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Capture The  Love

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Sometimes, the simplest photos are the hardest ones to take. How do you make an impeccable portrait of a loved-one or of a friend on the spot, and only with the help of natural lighting? Basically, how do you manage without the studio and its controllability, and end up satisfied with an expressive and successful portrait?  Come along and learn how, all with your own camera in this 2 hour workshop. Have fun together, play together, and learn to capture wonderful memories for life.  

Make sure you have plenty of space on your memory cards and your batteries are charged. If you do not have a camera, please contact us before the course and we will bring one along for you to borrow.  Just make sure you bring your own memory card to take your photos home with you. If you have a zoom lens it is perfect for this workshop so bring it along with you. 

We keep classes small - only six families per course - so everyone gets personal attention.  Workshops can be booked on our website or via email.

We will vary our locations, so everyone over Melbourne has a chance to participate. 

We would love to share with you what we know and how to create the photos you see on this website.

Quick facts

  • Where: Various Locations

  • Length of workshop: 2 Hours

  • Students: Up to 6 per workshop - Each student gets to bring along a friend or family member.  

  • Focus: Portrait Photography

  • Workshop Leader: Jacqui Barr

  • Price: $75 per person

  • Photography Level Required: Suitable for photographers of all levels

  • Fitness Level: Easy - I do recommend attending one of the other workshops to learn camera settings before doing this workshop.  


What you need to bring:

  • A DSLR Camera

  • A zoom lens or a nice nifty fifty.  

  • Fully charged battery plus and extra if you have one 

  • Bring along a model - Family member or friend



What is a "Nifty Fifty"

A 50mm lens is often referred to as a “nifty fifty” because it is so versatile and easy to use. It is also an inexpensive investment that promises to improve your photography without weighing down your camera or your bag. It is a lens you can shoot with all day or easily keep tucked away when needed.  A 50mm prime (the word photographers use when you are talking about a lens that doesn't change in focal length or “zoom”) is probably the cheapest way to dramatically improve the image quality of your photos – at least compared with the quality from the lens that came with your camera, often called a “kit” lens. 

ABOVE: Canon EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6L IS II USM Lens
ABOVE: EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
ABOVE: Canon 24-105mm f4L IS USM Series Lens
ABOVE: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens 

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