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The Art of Portraiture

with Elle Walker

4 WEEK WORKSHOP BEGINS OCT 22

$300 Full Participation | $150 Study Along
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Bridge the gap between technical and artful execution, creating portraits that match your vision and engage your viewers.

In this four week workshop, you will be given the opportunity to explore portraiture across a multitude of genres; including classical, lifestyle, fine art and stylised portraits. Whether you shoot client sessions, or prefer to photograph your own children or family on a daily basis, you will learn how to take portraits that allow you to communicate more than just the physical attributes of your subject. From capturing personalities, interactions between subjects and those everyday routines and events, to making conscious decisions on a technical level that will help you to achieve your desired image, are all topics covered over the duration of the course. Packed full of feature interviews with artists (such as Kate T. Parker and Caroline Jensen), visual examples and guidance, this course will equip you with the skills required to create strong, emotive portraits that truly reflect your inner artist.

PREREQUISITES

Students should have a sound understanding of the exposure triangle, and be comfortable with their camera of choice.

what you’ll get

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WEEKLY LESSONS

4 weekly lesson PDFs (formatted for print or on-screen viewing)

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VIDEOS

Multiple Editing/Pullback videos

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EXTRAS

AOP texture pack

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DAILY INSTRUCTOR-LED Q&A

Full participation students engage in instructor-led discussion and Q&A for daily interaction and support. Study along students have full viewing access.

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INDIVIDUAL ASSIGNMENT FEEDBACK & CRITIQUE

Full Participation students receive extensive personal video critiques of weekly assignment submissions.

Study Along Students have full viewing access.

syllabus

Lesson One


LEARN ABOUT

Aspects of classical portraiture

Lighting

Gender

Backgrounds


ASSIGNMENT

The re-shoot

Lesson Two


LEARN ABOUT

Documentary images

Capturing your everyday

When to include environmental details


ASSIGNMENT

Story-teller series

Lesson Three


LEARN ABOUT

Stylised portraiture

Finding inspiration

Props

Fine art portraiture

Anonymity

Conflict and harmony


ASSIGNMENTS

Objects for inspiration

Lesson Four


LEARN ABOUT

Newborns

Weddings

Day-in-the-life

Birth

Maternity

Families


ASSIGNMENT

Personal piece

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"I enjoyed this class and would recommend it to anyone who is looking into shooting portraits more seriously. "

- LARISSA
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about your instructor

Australian photographer Elle Walker is a Mum of three, with a formal background in Speech Pathology and Teaching. She is passionate about non-verbal communication & expression within her imagery, and specializes in both fine art & portraiture work. Outside of photography, Elle enjoys any time spent outdoors, and loves nothing more than exploring Australia’s outback with her family. She has been featured in Click Magazine and the Huffington Post, and received a commended and a highly commended in Portraiture and the Documentary/Photojournalism categories of Australian’s Top Emerging Photographers 2017. She teaches two popular workshops at Click Photo School, with a focus on creative expression. Her portfolio is available here

how it works

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download weekly lessons

Each week, students receive a set of course materials, which generally include a PDF and instructional videos. All course materials are yours to download and keep.

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chat online

Your workshop registration includes access to a private online forum for sharing and discussion. The classroom forum is open 24 hours a day so that you can learn and join discussions on your own schedule.

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study & ask questions

Study on your own time, and check in on the classroom forum for interactive learning. The instructor is present in the forum every day to answer questions and offer encouragement.

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complete weekly assignments

Students receive an assignment to complete each week that pertains to the topics covered in the course materials and builds upon class discussion throughout the week.

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Full Participation students engage in an interactive online classroom experience that includes instructor-led group discussions and detailed, personalized guidance for the duration of the workshop. Full participation students post their assignments in the forum and receive critique each week.

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Study Along students have access to all materials and are able to view all content and conversation in the main workshop forum. They also receive access to their own private Study Along subforum for peer study groups and image shares. Study along students will not be able to ask the instructor questions or request instructor feedback on their assignments, but they can follow along with instructor critiques of the Full Participation assignments.



4 Comments

  • Larissa says:

    I enjoyed this class and would recommend it to anyone who is looking into shooting portraits more seriously. The nice thing about it is that not only does it cover what makes a nice classical portrait (lighting, etc.), Elle covers the other genres that fall into portrait photography. If you are new to taking pictures of people or looking into figuring out how to approach portrait photography with clients, I’d recommend this class. The assignments are fun and the material is informative. I am sure I’ll reference it often. Elle’s feedback, critique, and answers to questions are also terrific. She walked me through some processing questions via video and I really benefited from being able to view her instruction. So if you are new to taking portraits or looking into doing so more seriously, this is a great class in which to enroll.

  • This was probably the toughest class for me- Portraits are not my specialty, but I really wanted to learn, Elle’s course material was incredibly well written, but I find that her critiques were the most help for me. I had taken a number of CM courses before and find them all rewarding, but from Elle’s course, I took away more knowledge about how to be more aware of lighting- whether I’ve blown a highlight or I’ve underexposed… she payed attention to the details, and I needed that. I can hear her encouragement and her lessons when I take photos now, even if they are NOT portraits, and even when I edit my photos. I highly recommend this course if you are ready to be pushed and ready to learn from your critiques. Her lessons are worth your time.

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