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Lighting portraits masterclass | With celebrity portraitist Rory Lewis and Bowens (16/04)Lighting portraits masterclass | With celebrity portraitist Rory Lewis and Bowens (16/04)Lighting portraits masterclass | With celebrity portraitist Rory Lewis and Bowens (16/04)


Lighting portraits masterclass | With celebrity portraitist Rory Lewis and Bowens (16/04)

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Lighting portraits masterclass | With celebrity portraitist Rory Lewis and Bowens

Thursday 16th April, 10:00am – 4:00pm.


Light lunch included


Join internationally renowned portrait photographer Rory Lewis on a one day workshop, to master studio portraiture and bring your work to the next level.

The masterclass is a practical tuition session, giving you plenty of time to learn hands-on skills, enabling you to work with professional models and capture amazing photography for your portfolio.


This masterclass will cover:

10:00am - Rory Lewis talk on the medium of portraiture 

11.00am - Capturing portraits (using umbrellas, soft-boxes, etc.)

12:30pm - Lunch 

13:00pm - Capturing portraitsusing a beauty dish

14:00pm - Chiaroscuro portraits portraiture (Rembrandt lighting, split & short lighting, etc.)

16:00pm - Rory Lewis will sum up the day


Delegates will walk away from this course with the skill to develop and improve portrait photography techniques. From beginner to intermediate photographers, these sessions cater for the amateur and semi-professional.

You will be shown the effect of softboxes, umbrellas, snoots, beauty dishes and how to use reflectors; develop an understanding of soft and hard lighting techniques to change the mood and effect of a portrait; learn what a main lights function is; and how to use fill lights, backlights, and hair lights; and be shown how they affect the final image.


The expert

Rory Lewis has made an outstanding contribution to photography and the visual arts, creating consistently imaginative and thought-provoking portraits. Sir Ian McKellen, Sir Patrick Stewart, Ian McShane, Sir Derek Jacobi, Natalie Dormer, and many others have sat for Rory; his unique portraiture style is becoming renowned.


You will need: 

-        Your mirrorless or DSLR camera

-        Batteries

-        Memory card


Wex Photo Video

Wex Photo Video

Established in 1997, Wex Photo Video has helped over 800,000 photographers and videographers achieve their goals. Wex’s dedication to service, expertise and customer satisfaction is underpinned by competitive prices and the largest range of any UK photo and video retailer, with over 19,000 products. The website is complemented by a specialist Customer Contact team, Showroom and extensive online content. Customers can contact Wex seven days a week by phone, email, live chat, social media or in person.

Rory Lewis

Rory Lewis

Rory Lewis is a British photographer known for his celebrity Portrait Photography. Lewis's inspirations include the works of Artist Hans Holbein the younger, Caravaggio, and the German Expressionist Movement of the 1920s. His portfolio includes sittings with Sir Patrick Stewart, Sir Ian McKellen, Rufus Sewell, Natalie Dormer, and many more. Lewis works between London and Los Angeles.