The portrait class

Posted on October 24, 2016

Introducing our new portrait class, open to anyone who can use a camera.

We took three students, taught them, some theory – showed them how to use different lights and set up a studio, gave them each a brief and a model, then off they went.

Our next portrait class will be held on the 19th and 20th November, (maximum 4 people) for enquiries email us at

Brief no.1

The subject is releasing a new pop music album and needs a shot for the album cover. The portrait must capture the mood of the music, which is edgy, fast-paced and energetic. This is a studio shoot so use a white background, flash lighting and a chiaroscuro style.


Photo taken and printed by Alex Chan.

Brief no2.

The subject is an actor who needs a composite card for his next audition. The main shot for the card is a tight frontal head shot that’s been evenly lit. The card must also include one or two profile variations.


Photo Shot and printed by Joanna Wachowiak-Finlaison

Brief no3

The subject has just written a new horror novel and needs a portrait for the back of the book cover. The subject rarely gives interviews, maintains a mysterious profile and is known for her dark, brooding work. Use natural or tungsten light and a classical portrait setting to capture a three-quarter or head shot.


Photo Shot and printed by Alexia Turgis Blum.







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