Sunday 29 April 2018
3 hrs

$65 full fee

The perfect workshop for Portrait Photography Skills

Artist: Wendy McDougall

Designed to inspire, this workshop will focus on how to take a good portrait with photographer Wendy McDougall. Drawing on over 30 years experience Wendy will use images from her own library to visually present and discuss what it takes to make a great portrait.

Various styles and approaches are discussed and followed-up with hands-on photography experience where you use your own camera to take portraits. During this simple assignment Wendy will guide and offer professional tips.

After the photo shoot download your images then choose your favourite to be viewed and discussed as a group back in the studio.

Hand out notes will be provided.


A basic knowledge of photography and how to use your own camera is essential.

  • Bring your own camera and any gear you like to use to shoot outdoors.
  • Bring your own laptop with cables to download images for presentation.
  • You may be photographed, so to feel comfortable please wear suitable attire.

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Learning to see is one of the most important aspects of photography

Wendy McDougall

Wendy McDougall is an award-winning Sydney based artist and photographer who creates visual imagery designed to entertain and stimulate.

Wendy started her working career in the music business in 1979, making iconic photographs of Australian musicians. Fifteen years later from this platform Wendy branched into the worlds of theatre, film and television which all further influenced her style and interest in drama and entertainment with her own imagery.

Wendy’s images have been accepted into the inaugural National Photographic Portrait Prize in Canberra, the City of Sydney’s Sydney Life, and has twice been a finalist and four-time semi finalist and invited exhibitor, for the Head On Photo Festival in Sydney.  

Wendy’s portrait of Sandy Edwards has been selected for the  Head On Portrait Prize Semi-finalist Slideshow to be screened at the Museum of Sydney from 5 May – 9 July 2017.

From its inception in 1996, Wendy has been company photographer and co-ordinator for Pork Chop Productions, who produce theatre, film and television. Wendy shoots the stills and videos of Behind the Scenes for their DVD releases.

Documentary images by Wendy are held in the collections of National Library of Australia, NSW State Library, Museum of Sydney and the Powerhouse Museum. 

See more information on Wendy and her work here.