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Don’t Fear the Monster: How to Nail a Killer Headshot Using Manual Mode – Vancouver | July 14, 2019

Don’t Fear the Monster:
How to Nail a Killer Headshot Using Manual Mode



Breakaway from Program Mode and take control of your camera using Manual Mode!


This unique one day workshop is perfect for emerging and intermediate photographers who want to take their careers in a new and commanding direction.

The 1st half is theory. Todd will discuss the DSLR’s manual mode, and why photographers must understand how and when to use it in certain situations.

  • What is exposure?
  • Exploring camera modes
  • Light metering
  • Shooting sharp images
  • Controlling shutter speed
  • Understanding f-stops
  • Controlling motion
  • Working with a shallow depth of field
  • Shooting in low light conditions 

In the 2nd half, Todd will demonstrate practical and empowering tips for shooting people and portraits. 

The day will be transformative, fun, and rewarding. The knowledge you gain will help you focus your goals and creative talents as a portrait photographer. You’ll be able to take away skills which you can apply to the following disciplines:

  • Editorial Magazine Work
  • Advertising
  • Music & Entertainment
  • Fitness & Body
  • Fashion & Beauty
  • Lifestyle & Family
  • Headshots & Corporate
  • Fine Art Photography
  • Narrative Photojournalism

Space is minimal so if you’re interested in this workshop, register before the available spots fill up!

Instructor: Todd Duncan

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Todd Duncan is a 20 year seasoned professional editorial and advertising photographer.

Todd has an in-depth knowledge of portrait photography, from editorial and small consumer clients to highly complex advertising jobs. This has allowed him to build an extensive resume and client list over his vast photography career.

Photography has taken him from the glitz and glamour of New York’s high fashion scene to the grim shadowed streets of Bogota; from frothy beer campaigns with Olympic champions to the punk princes of Cuba’s next revolution. From Cirque de Soleil to NHL games. From rappers to poker masters. From tennis prodigies to dolls coming to life.

What You Get:

  • Free 1 year Key Membership with FilmLocal (Valued at $144)
  • Free admission to our next networking event (Valued at $10)
  • Certificate of completion
  • 4 hours of education

What You Need to Bring:

  • Camera
  • Lenses (preferably 50mm + 85mm)
  • Notebook/Laptop
  • Pen

Food & Drink:

We will supply some snacks, coffee, and water. Since this is a short course, there won’t be a full lunch break!


$75 per student 

Date & Time

Sunday July 14, 2019 | 8:00am – 12:00pm


5575 Boundary Road
Vancouver, BC V5R 2P9

There is free street parking available.

Space is limited so register today by clicking the button below. Can’t wait to see you there!

If you have any questions you can email us directly at

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