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Portraiture With Natural Light

Portraiture With Natural Light

Sunday 16 June
Grand Avenue, Des Moines - 3pm - 2 Hours
Emily Eaves
This class is your time to learn and gain a proper understanding of Composition and the importance of light to help boost your photography skills.

We, as a class, will be photographing a model without any on-camera flash or strobe photography. Just the available light, we will walk through, troubleshoot, make adjustments and capture a portrait successfully.

We will also learn how to use light modifiers like a reflector to help capture appropriately exposed shots in not-so-great lighting
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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 Des Moines .

  • 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 Des Moines Photography Group on Facebook to share your photos after the session.

    Got a question? Try our FAQ.
    Our instructor, Emily Eaves, was great! Very knowledgeable, prepared, and easy to talk with.
    Emily Eaves
    Hi friends!
    I am a photographer from a small town in Iowa. I specialize in portraiture photography. My favorite sessions include seniors and weddings! When I am not taking photos, I love to do anything and everything creative, and fun!
    Photography is one of the most rewarding hobbies, and I am excited to share my experience and knowledge with you guys!

    Emily Eaves is available for private bookings

    Bookings available depending on availability. Contact me for any inquiries!

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