Benedict Brain Self
CREDIT: Benedict Brain ARPS

The Self - with Benedict Brain ARPS - Postponed

Event info

Limited to 10 places (Live workshop using Zoom)

This one day workshop is a perfect introduction to the art of self-portraiture. Through a series of practical exercises, presentations, and group discussion we will explore myriad ways of using yourself as a subject. This is not a how-to-shoot-a-selfie day but rather a day of creative exploration, discovery and fun.

What you will do

After an introductory presentation - you will be given short practical exercises followed by feedback and discussion that are aimed to develop your self-portrait skills.

There will be 8 - 10 participants, so this is a shared experience. It will run from 10.00 to 17.00 (BST) and participants will have to email low res images to Ben for feedback and group discussion.

What you will need

  • A camera - anything from a smartphone to a fancy DSLR is fine. So long as you are comfortable will al the controls and features so you can work swiftly and hassle-free in the practical session.  A tripod and remote-trigger will also be useful, but not essential for this workshop.
  • An open mind and eagerness to explore creative ideas through photography.
  • A willingness to participate in group discussions.
  • Something to edit your images on.
  • A reasonable WiFi connection is necessary.
  • Zoom should be downloaded and installed onto your computer that has a webcam and microphone


Please look out for the attachment in your confirmation email, as it contains the Zoom joining information and passcode. If you don't receive it, please email  

Ben will need access to your email address to enable him to send you any workshop information. We will presume that by booking this course you are giving permission unless you contact us to state otherwise. 

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: 

Benedict Brain ARPS is a UK based photographer, journalist and artist. Benedict practices as a fine-art and commercial photographer and as a photography workshop leader. He is also an award-winning journalist and until recently was editor of Britain’s best-selling consumer photography magazine, Digital Camera.  He has contributed content to a range of titles including; Amateur Photographer, PhotoPlus, NPhoto, Professional Photography and Practical Photoshop. He currently writes a regular column, The Art of Seeing, for Digital Camera magazine
Benedict is regularly asked to judge prestigious photo competitions such as the International Garden Photographer of the Year and The British Photography Awards. Travelling internationally as a public speaker Benedict talks about the art and craft of photography and finding creativity. He also speaks at shows such as The Adventure Travel Show and The Photography Show in the UK.

Quote from happy participant:

"Great exercises .. worked well. Good friendly group and Ben very flexible. Some ideas to wake you up and challenge you to do things differently." 

Image: Benedict Brain ARPS

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.

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.



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