Zeeshan Zafar
28 Sep

Sydney - Portfolio Builder with 5 Models

Marrickville, NSW
Zeeshan Zafar
Image: Zeeshan Zafar, a7R III with 35mm full-frame image sensor Simone
Build your portfolio and learn Natural & Studio lighting techniques

About the event

9 hours of photography workshop. A brilliant opportunity to work with 5 Agency Standard Models, build your Portraits Photography Portfolio and learn over 20 different Lighting techniques.

You may book all 9 hours of session with 5 models full day of shooting in $550/Photographer or you can select the style of portrait workshop you would like to attend. 

Individual sessions will be $150/Photographer 

Fashion Portraits: 9am to 10:30am 

Beauty Portraits: 11am to 12:30pm 

Fitness Portraits: 1:30pm to 3:00pm

Natural Portraits: 3:30pm to 5:00pm

Denim Portraits: 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Workshop Trainner's Background:

I have been running photography workshops for over 5 years now with highly positive feedback from my workshop attendees.

I do not overcrowd my workshops with a lot of people. I prefer workshop attendees not more than 10 so everyone gets a chance to work and interact with models, learn techniques and get some good shots.

My workshops are not just simple group shoots. I share the exact same techniques I use in my own shoots, and I push workshop attendees to communicate with models, pose them, use their own creative imagination and create art which is unique in their own style.

In these workshop sessions, you will learn how to use your own limited gear & lighting resources, basic wardrobes and simple lighting setups which don't cost an arm and leg, so you can reproduce the similar results on your own.

The workshop will cover the following style of portraits photography

  • Fashion & High Fashion 
  • Beauty Portraits 
  • Fitness Portraits
  • Natural Light Portraits
  • Denim Fashion Portraits 

Techniques covered

  • Using your camera in manual mode 
  • Introduction to studio lighting 
  • Understanding composition rules 
  • Understanding colour theory Light setups for Fashion and Portrait photography 
  • Understanding light modifiers (Softbox / Octabox / Stripbox and Beauty Dish) 
  • Creating multiple effects using one light (3 Light Setups) 
  • Creating multiple effects using 3 different lights 
  • Learn how to mix different modifiers such as beauty dish and softbox. 
  • Explanation on Rembrandt, loop, broad, butterfly, V-Flats and clamshell lighting. 
  • Understanding styles of photography 
  • Working with fashion models techniques 
  • Portraiture ethical values and models posing techniques 
  • How to build your portfolio discussion 
  • Editorial and Magazine submission shooting techniques 
  • Introduction to natural lighting 
  • Shooting angles and right shooting distance 
  • How to find the best light around you to create dramatic portraits
  • Understanding highlights and shadows Multiple lighting setups using natural light

What to bring

  • DSLR / Mirror-less Camera 
  • Any portrait less from 50mm to 200mm Focal length
  • At least 64 GB memory card. Yes you will take lots of photos on the day

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

Yes, there will be Sony cameras and lenses available on the day for you to try
Yes, refreshments through out the day and (If you have booked the whole day session) lunch provided. If you have any specific dietary requirements please let us know before the workshop by sending an email to
Yes, plenty of free street parking available around the studio.
- studio, backdrops, lighting gear, props - 5 professional agency standard models - refreshments and lunch - 9 hours of portrait photography coaching by Sony Australia Digital Imaging Portrait Photographer @zeeshawnphotography
There will be no implied/nudity of any kind in this Workshop, however it’s preferable that the attendee is not a minor. In case an underage would like to attend the session please bring one of your parent or guardian with you on the day. You may be asked to show your age identification.
Please feel free to send us an email on

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