London Photography Workshops – 2014
Mentor – MatthewOsbornePhotography.co.uk
Model – Katie Harvey
I am happy to announce two more London Photography Workshop dates after the positive feedback received after our last workshop.
Saturday April 26, 2014
Saturday June 28, 2014
TBC depending on attendees but around midday
Number of places per date:
3 places for photographers available per day. I want to keep the groups small so you get the maximum benefit from the day.
What equipment do you require on the day?
As a minimum you will require a camera with manual settings (even if you use the aperture priority or shutter priority settings to take your photos) and ideally a camera body with interchangeable lenses. I will bring a speedlight with Nikon triggers. You do not need a speedlight (flash) but feel free to bring with you if you have one. Please bring whatever lens you would use for portraiture for you style. This can be wide angle through to telephoto. I will bring a 5-in-1 reflector but again if you prefer to use any other light modifiers please bring them with you if not too bulky.
Previous experience required?
No experience of portraiture required. If you have some photography experience that would be beneficial but be no means essential.
What is included on the workshop?:
I will be teaming up with the amazing model Katie Harvey who is normally based in the south of the UK. I will give you the opportunity to shadow me on a location model shoot in London photographing Katie on the street. I will teach you how I see light and shadows and use these to enhance your portraiture photography. We will use Central London as a backdrop to our portraits and I will show you how to get the best from different light sources. Lighting will include daylight only, daylight + reflector, daylight + speedlight (on camera and off camera flash), artificial light sources such as tungsten lights and any other light source we come across. I will teach you how to pose a model and Katie will give you help and tips as to how to work with models and what are the do’s and don’ts when working with models for the first time. I normally include some street photography as we move between locations so if that is your thing I will also show you how to zone focus and focus easily on moving subjects with manual lenses. I normally break up the day for light refreshments in a reputable coffee shop. This gives us chance to talk techniques and rest our legs over coffee and gives Katie chance to change outfits ready for the second half. Please review my images on Flickr before signing up to the workshop so you understand the style of images I will be teaching. Thanks.
£150 per person.
Deposit of £25 payable in advance to hold you place. Balance payable on the day (or before).
Birmingham workshops and Coventry photography studio workshops:
If you cannot make it to one of my London workshops but would like to book tuition, I run 1-2-1 evening and weekend workshops from my Coventry studio at £35ph. (Please see my website link below for more details). I am also looking to run workshops in a second city, Birmingham if the demand is there.
Finally, here is a shot from model Katie who was posing with my Leica M8 and took this photo of the cameras pointing at her. I am the photographer in the centre of the image with my Nikon FM SLR film camera.
Feedback from the last workshop:
Adam – “This has been my 3rd workshop with Matt and yet again I have walked away from the day completely inspired to be able to shoot more confidently. Matt’s relaxed and fun way of learning is a joy to be part of and this particular workshop recently attended in London was no different. His introduction to using flash with ambient light was exciting to learn and gave an insight into what opportunities you had in every outdoor situation.
I would thoroughly recommend a day spent with Matt to blow your mind with knowledge that you can take away from the day and put into practice in your own time. Whether it be simple photography techniques or re advanced portrait work, Matt has it covered”.
MatthewOsbornePhotography.co.uk – Leica Photographer