The Ultimate Portrait Photography 2 Day Workshop


3rd May - 4th May

Guild of Photographers' Special - Save £100

Skilling Up

This comprehensive hands-on workshop teaches you exactly what you need to know to shoot amazing portraits. During the course of two days, you will learn about and shoot a range of different styles from classic fine art to more contemporary captures. The course equips you to shoot male, female and children’s portraits, including how to approach commercial and actors’ headshots. Every aspect of photographic portraiture is covered: from the technical considerations to the soft skills you need to get the best from your subject.

Making the Right Choices

There are so many excellent tools and techniques available to you; this course teaches you not only the ‘what’ and the ‘how’ but also the ‘why’. That way, you will gain a really sound understanding of portrait photography so that you consistently make the best choices. You will learn about:

  • Lighting patterns
  • Creating natural light with studio flash
  • Selecting modifiers
  • Using reflectors
  • Low and high key
  • Studying face shapes
  • Lens selection

and more…

Communication and Directing

Acquiring the technical skills is important but, to produce an image which really reflects your subject’s personality, you also need to be able to communicate effectively. You will learn how to work with different types of people, from professional models to inexperienced sitters; finding and adapting a style of direction which makes them feel comfortable and enables you to get that killer shot. A portrait sitting is a two-way thing; honing your interpersonal skills will enable to you to capture much more than physical appearance.

The Workshop

A 2 day residential workshop that will teach you everything about shooting portraits.

Day 1. Meet and greet, introductions, classroom session on portraits, lighting and lens choice. Lunch followed by studio shooting with male and female models. Sunset shot weather permitting.

Day 2. Portraits on Location with male and female, children's portraits in the studio. Lunch followed by workflow and post processing.


The Location

The workshop takes place near to Lincoln.


The Event

The workshop runs from 10am - 5pm on the 3rd & 4th May 2018, with a 2 hour sunset shoot on the 3rd (weather permitting). This is a two-day workshop. The cost of the workshop is £299 per person for members of the Guild of Photographers. Non members can attend at the normal price of £399. Numbers are limited to a maximum of 8 photographers.


The Gear

You will need a DSLR or CSC camera plus suitable lenses. We recommend lenses that will cover 18 - 150mm on a full frame sensor, but please bring along your kit bag and a notepad. If you have any questions regarding equipment, please contact

Access and Accommodation

Rose Cottage Farm is located in the small village of South Willingham. It sits near the top of The Wolds with views over surrounding countryside. We make use of two large local halls for studio work and have a number of disused farm buildings for location shooting. The city of Lincoln is about 30 minutes away by car and the market towns of Louth, Market Rasen and Horncastle are all about 15 minutes away.

For people travelling by rail, there are mainline stations at Lincoln and Market Rasen We run a complementary delivery and collection service to and from the stations. There are also regular buses from Lincoln which stop in the centre of the village

Local B&Bs within 10 minutes' drive are:

Glebe Farm which includes holiday cottages:

The Old School:

The Grange:

Prices start from around £40 per person per night.

For hotels, the Advocate Arms in Market Rasen is a lovely refurbished boutique hotel with an excellent restaurant. Louth has several good quality hotels including Kenwick Park. Lincoln has a range of accommodation from the Premier Inn to more exclusive 5 Star hotels in the Cathedral area.

If you are visiting as a group, why not consider booking a cottage? We have a lovely thatched 3 bedroom cottage next to Rose Cottage Farm which is sometimes available.




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Venue Phone: 07969 414425

Location Workshop, Head Office Address, Check Individual Event, Lincoln, LN8 6NH


This is a location workshop, the address shown on the registration information is our head office. Please check the event description for details of the location of the event, the exact meeting point will be emailed to delegates a week prior to the event.

For more information please email

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