Workshop: “Take the Mystery Out of Outdoor Portraiture” by Greg Schurman

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Workshop: “Take the Mystery Out of Outdoor Portraiture” by Greg Schurman

Delta Photo Club presents its first workshop of the 2021/22 season with “Take the Mystery Out of Outdoor Portraiture” by Greg Schurman. Learn the fundamentals of posing small and large groups as well as the art of lighting with fill flash, reflectors, diffusers and balancing natural light in any location. Greg will demonstrate the ease of getting all those great outdoor captures whether it be a large family or individuals.

Greg Schurman was named BC Photographer of the Year by the Professional Photographers of BC many times. He received numerous National Accreditations from the Professional Photographers of Canada and has won PPOC’s Commercial Photographer of the Year award. He earned the top award in Commercial, Portrait, and Weddings in the National Fuji Awards and he has represented Canada in the World Photographic Cup.

This workshop consists of three parts: a short introductory zoom session, a practical outdoor session, and a follow-up critique session.

PART 1 – Wednesday, Sept 15, 7:30 – 9:00 pm

(Open to DPC members and guests at no charge)

Greg will provide an overview of lighting scenarios such as back, side, front, and mixed light. He will suggest a gear list and other helpful tips on choosing the right location and dealing with tricky situations such as glasses or different heights of subjects.

The Zoom link for the meeting will be sent later in the afternoon of September 15th.

PART 2 – Saturday, Sept 18, 3:00 – 5:00 pm, Delta City Hall/Rotary Park

(Open to DPC members in good standing)

Masks are mandatory. Hopefully you’ve been double vaxxed too!

This session is weather dependent.

Pre-registration is required. Email by 8 pm, Friday, September 17

Bring your camera, flash, reflector, and of course your thirst for knowledge. See how easy it is to capture outdoor imagery with great results.

Members will act as models for these: head shot, full portrait, couple photo, group photo.

PART 3 – Date: TBD – Critique Session

(Open to DPC members in good standing)

Members’ photos taken from the Saturday workshop or on their own time can be shared at the follow-up critique session for Greg to review.

To attend:
 a) Become a member of the Delta Photo Club by filling out the membership form at

Members are invited to attend all three parts.

b) Attend the Part 1 Zoom session as a guest at no charge by sending an email to by 8:00 pm, Tuesday, September 14.

Include your name, email address, and Club affiliation.
Should you have any questions about the Photo Club or using the Zoom platform, email

“See” you then!