Covid Compliance

COVID 19 : PHOTOGRAPHERS – as you are travelling away from home for an educational event, you are entitled to free RAPID FLOW tests from the Govt., please take advantage of this and let’s all stay safe.

MODELS : as you are working away from home, you are entitled to free RAPID FLOW tests from the Govt., at the moment this is compulsory, please provide your test result when you arrive, or better still do the test here.   Full info here : Covid safety

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!




Saturday 7th August 10am – 4pm, 4 people only – sold out

Sunday 8th August – sold out

Monday 9th August 10am – 4pm, 4 people only – sold out


due to demand we’re putting on an extra date of either Friday 6th August or Tuesday 10th August for :

10am – 4pm, 4 people – £125 per person
4 hour two2one – £125 each person
2 hours one2one – £125 one person 




credit to the original photographers

Ellie is new to our studio but is an experienced and skilled model who certainly needs no introduction! I’ve been waiting to work with Ellie myself for over a year now! 

Quote from Aatish Studios Walsall ‘Awesome Mick. She’s amazing.’


Ellie instagram

Please register me for Ellie!


August 21st and 22nd Samii Jinx!

Saturday 21st 10am – 4pm 4 people only £125 per person – sold out

Sunday 22nd 10am – 4pm 4 people only £125 per person – sold out

also available for 4 one2one’s and two2one’s £250 total





credit to the original photographers of these images

Samii is new to us, I’ve been wanting to book her for ages and now she’s going to be here! With her georgeous looks and alternative style, cosplay and fetish, this will be something a bit different for us, Samii will put her own twist on my fashion work too, working to fashion, beauty, implied topless and implied nude – so looking forward to this one!! Samii is an experienced model who’ll help you get some great images!

Samii PurplePort


Please register me for Samii!





Sat 4th September 9am – 1pm sold

Sat 4th September 2pm – 6pm sold out

Sun 5th September 10am – 4pm, 4 people only – sold out

credit to the original photographers

Bex is another model new to us, a real beauty! She will be working to fashion, beauty, editorial, and art nude (if requested) Bex Instagram


Please register me for Bex!


18th 19th Sept Gabriella Francesca Jukes!

the current Miss Wales!

Sat 18th September 9am – 1pm sold

Sat 18th September 2pm – 6pm sold out

Sun 19th September 10am – 4pm, 4 people only, sold out

credit to the original photographers

Beautiful, agency represented Gabriella, will be working up to classy lingerie. Another new model to our studio, she is an experienced and practised model sur eto add great images to your portfolio!


Please register me for Gabriella!


Gabriella Instagram



Anna Lina!

Sat 2nd October 9am – 1pm sold

Sat 2nd October 2pm – 6pm sold out

Sun 3rd October 10am – 4pm, 4 people only, sold out


credit to original photographers

Beautiful Anna is another model new to us, her appeal is obvious! Working to fashion, lifestyle, editorial, location and lingerie.

Anna PurplePort portfolio link


£125.00 per person, only 4 people per workshop 10am – 4pm


£125.00 per person for a 4 hour two2one


Please register me for Anna!





back by request after the amazing weekend events in May!


Sat 16th October one2one and two2one – sold

Sun 17th October 10am – 4pm, 4 people only – sold out


modelling Vogue fashion, editorial, tasteful glamour, beauty and lingerie, Paula is very enthusiastic about working with us again – she loves you guys!

How can you miss this opportunity??


Paula W PurplePort portfolio link


£125.00 per person, only 4 people per workshop

£125.00 per person for a 4 hour two2one


Please register me for Paula!





 Saturday 30th October 9am – 1pm sold

Saturday 30th October 2pm – 6pm, 4hr two2one, sold out

Sunday 31st October 10am – 4pm, 4 people only – 1 place open



I’m sure you’ll agree we had an amazing shoot with Maryna and Karen! I’m looking to do the same again on the Sunday for those of you who enjoyed the makeup – which again I’ll pay for myself, so the cost remains at £125 per person, 4 people only, but I need to know quickly so I can book Maryna and Karen while they have the dates free.

Maryna website

Maryna PurplePort


Please register me for Maryna!




Saturday 13th November – booking now

Sunday 14th November – booking now





NOVEMBER 27th and 28th



You know why!

Saturday 27th November 9am – 1pm SOLD

Saturday 27th November 2pm – 6pm 4hr two2one – SOLD OUT

Sunday 28th November 10am – 4pm, 4 people only – SOLD OUT

Monday 29th November 10am – 4pm, 4 people only – SOLD OUT



After a knockout performance on our recent workshop I’ve re-booked Katie by overwhelming request! Katie is a very well know published model who is in great demand, but, she asked to come back and see you guys again!! Working to tasteful glamour, implied topless, lingerie, fashion and beauty. With a new hair style she can also wear long wigs for different looks! Katie’s 2nd visit to our studio and I’m sure she’ll blow us all away again! All her references are excellent with many, many satisfied photographers!  

Katie PurplePort

Please register me for Katie!


Sat 11th December 9am – 1pm sold

Sat 11th December 2pm – 6pm sold

Sun 12th December 10am – 4pm, 4 people only – sold out



You know who she is, a regular here for a while and always requested back! She’s been hard to tie down this due to international modelling commitments – don’t miss out!


Please register me for Tegan!



I use a Sony A7Riv with the Sigma 85mm f1.4 DG DN Art – 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.


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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