Hollywood Portraits Workshop


25th August 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 Square 1 Studio's, Surrey.


The Event

The workshop runs between 10am - 5pm on the 25th August 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 12% 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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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.

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