The quickest way to increase your skills and experience : assisted photography events!
a two2one is just £31.25p per hour for 4 hours with a top model!!
1/ assisted one2one events : £250
2/ assisted two2one events : £125 per person
3/ assisted with your own model : £100
all are 4 hours, includes model, facilities, equipment and me!
about assisted workshops for any skill level! :
Yourself (or 2 of you), your model and myself will put together a series of scenes, sort out the lighting – studio, location (outside and in the house sets) – suggest locations and generally assist you, or you can just tell us what to do – so you can just get on with taking your best images ever! The beauty of an assisted photography event is that we can tailor the event to suit your needs, whilst progressing at a speed that’s suitable to yourself, they’re more intensive than fully attended events because there’s less people there!
The best value for money for time with your model and resulting images!
The event would also be tailored to your preferred subject with plenty of pre-event communications to make sure we get it right! My personal speciality is Art Nude : http://mickpayton.co.uk/ but generally anything with people in the frame, we can shoot fashion, gels, glamour, art nude, commercial, editorial, long exposures etc.
Please note : the 4 hour events include a tea/coffee break, the 6 hour events include a break after every 2 hours work. These breaks also serve as re-cap/discussion times as well as helping you to get to know your models personality and preferences. Bring a packed lunch too if you wish, as food is not included.
Two2one’s – you and a friend or two share the cost! So it’s you and friend, your chosen model, and me – for the same price as a one2one, eg 4 hours £250, that’s £125 each, all facilities included – see below for more prices.
Deposits and payment :
one2one : £100 deposit approx 21 days before the event then £150 balance in cash on the day
two2one : £50 deposit per person approx 21 days before the event then £75 each in cash on the day
our latest idea :
Following the amazing success of the assisted one2one and two2one events, I have been asked many times about this new format :
You, or you and a friend, can hire me, the studio, all facilities and equipment for 4 hours : £100! Just provide your own model! Available weekdays and weekends, some evenings too!
Have a look at some images from our studio here
My promise – I will not post advertising images from your shoot to FaceBook, PurplePort, Instagram or any other social/competitive media until 2 weeks, or a time you state, after your shoot unless agreed otherwise.
We have 5 preferred models for these events, chosen for their different skill sets, genres and their ability to give you top class images to take away with you! You may request others if you wish.
Models available :
Tanya Atherton : art nude/ glamour/ fashion/ dynamics/ tattoos/ gels PurplePort link TANYA
Sarah Kempson (Scarlett Jane) : beauty/ lingerie/ commercial/ fashion/ editorial/ gels : NO GLAMOUR!
Amelia Mary : fashion/ dynamics/ editorial/ commercial/ gels PurplePort link AMELIA
Sammii Lively : glamour/ tattoos/ editorial/ gels PurplePort link SAMMII
Jenny O’Sullivan : hair/ beauty/ editorial/ lingerie/ gels PurplePort link JENNY
Masterclass Workshops (including those with a makeup artist) :
A constructed event covering a specific subject(s) please read our T’s and C’s
These are 6 photographers and 1 model, starting at 10am and finishing at 4pm with 1 hour lunch – our provided lunches are legendary, read our recommendations!
Depending on the subject, we’ll use the studio, local locations, my property where we have proper bedrooms, large dining room and various stairways and corridors to use, plus a real bar (not open to drinking alcohol)! Our studio is 40sq.mtrs and contains all the lighting and accessories you could wish for! After registration, approx 21 days before the event you’ll receive a PayPal request for £55 deposit, the balance is to be paid cash on the day.
- Our Masterclass Workshops for Photographers cover a wide variety of subjects and techniques including re-touching
- I don’t offer workshops in anything that I’m not fully conversant with
- read about my experience – visit my own website
- We all do better with hands-on experience and that’s what we concentrate on
- suitable for all levels of experience via various Workshops.
- initial intro and demonstrations (where needed)
- we encourage you to progress with practical work
- we provide timed one2one’s with our model to enable you to get personal images – which we realise is a very important factor, you don’t want identical images to everyone else on the workshop, you want your own!
- on workshops with a makeup artist, our mua will arrive at lunchtime and start the makeup while we’re having our break, while they are finishing we’ll do some re-touching demonstrations too.
Technical knowledge is important, but, does technical ability alone make you a good photographer? Or is there more to it? Atmospheric content is the overriding selling factor in any image, so practical guidance from someone who knows how to accomplish this, who is known for it and has been doing it for years, is by far the best way forward.
How many other courses do you see making this statement? Very, very few – if any! They will give you an impressive list of technical things that they teach and these lists are getting longer and longer, but it’s just expanded technical jargon, there is no way of teaching the x-factor effect unless you have that ability yourself and a proven track record in photography.
When I started photography I knew nothing and had no-one to ask – so I had to learn what I needed, when I needed it, quickly! Consequently, I find that I thought about the appeal or x-factor of the image before anything else – so the technicalities went on in the background. I did things this way because I had no choice, I was thrown in at the deep end read my bio – but I can help most people achieve this who have some natural ability!
There’s a list of workshops on the menu.
I’m not God with a camera and there are better photographers, however I have been a successful professional photographer for 36 years so I have some tips and tricks to offer, don’t take my word for it – look me up in Google for yourself. Now I’m enjoying myself assisting others to do what I do.
Read about the day :
You will have seen the subject and styles available for the event when you registered for it, please ask if you want something specific included and I’ll do my best to fit it in. When arranging a scene and lighting I’ll take a couple of successive images to show you how the lighting and model are looking, to ensure your understanding and satisfaction, then you can just get on with taking pictures as quickly as possible. You will always get timed one2one’s with our model(s). I may, if I think it necessary or if I’m asked, do a very quick demonstration to illustrate a point – my policy is to give you as much useful shooting time as I can, ensuring value for money and enjoyable shooting! During coffee breaks or lunch, I may take a couple of pictures for future advertising, this is in mine and the models own break time and does not detract from your time. I allow 3 full days for you to get one or two images to me by tagging me on Facebook, from the images I receive I’ll select some to showcase the event. This showcasing is an important part of our advertising and the success of such is what enables me to get the high standard of models at the price we charge for events. I would far sooner use your images than mine as it’s more representative of what was achieved on the event. By showcasing the images you have taken, it also gives you exposure to my 2,000+ friends and the 2,000 + members of the group page. If I don’t get any image tags by 3 days I’ll use one or two of my own as after 3 days it’s old news. I won’t post to social media until you’ve all had plenty of chance to post your images.
IMAGES : Your model(s) enjoy using your images from the event to promote themselves on social media etc., so it’s up to you to get your images to the model if you want her to use them – it’s not compulsory though. I prefer models to use images that you have taken as this represents the success of the event more accurately and shows other photographers what they can accomplish here. I have no control over who’s images the model chooses, I do encourage them to use yours as this is more beneficial to our advertising and reputation.
For full info on assisted one2one, two2one’s, workshops and portfolio builders click this link : about our events