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CREDIT: © Saraya Cortaville

Child Portrait Photography - Saraya Cortaville

Event info

POSTPONED - We will be contacting all those who have already booked to facilitate a transfer or refund ASAP. Thank you for your patience.


This workshop is ideal if you want the skills to take beautiful and natural images of children.

This workshop will be an introduction into children’s portraiture, with the main emphasis on how to capture stunning images of children on location.  Using, styling, light, composition and expression to push your portraiture to a different level. Limited to 10 places.

In the afternoon practical session we will have two beautiful child models, where you can practice and develop your newly learnt skills.

Key Learning points:

  • An introduction of Saraya and some of her images.
  • An in depth look at some of Sarayas most recent projects, and a detailed description of how she approaches her location portraits.
  • With particular attention paid to, location spotting, looking for the light, correct lenses and camera settings to use, in a variety of different scenarios.
  • Lunch
  • Hands on, on local shoot to practice new skills on location and explore the various techniques Saraya may use to create her portraiture.
  • Return to the studio for review and summery.

What to Bring:

You will need to bring along your camera, lenses, a note pad, pen, and a creative mind!

Lunch is provided - please let us know if you have any specific dietary needs.

About the Tutor:
Saraya Cortaville is an award winning portrait and social documentary photographer.   She has received two fellowships (one of only two women in the uk to have achieved this) one for studio portraiture and most recently social documentary for a project she completed in 2015 whilst living in Africa.   She was awarded the Peter Grugeon award for the best fellowship portfolio of 2015, and a gold award in Visual Arts in the professional photography awards 2016.

Saraya’s passion for travel and people has pushed her career in to a more adventurous phase and she has recently lived and worked abroad for various international NGO’s documenting social issues in countries as far as Tanzania and Nepal.

Saraya skillfully manages to draw out her subjects emotions and feelings, in a sensitive and empathetic nature, her portraits are an observation and moment of connection, between two people, rather than photographer, subject.  When not abroad Saraya shoots primarily location portraiture specializing in children and documentary weddings.

Image © Saraya Cortaville

Event Organiser

RPS HQ Emma Delves-Broughton


Venue Information

Parking available

Cancellation policy

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.

If you are attending one of our workshops that involves a trip out, please ensure you bring all weather clothing and protection for your camera. Persons under the age of 16 are welcome to attend events but, to conform with UK law, must be accompanied by a parent, guardian or responsible adult.


Amersham Studios

Rear of 31, The Penningtons

Chestnut Lane