Zeeshan Zafar
28 Nov

Melbourne - Golden Hour Portraits Photography

Melbourne, VIC
Zeeshan Zafar
Image: Zeeshan Zafar, Alpha 7R III
Learn dramatic portraits lighting techniques using natural light

About the event

I am pleased to announce our 2nd Melbourne Outdoors Portraits Workshop.

It will be a two-and-a-half hour session on understanding the key elements of lighting in portrait photography. I will teach different ways of using national light and show how a minor modification in light and shadows can turn a simple photo into a moody dramatic storytelling image.

This time I will also demonstrate how to shoot straight into the sun to get beautiful rim lighting using golden hour. We will also use off-camera flash. Flash and trigger will be provided. 

There will be 2 agency standard/agency female models available during the whole session to shoot with.

Covid Safe Instructions: 

1. All attendees must be in good health without any COVID symptoms. Anyone with fever or cold will be requested to leave the workshop.

2. As per Victorian state laws, all attendees must wear a face mask during the whole workshop. Models will be allowed to remove their face masks during the shoot. 

3. Physical distancing and density requirements such as 1.5 meter distancing from each other and models. 

For more information on COVID rules please follow the DHHS website on the link below

Techniques covered

  • Camera settings
  • Knowing your gear 
  • Shooting angles and distance for perfect bokeh
  • How to find the best light for dramatic portraits
  • Understanding shadows and highlights 
  • Composition rules 
  • Colour theory 
  • Posing angles and techniques 
  • How to use the 5in1 reflector
  • Shooting straight into the sun 
  • Off-Camera flash

What to bring

  • Mirrorless or DSLR Camera (Photographers using brands other than Sony are also welcome) 
  • Fully charged camera batteries
  • Empty camera memory card
  • Water bottle

Event FAQs (For general FAQs, please visit the Frequently Asked Questions page)

Warm outdoor casual clothing. Please keep an umbrella with you in case of rain. There are plenty of undercover areas to shoot around in case if it rains.
There are plenty of paid parking spaces around Melbourne webb bridge Docklands.
A two-and-a-half hours of Portrait Photography coaching using Natural Light with 2 Professional agency standard model
Please feel free to send us an email on or reach out to me on instagram @zeeshawnphotography


Zeeshan Zafar

Zeeshan Zafar

I am a Melbourne based Portraiture Photographer and Photography Trainer. I started my photography journey as a Car Sports Photographer in 2004, but soon after I...

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