Portrait & Beauty Photography Workshop


This course is aimed to cover photograhing portraits in natural light, speedlights, and constant light.

Those attending the course will have a basic knowledge of photography and have an understanding of aperture, shutter speeds and exposure.

Key Features Of The Course

  • Capture character & personality to get great portraits
  • Learn how to compose for portraits
  • Understanding natural light & window light
  • Taking portraits of different shapes sizes and gender
  • Working with flash, reflectors & constant light sources
  • Choosing the right background & environment
  • Adding interest and object to your portrait images
  • Camera settings, lens choice & equipment
Katie Royle window light portrait
Michkah Scott natural window light
Fifi natural profile portrait

Equipment & Location

There will be light modifiers and lighting that can be used with your cameras for Nikon and Canon and Sony, if you have your own please feel free to bring it with you especially your speedlights.

During the day you will be photographing the models, and getting feedback on your photos as well as being taught portrait photography techniques.

We will be shooting at the large Millwood photography Studio in Stalybrige Wakefield, where you will have the use of professional lighting along with the Elinchrom mobile off camera flash system which is compatible with all cameras.

 Millwood Studio, 69 Wakefield Road, Stalybridge, Cheshire, Sk15 1AB

Female Model

Kelsey Dee

Kalsey is a very versatile model with great looks, a confident and passionate model with great ambitions, an ideal model for portrait and beauty photography.

Female Model

Anita Cannon

Anita enjoys modelling part time on a freelance basisis and at the age of 25 she is Very relaxed and easy to get along with and has a good strong look, just what you want for portrat and beaurty photogoraphy.

On Hand Equipment

Elinchrom Lighting

You will have access to the professional Elinchrom ELB 400 lighting system with Beauty dish and grid, Elinchrom Deep Octa soft box various reflectors and the Lupolux constant Dayled 650 fresnel light.


Abbie Baxter St Annes Sand Dunes and The Elinchrom ELB 400

When?  TBC


£99 per person 
Limited to 5 Photographers

The Course is simple & effective

The course will give you a valuable insight into portrait photography.

photography is all about building a relationship with your subject understanding your environment, working with light and composition. So the next time you photograph a model, friend or corporate representative, you will be ready with your new found knowledge and experience.


Really enjoyed the workshop and great to do some practical exercises. Filip & Katie were great Everyone wanted to get a great image and it felt like a team effort. Thanks for your time and patience Ashley Barnard and for sharing your knowledge and experience.

Sean Donno

Had an amazing day I enjoyed every second and will at some point get around to posting some of my shots! Lovely to meet everyone and thank you to Filip and Katie for being patient models! Thank you Ashley learnt so much nothing was too much trouble for you x

Carol Ann

model 19

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