Sat, Feb 16 | National Portrait Gallery

Portrait Photography Workshop, London

A portrait photography workshop that focuses on the art AND the technical elements of taking amazing pictures. Join us at the National Portrait Gallery on the 16th February and learn how to take your photography to the next level!
Registration is Closed

Time & Location

Feb 16, 2019, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
National Portrait Gallery, St. Martin's Pl, London WC2H 0HE, UK

About The Event

Suitable for everyone with a DSLR camera and a lens within the 85mm – 50mm range, a photography workshop focussing on all things portraiture.

Not just a day for perfecting your technical photography skills, but a day in which to consider the artistry behind truly great portraits, and how they are achieved.

We’ll start the day at the steps of the National Portrait Gallery in Westminster, London where we’ll have a quick meet and greet, and then head inside to take in some of the portraits on display, specifically the ‘Picturing Friendship’ Exhibition, where we will consider the works on show and discuss elements such as lighting, composition, storytelling, mood, purpose, angles, primary and secondary subjects and exposure values.

With our heads full of creative inspiration, we will then head over to the Curzon Cinema Bar in Bloomsbury, where we can refuel in a specially reserved area with a variety of fantastic indoor and outdoor lighting that we can utilise, and we’ll consider some of the more technical aspects of portrait photography. We’ll explore some tips and tricks for using the light, composition, focussing, aperture, shutter speeds and ISO, and also elements such as directing your subject and bringing the best out of them. We’ll take on a couple of challenges to put to use the skills we've looked at. I will be on hand to help you achieve the kind of portraits you want to, using natural light, available light, and camera flash units.

We will be modelling for each other, so come prepared to have your photo taken!

Shortly before the workshop, I will send you an email with some more information, including a short form for you to complete and return, so that I have an idea of anything specific you are hoping to get out of the day.


“Spent the day at Bushy Park with Louise. Really great company and photographer. Was very good at answering any level of question thrown at her. Would definitely book up again.”

- Simon, Hertfordshire

I had a fabulous day taking photos with Louise. She helped me to discover exactly what my camera is capable of. Lots of good advice. Louise is passionate about photography and her enthusiasm is contagious. I highly recommend a course with her.

- Debs, London

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