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Lighting portraits masterclass | With celebrity portraitist Rory Lewis and Bowens (17/09)Lighting portraits masterclass | With celebrity portraitist Rory Lewis and Bowens (17/09)Lighting portraits masterclass | With celebrity portraitist Rory Lewis and Bowens (17/09)


Lighting portraits masterclass | With celebrity portraitist Rory Lewis and Bowens (17/09)

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Lighting portraits masterclass | With celebrity portraitist Rory Lewis and Bowens

Thursday 17th September, 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.


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

11.00 am - High key portraiture (using umbrella's, softboxes)

12:30pm - Lunch 

13:00pm - Beauty portraiture (butterfly lighting, using a beauty dish)

14:00pm - Low key portraiture (Rembrandt lighting, split & short lighting)

16:00pm - Rory 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 soft boxes, 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, back lights 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

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In light of the current public-health situation, we are taking actions to maintain customer and staff safety at our events. All large gatherings will be cancelled, while smaller events will be capped at a maximum of ten attendees.

For those events that do go ahead, hand sanitiser will be available for customer use on site but it is recommended that you also carry your own. Throughout our events, public toilets will be kept serviceable for hand washing, while in-store teams will ensure all demo gear and surfaces are regularly wiped down with anti-bacterial cleaner.

Please be aware that events may be cancelled at short notice if government advice changes.


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.