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JOURNEY TO GREATNESS [PORTRAIT]
Proficiency
Recommended For Beginner

Workshop Fees
Public: S$60


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To participate, you need to have a Sony α camera and able to commit to the full duration of the program

Portraiture. Every face tells a life story.  Regardless if it is conducted indoors or outdoors, it is the study of intricate lighting... Falling on the face of a subject with that story to tell. It's never easy to capture that priceless expression, it's an art to master.  

Part of the "Journey to Greatness" workshop series, this highly popular outdoor workshop shares with you the intimate thoughts of a highly-acclaimed commercial portrait photographer.  You will learn great communication techniques with your subject, and also understand how to read and use natural lighting to capture that masterpiece. 
 

About The Instructor: Wesley Loh
Wesley is a storyteller and extremely curious about people.
His eye for capturing emotions has helped corporate outfits portray a more human and friendlier side to their images. He set up Memphis West Pictures in 1997, and has shot for many clients ranging from international companies (e.g. McDonald's, Standard Chartered Bank, Hewlett-Packard, Oracle, Burson-Marsteller, JW Marriott & GHM Hotels) and local firms and institutions (e.g. National University Hospital, SMU, NTU, NUS, NTU, & National Arts Council).
On a personal front, Wesley has exhibited his works at Genesis in Paris and the University Cultural Centre (Singapore). Wesley won an award for for the ICON de Martell Cordon Bleu in 2012. More recently, he worked with Epigram Books to publish 100 Singaporeans, a photography book showcasing 100 Singaporean faces, in his bid to find the "Singaporean face".
 

About “Journey to Greatness” Series:​
This workshop is a part of the “Journey to Greatness” Series. There are 6 workshops in total covering the following genres – Portrait, Wildlife, Food, Sports, Performance and Travel. These workshops were designed with photography enthusiasts in mind, to hone their skills towards becoming greater photographers. 

The curriculum is designed for participants of all skills level using the Sony Alpha System.

Participant must have completed the fundamental Handling Workshop and/or:

  1. Understands basic exposure
  2. Understands how to operate manual mode on their Sony α camera

Lenses will be available for loan during this workshop

Module 1 - Optimal settings for portrait (Theory)

  • Best settings to use for portrait photography
  • Communication with your subject
  • Working with your subject:  Observation  and use of ambience lighting
  • Suggestions on great portrait lenses for the session
  • Why the Sony Alpha system is so good for Portraits - Important Sony Alpha features: Eye AF, Face Registration, Touch Pad
  • Some post-processing suggestions and tips

 

Module 2 - Practical

  • Proceed to outdoor venue via chartered bus
  • 2 x models to be engaged for this session
  • Practice what was taught in the theory session
  • Comments will be given by instructor for further improvements

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