See the techniques the books don't show you, and why portraits succeed or fail, with beautiful models or not.
Let each portrait you send out be a silent salesman for your services. Old clients will come back with family and referrals, and their visitors will see the portraits done by you and ask to see you! The magic ingredient that will make your portraits rise above the ordinary is lighting. Master portraitist Ibarra Deri, himself a painter, will show you how to light a portrait so it looks like it was done by the classical painters of Europe. In two days, he will reveal the creative lighting techniques that the books don't dare show!
What will be covered
- Basic concepts essential for the understanding of what follows
- Choosing and maximizing your equipment
- The right lens for the right job
- Understanding light
- Using light modifiers
- How to read light and shadow
- How to deviate from the books
- How to develop your own style
- How to set up basic to three-point lighting
- Posing techniques for solo and group portraits
Who should attend
Serious enthusiasts and professional portrait photographers who want to take their portraits to the next level, who have absorbed all they can from books and basic photography classes and want to apply what they know in creative ways.
Participants are expected to have better than average knowledge of the workings of a camera, and preferably should have attended the PCCI basic photography workshop. Participants should bring their own cameras, ideally with manual-exposure control.
Ibarra Deri is a well-known portrait photographer known for his unconventional approach to lighting, espousing an intelligent analysis of situations rather than textbook solutions. He has photographed well-known celebrities and politicians, and was official photographer for the Binibining Pilipinas beauty pageant.
Comments from participants
[I liked] Deri’s improvised techniques. Hands-on. Group critiques and sharing ideas.– Mac Oliver Lingat (Heartrio Events & Prints)
[I liked] that the instructor shared his experiences in photography which included difficult situations, and his recommendations in such situations.– Donna Leigh Ines
Mr. Deri is an inspiration to serious amateur photographers like me. With the training I got from PCCI and Mr. Deri, I believe this is my next step to professional portrait photography.– Cap Gautier
[I liked] the very practical orientation.– Giorgio Iaksetich
[I liked] Mr. Deri's style and ideas.– Carlos Bermudo