workshop/ portfolio builder format
Workshop/ portfolio builder – 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 (where requested). 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 photographer looking to progress and work with models, assistance available when required. Try out many different lighting set-ups and try your own suggestions too, your input is welcome! We use pixapro Storm II lighting which will do stroboscopic as well as multi frame shooting up to 10 frames/ second, these are even fast enough to freeze liquid in motion! We also have some amazing locations nearby, weather permitting of course. Suitable for any level of experience! Please note that we are not a bedroom glamour type studio!
Two2one and one2one – as above but usually 4 hours with one photographer or two photographers (that’s up to you to specify your needs) giving you more opportunity to develop your own ideas, have individual attention and get unique images.
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, and how much you input yourself on the day, we welcome ideas and suggestions!
Our models & levels – we make every effort to find models both new to us and new to the industry, as well as re-booking models that you have requested for a return booking. We’re also happy to have a look at models that you request! Our main genre’s are : fashion incl edgy Vogue style, commercial, lifestyle and editorial. We sometimes shoot artistic nude and classy glamour – we are not a glamour studio.
Booking – once you’d decided to book an event – by email, personal message or phone call – your name will be put on the attendance list, you do not need to do anything else – however far in the future the event is – except to put it in your own diary! Approx 21 days before the event you will receive a PayPay request for a deposit, this must be paid to secure your place. Should you have changed your mind please let me know so I can re-sell your place. The remaining balance is cash on the day please. Please read the brief T’s & C’s regarding bookings at the foot of my emails, you can read the full T’s & C’s here
Constructing an Image – A photographic image is like a jigsaw and requires many parts to come together to make it work (lighting, posing, model etc). We can help with every one of these pieces offering as much or as little support as you feel you need. It is not a test or a competition, there are no wrong questions, we want our workshops to be as enjoyable and informative as possible.
Our aim – is to provide the means for you to get your best images ever! 4 photographers and a model (of our usual high standard of course!) 10am-4pm with 1 hour lunch, this allows more shooting time and individual assistance. All studio days 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! With top models, studio facilities, lighting equipment, locations & assistance, we arrange studio days, workshops and private, assisted one2one and two2one events! These events are aimed at the serious photographer looking to progress and work with top models, assistance available when required. We use Profoto and Elinchrom lighting, the former allowing shot’s such as freezing water in motion, multiple burst rate etc., the best studio flash available. The best events for photographers! You provide lunch yourself, we’ll provide tea & coffee!
Studio – Our events are centered around the model and atmosphere being the whole product, make sure our purist style suits you before you book an event! We don’t use a massive studio with sets, that’s not our direction, our studio caters for fashion based imagery, we don’t have bedroom sets, dressing tables etc.
To support these aims, I do my best to supply models that are capable of expressing your ideas and can deliver an image with atmosphere NB. they also have plenty of experience themselves and their input can often take the shoot to the next level. I also try to hire models that take very little post-processing as I see part of the art being in the photography setup and execution, less in the post processing. That’s because this is my style, its neither right or wrong so please don’t feel any pressure around this. If asked, I won’t tell you how to do your shots – I’ll tell you how I do it, be it right or wrong.
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. We lean towards the art side, however, I know a bit about the other side too and we have had many global competition awards earned by our attendees!
For : photographers of all levels of skill and experience, beginners – we’ll help! Pro’s – we’ll assist you!
“A great image will invoke an emotional response, it will draw the viewer into the experience” Mick Payton
phone: 07739 964711