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Workshops, courses and events

We run a comprehensive range of courses throughout the UK including skills and styles hands on workshops, one day seminars plus our highly acclaimed Portfolio Builder Days.


One day seminars including the Lighting Masterclass and Video for Still Photographers. Courses are run at various locations through out the UK and in most cases include a comprehensive workbook.

Skills Workshops

One day workshops throughout the UK including Mastering Studio Lighting - The Essentials, Mastering Studio Lighting - Beyond The Basics, Mastering Speedlights, Creative Speedlights.

Styles Workshops

One day workshops throughout the UK including Mastering Dance Photography, The Art of Boudoir Photography, Mastering Art Nude Photography, Creating Hollywood Inspired Portraits.

Portfolio Builder Days

Put your skills into practice on our one day PBDs. These highly acclaimed photoshoot experience days include dance, fashion and other themed shoots with professional models in stunning locations.

  • May 3, 2018 - May 4, 2018
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Ultimate Portrait Photography Workshop Lincoln 3rd May - 4th May The Workshop A 2 day residential workshop that will teach you everything about shooting portraits. Full details coming soon, this is the schedule: Day 1. Meet and greet, introductions, classroom session on portraits, lighting and lens choice. Lunch followed by studio shooting with male (more…)

  • May 5, 2018
    11:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Workshop An intensive one day workshop aimed at those who would like to learn and develop their knowledge of studio lighting. Mastering Studio Lighting, the Essentials will get you up and running on the basics of studio lighting. The format of the course is a hands-on workshop with classroom sessions in the morning and practical photo (more…)

  • May 6, 2018
    2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Location Lighting Workshop Rutland Water 6th May 2018 The Workshop One of the questions I am most frequently asked is how to use flash to light a subject on location.This 3-hour, hands-on workshop is the answer to that question. Come along with just your camera and a selection of lenses and you will learn the (more…)

  • May 19, 2018
    11:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Workshop Following on from Mastering Studio Lighting Essentials this workshop introduces multi light set-ups, working with gels and much more. You will learn how to set up lighting to capture images like these.   This workshop is aimed at those who are familiar with studio lighting. There is a quick review of the topics (more…)

One 2 One, mentoring and bespoke training

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Venice - May 2018

Venice is a city steeped in history, culture and romance – with endless photographic opportunities. It is like no other destination: unique and atmospheric. The iconic Basilica in St Mark’s Square, the Opera House, the maze of narrow winding walkways, gondolas gliding along the network of canals and the lovely arched stone bridges which allow you to traverse the floating city. Diversity enough in just this one location but our Photo Roadtrips always offer more. This is no exception.

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The Complete Photographer 5 Day Workshop

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