Life Style Stock Photography Workshop

12 April 2014

10:30 - 16:30

Colerne near Bath
Southernwood Castle
The Rocks, Ashwick
United Kingdom
SN14 8AP


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RPS Member£160.00 
Non RPS Member£185.00 
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Colin Hawkins is a professional photographer who has been supplying library images for Getty Images, Cultura and Alamy for over 15 years.  He is also an experienced freelance photographer shooting both in the studio and on location for commercial clients creating images for the global market place.

This workshop is especially aimed at individuals who have attended the "shooting for stock" workshops and who have an understanding of the stock photography industry.
Group limited to 6 people

This hands-on opportunity to work with a model/s will help to enhance your photographic production skills when shooting stock images involving people and making your shoots more effective.

How you can make your images more creative and competitive.?
The workshop will cover the creative process in creating stock images and getting the most from your shoots.  Shooting will take place in and around Hawkeye studio, with beautiful country surroundings.

Shoot day experience:

Concept creation:
what to shoot & why?
Coming up with concepts & how to shoot images that sell.
Creating a self brief and shoot plan.

Shoot production: (lifestyle models will be available for the shoot period)
Production techniques & examples
Shooting with models – giving direction & getting the most from them on the day.
Backgrounds and props - choice and positioning.
Location- shooting effectively
Equipment- cameras & lighting
Shooting using daylight or available light.
Camera control and settings, angles, viewpoint,
Shooting tethered to laptop

Post production:
Editing- choosing the right images

Experience required:
NONE! A good working knowledge of your own camera is essential but the workshop is especially aimed at individuals who have attended a "shooting for stock" talk by Colin.

What you need to bring:
DSLR Digital camera and cards various / Burnable Cd to take your images away
If you have your own lap top & tethering software or any other equipment you think you might want to use please feel free to bring along/a packed lunch as there are no amenities close by. Tea and Coffee provided.

Times: 10.30 – 4.30
Address: HAWKEYE STUDIO, Unit 1, Southernwood Castle. The Rocks. Ashwick. Colerne. (Near Bath) SN14 8AP
Parking: There is parking at the studio

Image © Colin Hawkins

Cancellation policy

Notice of Cancellation - Please inform us as soon as possible if you are unable to attend a course as it is not possible to refund any cancellation or transfer to another workshop less than 14 days prior to course start date. The Society reserves the right to cancel a workshop 7 days prior to its start date - please check your hotel and travel cancellation policy as this may be affected.

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