Portrait Photography

We show you how to make good portraits!

Camera, lights and backgrounds. Learn professional tips and tricks for taking better portraits in the studio.

Course details

Course number: SEL-194
Course duration: approx. 3 hours
Course type: Photo studio
Course instructor: Vera Elma Vacek
Number of participants: 4-8 persons
Deadline for registration: in each case up to 3 days before

You have a fascination for human faces and would like to learn how to take professional portraits?

In our studio you will learn from our experienced photographers how to create effects by changing the light and with different backgrounds and how to emphasize the emotions of the model.

You’ll learn that with us:

  • What to pay attention to in portrait photography; light, shadow, perspective, image detail, foreground, background, movement
  • Which camera settings are the right ones
  • Studio setup
  • Work with Model
  • Tips and tricks from a professional

What to bring to the course:

  • Your own camera (SLR or system camera)

Workshops are only possible with prior registration!

Vera Elma Vacek


Recognizing photogenic motifs requires a trained eye. Vera Elma Vacek turned her hobby into her profession at an early age and is responsible for the further education of photographers as studio manager at Select.

She finds it exciting to photograph subjects from different perspectives and to visit places that are interesting from an aesthetic point of view. Vera lives in Bern and studies HF photography at the School of Design.