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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.

Seminars

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.


  • August 25, 2018
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

This is a brand new workshop where you will learn how to create images that take their influence from the pinup master - Alberto Vargas Joaquin Alberto Vargas y Chávez was a noted Peruvian painter of pin-up girls. He is often considered one of the most famous of the pin-up artists. Numerous Vargas paintings have (more…)


  • August 26, 2018
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Boudoir photography has become one of the most popular photographic styles in the last few years, with women of all ages purchasing prints and albums both for themselves and as gifts for their loved ones. But the images you give them must present them in their most pleasing aspect and must never disappoint. During this one-day Boudoir Photography Workshop, you will learn how to use daylight, tungsten and flash lighting to create an ambience appropriate to the client’s requirements. By the end of the workshop, you will be able to create beautiful Boudoir portraits using nothing but room lights.


  • August 31, 2018 - September 2, 2018
    6:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This is your opportunity to experience the secret life of the Dorset wildlife through your lens. Teaming up with On-Track Safaris has enabled us to provide you with exclusive access to the most bio-diverse corner of the UK, to share in the private lives of the animal and birds which have made it their home (more…)


  • September 8, 2018
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

This is a brand new workshop where you will learn how to create images that take their influence from the pinup master - Alberto Vargas Joaquin Alberto Vargas y Chávez was a noted Peruvian painter of pin-up girls. He is often considered one of the most famous of the pin-up artists. Numerous Vargas paintings have (more…)


  • September 9, 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.  This workshop is aimed at those who are familiar with studio lighting, there is a quick review of the topics covered in part one to make sure everyone is up to speed. Equipment used (more…)

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Dance in France - Summer 2018

Explore the romance of France with your camera and two amazing professional dancers, in the company of a small, friendly group of like-minded photographers. This is the stuff of memories. Sun-drenched vineyards… majestic chateaux… cobbled village streets…tree-lined avenues… these are just a few of the many beautiful backdrops to this unique road trip holiday. And when you are ready for refreshment, enjoy a glass of wine or a cup of coffee with freshly baked bread and some local cheeses - or maybe sample a regional dish – to complete the authentic flavour of the country.

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The Complete Photographer 5 Day Workshop

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