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Build Your Portfolio Day with Natalie Ciufo Green – Portrait Photography

Portrait Photography / Studio Mains Flash / Off Camera Flash / CPD
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Build Your Portfolio Day with Natalie Ciufo Green – Portrait Photography

This is a full day Welshot Progressive event specifically designed for photographers to concentrate on their own personal continued professional development and building a photographic portfolio.  We are delighted to have Natalie Ciufo Green join us here at the Creative Hub in Llandudno.  At this portfolio building session Natalie, who is a bit of a chameleon when it comes to fashion, will be sporting a number of different looks with at least five costume/outfit changes.  You will be learning how to work with your model, posing Natalie for your portraits and use your lighting to compliment your model which will give you the best possible composition for your photograph.  You will be using studio mains, and off camera flash lighting techniques in the studio itself as well as using the buildings features to capture your portrait photos for your portfolio.  If the weather is suitable we may also go outdoors for some funky, grungy and dynamic images.

These portfolio-building, photography sessions are aimed to help you capture a variety of portrait styles in a wide variety of settings. Whether you’re looking for photographs to enter camera club or international salon competitions, lifestyle portraits for your photographic portfolio, or creative conceptual shots, this session will provide you with an opportunity to explore different aspects of portrait photography and make some stunning images.

At this Welshot Progressive event you will collaborate with a talented, experienced full-time professional model, and fellow photographers in a supportive and collaborative environment. You will get a chance to direct your model, experiment with lighting setups, and capture genuine emotions that will make your portraits stand out.

Your Model Will Be…

Introducing Natalie Ciufo Green

See Natalie Ciufo Green on Instagram

What Will Be Covered:

Mastering Lighting Techniques: Experiment with various lighting setups. Understand the differences between soft and harsh light and how they affect the mood of your portraits. Learn to use reflectors and diffusers to control and manipulate light.

Perfecting Composition:  While the rule of thirds is a great starting point, we will explore other composition techniques like framing, leading lines, and symmetry. We will also explain why considering your background is an integral part of your composition.

Posing Techniques:  Study the art of posing. Develop a repertoire of poses that suit different models and situations. Practice directing your model to achieve natural and expressive poses, paying attention to body language and facial expressions.

How to Develop a Style:  As you gain experience, you’ll naturally develop a unique style. This could involve specific editing techniques, preferred lighting setups, or a signature approach to posing. Embrace this evolution and continue refining your style over time.

Remember, the key to becoming proficient in portraiture is a combination of practice (and more practice) knowledge, technical skill, and artistic expression. Stay curious, be patient with yourself, and enjoy the creative process of capturing compelling portraits.

Building Your Portfolio @ Welshot

  • Are you serious about your photography?
  • Want to dedicate your time and energy into your continued professional development?
  • Want to build a portfolio or create a serious body of work?
  • Want to have a larger, wider, and unique range of shooting environments which concentrate specifically on portraiture and working with full-time professional models?
  • Want to take your photography to the next level?

Whatever your reasons for wanting to make stunning photographs, you will be made welcome, and we would love to help you get the best from this event.

The Welshot Team will be at hand throughout this Build Your Portfolio Day with Natalie Ciufo Green – Portrait Photography event to assist and help you make amazing photographs for your portfolio. At the end of this photography session day event, you will leave with memory cards full of beautiful photographs and great memories.

How It Will Work…

  • We always have an experienced, full-time, professional model at these full day events.
  • Delegate numbers are limited to five photographers.
  • Your Model will be professionally styled in at least five different outfits.
  • You shoot 1:1 with your model – this is timed, and you will be shooting in rotation.
  • A Welshot Team Leader will always be on hand to keep the day running smoothly/control the lighting and to provide guidance and support if needed.
  • Lighting is controlled studio mains flash and/or off camera flash.


We have a rule at Welshot… The Photographer who has the trigger has the FULL attention from the model(s), and the Team Leader.  The set, complete with lighting and props is all yours for your shooting time – We do not allow piggy-back style shooting at ANY of our events.

Welshot Team Leaders are on hand to help you get the best from our portfolio building,
photography session – apart from a very quick lighting check before each set-up they do not use their cameras on these events.

Welshot has been leading the way for photographic events since 2009. We have 5 million public liability insurance with comprehensive risk assessments.

We pride ourselves in looking after our Models – they are a BIG part of our team, and we couldn’t run these days without them. Their health, safety and well-being are just as important as us giving our photographic delegates a great experience with a fantastic opportunity to make stunning images. We ask our delegates to treat everyone at this event with respect and consideration.

Event Schedule

10:15 – Arrival – Welshot Creative Hub – Welcome & Housekeeping
10:25 – Introducing Your Model – Natalie Ciufo Green
10:30 – Photography starts
13:00 – Lunch (not included)
14:00 – Photography resumes
17:00 – Finish.

Hot & cold drinks, biscuits and treats will be supplied throughout the day’s events, but lunch will be your own responsibility – We do have a functioning kitchen available to use.

Please Bring

  • We recommend you bring your DSLR and your favourite lenses. Prime lenses are good but not necessary. Tripods are not needed as you will be using studio mains flash and off camera flash if outside on location.
  • You are welcome to bring any props you wish to use – please note, no guns, real or otherwise are allowed at a Welshot event.

The Not So Small, Small Print

While Team Welshot will never knowingly let you leave without getting some amazing (properly exposed) images on your memory card – we do ask that you have a good understanding and know how to use your camera as we are unable to cover the basics (if you need help, check out this link – Learn Your Camera) but please don’t worry, Team Welshot is always on hand to help you with any adjustments you need, either for your camera settings/functions or lighting.

Please make sure you have read the event Terms and Conditions as your booking confirms you have read and understood our Terms of Service.


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