[Phocus] Studio Portraiture (4 Tuesdays from January 19)

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Aug 21, 2009
Phocus Academy presents
Studio Portraiture
Tuesday Class starting January 19th, 2010

Date of Commencement: 19th January, 2010 (Tuesday)
Time: 1930hrs - 2130hrs (2hrs each)
Number of Sessions: 4 Sessions
Venue: Camera Rental Centre, 32A South Bridge Road
Workshop Fee: S$280/person (max 6, min 3)

Course Schedule
Tuesday Class (Starting January 19th)

  1. January 19, 2009, 7.30–9.30pm
  2. January 26, 2009, 7.30–9.30pm
  3. February 2, 2009, 7.30–9.30pm
  4. February 9, 2009, 7.30–9.30pm

Course Requirements

Participants must bring their DSLR or prosumer camera with hotshoe (for wireless trigger) or PC sync port (for wired trigger). A tripod, while not necessary, is recommended as it will expand your creative options and ensure the best quality images.

Course Description

Good posing, strong rapport, clear communication and great lighting are just some of the key ingredients to a good studio portrait.

Although lighting setups are everywhere, not everyone understands why a light was placed in a certain position or aimed at a particular angle. Copying setups without a strong understanding of the hows and whys often results in disappointing portraits.

By giving you 6 out of 8 hours of hands-on training with in-class projects and a final model shoot, our Studio Portraiture workshop aims to equip you with a strong foundation in two key areas:

1. lighting concepts so you’d be able to modify an existing setup to achieve your own creative ideas, troubleshoot lighting problems, and create your own setups that others will be wanting to follow,

2. posing, directing and communication techniques that help to make your model look as good as possible

Promotions & Discounts

Bring-a-friend Promotion - $10 off
Bring a friend along and enjoy $10 off your course fee.

Detailed Course Outline, Sign Up Details

For detailed course outline, schedule, and sign up forms, please visit our Studio Portraiture Page here. For other enquiries, please email us at academy@phocus.com.sg.


Senior Member
Aug 21, 2009
In Studio Portraiture, you spend 6 out of 8 hours of your workshop setting up lights, making adjustments to improve your setup, shooting in-class portraiture projects, and putting all that you’ve learnt into a final model shoot. By the end of it, you would:

  1. be able to handle a shoot on your own in any studio environment,
  2. know how to fully utilise a studio environment, its lighting supports and modifiers,
  3. know what to look out for in a good studio portrait, and how to maximise your number of keepers,
  4. be proficient with various light modifiers from softbox to reflector to snoot to achieve your desired creative direction,
  5. be able to troubleshoot lighting problems on your own,
  6. have a strong understanding of lighting concepts to be able to get the job done with minimal equipment (and how you can do all of what you’ve learnt at home too),
  7. learn about the classic portraiture lighting setups, their strengths and weaknesses, and how to modify from there to your liking,
  8. have hands-on experience as an art director, photographer and lighting assistant,
  9. have planned, executed and shot at least two different portraiture projects
  10. know what flatters a woman and a man, and how to make them look good in your portraits,
  11. and most importantly, have lots of fun!

Lighting nightmare no more. Learn how to tackle challenging lighting from white-on-white to black-on-black

We keep our class small (6 persons max) so you can be sure you’ll get individual attention from our instructors.

Click here to sign up now


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