Portrait & Family Photography Course 2017-12-29T18:05:08+00:00

Project Description

Portrait / Flash / Studio Photography
Full Day Course

Portrait / Flash / Studio Photography
Full Day Course

For amazing portraits of your loved ones, we have two different courses: Portrait photography course covers all the basics while the family photography course focuses on parents to take beautiful family portraits.


One day you’re at home on a cloudy afternoon; another day in a park with friends under the summer sun,; you might have a friend who needs a new LinkedIn profile; or on the roads of Morocco as you travel through the souks and mountain villages while on vacation. Regardless of where or when you’re are, this course will show you in theory and in practice how to use the best of all available tools to get truly stunning portraits every time. You will learn the fundamentals of what makes a good portrait and, even more importantly, the technical and creative elements at your disposal. Whether you are harnessing available light or shaping the light you’ve brought with you, you will practice how to get stunning photographs that both you and your subject will be amazed by.

Half-a-day of theory and learning through examples, followed by half-a-day of field-practice with one of our models in the studio and on the streets of Geneva, we will answer all questions you may have while also building your confidence in how to deal with your subjects!

The course will go ahead with min 4 and max 6 attendees, to guarantee personalized attention and efficient use of the studio.

FAMILY PORTRAITURE – How to Capture Those Special Moments

Children are tricky, aren’t they? They never stand still. They never smile (when you want them to). The dog won’t pose with your child because they are more interested in sleeping than looking at the camera. And you’re probably too busy juggling 1000 other things to grab a camera and capture that special “in the moment” shot which vanishes as quickly as it came. Welcome to the world of Family Portrait photography!

This course will introduce you to the principles of how to take good portraits using both natural and flash lighting and which is most appropriate with your family subjects. We will also cover how to shoot great portraits with both your camera (when you get a chance to take it out) and your smartphone (the most available tool); as well as some vital tips and tricks on how to engage with your mini-you’s and get them to participate in your photographic production!

Half-a-day of theory and learning through examples, followed by half-a-day of field-practice with your children/family who will join us in the studio and outdoors (weather permitting) for you to practice what you’ve learned and start filling those walls at home with some great photo-prints!


  • Fundamentals of portrait photography
  • Lighting Tools
  • Getting the most from Camera and Lens
  • 7 Steps to Amazing Portraits
  • Lighting Techniques
  • How to work with your subjects/models
  • The 7 Portraits you Need to know


  • Why do we want (better) family photos?
  • Key Principles for Portraits
  • Getting the most from your Camera or Smartphone—and when to use which!
  • 7 Steps to Amazing Portraits
  • How to work with children, families and pets
level-icon2x Course level
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Max 6 students
duration-icon2x Duration
7 hours
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340 CHF
Training, materials & snacks
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Money back guarantee

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2 Jun Sat 9:00 - 16:00 GE Cours de Portrait - 2 Juin Français 340 (CHF) BOOK NOW
14 Oct Sun 11:00 - 18:00 GE Portrait - Studio Photography - Oct 14 English 340 (CHF) SIGN UP
17 Nov Sat 9:00 - 16:00 GE Cours de Portrait - 17 Novembre Français 340 (CHF) SIGN UP

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