Hollywood Portraits Workshop


21st July 2018

The Workshop

The Golden Age of Hollywood produced iconic images of the big stars shot by the likes of George Hurrell, CS Bull, Bert Six and Eugene Robert Richee. In their day they would have battled with plate cameras and massive lights on the sound stages of Paramount and MGM.

In this one day workshop we will look at how we can create images that have a similar look using modern lighting and cameras. We will shoot with studio flash, speedlights and constant ‘hot’ lights.

The day is split into 3 parts:

  • Analysing the genre and how to style, light and shoot it
  • Shooting 3 different sets with speedlights, constant light and studio flash
  • Post processing in mono and colour with Lightroom and Photoshop

With only 8 delegates everyone can get involved with plenty of shooting time

Refreshments and a light lunch are provided



The Location

The workshop takes place at The Angel, Alton.


The Event

The workshop runs between 10am - 5pm on the 21st July 2018. 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 steve@andrewappleton.com

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 (or smaller sensor equivalents), a 50mm prime is also useful but not essential but please bring along 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 steve@andrewappleton.com


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Venue Phone: 01730 828111

Venue Website:

Gosport Road, Alton, Hampshire, GU34 3NN, UK


Our popular 4 star rated guest accommodation enjoys a wonderful location in the idyllic Hampshire countryside.

The Angel is situated on the Alton to Gosport Road (A32) being approximately 6 miles from Alton and 6 miles from Petersfield and dare we say it approximately 200 miles from the other Alton that is the home of Alton Towers!

We are also within easy reach of the towns of Winchester with its 11th Century Cathedral (and incidentally the longest cathedral in Europe), Basingstoke renowned for its shopping centre and of course we are ideally situated for Portsmouth and Southampton with their regular ferry transport links to Europe.

Locally the attractions include the Jane Austen’s House at Chawton, the Watercress Steam Railway at Alton, the Curtis Museum in Alton, Gilbert White’s House at Selborne and St Lawrence’s Church Alton.

Highclere Castle  that provides the exteriors for the TV show Downton Abbey is less than 45 minutes away

Whilst we do not currently host weddings we are able to accommodate large or small parties of wedding guests who may be attending a ceremony at The Long Barn in Newton Valence, The Tithe Barn in Petersfield or any of the other popular wedding venues nearby.

Our reception is open 24 hours a day, ensuring that you will always find a member of our friendly team ready to provide you with a warm welcome and answer any questions you may have or simply have a chat

  • July 21, 2018
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm