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Portrait Photography - How to Pose Everyday People

with Grace Costa: Photographic Artist

Saturday 18 September 2021
1:00 – 3:00pm AEST
Portrait of Minika, 2013 by Grace Costa
Portrait of Minika, 2013 by Grace Costa

Bookings essential

$40 / $35 concession / $30 Circle of Friends

Check our latest conditions of entry related to COVID-19.

Join photographer Grace Costa in the Gallery as she shares practical portrait-posing skills for beginner or mid-career photographers. In this session she’ll share examples, talk about lens choice, divulge the theory behind her process, and demonstrate how to pose, communicate with and capture your subject. The session will wrap up with Grace showing simple (yet essential) live edits in Lightroom.

Canberra born, Grace Costa has spent the past 20-years building her career as a commercial photographer and more recently, as a photo-based artist. After her formal photography studies at the Canberra Institute of Technology, Grace spent 10 years as a public affairs photographer for the Department of Defence. She now runs her own business, providing commercial photography for government and corporate clients, and personal branding portrait services to local small businesses. Grace also offers photography workshops, master classes and mentorship to emerging artists.

Sponsored by EIZO

Want to see what your photographs look like on an EIZO ColorEdge monitor? Well here’s your chance! There’ll be a selection of monitors on show for you to see your work before or after Grace’s demonstration. Simply upload your image file here. File size no larger than 5Mb please. We’ll delete your image straight after the workshop. Any questions please contact info@eizo.com.au

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This program is wheelchair accessible.

Other ways to book: Phone 02 6102 7070 or email bookings@npg.gov.au

Companion Card bookings automatically include a second ticket for your companion.

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from Saturday 31 July

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The National Portrait Gallery acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders both past and present.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that this website contains images of deceased persons.

The National Portrait Gallery is an Australian Government Agency