Mastering Hollywood Portraits is coming to Silkwood Studio on 29th September! We cover all the essential elements you need to capture the essence of this bygone age: lighting, camera angle, posing, styling, props and more. 3 different lighting sets, plenty of shooting time and a post processing session on Photoshop and Lightroom to finish up. Is this one for you? https://www.appletonphototraining.com/events/mastering-hollywood-portraits-190929/
There's just one place left on Friday's British Wildlife Photography Experience.
We have a day packed full of some off the best of British wildlife at the British Wildlife Centre in Lingfield, Surrey. Where we have been granted access to inside the enclosures so we can get right into the animals world.
With a keeper alongside us and as much or as little photography tuition as you want you're guaranteed to come away with a memory card full of fantastic images, and some new skills to capture images in the wild.
I shot this last weekend on one of my Location Lighting Workshops at the beautiful Stowe House and Gardens in the UK. Emma was lit be two inexpensive Yongnuo YN560IV speedlights bounced off an umbrella camera left to lift the shadows but retain the lighting pattern on her face created by the afternoon sun.
One of the disadvantages of the micro four thirds system is the increased depth of field compared to a full frame. I got round it by using this Olympus 75mm f/1.8 lens which gives the popular out of focus background. Think of it as a 150mm, f/3.5 full frame equivalent.
2 Yongnuo YN560MkIV full manual, 1/128 power
1m white reflective brolly
Olympus 75mm f/1.8
ISO 100, f/2, 1/200th
Emma will be one of our models for the October Portrait Workshop at Saracen House Studio