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Portrait MasterclassPortrait Masterclass


Portrait Masterclass

  • Days: 1

Course Details

Rory Lewis Photographer has made an outstanding contribution to photography and the visual arts, creating consistently imaginative and thought-provoking portraits. Sir Ian McKellen, Sir Patrick Stewart, Ian McShane, Sir Derek Jacobi, Natalie Dormer, and many others have sat for Rory and his unique portraiture style is becoming renown.

“You can learn more in one day than months of reading about photographic technique. ALL courses are practical tuition sessions giving you plenty of time to learn hands on the skills taught. Enabling you to work with professional models on the day and capture amazing photography for your portfolio."

You will walk away from this course with the skill to develop and improve your portrait photography techniques. From Beginners to Intermediate Photographers, these sessions cater for the amateur and semi professional. Learn studio flash lighting, develop your understanding of studio technique and test using photographic models.
You will be shown the effect of soft boxes, umbrellas, snoots, and beauty dish how to use reflectors. How to use both soft and hard lighting to change the mood and effect of a portrait. Learn what a main lights function is; and how to use fill lights, back lights and hair lights and be shown how they affect the final image.

Course Schedule

10:00am Rory Lewis Talk on the Medium of Portraiture
10.45am Coffee & Refreshments (Provided)
11.00 am High Key Portraiture (Using Umbrella's, Softboxes)
12:30pm Lunch (Provided)
13:00pm Beauty Portraiture (Butterfly Lighting, Using Beauty Dish)
14:00 Low Key/Chiaroscuro Portraiture (Rembrant Lighting, Split & Short Lighting)
16:00pm Rory Lewis Will Sum up the Day

"In one word “Inspiring” “Rory was open to and encouraged all questions, which were answered in detail. Rory shared his extensive lighting knowledge in addition to how to bring out the character in a portrait subject in a fun. informal, enjoyable manner. Would recommend this course to any portrait photographer wanting to improve their craft.”
Dorothy Via
“Excellent photography workshop. We went through 8 different light set ups starting with a single light source and ending up with two light sources with the tightest control of the light. There was a lot to take in and was very happy with the photos I took. The breadth of the material covered was excellent. Very pleased to have attended. Thanks Rory!”
Adrian Via


Rory Lewis

Rory Lewis

Rory Lewis was Born in Chester, and developed an interest in photography while studying at University. 

Originally Rory attended medical school at Cambridge, realising medicine wasn’t for him; he changed direction and studied history at Kings College London. While at Kings Rory Studied a course in Film History and begin to develop a passion for photography and cinematography.

In 2007 Rory started his own photography studio, developing his skills and working with clients both locally and nationally.

Rory is available for one to one sessions in Manchester and London. Please visit our one to one tuition page for more info on how to arrange a one to one session.

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