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Digital Photography Fundamentals - Portraiture Workshop

State ID: A1014P


Following on from our popular Digital Photography Fundamentals Beginners Workshop comes our Digital Photography Fundamentals Portraiture Workshop.

This course offers a blend of helpful theory in easy-to-understand terms, clear demonstrations and student practicals so you can learn how to put the theory into practice in a fun and supportive environment.

Aimed at those who already have a good working knowledge of their camera, this course will guide you towards gaining further skills and confidence in this popular and engaging genre of photography.

Topics covered in this course include:
    Portrait styles: documentary, environmental, posed and candid
    Choosing the right equipment for the job
    Light quality, types and exposures
    Managing back-lighting
    Working with reflectors
    Composing/cropping in camera
    Learning camera-to-subject-to-background relationships
    Engaging with your subject
    Techniques for posing
    Working with props
    Getting close
    Telling stories - finding your style
    Reviewing your work and learning from feedback
    Storing your files
    Photo heros
 Course includes course notes

    It is preferred that participants have completed the Digital Photography Fundamentals Beginners Workshop before enrolling in this course. Otherwise, a good working knowledge your camera in manual mode is essential.
    **A DSLR camera or mirrorless camera with the option of manual mode, capable of manually adjusting shutter speed, aperture and ISO controls is essential for this course**
    Lenses – interchangeable ones or broad range zooms
    A flash if you have one (but not essential)
    Reflectors if you have them (but not essential)
    Image card, image card reader or camera to computer cord
    Charged camera batteries and charger
    USB or hard drive to store your files
    Props if you want to work with them
    The manual for your camera (most manufacturers have online manuals you can download via the web if necessary)
    Your own laptop - essential
    Pen and notepad  
    Good working knowledge of computers

Please familiarise yourself with your camera's manual prior to starting the course.


This is a non-accredited Shortcourse

Fees and charges

How to apply

Fees and charges


How to apply
  1. Please check to see if dates have been set for this course by selecting the campus you wish to attend at the bottom of this page.
  2. Complete the Course enquiry form below and advise which dates you would like to enrol into.
  3. We will then send you enrolment forms to complete.

Delivery location, important dates and study options

In order to comply with COVID-19 Government directed social distancing guidelines, some courses may include a mix of online and classroom based training delivery, as well as practical and work experience placements.

While the mode of delivery might vary, the content and key learning outcomes of the course will remain the same.

The precise mix of delivery method will vary from course to course. The time, place and method of delivery may also vary across the semester to ensure social distancing and safe training delivery for staff and students during the COVID-19 pandemic.

South Regional TAFE will provide students with adequate support to work in online environments where necessary.

Bunbury Campus

Date: Register your interest
Time: To be advised
Duration: 1 day


Course enquiry

Please note: This form is only for course enquiries. If you would like to apply or require further application information, please visit our Apply and Enrol page.

Page last updated November 11, 2020