An eight week or four day intensive course outlining the techniques for photographing people. It includes choice of appropriate equipment, best use of lighting, location selection and technical considerations for formal and environmental portraits. Practical assignments will be set and two classes will be photo shoots using studio lighting and fill flash techniques.
Students with a basic understanding of photography who desire to learn about using their camera to photograph people.
On completion of this course, you will have acquired knowledge and developed a range of practical skills associated with photographing people.
Completion of Introduction to Photography Level 1 - Technical and Aesthetic or equivalent
Studio lighting equipment. Introductory course notes.
The SLR digital camera you intend to use during the course (and camera information booklet if available)
Pen and paper for note taking
Participants will be awarded an RMIT Statement of Participation.
Note: The cost of digital printing for practical assignments undertaken during the course will have to be paid by participant. Further guidelines will be given by the instructor during the course.
Completion of this course will not guarantee entry into an RMIT Program.
Course Presenter - Bryce Dunkley
Bryce has operated his professional studio for 20 years with extensive experience in portrait, wedding and commercial photography. He has published his work in three acclaimed books on the Mornington Peninsula.
Deborah Dorman is a qualified professional photographer with a Cert IV in Training and Assessment. She loves sharing the joy of photography with others and has a skill for explaining the complex in easy to understand ways.
Deborah established Wild Honey Photography, a successful portrait, wedding and event photography business, in Qld in 1998. She moved to Melbourne in 2010 and commenced teaching photography at RMIT.
You'll find Deborah teaching the Introduction to Photography Level 1 and 2 as well as the People and Portrait short courses.
Deborah also runs Photography Travel Tours and regularly exhibits her fine art photography, with images in both public and private collections.
The friendly, informative atmosphere, the relaxed pace. Also adding to current knowledge and validating what I already do in a class with instant feedback. Alina
I loved everything. Sad it's over. Belle
Experienced teacher, great examples and very motivational. Veronika
Practical hands on exposure to studio and location photography. Congratulations to Deborah on a detailed, insightful and practical (and fun) course. Andrew
Fun and valuable course. I learnt so much about portraiture and people photography to build on my existing skills. Emily
Information very useful. Detail well done.Deb is amazing, love her teaching style. Totally understandable, very patient. Thank you Deb. Zi
In-studio experience was the most enjoyable part for me. Deb was a great instructor and has a really professional and artistic eye for details in portraiture. Thank you. Ceyda