Portraits can be one of the most rewarding disciplines in photography. A picture that captures the essence of a person is something that all photographers strive to achieve. But where to start? The Lens? The Settings? The Composition? And then… there is the Lighting! Especially scary if that lighting is from a flash! This class will help you take the fright out of portraits made with flashes. You will take a tour of your camera and find the settings that will help you make great portraits. You will learn about lens selection and composition. And finally, you will get exposed to the wonderful world of wireless flash portraits. You will learn the techniques and settings needed to turn that flash into a tool to create some wonderfully amazing light.
Paul Van Allen is an internationally published photographer and author. His current position is as the National Training Specialist for Nikon USA. He has been working as a professional photographer since 1983. In 1994, Paul joined Nikon. During this time at Nikon he has held several positions within the Nikon family including Technical Sales Rep and District Sales Manager. In 2004, Nikon created the position of National Training Specialist to harness and focus several of Paul’s more unique gifts. Paul has an unusual ability to take extremely complex technologies and distill them down so that they are easily understandable. Paul has a passion for teaching and uses a mixture of images and humor in his entertaining and informative programs.