Portrait photography tips with David Charles Collins

Join David Charles Collins (he/him) in the Creator Space for a photography workshop.

In this hands-on class, learn how to take portrait photos with your DSLR or smartphone camera. In this overview we will discuss angles, composition, natural light, exposure and rules of thirds.

David (he/him) will discuss his approach to his work and how he works with his sitters and what is in his equipment bag.

This is suitable for beginners and is a brief overview of portrait photography.

Bookings are essential.

Suitable for adults and children 12+.

Image: David Charles Collins, Where I Really Went That Night (detail), 2018, inkjet print on Ilford lustre paper

About the Artist

David Charles Collins was born in Boorloo/Perth in 1988. He gained a BA at Curtin University, and graduated with an MFA from Sydney College of the Arts in 2017, specialising in photography and video media. His work has been exhibited across Australia, China, Germany and the UK, including solo shows in London, Berlin, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney. David has been a finalist in competitions including the Blake Art Prize, the Bowness Photography Prize, the Doug Moran Portrait Prize and the Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award. His work has been reviewed in publications Art Collector magazine, Art Guide Australia, Scoop magazine and The Age, and is held in collections including the Art Gallery Of Western Australia, Home of the Arts Brisbane, Parliament House, the Patrick Corrigan Collection and the University Of Western Australia.

This event may be filmed or photographed. Images may be used on Council websites, publications, social media channels and circulated to the press and other media organisations for publication, transmission or broadcast. If you do not wish your image to be published, please notify staff before the event.

This event is part of the exhibition Unashamed, presented by Willoughby City Council as part of Pride Amplified.

This event is part of Chatswood Culture Bites 2023, Willoughby City Council’s innovative program of music, theatre, comedy and more in Chatswood CBD.


  • Saturday, 25 February 2023 | 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM


Creator Space, Chatswood Library, 409 Victoria Avenue, Chatswood, 2067, View Map

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