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workshops for photographers, with top models!

What I do :

Model Safety : My wife is always around and enjoys looking after visiting models and having a girly chat, during workshops there are always people present including my mua/ stylist, our prime concern is you being comfortable so we all get the best results and you have a good time! I cannot be expected to know the character and background of all attendees, so if there are any photographers you have a personal problem with, let me know and I’ll make sure they are not here. Should they be considered a danger, if they are registered with my studio I WILL remove them from my register immediately!

Why my workshops? – Creating good images involves good lighting – always set up by myself – and teamwork with our model, whereas creating amazing images needs something more, it’s this ‘extra’ that sets my workshops apart – that key ingredient for me is emotional content. I’m happy to share my passion for this subject and my 40 years experience as a pro photographer, with all who attend my workshops. Crafting an emotional story with your model is something most people can learn if they want to, it’s something I can demonstrate and guide you through – as much or as little as you want! Ray Jessi and I work our tails off in the background to provide the best set-ups we can for you, this usually starts approx 4 weeks before an event.

Enjoying your photography is key! – Our aim is to provide you with an enjoyable and rewarding event! Whether it’s providing you with the tools to do your own thing – or a full-on tutorial workshop, it’s up to you to decide how much input you want from me, and how much you input yourself on the day, we welcome ideas and suggestions!

I am a retired photographer with over 40 years of professional experience, now running workshops twice a month for my love of photography – specifically portraiture! This enables me to pass on some knowledge, still be involved in photography and keep costs down! Photography means different things to different people, for some it’s a hobby, a means to escape, some have more competitive goals and for others it provides an income. There is no ‘right’ way to view photography, it’s a personal thing, its whatever it means to each of us in our own way. For me photography is my passion, I shoot for myself and the model, I don’t care what other people think.

 

“Great photography is about depth of feeling, not depth of field.” Peter Adams

“A good photograph is one that communicates a fact, touches the heart and leaves the viewer a changed person for having seen it. It is, in a word, effective.” Irving Penn

“You don’t take a photograph, you make it.” Ansel Adams

 

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