Zoom Portait Simon Ellingworth
CREDIT: Simon Ellingworth

Online Natural Light Portraiture - Simon Ellingworth

Event info

Let multi-award winning Photographer; Simon Ellingworth; share his portraiture secrets with you. From the visual literacy of what you are trying to say and how to say it, to how to pose real people, approach strangers in the street, how to make the best of natural light, and how to develop more meaningful portraits.

This is a zoom based remote learning workshop that will be split into two parts over the course of a day. The first part will deliver the learning and key points above.
We will then break for two hours for lunch and for you to either practice your new-found skills should you have someone at home or outdoors with social distancing willing to pose, or to enable you to find 4 portraits you've already shot for the afternoon session where we will constructively review up to 4 images per student before wrapping up with a final Q&A.

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.

This workshop will be for 8 - 10 people only and will be the same as a face to face workshop, just from the comfort of your own home.  Don’t worry if you’re not familiar with working on-line the tutor will be there to guide you through each step.  Registration is at 10am and the course will commence at 10.30am - this will give the tutor time to help those who might have issues.


Please look out for the attachment in your confirmation email. If you don't receive it, please email learning@rps.org  you will need to right click and open the attachment in Word. We currently have an issue with PDF's which we are trying to resolve.

Simon will need access to your email address to enable him to send you a link to the class - we will presume that by booking this course you are giving permission unless you contact us to state otherwise.  

We will also be sending you the tutors email address, and all the links and info you will need once you have signed up. You will receive a Zoom invitation via email, the day before the lesson begins.

Overseas participants - Please check the time of the workshop if you are outside the UK. This link which will help you to calculate the timing of the online workshop: https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/custom.html

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‘. He has two honorable mentions in this year's' Internation 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.

Image Simon Ellingworth

Event Organiser

Emma Delves-Broughton


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.



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