NOTE TO MODELS :
If you are travelling a long way, we are prepared to offer you accommodation and meals free of charge, there are many models that have stayed with us over the last 40 years so feel free to contact them for references. This courtesy does not extend to partners or other people accompanying you, who will not be able to attend the event unless your age dictates the need for parent or guardian. Alternativley, there are B&B’s close by at your own expense. Please make sure you read the T’s&C’s – they’re for everyone’s benefit!
SUMMARY of PLACES AVAILABLE ON THE NEXT EVENTS, full details down the page :
use the link or call me to register 07739 964711
UPCOMING EVENTS – subject to Covid rules at the time
All events are open to booking for :
1/ Workshop, 10am – 4pm, 4 people only, with timed one2one’s £125 per person
2/ 4 hour two2one or one2one total cost £250
3/ 2 hour one2one or two2one total cost £125
suitable for photographers of any level of experience – we’ll look after you!
Who else but FPI Machine ELLIE MAE MALLINSON!!
Saturday April 9th – 9am-1pm – sold
Saturday April 9th – 2pm-6pm – sold
Sunday April 10th – 10am-4pm – 4 people only – 1 place open – £125 per person
Monday April 11th – 10am-4pm – 4 people only – 1 place open – £125 per person
APRIL 23rd and 24th
Saturday 23rd April 10am – 4pm, 4 people only – 2 places open £125
Sunday 24th April 10am – 4pm, 4 people only – sold out
you don’t want to miss this!!
Francheska Alexandria Welbourn!
Saturday May 7th – 10am-4pm – 4 people only – sold out – £125 per person
Sunday May 8th – 10am-4pm – 4 people only – sold out – £125 per person
What an opportunity! An amazing Kawaii model! I’ve been looking for the right Kawaii model for ages – now I have one!
May 21st and 22nd
Saturday 21st May 10am – 4pm, 4 people only – 2 places open £125
Sunday 22nd May 10am – 4pm, 4 people only – sold out
Jessica is new to us and is a beautiful young lady, working to implied nude but I’m leaning towards making use of her extensive Gothic wardrobe!
JUNE 4th and 5th (maybe 6th too)
Saturday June 4th – 9am-1pm – sold
Saturday June 4th – 2pm-6pm – 2 people – sold
Sunday June 5th – 10am-4pm – 4 people only – 2 places open – £130 per person
Monday June 6th – 10am-4pm – 4 people only – sold out
I use a Sony A1 with the Sigma 85mm f1.4 DG DN Art and the Sony 70-200 f2.8 GM – this kit will be avaiable for you to try!!
my message to you :
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. I lean towards the art side at our Presteigne studio, however, I know a bit about the other side too!
I do my best to provide a quality experience on my events, I’m not God with a camera but after 38 years of professional photography I have a few tips and tricks to pass on. I have my own way of conducting these events and will fit in with your needs as best I can to assist you to get your best images ever! During my assistance, I will take a few images to further the progress, by way of illustrating lighting setup or for a practical demonstration, such as working with your model, to help you to get your best results – it’s part of how I assist!
Let me just point something out – I can demonstrate a point in approx 3 minutes, where it would take approx 10 minutes to explain, this gives you more shooting time, (do you learn better by reading instructions or by practical, hands-on demonstrations?) With this applying to lighting, exposure, framing, working with your model etc., etc, work this out for yourself over a period of 4-5 hours – a lot of time saved and the demonstrations made in a more useful way!! This time saved is for you to use to take more pictures!!
However, the images I may take – if I do post any – will NOT be posted to social media or PurplePort until enough time has passed for you to use your images. If you would prefer that I don’t take any images – JUST SAY, I have thousands already! If you don’t like how my working methods sound – then you don’t have to come here, it’s your choice. I can’t be any more open that this.
Note to models : In response to the recent trend of using our workshops to promote your sponsors/ brands, this practice is not allowed in our terms and conditions, you are being paid for your time and you may not use images from these workshops to promote sponsors and brands without my permission – let them pay us for use of images like everyone else does.
please note : we don’t do adult, soft porn, or any distasteful images, we promote a high standard of behavior and respect to everyone.
ASSISTED WORKSHOPS : 4 photographers and a model (of our usual high standard of course!) 10am-4pm with 1 hour lunch (which you provide yourself, we’ll provide tea & coffee) this allows more shooting time and individual assistance. All workshops 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! These events are aimed at the serious photographer looking to progress and work with models, assistance available when required. Scroll down for more info.
beauty lighting and re-touching workshops :
The plan : With a top model, makeup artist and myself, we’ll show you how the team put together the ideal setting, lighting and makeup for 4 top class beauty shots! A Sunday workshop, 10am – 4pm – last hour is re-touching – with 1 hour lunch, 4 people only for maximum benefit to each, just £135.00 per person.
The summary : Everyone has their own ideas about re-touching, when, where, how much, what technique etc. etc. Read about my take on it and see if you like the way it sounds. There’s every degree of re-touching going on, from ultra smoothed skin, specific gel techniques, digitally textured and so on. My preference’s are job specific, with standard beauty shots it’s just enough re-touching to be flattering without looking fake or altering the model’s appearance, so changing the shape of someone’s face is not a preferred method to me – I’d sooner change the model to one with a face shape I want to work with. Some skin needs a lot of work and will end up very smooth with an even texture all over, this again is not my chosen preference but I appreciate the need and will do it when necessary. For me, as natural as possible is my favourite, even so, I will use a little soft focus if I think it will enhance the end result, super-sharp is not always the best either. So, it’s image specific – but with reservations about certain aspects already mentioned, if this sounds good to you, then jump on board a workshop! Free actions too – all the ones I use!
The samples : Have a look at the following examples covering a few different beauty shots