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June 13, 2019 10:00 am
June 13, 2019 4:30 pm
(3 customer reviews)


Amersham Studios is proud to have developed this fascinating workshop on portraiture for the Royal Photographic Society.


Event Details

Is this for me?

This workshop is ideal if you want to explore portraiture in any form, discover some cheap and simple go to lighting setups and gain confidence in working with your subjects.

You will need to bring a camera, a note pad, pen and an open mind.

You will have the opportunity to shoot and put you new found skills into practice.


Why will this make me a better photographer?

Portrait Photography and Getting the Most From Your Subject This is a full days workshop that consists of a morning in the studio exploring the practicalities, skills and knowledge needed to take great portrait shots. The afternoon will be spent shooting with various light sources and light setups in the studio, many of which can be used on location.

Key Learning points:

– What is portraiture?
– Developing your vision.
– Viewer psychology
– What are you trying to say and how to say it?
– How to shoot total strangers in the street.
– Tips and tricks for communicating with your subject.
– Look at several go to lighting setups which your subjects will love.
– How to do simple post production to give you images more depth.
– How to embed keywords in to your images to improve your online visibility and SEO.
– How to size images optimally for online and social media.

There will be several hours here you will be able to shoot each other with various lighting setups including natural light, speedlights, continuous lights and studio strobes.

What’s included?

Amersham Studios is the UK’s foremost photography training center and working studio. We’ve created a warm friendly environment where no question is a stupid question and all makes and models of cameras are welcome. You’ll get to play with the latest gear, spend time with our experts and leave a better photographer.

We limit the number of attendee to small numbers to ensure we deliver a world class experience.

As with all Amersham Studios courses will be providing:
– FREE transport to and from Amersham Station.
– Kick ass coffee, refreshments and cucumber water.
– A scrumptious buffet lunch (We’ll ask about any dietary requirements by email a week before the workshop)


60 Second Portrait at Amersham Studios
Our Experts Credentials:

Simon Ellingworth was a finalist in the ‘International iPhone Photography Awards‘, ‘Mobile Photography Awards‘ & ‘Professional Photographer of the Year‘, previously runner up in ‘Professional Photographer of the Year‘ and ‘Sony World Photography Awards‘. Simon’s tutorials have been published by a number of blogs including Lifehacker, DIY Photography.net, Life in Lofi, SLR Lounge, etc

Two years ago, driven by a passion for putting quality back into photography education, Simon created Amersham Studios / Trade Secrets Live which now attracts customers from all over Europe for it’s high quality day workshops.


Behind the scenes images:

Want to see what we get up to?

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Students Own Images:

Here’s a couple of images that students sent me in afterwards to say thanks…


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Click on the picture below to go behind the scenes at Amersham Studios:


  1. TradeSecrets

    Thanks again for the ride and for another inspiring course. – 10/10 – Val, London

  2. TradeSecrets

    I very much enjoyed the workshop at Amersham Studios yesterday and I learned a lot about how to take pictures of people with my X100T. In particular, I also think it was helpful to work with other photographers on the day , rather than with models. Trying to take pictures of people with similar objectives meant that there was a lot of useful discussion and exchange of ideas. – 10/10 – Kevin

  3. TradeSecrets

    thanks – great to have ideas on how to handle / engage with people and have an overall strategy for the shoot – 10/10 – Brian

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