Fine Art Childrens Portraiture


27th May 2017


The Workshop

After the success of our first Fine Art Children's Portraiture workshop we are delighted to be revisiting Leicester.

This is a workshop which combines the skills of two trainers. The incredibly talented Claire Elliott, highly acclaimed for her new born and child photography, is co-presenter on this comprehensive one-day course.

Learn how to capture mood and character in your shots of little ones through the subtle use of light.You will be taught classic lighting patterns and the art of shaping faces to create beautiful and evocative images. Expert tuition will show you how to achieve excellent results with speed lights, studio lights and constant lights, together with how to choose the right lens for the job.

Claire’s invaluable skills and experience will teach you everything from how to style a shoot to directing and posing babies, tots and youngsters. Learn from her understanding of children and how to get those heart-melting moments that parents and grandparents adore.

During the one day course we will work through 6 different lighting solutions that work with children from 2 years up. From a broad setup suitable for fast moving tots through some current fashion and lifestyle looks and finally onto the fine art look more suited to older children.

There will be a range of child models to shoot and lighting equipment from Bowens plus we will cover shooting with speedlights and natural light.






The Location

The workshop takes place at Biscuit Photography Studios, in Leicester

The Event

The workshop runs between 10am – 5pm on the 27th May, includes refreshments and a light lunch. The cost of the workshop is £299 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. For more information please contact

Proposed schedule (subject to alteration without notification)

9.45 Arrive and refreshments

  • 10am Start
  • Introductions
  • The fundamentals of light
  • Studio Lights, Speedlights and Constant Light
  • Classic lighting patterns
  • Styling the shoot
  • Directing and Posing
  • Q&A
  • Lunch
  • Shoots
  • Finish at 5pm

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, equivelant on APSC and Micro Four Thirds. If you have a speedlight bring it plus your kit bag, and a notepad and pen. Please let us know if you are a Sony user.

If you have any questions regarding equipment, please contact

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Venue Phone: 01530 835915

Venue Website:

Rothley House, Coalville Business Park, Coalville, LE67 3NR, UK

Use our studio:

  • for shoots;
  • for hire;
  • for professionals;
  • for amateurs;
  • for clubs;
  • for recordings;
  • for fun.
Come and shoot portraits, products, boudoir, cake smashing, family portraits, including family pet, new born, maternity, model/actor/dancer portfolios - in fact anything you like. We have Bowens Gemini strobe lighting, Kino-Flo colour balanced tube lighting, Interfit continuous cool and flash lighting, infared triggers, backdrops, 2 room sets, wi-fi, smoke machine, wind machine, sound booth, editing suite, changing/make-up room, green screen, equipment hire and, of  ... biscuits.

  • Children Portraits
    May 27, 2017
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm