Portfolio Development Photo Shoot

Add four killer looks to your portfolio

  1. Are you stuck in a rut and shooting the same thing over and over again?
  2. Are you trying to find your own unique photography style?
  3. Are you lacking inspiration or finding yourself imitating others?
  4. Are you struggling with taking your ideas and turning them into a work of art?
  5. Are you finding it difficult to provide direction to models?

Come along to a full day Fashion Photography Photo Shoot on September 23rd where you will add four unique and versatile looks that will take your portfolio to the next level, all while gaining industry insight and learning practical techniques used by professional photographer Brian VENTH.

The session is limited to 5 participants to ensure each person has plenty of 1:1 shooting time with our model Claudia on the day.

During the session we will be shooting the following looks; street / on location, portrait / beauty, fashion and boudoir.

Read the schedule to see a standard workshop structure.

ABOUT THE DAY

The goal of this photo shoot is to challenge you to step out of your creative comfort zone under Brian’s expert guidance and coaching. 
Because no two photographers are the same each workshop is slightly different to allow Brian to provide personalised coaching on the areas you struggle most.
The day will typically be structured as follows…

HOUR ONE: We’ve found that the best way to start each session is with a discussion on any specific areas that you would like to focus on during the session. This is done prior to the model arriving to allow for a candid conversation and for the group to share their past experiences. This is also a great opportunity to gain a better understanding of what you are trying to achieve long term with your photography so any advice given throughout the day can be as relevant as possible.

HOUR TWO: Now that the model has arrived we will begin to work on your directing models skills! After meeting the model we will begin shooting portrait/beauty style photos while practicing verbal and non-verbal techniques that can be used to capture movement, build expressions, tell a story and most of all keep the relationship between you and the model fun and relaxed. If you want your looks to seem natural and less posed you will learn invaluable techniques on how to interact with models during this part of the session.

HOUR THREE: Next up we will take the skills you have developed for directing models and add another element, styling… Not only will you learn about the less fun stuff like model releases and photo ID we will also cover whether or not you should create a mood board, what wardrobe Brian asks every model to bring to shoots and how to style interesting, non cliche looks. We will bring all of this information together by shooting a killer fashion look.

HOUR FOUR: Now that you can direct models and style like a boss it’s time to take things outdoors and add location shooting to the mix. During this portion of the day you will learn how to pick a location, what makes locations interesting to look at, what equipment to select, choosing your lighting and composition considerations for your style photography.

HOUR FIVE: For the final look of the day we will refine everything you have learnt so far and discuss how to develop your own unique style, why it’s important to create a unified “look” across your portfolio and how to create mood. To bring this all together we will use the rapport we’ve developed with the model throughout the session and shoot a boudoir look.

HOUR SIX: Once the final look of the day is shot the model will go home and we will use this last hour to debrief. This will be an opportunity for you to ask questions about anything that happened during the day and for us to discuss any observations Brian made during the shoot. Dependent on time can also discuss post production for the shoot.

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Add four killer looks to your portfolio

  1. Are you stuck in a rut and shooting the same thing over and over again?
  2. Are you trying to find your own unique photography style?
  3. Are you lacking inspiration or finding yourself imitating others?
  4. Are you struggling with taking your ideas and turning them into a work of art?
  5. Are you finding it difficult to provide direction to models?

Come along to a full day Fashion Photography Photo Shoot on September 23rd where you will add four unique and versatile looks that will take your portfolio to the next level, all while gaining industry insight and learning practical techniques used by professional photographer Brian VENTH.

The session is limited to 5 participants to ensure each person has plenty of 1:1 shooting time with our model on the day.

During the session we will be shooting the following looks; street / on location, portrait / beauty, fashion and boudoir.

ABOUT THE DAY

The goal of this photo shoot is to challenge you to step out of your creative comfort zone under Brian’s expert guidance and coaching. 
Because no two photographers are the same each workshop is slightly different to allow Brian to provide personalised coaching on the areas you struggle most.
The day will typically be structured as follows…

HOUR ONE: We’ve found that the best way to start each session is with a discussion on any specific areas that you would like to focus on during the session. This is done prior to the model arriving to allow for a candid conversation and for the group to share their past experiences. This is also a great opportunity to gain a better understanding of what you are trying to achieve long term with your photography so any advice given throughout the day can be as relevant as possible.

HOUR TWO: Now that the model has arrived we will begin to work on your directing models skills! After meeting the model we will begin shooting portrait/beauty style photos while practicing verbal and non-verbal techniques that can be used to capture movement, build expressions, tell a story and most of all keep the relationship between you and the model fun and relaxed. If you want your looks to seem natural and less posed you will learn invaluable techniques on how to interact with models during this part of the session.

HOUR THREE: Next up we will take the skills you have developed for directing models and add another element, styling… Not only will you learn about the less fun stuff like model releases and photo ID we will also cover whether or not you should create a mood board, what wardrobe Brian asks every model to bring to shoots and how to style interesting, non cliche looks. We will bring all of this information together by shooting a killer fashion look.

HOUR FOUR: Now that you can direct models and style like a boss it’s time to take things outdoors and add location shooting to the mix. During this portion of the day you will learn how to pick a location, what makes locations interesting to look at, what equipment to select, choosing your lighting and composition considerations for your style photography.

HOUR FIVE: For the final look of the day we will refine everything you have learnt so far and discuss how to develop your own unique style, why it’s important to create a unified “look” across your portfolio and how to create mood. To bring this all together we will use the rapport we’ve developed with the model throughout the session and shoot a fashion nude look.

HOUR SIX: Once the final look of the day is shot the model will go home and we will use this last hour to debrief. This will be an opportunity for you to ask questions about anything that happened during the day and for us to discuss any observations Brian made during the shoot. Dependent on time can also discuss post production for the shoot.

LOCATION

VENTH Studios, Cannon Street Road, E1 0BH

DATE & TIME

Saturday 23rd September 2017, 10:00 – 16:00 GMT

COST

This session is now fully booked, see other workshops.

WHAT TO BRING?

Photographers should bring their camera and assorted lenses, memory cards or rolls of your preferred film, a laptop for post production and something to take notes with.