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Portrait Photography

If you fancy learning how to make distinctive studio portraits, using models and professional studio lights then this workshop is for you.

The photographic workshop will be tailored towards beginners and enthusiasts. We will look at the rules of portraiture composition, how to direct and pose your models. You will learn about soft and hard lighting techniques to change the mood and effect of a portrait, learn what a main lights function is, and how to use fill lights, back lights and hair lights; and be shown how they affect the final image.

Val specialises in teaching in a fun, jargon free practical way. Val has been awarded the internationally respected Distinction Associate of the Royal Photography Society (ARPS) which recognises a high standard of both technical and creative skills in photography.


Price: £150 (no VAT). Payment in full is due at the time of booking. NB Payment includes the cost of the room hire, model hire and use of studio lights, soft boxes and beauty dish.

Group Size: Small. Maximum 6 people. NB 1:1 sessions are also available on request.

Location: Boston Spa Village Hall, 199 High Street, Boston Spa, Near Wetherby, West Yorkshire LS23 6AA. NB Other locations are available.

Timing:  10am-4pm. Please note that the six hours does include a break for lunch.

Facilities: There is a cafe open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays (if you are not booked on one of these days please bring a packed lunch) and toilets at the Village Hall, plus parking facilities.

Equipment: A standard-sized SD memory card and cash for lunch. NB A high quality camera and portrait lens will be available for you to use on the day.

Dates: Contact Val on 07968 558795 or by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details of available dates for group and 1:1 sessions.

How to book: Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (07968 558795) to book your place.