Individuality is important, let me help you to develop your own style!


studio days, workshops, one2one & two2one events, for photographers, with top models!


events for photographers, with top models, in Presteigne Wales


A private, select studio, we aim to provide the best models available!


Developing your style – the downfall of learning photography is that everyone insists that their way is the right way, well, it isn’t! Do you want your images to look like everyone else’s or do you want yours to stand out? Obviously you need a grounding in all the technical aspects to enable you to get the result that you’re after, but don’t let that get in the way of creativity with all the ‘rules and regulations’! I show you how I do things – be it right or wrong – not so that you can copy me, but so that you can grow your own style from that grounding. The only person you need to impress is yourself (of course your model’s opinion is very important too). For example, in landscape photography you must have the obligatory falling down pier, cotton-wool sea and fluffy clouded sky! With glamour you must have the girl on the bed with her bum up in the air! With portraits it’s main light, fill light, side lights, hair light and background light – do something different, I’ll help!! 

Constructing an Image – we can supply all the pieces of the puzzle, we can assist you to put them together – but it’s down to you to provide the end result for yourself, in your own style! Our aim is to provide the means for you to get your best images ever! 4 photographers and a model (of our usual high standard of course!) 10am-4pm with 1 hour lunch, this allows more shooting time and individual assistance. All studio days incorporate timed one2one’s with our model to ensure equal opportunity per photographer. Enjoy the social learning advantage too, chat to others about camera’s, lighting, get tips from how others work etc. etc! With top models, studio facilities, lighting equipment, locations & assistance, we arrange studio days, workshops and private, assisted one2one and two2one events centered around the model and atmosphere being the whole product, so as we’re not big fans of loads of unnecessary props, make sure our purist style suits you before you book an event! These events are aimed at the serious photographer looking to progress and work with top models, assistance available when required. We use Profoto and Elinchrom lighting, the former allowing shot’s such as freezing water in motion, multiple burst rate etc., the best studio flash available. The best events for photographers! You provide lunch yourself, we’ll provide tea & coffee!

Studio – Our events are centered around the model and atmosphere being the whole product, so as we’re not big fans of loads of unnecessary props make sure our purist style suits you before you book an event! We don’t use a massive studio with sets, that’s not our direction, our studio caters for fashion based imagery, we don’t have bedroom sets, dressing tables etc.

To support these aims, I do my best to supply models that are capable of expression and can deliver an image with atmosphere. I also try to hire models that take very little post-processing as I see the art being in the photography, not in the post processing – which I can see the purpose of in some applications – however my main aim is the photograph, you can edit as you wish the images you take. If asked, I won’t tell you how to do your shots – I’ll tell you how I do it, be it right or wrong.

There’s a different approach to shooting art and shooting for awards/competitions – one has rules, the other doesn’t, art is in the mind of the creator only, no-one else can judge the result except to like it or dislike it. We lean towards the art side, however, I know a bit about the other side too and we have had many global competition awards earned by our attendees!

For : photographers of all levels of skill and experience, beginners – we’ll help! Pro’s – we’ll assist you!


Reference : I don’t usually put PurplePort references on my website, but I’m so happy with this one from Ace model Pippa Doll : ”I’m sure I’ve said it before but I’ll say it again, the special thing about Mick on his workshops which not many teach is the engagement and communication with the model which is super important in photography. Mick’s direction and communication is so effective and I always learn something each time I go there. I keep hearing his voice ringing in my head on photoshoots still hahaha
Always an absolute pleasure working with Mick, highly recommend to all!” – Thanks so much Pippa!

about our work ethic and format

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I have recently changed the studio flash system to all Pixapro for their power, recycling speed, ultra-short flash duration and remote control capability – I’ll update my findings as we go along!

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