo itself.
We’ll also introduce you to FLASH – using flash on the camera, or remotely on light stands, is a game-changer, because you can make the background darker and let the flash light your model. This intro will show you the techniques – so bring your own flash so you can have a go, if you use “Canon” cameras, then you should be able to have a try with our kit to see how it works.
If you want to invest in an off-camera flash kit, please get in touch for advice.
In a Nutshell…
Using Flash is like taking two separate photos:-
- the background of the photo, which is made up of ambient light from the sun or street lighting or bars or any light source that isn’t the Flash
- the subject, usually a model, who is lit using your flashes and doesn’t always have much ambient light on them.
How do you control 2 photos at the same time!!!!????
- You control how bright the background is like any normal photograph – the shutter speed or ISO
- You control how bright the subject is by adjusting the power of the Flash, how far the flash is away from the model or the aperture on the camera
This section is just intended as a demonstration for those who would like to take there are portrait photography to the next level – using off camera flash. Most of the evening will be by finding great locations and photographing of the models 🙂