Covid Compliance

Our Covid complience now extends to models having a Rapid SARS-CoV-2 antigen Covid test upon arrival. As well as this we will socially distance – including in the studio – frequent hand cleansing and wear masks. We have all our safety and health in mind! Full details here : Covid safety


PAULA W. Sat 15th May 10am – 4pm, 4 people only, 1 place open £125  Please register me for Paula!

CARLA MONACO Sat 29th 10am – 4pm 1 place open £125 – Please register me for Carla!

LINDEN ADAMS (guest tutor) AND JESSICA HABIT Sat 26th June 10am – 4pm, 4 people only, 1 place open  £125 Please register me for Linden and Jessica!

LINDEN ADAMS (guest tutor) AND JESSICA HABIT Sun 27th June 10am – 4pm, 4 people only, 1 place open  £125 Please register me for Linden and Jessica!

ELLIE MAE MALLINSON Sat 7th August 10am – 4pm, 4 people only, 1 place open  £125 Please register me for Ellie Mae!

ELLIE MAE MALLINSON Sun 8th August 2pm – 6pm, 2 people only, 1 place open  £125 Please register me for Ellie Mae!

use the link or call me to register 07739 964711

UPCOMING EVENTS – subject to Covid rules at the time

suitable for photographers of any level of experience – we’ll look after you!


April :



Saturday 24th April sold out

Sunday 25th 3pm – 6pm April two2one, sold out
includes studio, equipment and assistance where requested






another new model, have a look at her portfolio below – a stunner!


Sat 15th May, 10am – 4pm, 4 people only, 1 place open £125

Sun 16th May – sold out


modelling Vogue fashion, editorial, beauty and lingerie, Paula is very enthusiastic about working with us!

How can you miss this opportunity??


Photos courtesy Anthony Dudley








Photo courtesy Russel Davidson


Photo courtesy Karl Shaw

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!



Sat 29th 1 place open for a 4hr two2one £125.00

Sunday 30th May sold out




You know who she is, this will be an amazing weekend of photography including : studio fashion, beauty, 60’s, Bardot, lingerie, art nude and location (weather permitting). Bookings with Carla are always ultra successful so book in quickly or you will miss out! Both days will be 4 people only, 10am till 4pm with 1 hour lunch.

Please register me for Carla!




Portfolio builder with guest tutor Linden Adams and model Jessica Habit!

Saturday 26th June 10am – 4pm, 4 people only – 2 places left

Sunday 27th June 10am – 4pm, 4 people only – sold out

only £125.00 per person!


Linden – who is an official photographer for the populer Delicious Dolls magazine – and Jessica, are close friends of mine and have their own style of photography and modelling based around traditional Pinup Art, have a look at Lindens new instagram profiles here PinupArt UK and here FocusFX and Jessica here. Their cool, sexy images are very professional! Now they will pass on tips and tricks to you as you get some really different content for your portfolio and how to approach magazines etc!! Jessica will undergo some amazing changes with wigs and all the accessories!




click here to register : Register me! 

or call Mick on 07739 964711

Our PurplePort link : Mick Payton Studios





Saturday 10th July 10am – 4pm, 4 people only, £130 – booking now

Sunday 11th July 10am – 4pm, 4 people only, £130 – booking now



images courtesy of Brian Dunseath

Katie is a very well know published model who is in great demand, I’ve been trying to book her for over a year!! Working to tasteful glamour, implied topless, lingerie, fashion and beauty. Katie is new to our studio and I’m sure she’ll blow us all away with her skills and images will be amazing! All her refrences are excellent with many, many satisfied photographers! 





Saturday 7th August 10am – 4pm, 4 people only – 1 place left £125

Sunday 8th August 2pm – 6pm, two2one – 1 place left £125


credit to the original photographers

Ellie is new to our studio but is an experienced and skilled model!     Ellie instagram

please register me for Ellie!




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