People and Portrait Photography


24 hours




City Campus



Next Intake

To be determined


Learn the techniques for photographing people in this eight week or four day intensive. This course includes the choice of appropriate equipment, best use of lighting, location selection and technical considerations for formal and environmental portraits. Practical assignments will be set and two classes will be photo shoots using studio lighting and fill flash techniques.

Course content

  • Appropriate camera equipment
  • Types of portraits – formal, casual and environmental
  • Communication and capturing a mood
  • Use of colour and black and white
  • Posed and unposed photos
  • Camera angles; Selection and use of backgrounds and locations; Lighting – natural and artificial
  • Photographing children, adults and groups
  • Use of photo lab services
  • Editing, presentation and display
  • Course delivery is through a combination of practical project work, demonstration and discussion


There are currently no dates scheduled for this course. Please contact us or join our mailing list to express your interest in this course.

How to enrol

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Completion of Introduction to Photography — Level 1 or equivalent is recommended for this intermediate course

Materials supplied

All relevant course notes are supplied with comprehensive instructions and exercises. Lighting equipment for studio exercise will be provided.

Materials to bring

The SLR digital camera you intend to use during the course (and camera information booklet if available)Pen and paper for note taking.

Suited to

Students with a basic understanding of photography who desire to learn about using their camera to photograph people.

Additional notes

Note: The cost of digital printing for practical assignments undertaken during the course will have to be paid by participant. Further guidelines will be given by the instructor during the course. Completion of this course will not guarantee entry into an RMIT Program. Course Presenter - Bryce Dunkley Bryce has operated his professional studio for 20 years with extensive experience in portrait, wedding and commercial photography. He has published his work in three acclaimed books on the Mornington Peninsula.


On completion of this course, you will have acquired knowledge and developed a range of practical skills associated with photographing people. Upon finishing the course you will receive a RMIT Certificate of Completion. You can use this as a record to demonstrate the outcomes covered in the course.

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