london 05-06.03.2017



studio portraiture using 35mm analogue camera, film development and introduction to darkroom


This workshop is designed for beginner to intermediate level photographers. It is focusing on studio (fashion) photography using 35 mm analogue camera and black-and-white film.

The worskshop will be held in a heated and fully equipped high end studio in London and later in the darkroom (locationsTBC) with grooming team, professional models and stylist on site.

This intimate gathering of creatives is not only an excellent opportunity to learn and build your portfolio but also a great way to meet other like-minded individuals. Myself and my team will be on set to introduce you to portrait photography and take these important first steps together with you.








Day 1. 05.03.2017, 9am-6pm


Meeting in the studio in the morning, where we will start with a mood board and later cover essential aspects of working with analogue 35mm camera as well as basics of studio lighting, working with a model and creative direction. You will also have a chance to meet and talk to the grooming and styling team. There will be 30-45 mins lunch break after which everyone will have the opportunity to shoot in the studio with our professional models. You will be encouraged to shoot both on digital and analogue equipment to fully understand the light techniques which I will be sharing with you, making sure you comprehend them well and are able to employ them in your work. You will complete that day with not only newly acquired skills and techniques, but also additional creative shots for your portfolio.

Light and its behaviour (direction, intensity and quality), Composition, Backgrounds, Unusual ways of seeing, exploring your subject, Managing Artificial Light,On-camera Flash and Speedlights,Reflector and Retractors, Moodboards, Working with a Model, Creative Direction, introduction to 35mm analogue camera and light meter, exposure times and apertures



Day 2. 06.03.2017, 9am-6pm


We will start Sunday morning in a darkroom. Here I will teach you basics of developing a BW film negatives and after lunch break we will tackle basic in the darkroom and move to hand printing a photograph. ILFORD chemicals and Ilford Multigrade RC 14 x 11paper will be supplied.

We will finish the day with an overview of the day, followed by a technical group portfolio review.

Intro to:Tools and Materials, Chemicals, Enlarger, Contact Prints, Dodging and Burning


At the end of the second day you will also have the option of attending a dinner with myself and a few members of my team to extend the conversation of the workshop and get to know each other over dinner and drinks




Availability: There will be a limit of 14 students for this event.


Available equipment: studio lights, stands, reflectors, softboxes, boom arm, pollyboards, tripods, remote switches etc


Please bring your cameras and preferably your own sync cable (they tend to "die" during the shoot so it is a good practise to have your own with you just in case your analogue camera has trouble with remote switch): analogue and digital 35mm cameras, lenses (50mm prime/24-70mm recommended), light meter, memory cards, camera charger, laptop, portfolio (whether printed, presented on an iPad or laptop). Please make sure your camera has connection to sync cable.


Investment: £699GBP (please pay deposit of 349GBP or in full by using the Paypal button, below).

Includes a light lunch and refreshments, dinner and drinks, covers costs of chemicals, photo paper and film, studio and darkroom rental costs, fee for the grooming team, stylist and models.

Does not include costs of flight, accommodation or transportation.


5% of the income from the March workshops will go towards Womankind Worldwide charity


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5-6.03.2017 London fashion photography workshops deposit
5-6.03.2017 London fashion photography workshops

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London 5 - 6.03.2017

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