Natural Light Portrait Photography Workshop

Natural Light Portrait Photography Workshop 

Dec 10th, 2023 (9am-12pm) studio workshop $295.00   (2 SPACES LEFT)

(This workshop is limited to 10 students)
"Awesome experience !! learned a lot with the session and worth every penny spent. Both Mary and Dianna were amazing, answered all the questions asked."
-- Naveen K.

Working with our professional portrait photography instructors, we will guide you step by step through the process and teach you how to bring out the best in your natural light portrait photos. Learn how to pose your subjects, choose pleasing backgrounds and avoid harsh shadows.

Learn how to:

  • Find the right light for great exposures
  • Pose subjects in attractive ways
  • Work with your subject for great smiles and candid moments
  • Find pleasing and complimentary backgrounds
  • Avoid harsh shadows

This class starts with a 30 minute classroom session to teach you about your camera and the ideal settings we'll use during the 2+ hour shoot with our models. We will setup a wide variety of photography situations to illustrate how to read light, pose the models and come away with quality images you can be proud of.

This class is tailored toward beginners and is perfect for those who are looking to improve their portrait photos of children, family, pets and more!

The Natural Light Portrait workshop is held in our off-site state-of-the-art studio located at 1631 N. 1st Street Suite 200, San Jose, CA 95112.

Examples of Portrait photographs taken on this workshop:


Meet the Aperture Academy Pro portrait Instructor: You will be learning from only the best!

Mary Cheung

Equipment To Bring

DSLR or Mirrorless Camera

Optional: A DSLR or Mirrorless Camera will give you full power and creative control to get the most out of your learning experience on this workshop. However, if you have a point-and-shoot camera there is still a lot to learn on this workshop such as composition, lighting and more!


For best results, we recommend a range that covers 24mm-200mm. If your standard lens fits somewhere in that range you are fine.

Ideal lenses would be 24-70mm, 50mm, 85mm, or 70-200mm.

Rent or Buy:

Rent or Buy: Need Gear?    Visit BorrowLenses for a special package designed specifically for Aperture Academy students for this workshop.

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