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Ubuntu Help-Portrait | Portrait Workshop #1 - Theory and Practice

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Ubuntu Help-Portrait | Portrait Workshop #1 - Theory and Practice

Time: August 11, 2012 from 8:30am to 4:30pm
Location: Sci-Bono Discovery Centre, Newtown Johannesburg
Street: Sci-Bono Discovery Centre, Corner Miriam Makeba and President Street, Newtown Johannesburg
City/Town: Newtown, Johannesburg
Website or Map: https://maps.google.co.za/map…
Phone: Infoline: +27 [0]79 531 7176
Event Type: ubuntu help-portrait, fp-jhb-aug-no-ws, fp, fp-jhb, fp-aug, fp-no, fp-ws, jhb, jhb-aug, jhb-no, jhb-ws, aug, aug-no, aug-ws, no, no-ws, ws
Organized By: Ubuntu Help-Portrait
Latest Activity: Aug 18, 2012

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Event Description

Volunteer photographers portrait workshop in preparation for Help-Portrait 2012!

A one-day all-in workshop on portrait photography that covers basic portrait photography, field techniques and practice on Help-Portrait shoots and also basic editing, preparation and submission of images after the shoot.


  1. Morning Session  - Portrait theory presentation followed by a practical session with a group of visiting volunteer models.
  2. Afternoon Session - Theory and practical session on editing and preparation of images using Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 and using DropBox to upload images after a shoot.


This workshop is aimed at equipping volunteers to be able to participate fully in Help-Portrait 2012.


Cost? R60 for coffees and a "burger and Coke" lunch that will be provided.


Please note that only the first 35 RSVPs are guaranteed a place on the workshop.


Details of the workshop:


  • 08h30 - 09h00 | Meet and Greet over coffee
  • 09h00 - 09h15 | Welcome and Introductions
  • 09h15 - 11h45 | Theory Session
  • 12h00 - 13h00 | Practical Session
  • 13h00 - 13h45 | Lunch Break
  • 14h00 - 15h00 | Theory - Editing and Submission of Images
  • 15h00 - 16h00 | Practical - Editing and submission of Images
  • 16h00 - 16h30 | Q&A and Wrap-Up


What you need to bring:


  • Your gear - Camera + lens, [tripod, grey card and reflector recommended. Flash is optional]
  • Your laptop - Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 and DropBox installed. Please see the special notes below.
  • R60 - for coffees and a "burger and Coke" lunch


Special notes on using Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4


  1. Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 is the recommended editing application.
  2. Click to download and install a free trial version of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4.
  3. A free set of pre-sets to use to edit portraits after the shoot will also be made available at the workshop.


Other editing applications may also be used and we will attempt to assist as much as possible.


Special notes on using DropBox



RSVP and click here to download all the information you need to attend the workshop.


Comment Wall

Comment by Ubuntu Help-Portrait on August 18, 2012 at 2:47am

If you need the Lightroom pre-sets we used at the workshop, download them here:

And SHOUT if you need any help installing or using them ;-)

Comment by Hannes Bronkhorst on August 14, 2012 at 3:19am

Three points.

Thanks to everyone that came to the workshop! Was great meeting you and sharing our knowledge with you!

And I think a special thanks should go to Stanley and Nathalie for putting this all together. This does not happen overnight! It is hours and weeks of dedicated hard work!

And I think another special thank you to Sipho who is just Sipho. Always there to help, doing much more than is required!

Comment by Ubuntu Help-Portrait on August 13, 2012 at 6:28am

@Petro: It was great having you there!

Comment by Petro Minaar on August 13, 2012 at 5:30am

Thank you so much for the Workshop that I attended on Saturday the 11th of August 2012, I learned a lot and enjoyed it very much !!

Comment by Hannes Bronkhorst on August 11, 2012 at 8:54am

Volunteers braving the wind!

Comment by Ubuntu Help-Portrait on August 10, 2012 at 7:47am

@Hannes: Petro's registration and RSVP is now complete ;-)

Comment by Hannes Bronkhorst on August 10, 2012 at 2:24am
Petro's registration has not gone through yet but she will be joining us.
Comment by Annamarie Theron on August 3, 2012 at 10:37am

If anyone is commig from Randburg and I can travel with, I will be joining.

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