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In the words of a student of one of these wonderful fashion photography courses and portraiture photography courses run by Bruce Smith.
"Some things you just can’t learn from fashion or photography How To Shoot Books, Youtube Videos or DVD's"
I could have bought all the fashion and portrait photography books on Amazon, and not learned what I did in a few days with Bruce, which he himself learned from decades of successful work in the industry.
In September 2015 I joined Bruce in a chateau near Bordeaux, France for a four-day, one-to-one workshop in ‘shooting fashion.’
Taught personally by Bruce ,
121 photography classes can be arranged at a studio or a location of your choice or you can have your fashion, beauty and portraiture photography master classes at a beautiful French chateau near Bordeaux, France where I am based.
There are amazing areas inside and outside of the chateau to shoot, along with a fabulous huge daylight studio with plenty of flash and continuous lighting kit for when the amazing daylight is not so good.
What you will be learning
You will be learning every thing you need to know one 2 one about shooting fashion, beauty, and portraiture photography on location using available natural daylight light, artificial light using flash equipment kits, on and off camera flash, lighting modifiers, reflectors, diffusers and bounced light. Plus so much more..
This one 2 one photography master class is for professionals, semi professionals, beginners, intermediate and advanced photographers.
There is also a photography tutors version of this master class.
Please feel free to contact or connect with Bruce directly via the form below.
Please fill out the form below with as much information about your photography training needs i,e what you would like to achieve during a master class also where you want to take your photography training, whether you are a professional, semi pro, an advanced, intermediate or beginner photographer, if you wish to become a professional at a certain genre of photography.
Bruce recommends 2 days as a minimum per genre of photography. Pre production will be covered during the after noon or evening of the day you arrive, then a shoot day per genre and a day of post production to finish off your master class.
So if your taking a fashion and portraiture photography 1-2-1 photography master class you will need a 3 day master class.
Accommodation and food
Accommodation at Chateau de L'art is charged locally at £125 (150 euros) per night per person full board.
"The art of good photography lighting is first to learn how to see the light and then put your subject into the best parts of the light.
De-constructing both available light and artificial light lighting so you build a better understanding of how each lighting techniques work.
Light has many textures as well as variations in intensity/density, Bruce will teach you his instinctive lighting techniques used in all of his own images.
Bruce will also teach you his photography lighting techniques using flash and continuous lighting to if and when they are needed.
Rules of composition that Bruce loves to break.
You will also learn Bruce's rules of composition which he uses in his own commercial photography images to lead the viewers eye through a image, essential to sell from the photographic image.
It was once said during one of Bruce's talks during a photo expo, "Mr Smith, I notice that you break all of the rules that we have to adhere to but YOU DO IT SO WELL" Bruce's reply to this, "In order to break the rules you must first learn the rules and completely understand them.
Bruce will be teaching you how to break the rules well to.
Share the cost with other photographers.
Also it is possible to share the costs of your photography master class with up-to 3 other photographers.
Bring up to 3 other photographers with you and share the total costs, this will mean extra cost for accommodation at £125 per night per person sharing a twin room each extra person only pays 50% on the daily tuition fees but will still cut down the overall class fees considerable.
We would also need to increase the number of models needed and their fees for more than 2 photographers attending.
To book a one 2 one master class with Chloe and Bruce mentoring you scroll down to the enquiry form and tell us a few dates that work for you and I will check the availability of Chloe.
You would need to have a live talk to go through the details of your one 2 one.