• What is good light
• Looking for the good light and shadows
• Varying the direction of light
• Use your surroundings to diffuse or modify the light
• Balance the light
• Using a reflector
• Use a faster lens
• Push your ISO
• Keep the eyes, that is a key!!
• Be creative...use the light AND the shadows
• Embrace the imperfections
This class is targeted for beginner to advanced photographers who would like to improve their outdoor portrait photography. Students should bring their camera and lenses as they will be photographing a professional model during the workshop.
This workshop serves as a great starting point for those seeking to create more compelling and creative outdoor portraits using both available light and off-camera flash. Students will work with a professional model and leave the class with greater insight into the necessary elements to create compelling portrait editorial photography.
Schedule and Format
This class consists of outdoor lecture, demonstration and practice. Students will see the instructor demonstrate techniques then students will photograph a professional model using what they’ve learned. The instructor will provide continuing feedback to students during the workshop to help improve their results. A non-commercial model release will be provided as part of this class.
• DSLR or Mirrorless camera with charged batteries
• Clear Memory Cards
• Any and all lenses you hope to use
• Off-camera flash equipment
About the Instructor
Todd White specializes in fashion, commercial and portrait photography and videography. He is a LUMIX Global Ambassador and a Saramonic Ambassador. His client list includes Facebook, Pinterest, The Alamo, Neiman Marcus and various fashion designers. Todd has photographed with many country music artists including Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert and George Strait. His commercial work has been published in Vogue, British Vogue, Elle, People, the Wall Street Journal as well as other publications. He is an Emmy award-winning Producer and Videographer for the Daytripper TV show on PBS. Todd is an instructor at Precision Camera and Video in Austin, TX.
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
Juan Pelota Cafe, 400 Nueces St, Austin, TX 78701, Austin, United States