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Portrait Photography Meetup

Portrait Photography Meetup

Saturday 06 July
Downtown Halifax - 9am - 2 Hours
Carlos Moreno
Whether you wish to up your selfie game or begin developing a portfolio, this workshop will help you learn the basics of portrait photography and push your creativity and technical understanding.

Learn which settings are best to use, how to select the best locations, and what lighting and poses highlight a model's best features. We will also learn how to build rapport to get the best reactions and genuine emotions from a person.
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Come along to our photo sessions to dust off your camera and get snap-happy with a professional photography instructor.

Brush up on your camera skills and learn new photography techniques whilst on a photo walk class with other local keen photographers!

We run two hour photography sessions based on a photography theme/technique/style and they take place in various locations in Halifax.

  • New to photography? We also run a popular 3 hour Beginners Guide to Photography Class once a month. And once in a while we will run special niche 3 hour classes, for example, Astrophotography - so do subscribe to our newsletter to know when the next on is!

  • Who can attend? Open to all skill levels, from beginners to keen amateurs. The photography instructor is there to help you with camera settings and provide any advice you need.

  • What to bring? We recommend bringing a camera that has full manual mode or semi-manual modes (Aperture or Shutter Priority). Compact cameras and smartphones also welcome!

    The meeting point and full details for the day are sent in the booking confirmation email to the email address you provide at time of booking.

    Join the Halifax Photography Group on Facebook to share your photos after the session.

    Got a question? Try our FAQ.
    The training was excellent. I learned a lot, and Carlos clarified a lot of questions I had about what the different settings in Lightroom do. I would take more of these types of courses.
    I learned a lot about the interrelationship between light and shutter speed, aperture and ISO, all working in manual. I knew some of this in theory, but the hands-on made it real in practice. I'd recommend it for anyone wanting to break away from using the P or automatic mode on their camera.
    I thought it was a great class and am looking forward to future ones with Carlos.

    Loved it?more please! James did a great job of putting us at ease with the up close environment between photographer and model. He also made sure to get us in various situations that we will encounter or should look for such as framing, low light, back light etc.
    Learned a lot from this event. James was very hands on and even took time to look at my personal camera and helped me get to know it better. The hands-on exercises also helped understand the settings and how it affects the photos. Overall great experience!
    This was an excellent class. The instructor James was excellent, personable and was able to teach us a better understand on the basics , details about our equipment and our goals. I felt like I walked away from the class feeling like a real photographer and much more self confident

    Very fast exciting event. It was my first time shooting a sporting event, and the advice of the teacher were great!
    Was well planned out. Had a lot of fun shooting in a new environment
    Great event.

    I enjoyed the event. I have never really delved into street photography and this was an informative way to try and get started. The teacher was informative and helped guide me to see a lot of shots I wouldn't have previously thought of.
    it was awesome, I learned so much!
    I really enjoyed this photo session. It was my first time shooting in studio, and John was really good at explaining everything such as light, light metering and backdrops... The models were also great to work with. The equipment used, lights, backdrops, etc... was first grade professional too.

    Carlos Moreno
    Carlos Moreno is a Colombian marketing and advertising professional, also a professional photographer with more than 25 years of experience in advertising and product photography, More than 20 years in event photography such as weddings, social and corporate events, and for more than 10 years he has been a university professor and instructor of topics related to photography, having more than 1000 photography students, both new and experienced.

    Carlos Moreno is available for private bookings

    Available most Saturdays from 10am until 5pm.
    Private tutoring, weddings, portraits, product, food, and lighting.

    Halifax Photography Group
    Title or Location: Halls Harbour, Nova Scotia
    See previous submission.
    Credit: Darren Lightfoot
    Instagram: BelleBoudoirPhoto

    Halifax Photography Group
    Title or Location: Shubie Park Trail walk
    It was my birthday so we visited the park for fun and it was spring so there were lots of plants coming back to life after winter. And on that day the temp was 23 degrees which is rare in Nova scotia. So i decided to capture this shot against the sun to show how the life is coming back in the presence of sun. Sun = Life.
    Credit: Parth Rathod (Creatifx Studios)
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/creatifxstudios?igsh=MW8zaGF3dmQ2bGZmbA==
    Halifax Photography Group
    Title or Location: Public garden

    Credit: Dilanjan
    Facebook: Dilanjan Ratnasabapathy
    Instagram: Dilanjan.r

    Halifax Photography Group
    Title or Location: Halls Harbour, Nova Scotia
    This image was shot at Halls Harbour and our plan was to have it appear as if the model (Christina Shaw) was standing on water. She is actually standing on a wooden barstool. The timing was a bit off between the tide coming in and the sun setting. By the time everything lined up the water was up to Christina's knees. Just goes to show when things do not work as planned that you can still get a good image and share a lot of laughs in the process.By the time we were done I had to wade out
    Credit: Darren Lightfoot
    Facebook: Darren Lightfoot (https://www.facebook.com/darren.lightfoot.37)
    Instagram: @BelleBoudoirPhoto

    Halifax Photography Group
    Title or Location: Park Avenue Dartmouth
    Captured the essence of Cherry Blossom Season 2024 at Park Avenue Dartmouth with my Canon RP 24-70mm RF lens. Edited to perfection with Lightroom and Photoshop. &127800 SpringMagic
    Credit: Roshan Aruna
    Facebook: Roshan Aruna
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/roshanaruna10?igsh=N3QydTBqMHdkMDNq&utm_source=qr
    Halifax Photography Group
    Title or Location: Halifax
    This is a focus stack of 15 images. I ended up using a pretty heavy crop to make the result larger than life. Using a Canon RP and RF100mm lens. ISO was 100 1/125th of a second exposure, and each image was at f3.2
    Credit: Adrian Hensler
    Facebook: adrian.hensler
    Instagram: adrianhensler

    Oshawa Photography Group
    Title or Location: Uxbridge, Ontario
    ?This past Father?s Day I went to a family farm cidery with my oldest daughter. The drinks were good, the company was great, but the best part was the farm?s commitment to keeping wild, native plants for pollinators. This little bee found a delicious clover and I got this macro shot.?
    Credit: PGC Photography
    Instagram: @valle6500
    Baton Rouge Photography Group
    Title or Location: Plaquemine LA
    This was the backside of a passing storm system while I was at work in a chemical plant. Capture was made on my iPhone 15 Pro using the Lightning Cam 2 app.
    Credit: Christopher Fontenot
    Bell County Photography Group
    Title or Location: Nolanville
    A few years ago the field on FM 3219 used to be full of sunflowers. Not anymore. Good thing I took the photos when I did...
    Credit: Bambi Altman

    Portsmouth Photography Group
    Title or Location: Southsea
    Red arrow display for the 80 tribute to the fallen.
    Credit: ian gray
    Facebook: Ian Gray Promotional filming and photography
    Instagram: iangrayimages
    San Francisco Photography Group
    Title or Location: Arches National Park-Moab Utah
    Arches is considered a dark sanctuary meaning using light painting is not allowed. I went to do Astro Photography in June of 2021. This was taken approximately 2am when the Milky Way rose to the center of the arch. While it is a dark sanctuary, someone was hiking on the other side with a headlamp giving me just a touch of light painting to outline the arch. I held the wide angle lens open approximately 13-seconds, ISO 1600.
    Credit: Terry Enlow
    Instagram: @terryenlow
    Murrieta Photography Group
    Title or Location: Bainbridge Circle, Murrieta, CA
    Long Exposure Christmas at Bainbridge Circle - 134 sec f/11 iso400 50mm (DEC 2020)
    Credit: Charles Grandin
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/charles.grandin
    Instagram: @ctgrandin

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