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The Portrait Workshop

Conducted by

Khaleel Yakubu

This intensive 6-day workshop led by Khaleel focuses on portraiture, covering its history, gear essentials, lighting setups, posing techniques, and ethical considerations.

February 19, Monday - February 24, Saturday

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Khaleegraphy studio, Fairtrade business complex, 22 Kigoma street, Wuse Zone 7, Abuja., Nigeria

Workshops Description

Khaleel delves into the art of portraiture, exploring its history and diverse genres. He will share insights on essential gears for portrait photography, as well as demonstrate various lighting techniques, including his renowned 3-light setup. Attendees will also learn about effective posing techniques and ethics while capturing portraits. In addition to Khaleel’s sessions, guest facilitators will offer tips on building a successful creative business and developing a strong brand identity. Throughout the workshop, participants would gain comprehensive knowledge and practical skills essential for excelling in portrait photography, as well as valuable insights into the business and legal aspects of the creative industry.

Who Can Attend

Beginner and Intermediate photographers


OUTLINE - Introduction to Portrait photography, lighting, post-processing techniques, and essential equipments. - Strategies for setting up a creative business for profitability and sustainability. - How to create a brand identity for photographers and creatives in general. - How to find your style and build your portfolio.

Khaleel Yakubu

Khaleel is a a Portrait and Wedding photographer, and the Head Creative at Khaleegraphy in the heart of Abuja, Nigeria. Coming from a background in Architecture and other creative adventures, transitioning into Photography was a natural step for him. With a desire to photograph landscapes, travel and architecture, he bought his first professional camera in 2015 and has worked with clients ranging from former Heads of state, to luxury fashion brands, and wedding coupples. Khaleel is also dedicated to training and has facilitated several other photography workshops for his brand, organisations and government agencies.