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Portrait Photography – Friday Night is Studio Night – Portfolio Building Session at the Welshot Creative Hub

Portrait Photography / Portfolio Building Session / CPD
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Image of a young lady wearing a white shirt and pink and white check 1960's trousers - with a dark blue background - taken on a Friday Night is Studio Night Portfolio Building Session with the Welshot Photographic Academy in Llandudno, North Wales

Portrait Photography – Friday Night is Studio Night – Portfolio Building Session at the Welshot Creative Hub

The “Welshot Friday Night is Studio Night” sessions, based at the Welshot Creative Hub in Llandudno North Wales are the perfect opportunity for you to get creative, work with models, build yourself a photographic portfolio, learn about studio (Mains Flash and Off Camera Flash) lighting and help you to keep up to date with the latest techniques, skills and equipment. Limited to FIVE photographers, your model will be in working in at least two different studio set-ups during these portfolio building sessions.  You will get 1:1 and Group tuition and training to help, support and guide you through what can often be thought of as a confusing and complex genre of photography. These, dedicated to learning all things studio lighting for photography sessions, will have you taking and making portrait images that you will be proud to show off.

Main Image Credit:  Eifion Williams

What Will Happen

…on Friday 29th September 2023

Tonight at the Welshot portfolio building session it is all about the props, from clothes to furniture, from backgrounds to accessories.  Our model will be sporting a number of different looks with at least two costume/outfit changes.  You will be learning how to positron your furniture, props, accessories and lighting to compliment your model and give you the best possible composition for your photograph.  You will be using studio mains, and off camera flash lighting techniques in the studio itself as well as using the buildings features to capture your portrait photos for your portfolio.

From learning how to pose your model(s) to the best lighting (types of) and modifiers to use to make the images you want to create. From using props, backgrounds, and gels to understanding the correct settings, camera functions, lenses, and focal lengths to use for portraiture and studio photography. You will learn about ‘Fill’ ‘Key’ (low key & high key) ‘Background’ ‘Hair, Separation, and ‘Kicker’ lighting techniques. Along with the learning of how, where and when to position your lights and using different techniques and modifiers can alter the look and feel of your image. You will be using one, two, three and four lights – learning how to build your set up from the base up. You will also learn how using costumes, accessories, props, and backgrounds/backdrops (studio and on location) will have a dramatic effect on your final photograph.

You Will Learn

  • Please check the description above for the September 2023 photography session theme/what will be covered.
  • How to use your camera settings and functions for studio lighting and correct exposures
  • The effects of various studio lighting and equipment – what they do, how they work and what ‘Look’ they will give your image
  • How to work with one, two, three or four lights at any given time
  • How to work with light and shutter speeds – controlling and balancing stops of light
  • How to take exposure readings correctly / Use a light meter
  • How to control the spray/stay of light
  • How to use coloured gels and projected shapes and textures with your backgrounds
  • How to sync your camera to your flash head
  • How good composition can transform your shots
  • How to pose and work with a model
  • How to use props and accessories – set a scene – tell a story
  • Recommended equipment for your own home studio
  • How to think creatively
  • What Welshot can do for you and your photography

Beginner to photography? We’re here for you.

Whether you are a beginner to photography, a photographer who would like to try a new genre, learn a new technique or skill, or, a more advanced photographer who wants to build their image portfolio, you will be made welcome, and we would love to help you get the best out of your camera.

The Welshot Team will be at hand throughout this Portrait Photography – Friday Night is Studio Night – Portfolio Building Session at the Welshot Creative Hub event to assist and help you get the best from your camera, so you can leave at the end of this session with memory cards full of beautiful photographs and great memories having learned a thing or three about photography and your camera.

FNSN - 1960's Fashion - September 2023 - David Pitcher
FNSN - 1960's Fashion - September 2023 - Martin Austin
FNSN - 1960's Fashion - September 2023 - Eifion Williams #13
FNSN - 1960's Fashion - September 2023 - Eifion Williams #14
FNSN - 1960's Fashion - September 2023 - Eifion Williams #11 (1)
FNSN - 1960's Fashion - September 2023 - Eifion Williams #11 (2)
FNSN - 1960's Fashion - September 2023 - Lisa Fotios #2
FNSN - 1960's Fashion - September 2023 - Eifion Williams #8

How it works

The Welshot Studio (and on location) Nights will cover a wide variety of themes from dance and movement to headshots and conceptual photography – from shooting for composite photography to making an image for your camera club and salon competition, our Welshot Studio Nights will give you an opportunity to shoot, make and create your image in an environment that may not otherwise be available to you.

You will be provided with a workbook that will contain cheat-sheets and any other information relevant to the nights photography to take home with you for future reference.

Held on the LAST Friday of every Month, this, brand new to Welshot, Academy Evening, is designed as a one-off stand-alone course or can lead on from, month by month to build up into a series of events which will help to build your skills, experience and your photographic portfolio. You will even be able to have a creative input as to the themes, lighting effects, techniques, and the types of photographs you would like to make (learn) if you attend on a regular basis. In effect, it will be like having access to your very own photography studio!

Event Schedule

18:30 – Meet at the Welshot Creative Hub – 16 Trinity Square, Llandudno
18:35 – Photography starts – 1:1 and Group tuition
20:00 – Short break – Grab a drink and a biscuit while the model takes a break/outfit change
20:30 – Photography continues with 1:1 and Group Tuition
22:00 – Finish

Please Bring

  • Camera and lenses suitable for this event – Short zoom / 50mm / Preferred lens
  • Spare Batteries and Memory Card
  • A list of ideas, help, questions etc that you would like to discuss with Welshot Team Leaders.

Please Note

  • This event is strictly limited to FIVE delegates
  • Drinks and snacks are included in this event
  • This event is discounted to £88.00 at checkout if you are a Welshot Academy Member. To become a Welshot Member and receive some great benefits check this link.
  • No Voucher spaces are available for this event
  • In accordance with our Terms of Service – We may need to make changes to this event – We will do all we can to inform you as soon as possible.


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