London Photography Workshop – July14 + NEW DATES

London Photography Workshop – July 2014 + New Dates for Autumn 2014!


London Photography Workshop – July 2014

London Photography Workshop 2014

Team photo from the July 19th, 2014 portrait photography workshop in Central London. Left to right, Daniel, Leona (Model), Paul (on left photo) / Me ( (on right photo). The weather forecast was bad so I had my umbrella but we got really lucky and had a day of sunshine.  Mark was not able to make the trip so there was only four of us on the day. Leona kindly modelled for us and was brilliant.  When Leona and I shot together in London last time it was freezing so it was nice to shoot some different clothes.  The four of us had a really nice day doing what we all love, photography (modelling – Leona!).  There are already dates in the diary for a follow up workshop.

Here is a link to the Flickr group I have setup to share the photos taken by everyone attending –

The next portrait photography workshop in London is on August 30th (fully booked).

Here are a few photos I took during the workshop:

Portrait Photography Workshop, London

London Photography Workshop

Portrait Photography Workshop, London

Leica Art

New Dates – Photography Workshops Autumn 2014

I am happy to announce two more London Photography Workshop dates:

  • Saturday September 13th, 2014 – 3 places available
  • Saturday October 25th, 2014 – 3 places available

Hope to see you there! 🙂

More details..


Central London

TBC (Perhaps Katie or Leona, or a possibly a different model)

Meeting Place:


Start time:
TBC depending on attendees but normally 11:00am

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 give you the opportunity to shadow me on a location model shoot in London photographing a model 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, 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 the model 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. I have had visitors from Alaska, Switzerland and Italy to name a few so if you are not UK based please do not rule it out.  I am also looking to run workshops in a second city, Birmingham and also perhaps Poland if the demand is there.

If you would like book a day or request more details on any of the above please contact me at



Author: matthewosbornephotography

Coventry, UK studio based Model and Wedding Photographer offering both Medium Format Film and Digital Images. 1-2-1 Photography and Lighting Tuition also available.

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