1 day visual storytelling workshop with ros from Her dark materials in the Cotswolds
As 2 photographers with a passion for creating beautiful and moving images, ros and i are really looking forward to welcoming you into our world of magic.
The date and price. We have chosen the last Saturday in September (25th) for our inaugural workshop. This is a lovely time of year in the Cotswolds, with the best light, and lovely colours in nature to work with. The cost is £650 per person. There will be places for 4 people, to keep the workshop small and intimate.
The location is in Ros’s Cotswold cottage studio. It is compact, and as with all old houses, is a little bit wonky, so please bear in mind it is a functioning workspace with lots of props and equipment. However, it has so much beauty and charm. I find it such a wonderful space to photograph in, (the original windows are beautiful).
We will be based down stairs in the studio all day as it will be an intensive workshop, however if you need fresh air, there is access to the garden, where there are table and chairs if you need a break.
9.00 am Welcome, breakfast (pastries), tea, coffee, introduction. If it is not possible for you to arrive by 9am, please do let us know, so we can make sure you don’t miss out on anything.
9.30 – 10.30 Photography masterclass. A lecture on styling, lighting, and composition.
In this first hour we will discuss the theory side of photography and styling giving you the tools to plan, style, shoot your photos with confidence.
10.30 – 12.30 First styling set up, from conception to finished photograph. We will develop a scene, from choosing a background, placing our scene within an area of the studio to achieve the required lighting and then the build up of a scene, from a classic preparation shot, to finished dish.
12.30 – 1.30 lunch. We will provide a rustic meal of breads, cheeses, charcuterie, and would encourage you to use this as an opportunity to try out some styling techniques. Ros has a variety of more modern, and rustic items, so you will have plenty to ‘play’ with, and Ros and Aimee will be on hand to advise, and answer any questions.
1.30 – 2.00 The second scene.
As we wind down from lunch we will discuss the second scene.
To start we will choose a spot for our next story. We will talk about how we plan to shoot the story for the next scene thinking about mood boards and shoot planning. This will include talking about how the scene will be composed. Colour theory, and the story we want to tell.
2.00-3.30 . Styling the second scene, showing you the opportunities for variations using different backgrounds and props. The lighting will be different as well, so this will be a very useful exercise in creating your light mood.
Discover how to include the human element in the scene to tell a story.
3.30 – 4.00 Afternoon tea. This will be another opportunity for you to create and style your own table together.
4.00 – 5.00 Editing masterclass. Ros and Aimee will guide you through the process of using Lightroom to edit your final image. Afterwards Aimee will talk through some tips for photoshop that will help take your images to the next level.
5.00 End of workshop.
This intimate workshop will give you the chance to learn and experience all the knowledge we have to offer in a very personal way. With two teachers and four students we feel that you will have the chance to learn and ask questions.
We hope you will be able to go away at the end of the day with all the tools to confidently set up a scene and control the light, frame and compose beautiful images and understand editing.
We have tried to pack in as many techniques as we can into this one day workshop.
We will require all participants to provide a negative Covid test 24 hours before commencement.
If you would like to join us and book your place let us know via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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