Beauty & Fashion Photographic Workshop

with Helen Leslie MUA and top fashion model Julie Dumont


4th November 2017

The Workshop

The format of the course is a hands-on workshop with classroom sessions in the morning and practical photo shoots in the afternoon.

It is recommended that students have a good understanding of aperture, shutter speed, ISO, white balance and the various methods of focusing, however for those who don't help will be on hand throughout the day.

During the day we look at how to run a Beauty and Fashion shoot, working with make-up artists and stylists, shooting for a client and how to shoot for publication as well as portfolio work.

We cover several beauty lighting set-ups, using studio flash and how to use soft boxes, beauty dishes and reflectors to create drama and interest. We'll aim to complete 2 to 3 different fashion lighting set-ups.

During the classroom sessions we work on de-constructing lighting from a number of images to learn how to replicate certain styles and prepare for the afternoons shoot.

You will learn how to brief your team, how to direct your model and how to interpret the brief plus setting up lighting and selecting the best lens for the job.

The Model

Our model for this workshop is Julie Dumont. Julie is half French half British. She has worked with high profile and renowned clients including Vivienne Westwood, Dolce and Gabana, Alexander McQueen, Celine, Lanvin, Ossie Clarke, Akris, Mario Testino and has featured in a television commercial with Madonna for H&M. She has walked in fashion shows during London, Paris, Milan and New York fashion weeks.


The Location

The workshop takes place at Square One Studio, Leigh, Surrey. 

The Event

The workshop runs between 10am - 5pm on the 4th November 2017. At Square 1 Studio, Leigh, Surrey. The cost of the workshop is £199 per person. And is limited to a maximum of 8 photographers. Members of the Guild of Photographers qualify for a 10% discount on this workshop via a discount code. For information please contact

The Gear

You will need a DSLR or CSC camera plus suitable lenses. we recommend lenses that will cover 24 - 150mm on a full frame sensor (equivalent magnification on crop on MFT), but please bring along your kit bag and a notepad and pen. Please let us know if you are a Minolta/Sony user. If you have any questions regarding equipment, please contact

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Leigh, Surrey, RH2 8PA


Set in a rural location near Dorking in Surrey, the Studio comprises of a main floor area with infinity cove, various backdrops & client lounge gallery overlooking.

Separate Make Up & Wardrobe room, separate kitchen & independent toilet facilities are within the building.

Studio 2 comprises of alternative backgrounds & can be used as a Green Screen suite. It also forms the facility for additional backdrops & Set Builds.

Ample parking outside the Studio allows for easy access for clients & production vehicles & the grounds also allow for outside photography & filming.

  • November 4, 2017
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm