Creative Portraiture 

— Bernie Raffe



About This Course

Suitable for beginners, intermediates and even advanced photographers, you’ll learn the fundamentals of portrait photography along with many tips and ideas for adding drama and creativity to your portraits. Rather than just using paid models, this course also has live sessions with friends, and families with their children. Some of these are typical location sessions where we just walk around in parks taking photos. This is an extremely varied course demonstrating both natural light and off-camera flash portraits, with some specialist ideas that you can easily replicate, plus many tips on composition. You’ll see how I interact with people to make them feel more comfortable, which in turn helps to get better expressions. On completing this course you’ll have the knowledge, know how and confidence to tackle many portrait scenarios.


Bernie Raffe
I'm a professional photographer based in UK, I'm originally from London's East End where I grew up in the 50's and 60's. I've been passionate about photography ever since my parents bought me my first camera when I was just 11 years old (a Kodak Brownie 127)! I'm qualified as a photographer to 'Associate' level with both the MPA (Master Photographers Association), and the SWPP (Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers) in the UK. I've taught other professionals at various conventions, and I'm also a guest speaker on cruise ships, plus I'm in demand as a speaker to beginner and keen amateurs at camera clubs.


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