CREDIT: © Chris Burfoot ARPS ABIPP

Art Nude Photography - Chris Burfoot ARPS ABIPP

Event info

Limited to 8 places.

One Day Course in the beautiful National Trust Village of Lacock near Chippenham, next to Lacock Abbey – the birthplace of the negative/positive process by William Henry Fox Talbot.

This is a fantastic chance to add to your portfolio and a great follow-on from our portrait course (although its also a stand alone course) The course is suitable for all photographers wishing to learn about controlled lighting and working with a nude model to producing high quality photographs.

The lighting techniques are also suitable for pregnancy and maternity photography. It will cover Low and High Key lighting in the studio using a variety of different accessories in a relaxed and informal atmosphere. We have secured the services of a highly experienced figure model who is used to working with groups and will handle all the posing for you but may also be directed if you wish.

The Course Covers:

  • Working with a professional model and how to treat them!
  • Low Key shooting with a single light source with very controlled lighting using a strip softbox for standing and lying poses with overhead lighting.
  • Back/edge lighting with honeycomb grids and light control attachments.
  • Silhouettes
  • High Key Lighting for classic nudes
  • Learn how to light a white background!

This course is supported by broncolor lighting equipment, it is used throughout but all of the techniques are the same for other makes of lighting. You will need to bring with you a camera that can be set to manual (shutter speeds and apertures) with a standard Hot Shoe. Please Note: Digital compact cameras are generally not suitable for this course and many are unable to fire the flash units.

Tea/Coffee/Fruit Squash/Biscuits are supplied and available all day.

A Course Lighting Guide is available on a USB Memory Stick at £5.00 to cover the cost of the stick, or free by email.

What to bring
DSLR Camera (able to set manually)
Suitable lens for full length

Lens Hood!
Pen and paper.
Packed lunch or use local amenities

Pictures taken on the course are for personal use only unless a model release form is obtained. Model Release forms are available for a fee of £20 paid direct to the model on the course.

Image © Chris Burfoot ARPS ABIPP

Event Organiser

Emma Delves-Broughton


Venue Information

Parking: You can park in the Red Lion Car Park which is found opposite the barn

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.



Manger Barn

1 High Street


SN15 2LQ