NEWS!!!! I have just secured a deal with a proper top model agency to supply
us with professional, agency signed models for next year!!
ASSISTED WORKSHOPS : 4 photographers and a model (of our usual high standard of course!) 10am-4pm with 1 hour lunch (which you provide yourself, we’ll provide tea & coffee) this allows more shooting time and individual assistance. All workshops incorporate timed one2one’s with our model to ensure equal opportunity per photographer. Enjoy the social learning advantage too, chat to others about camera’s, lighting, get tips from how others work etc. etc! These events are aimed at the serious photographer looking to progress and work with top models, assistance available when required.
Note to models : In response to the recent trend of using our workshops to promote your sponsors/ brands, this practice is not allowed in our terms and conditions, you are being paid for your time and you may not use images from these workshops to promote sponsors and brands – let them pay us for use of images like everyone else does.
please note : we don’t do adult, soft porn, or any distasteful images, we promote a high standard of behaviour and respect to everyone.
workshops coming in 2020
Jessica 2 places open
image courtesy ADW Image courtesy Ken P
Sunday 26th January 10am-4pm – Jessica Taylor – fashion, art nude, commercial 4 people only, £120 per person – 2 places open – please register me for this event
Pippa – 1 place open
Saturday 22nd February – Pippa Doll – fashion, dance, art nude – available for workshop, one2one or two2one – please register me for this event
Sunday 23rd February 10am-4pm – Pippa Doll – fashion, dance, art nude – 4 people only, £120 per person – 1 place open – please register me for this event
Tegan – sold out
Sunday 8th March 10am-4pm – Tegan Elizabeth – fashion, beauty, commercial 4 people only, £120 per person – sold out – please register me for this event
Jasmine – 1 place open
Sunday 22nd March 10am-4pm – Jasmine Sumner – fashion, ethereal beauty, commercial 4 people only, £120 per person – 2 places open – please register me for this event
Saturday 4th April 4hour one2one or two2one – Carla Monaco – fashion, art nude, beauty, £250 for one or £125 per person for 2 people – booking now – please register me for this event – sold out
Sunday 5th April 10am-4pm workshop – Carla Monaco – fashion, art nude, beauty, commercial 4 people only, £125 per person – sold out – please register me for this event
Mia Resa – image credit to original photographers Drew Paul and Louise Clewlow photography as i don’t have any of my own pictures of Mia yet
Sunday 19th April 10am-4pm workshop – Mia Resa – fashion and beauty lighting and re-touching with Karen Hegarty MUA 4 people only, £135 per person – sold out – please register me for this event
Sunday 3rd May 10am-4pm workshop – Nicky Philips – fashion and beauty, art nude – £120 per person – sold out – please register me for this event
Sunday 17th May 12pm – 6pm workshop – Laura Mua – Miss Wales and voted the UK’s No1 lingerie model! – £125 per person – sold out – please register me for this event – please note the 12pm start time!!
Sunday 7th June 10am – 4pm workshop – Lauren-Joy – beauty and fashion / lingerie! – £120 per person – 2 places open – please register me for this event
beauty lighting and re-touching workshop
The plan : With a top model, makeup artist and myself, we’ll show you how the team put together the ideal setting, lighting and makeup for 4 top class beauty shots! A Sunday workshop, 10am – 4pm – last hour is re-touching – with 1 hour lunch, 4 people only for maximum benefit to each, just £135.00 per person.
The summary : Everyone has their own ideas about re-touching, when, where, how much, what technique etc. etc. Read about my take on it and see if you like the way it sounds. There’s every degree of re-touching going on, from ultra smoothed skin, specific gel techniques, digitally textured and so on. My preference’s are job specific, with standard beauty shots it’s just enough re-touching to be flattering without looking fake or altering the model’s appearance, so changing the shape of someone’s face is not a preferred method to me – I’d sooner change the model to one with a face shape I want to work with. Some skin needs a lot of work and will end up very smooth with an even texture all over, this again is not my chosen preference but I appreciate the need and will do it when necessary. For me, as natural as possible is my favourite, even so, I will use a little soft focus if I think it will enhance the end result, super-sharp is not always the best either. So, it’s image specific – but with reservations abut certain aspects already mentioned, if this sounds good to you, then jump onboard a workshop! Free actions too – all the ones I use!
The samples : Have a look at the following examples covering a few different beauty shots
my message to you :
I do my best to provide a quality experience on my events, I’m not God with a camera but after 38 years of professional photography I have a few tips and tricks to pass on. I have my own way of conducting these events and will fit in with your needs as best I can to assist you to get your best images ever! During my assistance, I will take a few images to further the progress, by way of illustrating lighting setup or for a practical demonstration, such as working with your model, to help you to get your best results – it’s part of how I assist!
Let me just point something out – I can demonstrate a point in approx 3 minutes, where it would take approx 10 minutes to explain, this gives you more shooting time, (do you learn better by reading instructions or by practical, hands-on demonstrations?) With this applying to lighting, exposure, framing, working with your model etc., etc, work this out for youself over a period of 4-5 hours – a lot of time saved and the demonstrations made in a more useful way!! This time saved is for you to use to take more pictures!!
However, the images I may take – if I do post any – will NOT be posted to social media or PurplePort without your PERMISSION, or until 1 month has passed. If you would prefer that I don’t take any images – JUST SAY, I have thousands already! If you don’t like how my working methods sound – then you don’t have to come here, it’s your choice. I can’t be any more open that this.