Black And White Portraiture – 27th April 2013

The secrets and techniques of creating stunning black and white portraits.

Some of the most striking photographs in history are in black and white or monotone. Creating such works of art is far more involved than simply taking a normal colour photo on your digital camera and then desaturating it in Photoshop or Lightroom. Each step of the creative process needs extreme care and attention to detail in order to produce the end result of a stunning portrait. This course will help you unlock those secrets and methods involved to produce spectacular photos of your own.

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Have you ever wondered why your black and white images look dull and lifeless? Are they just a mish mash of shades of grey with no real power to the style or look of the photo? At the Black and White Portraiture course on the 27th April we will show you exactly how to turn those dull, grey photos into powerful images. We will work through every stage of the process from firstly the subject right through to the final image processing in Photoshop and Lightroom. You will find out the hidden secrets of great black and white portrait photography and these simple but elusive methods can also be transposed to black and white photography of other genres such as landscapes.

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The training day will start at 10:30am prompt and we will finish at around 4:30pm. The location is at Savile Bridge Studios, Dewsbury. It’s basically right opposite Asda car park on Savile Road. Do not park in Asda as there is a two hour limit, parking is best on Mill Street East. The cost for the day is £45, please bring lunch with you as food is not provided (although Asda is only a two minute walk away.)

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Entry to the studio is through this door:

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Natural Light Portraiture – 2nd March 2013

The Secrets To Shooting Great Natural Light Portraits.

Shooting portraits in the studio using artificial light sources in a controlled environment is great but fantastic results can also be obtained by using natural light and following a few simple rules and techniques. Master photographer Steve Dutton, one of the most published magazine photographers in the UK, will be leading the training day.

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Not everyone has access to a studio on a daily basis and all the equipment that is used in one, but everyone has access to natural light. The trouble is that shooting natural light portraits can be extremely challenging unless you know the secrets to using the light to your advantage rather than fighting against it.

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We will show you the simple techniques that will make your pictures stand out from the crowd, you will also learn about the common mistakes made when people shoot natural light. Balancing flash light with ambient light will also be covered and you will be given enough information to enable you to begin to master this challenging technique.

Bring along your camera equipment as you will have plenty of time to put what you learn into practice.

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The day will be studio based and also partly outside, weather permitting. We will be exploring other available light sources as well as natural light – for instance you will learn how to balance artificial light in with natural light, enabling you to provide fill light from your camera’s flash.

You will also learn how to maximise shooting in RAW in order to overcome the challenges that natural light can throw at you.

The training day will start at 10:30am prompt and we will finish at around 4:30pm.  The location is at Savile Bridge Studios, Dewsbury. It’s basically right opposite Asda car park on Savile Road. Do not park in Asda as there is a two hour limit, parking is best on Mill Street East. The cost for the day is £45, please bring lunch with you as food is not provided (although Asda is only a two minute walk away.)

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Please email me to confirm your attendance – jason.batley@gmail.com

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Portrait Perfection – 2nd February 2013

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Learn to shoot stunning portraits of friends and family.  © J. Batley

A day in a fully working commerical photographic studio with expert tuition and plenty of hands-on learning and experience. The tutorials and workshops will be lead by Steve Dutton with assistance from Jason Batley.

Steve started working in photography in 1987 as a freelance assistant in Leeds and Manchester. He
worked for several studios shooting advertising and brochures and had a spell as a black & white
printer. Became studio assistant at Altered Images, Manchester and then photographer / assistant at Farrow Photographers. Steve set up Steve Dutton Photography in 1992 producing images mainly for advertising and brochure. Over the years Steve has been commissioned to shoot a wide variety of projects working on all formats from 35mm to 10×8. Clients have included BBC, Aston Martin, VW, Sony, Morrison’s, CO-OP, National Trust, Cost cutter and many others.

Since the advent of digital photography Steve’s work as moved towards people photography. Steve is one of the most published glamour photographers in the UK. His work is syndicated worldwide.

Steve is currently working on a number of commercial projects here in the UK. Including video and stills for music promos, Ipad and mobile phone applications. Steve also makes regular trips abroad shooting glamour for publication and is a major contributor of video and still for web based projects.

Do your portraits look like this:

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A portrait is not simply a photograph of a person, as is the case here.

Dull and lifeless portraits are the result of not following just five simple rules that professional photographers use in order to make their work stand out from the crowd.

Now you can unlock those secrets and take stunning portraits simply by attending this one day course.

 

Taking amazing portraits does not require spending hundreds or thousands of pounds on lenses and other equipment. We will show you how to get stunning results with an entry level DSLR and your kit lens. All that you need to create great images is the right knowledge of what and what not to do.

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The course includes an overview of using studio equipment.

THE FIVE SECRETS OF SHOOTING GREAT PORTRAITS WILL IMPROVE YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY GUARANTEED!

Don’t forget to bring your camera kit as you will need it!!

 

 

 

Untitled-1The training day will start at 10:30am prompt and we will finish at around 4:30pm.  The location is at Savile Bridge Studios, Dewsbury. It’s basically right opposite Asda car park on Savile Road. Do not park in Asda as there is a two hour limit, parking is best on Mill Street East. This is the door you need to enter through:

 

The price for the full day is £45 and to Reserve your place please email jason.batley@gmail.com

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Image © J. Batley