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


PIPPA DOLL  Sat / Sun 12th / 13th June – booking now £125 – Please register me for Pippa!

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, sold out  £125 Please register me for Linden and Jessica!

ELLIE MAE MALLINSON Fri 6th August – 2 places – £125  Please register me for Ellie Mae!

ELLIE MAE MALLINSON Mon 9th August 10am – 2pm 4 hour two2one 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!

All events are open to booking for :

1/ Workshop, 10am – 4pm, 4 people only, with timed one2one’s usually £125 per person

2/ 4 hour two2one or one2one total cost usually £250 total

3/ 2 hours usually £125





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


Sat 15th May – sold out

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




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 May sold out

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!




Saturday June 12th 10am – 4pm, 4 people only, £125 per person – booking now

Sunday June 13th 10am – 4pm, 4 people only, £125 per person – booking now


4 hour two2one and one2one available too!


One of my all-time favourite models, very versaitle – ballet, martial arts, beauty, fashion, art nude etc., great for moving shots with fast recycling flash (Profoto!)

Pippa Doll PurplePort

click here to register :

Please register me for Pippa!



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 Downbeat Drag 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 :

Please register me for Linden and Jessica!


or call Mick on 07739 964711

Our PurplePort link : Mick Payton Studios





Saturday 10th July 9am – 1pm SOLD

Saturday 10th July 2pm – 6pm 4hr two2one, one place open £130

Sunday 11th July 10am – 4pm, 4 people only, one place open £130



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. With a new hair style she can also wear long wigs for different looks! 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 references are excellent with many, many satisfied photographers!

Katie PurplePort

Please register me for Katie!



Mia Louise Model + Rachael HMUA!

Saturday July 24th 9am – 1pm one2one – SOLD

Saturday July 24th 2pm – 6pm two2one – SOLD

Sunday 25th July 10am – 4pm (with 1 hour lunch) 4 people only – SOLD

all places £100




The plan : have a look at Mia’s instagram, she’s a 14 year old, 5′ 8” size 6, highly accomplished model and dancer! Saturday is a one2one and a two2one and the Sunday event would start at 10am as usual, shooting dance / ballet, moving on to location (weather permitting) then fashion. During these events, Mia’s mom – an accomplished designer, makeup artist and hair stylist – will turn Mia into an avante-garde Vogue – influenced edgy fashion model and we’ll do some super fashion work!! We’ll also shoot dance using my Profoto flash to freeze motion, should weather and circumstances allow we’ll shoot with flour too! See what it’s like to help a future star in her developing career and get great shots too!

Mia Louise Model Instagram





Saturday 7th August 2pm – 6pm, 4 hr two2one – 1 place open £125

Sunday 8th August 10am – 4pm, 4 people only 1 place open £125


Ellie is now available on Monday 9th August 10am – 2pm 1 place open for a two2one £125 – register me!


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!





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