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Portrait Photography workshop with Jemma Watts

Saturday 18 Nov 2017 10am

Part of Workshops at the Tack Room

There are different ways to photograph people, either a composed portrait or a candid shot that captures moments when the person is unaware the camera is there. However, for both of these methods you still need to decide how you want the camera to capture these images – which aperture to set, which lens to use etc. So we will start the day by covering these basics.

Following on from this we will learn about the importance of composition and light, and how to be more creative with both of these. The best way to learn this is to practice, so for much of the workshop we will be doing just that.

We then head back to the studio to critique your shots and talk through the editing process, in order to showcase your best photos.

What to expect from the workshops

You’ll learn the basics of how your camera functions, and then the focus will shift to the practicalities of taking great photos, by understanding the following:

  • ISO, exposure and aperture
  • Shutter speed
  • Lenses
  • Light
  • Composition
  • Filters
  • Editing and processing your images
  • A few tricks of the trade!

Jemma Watts Biography

Jemma is a highly experienced freelance photographer, specialising in food, lifestyle and reportage photography. Her love of capturing the world around her and an insatiable interest in other cultures has taken Jemma (and her camera) to many corners of the globe on both professional and personal projects.

Her commissions are wide-ranging and cover all disciplines within the industry including design, editorial, PR and publishing. Jemma also shoots events. She has built a comprehensive portfolio of work, with clients including Penguin Books, Jamie Oliver, Gok Wan and The Guardian to name but a few.

Jemma currently offers a variety of workshops that will fit most peoples’ needs; they are informative, interesting and most of all, fun!