Portrait photography 3 part workshop

Lighting and composition

Discover how to make amazing professional-quality portraits. Work with with models, how to pose them, and how to manipulate light to create professional-quality portraits! You’ll also get to take lots of photos of a professional model utilizing three different backdrops and in three different outfits.

What You’ll Learn

Learn how to pose people for awesome portraits as well as different types of lighting situations. We are excited to have published fashion photographer Robert Silver at the store for this extensive four-hour workshop. Robert will be bringing a professional model that you’ll be able to photograph for your portfolio. A model-release form will be provided so you can use the images to help build your portfolio.

Overview of Topics

  • Effective tips to pose and work with a model/subject
  • How to manipulate natural light using reflectors, diffusers, modifiers and other tools
  • Explore various backgrounds to create different and unique looks
  • How to create professional-looking portfolio pieces

Class Schedule

  • 10-11AM: classroom breakdown with in-depth instruction on how to work with models and pose them as well as lighting techniques and styles.
  • 11AM-NOON: model shoot using available light
  • NOON-1PM: model shoot using LED lighting (outfit change)
  • 1PM-2PM: model shoot using off-camera flash/strobes (outfit change)


  • Bring your digital interchangeable lens camera with a fully-charged battery.
  • You can borrow any of our rental lenses or cameras during the shoot for no charge.

Because of the hands-on nature of this class and the complexities of the subject matter it’s limited to 15 people.


$99, plus Eventbrite online processing fee

You are welcome to pay in store to avoid the Eventbrite fee.

Save 10% if you register more than 2 weeks in advance!

Tuition includes lecture and one on one assistance, as well as a $10 coupon that you can use towards anything in-store at any Mike's Camera location!

About your Instructor:

Robert Silver is an award-winning and published photographer. With years of commercial, fashion & portrait photography experience Robert has a wealth of information and charismatically informs those he teaches. He is a member of the Professional Photographers of America (PPA). Learn more about Robert and see his work:

Registration, Dates, Times & Locations

Register below in CALIFORNIA:

Saturday March 23rd, 2019 10.00AM - 2.00PM

Register for Dublin

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