Edinburgh Portrait Masterclass Saturday 14th October 2017

Edinburgh, i’ll be heading your way one last time this year for a Portrait Photography Masterclass Edinburgh Portrait Photography Masterclass Saturday 14th October 2017.

 

Rory Lewis Photographer 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 and his unique portraiture style is becoming renown.

Sir Patrick Stewart, Sir Ian McKellen Headshots Photographer Rory Lewis, Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds, London

 

“You can learn more in one day than months of reading about photographic technique. ALL courses are practical tuition sessions giving you plenty of time to learn hands on the skills taught. Enabling you to work with professional models on the day and capture amazing photography for your portfolio.”

 

 

 

You will walk away from this course with the skill to develop and improve your portrait photography techniques. From Beginners to Intermediate Photographers, these sessions cater for the amateur and semi professional. Learn studio flash lighting, develop your understanding of studio technique and test using photographic models.

 

Rory Lewis Photographer Photographing Sir Patrick Stewart London Portrait Photographer

You will be shown the effect of soft boxes, umbrellas, snoots, and beauty dish how to use reflectors. How to use both soft and hard lighting 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.


Calumet Photographic Bonnington Business Centre
3 Tennant Street
EH6 5HG Edinburgh
United Kingdom

Saturday, 14 October 2017 from 10:00 to 16:00 (BST)

 

Course Schedule 

10:00am Rory Lewis Talk on the Medium of Portraiture

10.45am Coffee & Refreshments (Provided)

11.00 am High Key Portraiture (Using Umbrella’s, Softboxes)

12:30pm Lunch (Provided)

13:00pm Beauty Portraiture (Butterfly Lighting, Using Beauty Dish)

14:00 Low Key Portraiture (Rembrandt Lighting, Split & Short Lighting)

16:00pm Rory Lewis Will Sum up the Day

 

Testimonials

 

“In one word “Inspiring” “Rory was open to and encouraged all questions, which were answered in detail. Rory shared his extensive lighting knowledge in addition to how to bring out the character in a portrait subject in a fun. informal, enjoyable manner. Would recommend this course to any portrait photographer wanting to improve their craft.”

Dorothy Via ReviewCentre.com

 

“Excellent photography workshop. We went through 8 different light set ups starting with a single light source and ending up with two light sources with the tightest control of the light. There was a lot to take in and was very happy with the photos I took. The breadth of the material covered was excellent. Very pleased to have attended. Thanks Rory!”

Adrian Via ReviewCentre.com

 

Course Partners & Sponsors

 Rory Lewis Course Partners

2017 Photography Workshops 12% OFF Early Bird Bookings Until 1st December 2016

In celebration of a successful year of photography workshops and masterclasses, 2017 will be the Rory Lewis Year of Learning. I am aiming to hold even more workshops and masterclasses in order to offer up  photographic learning opportunities for as many as possible. Whether you’re looking for Portrait Masterclasses aimed at the Complete Beginner, or Advanced Classes geared to hone your skills, lighting technique and direction, I have the class to suit.

Work with Professional Models Test using State of the Art Equipment

Work with Professional Models Test using State of the Art Equipment

12% OFF 2017 WORKSHOPS MARKED PRICES, USE PROMO CODE SAVE2017 to Book Your Places Offer Ends 1st December 2016

Behind the Scenes Rory Lewis Photographer Workshops/Courses

Behind the Scenes Rory Lewis Photographer Workshops/Courses

Professional models are provided for all Rory Lewis Photography Courses to ensure you develop your skills in a realistic environment. The benefit of this is that the session offers an ideal opportunity to not only improve your skills but also build your portfolio.

Rory Lewis Photographing Sir Patrick Stewart (2015)

WorkshopDate & Location Places & Booking
WorkshopDate & Location Places & Booking
PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY MASTERCLASS London With Celebrity Portrait Photographer Rory Lewis Saturday 29th July 2017 Calumet Photographic, 93-103 Drummond Street, London NW1 2HJ

12 Places Available Course Cost £149.00 Click Here for More Information & to Book

Portrait Photography Masterclass Chicago (IL) USA Thursday, 17th August 2017 10-4pm Hilton Chicago 720 South Michigan Avenue Chicago, IL 60605

18 Places Available Course Cost $275.00 Click Here for More Information & to Book

Portrait Photography Masterclass Boston (MA) USASaturday, 19th August 2017 10-4pm Hilton Boston Downtown/Faneuil Hall 89 Broad Street Boston, MA 02110

18 Places Available Course Cost $275.00 Click Here for More Information & to Book

Los Angeles (CA) USA Caravaggio (Chiaroscuro & Expression) Portrait Photography WorkshopsSaturday 26th August 2017 Photo Film Stage Studio 820 Thompson Ave. #34 Glendale, CA 91201 LOS ANGELES USA

12 Places Available Course Cost $299.00 Click Here for More Information & to Book

Art Nude Photography Course Los AngelesSunday 27th August 2017 10-4pm 10:00 – 17:00 PDT Sportsmen's Lodge & Conference Centre 12825 Ventura Blvd Studio City, LOS ANGELES 91604

18 Places Available Course Cost $279 Click Here for More Information & to Book

Edinburgh Scotland (UK) Caravaggio (Chiaroscuro & Expression) Portrait Photography WorkshopsSaturday 2nd September 2017 Calumet Photographic Bonnington Business Centre, 3 Tennant St, Edinburgh EH6 5HG

12 Places Available Course Cost £189.00 Click Here for More Information & to Book

London England (UK) Caravaggio (Chiaroscuro & Expression) Portrait Photography WorkshopsSaturday 9th September 2017 Farringdon Studio 2 Bleeding Heart Yard, London EC1N 8SJ

12 Places Available Course Cost £189.00 Click Here for More Information & to Book

PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY MASTERCLASS London With Celebrity Portrait Photographer Rory LewisSaturday 30th September 2017 Calumet Photographic, 93-103 Drummond Street, London NW1 2HJ

12 Places Available Course Cost £149.00 Click Here for More Information & to Book

DUBLIN WEEKEND PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY MASTERCLASS TWO DAY WORKSHOP ON PORTRAITURE With Celebrity Portrait Photographer Rory LewisDUBLIN WORKSHOP Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th October 2017 CROWN PLAZA DUBLIN, DUBLIN AIRPORT, Northwood Avenue, DUBLIN 9 DUBLIN Ireland

12 Places Available Course Cost 359 EURO Click Here for More Information & to Book

PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY MASTERCLASS Edinburgh (Scotland)Saturday, 14th October 2017 Calumet Photographic Bonnington Business Centre 3 Tennant Street EH6 5HG Edinburgh United Kingdom

12 Places Available Course Cost £149.00 Click Here for More Information & to Book

FINE ART NUDE MASTERCLASS London Saturday, October 21st, 2017 Calumet Photographic, 93-103 Drummond Street, London NW1 2HJ

12 Places Available Course Cost £149.00 Click Here for More Information & to Book

Portrait Photography Masterclass Los Angeles (CA) USA Thursday 26th October 2017 Photo Film Stage Studio 820 Thompson Ave. #34 Glendale, CA 91201 LOS ANGELES USA

12 Places Available Course Cost $249.00 Click Here for More Information & to Book

Portrait Photography Masterclass Las Vegas (NV) USA Saturday, 28th October 2017 MGM Grand Conference Center 4701 Koval Lane Las Vegas, NV 89109

12 Places Available Course Cost $299.00 Click Here for More Information & to Book

LOW KEY PORTRAIT MASTERCLASS LondonSaturday 4th November 2017 Calumet Photographic, 93-103 Drummond Street, London NW1 2HJ

12 Places Available Course Cost £149.00 Click Here for More Information & to Book

Rory Lewis Photography Workshop Terms & Conditions

Often an ideal way to tailor photographic learning and development for the individual, I am keen to set aside more time for one-to-one photography tuition sessions. Tailored to your needs, one-to-one sessions and courses are suitable for photographers of any ability. You choose the subject and content from Beginner’s Tips to Fine Art Nude or Portraiture. One-to-One tutorials are available year-round in a location to suit you including Liverpool, Manchester, Birmingham, London, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Belfast and now Dublin and Los Angeles.

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Four Hour One-to-One Studio Photography Tuition Course Cost £479.00

AVAILABLE ALL YEAR ROUND in Liverpool (UK) SUITABLE FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS OF ALL LEVELS and can focus on any areas of photography from Beginners to Portraiture and Fine Art Nude Photography. (Session Includes a Model)

Six Hour One-to-One Studio Photography Tuition Course Cost £649.00

Available UK WIDE Click Here For More Info & Booking

AVAILABLE ALL YEAR ROUND in LiverpoolLondon, Glasgow, Edinburgh, SUITABLE FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS OF ALL LEVELS and can focus on any areas of photography from Beginners to Portraiture and Fine Art Nude Photography. (Session Includes a Model)

DUBLIN Republic of Ireland Six Hour One-to-One Studio Photography Tuition Course Cost 875.00 EURO

Available DUBLIN  Click Here For More Info & Booking

AVAILABLE ALL YEAR ROUND in DUBLIN, , , , , , , SUITABLE FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS OF ALL LEVELS and can focus on any areas of photography from Beginners to Portraiture and Fine Art Nude Photography.

(Session Includes a Model)

Four Hour One-to-One Studio Photography Tuition Course Cost $1000,00

AVAILABLE ALL YEAR ROUND in LOS ANGELES, SUITABLE FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS OF ALL LEVELS and can focus on any areas of photography from Beginners to Portraiture and Fine Art Nude Photography.

(Session Includes a Model)

Six Hour One-to-One Studio Photography Tuition Course Cost $1250,00

AVAILABLE ALL YEAR ROUND in LOS ANGELES, SUITABLE FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS OF ALL LEVELS and can focus on any areas of photography from Beginners to Portraiture and Fine Art Nude Photography.

(Session Includes a Model)

CLICK HERE FOR GROUP WORKSHOPS/COURSES

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Rory Lewis Photography Workshops Feedback Sept-Nov 2016

The past two months have been exceptionally busy, teaching my Portrait Masterclasses and One-to-One Workshops across the UK London, Birmingham, Glasgow, Birmingham and Dublin in the Republic of Ireland. It’s been a real pleasure to teach and pass on my knowledge of lighting, model direction, and business techniques to aspiring photographers as well as professional photographers. Many have been kind to leave me reviews and feedback below. My 2017 Workshops are now online, next year I’ll be holding workshops across the UK, USA, Europe and the Middle East Click here to View.

One-to-One Portrait Tuition Celebrity Portrait Photographer Rory Lewis

One-to-One Portrait Tuition Celebrity Portrait Photographer Rory Lewis

 

 Ed Flanagan VIA Reviewcentre.com

“The Master Class was not only practical and entertaining, but Rory was generous with his huge knowledge and insight built up from his study of the Great Masters in painting and their techniques for lighting and mood translated into very practical steps gained through shooting world leaders in industry, government and the arts and entrainment. All wrapped and packed into hands-on experience to facilitate the learning with and emphasis on minimum of equipment and the maximum of thought and direction.”

London Portrait Masterclass Rory Lewis Photography School Tuition

London Portrait Masterclass Rory Lewis Photography School Tuition

“This Master Class is a game changer for me, in my pursuit of offering my client the highest quality service possible, and I can not wait to pass on the benefits and insights I have learned from Rory’s Master Class, in the images I take going forward.”

“For anyone who is committed to raising their game to that of the Great Masters, get the insights and inspiration and learn and practice the techniques and most of all learn and practice giving direction to your seater to get the very best image possible – this is the Master Class to take.

London Portrait Masterclass Rory Lewis Photography School Tuition

London Portrait Masterclass Rory Lewis Photography School Tuition

Peter Jones VIA Reviewcentre.com

“I attended Rory’s Low Key Portraits course in London and was very impressed with the day. I’m delighted with the knowledge and skills I came away with.”

“To start the day, Rory gave a brief historical introduction to artists’ painting styles, how they translated to photography, and what we had to do to get great portraits.”

London Portrait Masterclass Rory Lewis Photography School Tuition

London Portrait Masterclass Rory Lewis Photography School Tuition

“Our model arrived, and the rest of the day consisted of setting up many different lighting styles using a variety of modifiers, reflectors and backgrounds. We were shown how to meter the lights and direct the shoot.”

“The portraits I came away with were easily the best studio shots I’ve ever taken, and I’ll definitely be using these techniques for my portraits from now on.”

“Rory was interesting, knowledgeable and friendly – and we were lucky to have a model who was relaxed and helpful as well as looking fantastic in our photos.”

 

 

Photo-Plus Magazine Canon Pro Feature

Thankyou to Photo-Plus Magazine for asking me to take part in their Photo-Plus Apprentice feature. It was wonderful to share my portraiture knowledge and skills with my apprentice for the session Neil Hadrill and all the magazines readers. Thanks also to Calumet Photographic for providing their studio facilities in central London for the session. If you are interested in learning about portraiture I offer One-to-One Seminars and Workshops Throughout the UK & USA.

 

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Northerners Exhibition Open Evening Edinburgh 12th August 2015

Northerners Photography Exhibition Edinburgh Rory Lewis Photographer Sir Ian McKellenThank you to everyone who attended open evening of my Northerners Edinburgh Portrait Exhibition. It was wonderful to meet so many new people, and talk about my recent Northerners Project. Thank you to Calumet Photographic and the team at Edinburgh for all their help with the evening. Northerners will be at Calumet Photographic in Edinburgh throughout the Fringe Festival till 29th August 2015. You can view a video from Open Evening Below.

July – August 2015 Photography Workshops Reviews & Feedback

Thank you to everyone who attended my recent photography workshops with the Calumet Academy, and for your feedback and comments. Throughout 2015, I have taught a diverse programme of portraiture photography workshops, and my 2015-16 courses are now available to book with limited places. I also teach One-to-One Photography workshops throughout the UK, London, Manchester, Liverpool, Glasgow and Edinburgh.

 

Portrait Photography Workshop Manchester 8th August 2015

Manchester Photography Workshop

“Attended Rory’s Intermediate Portrait course at Calumet Manchester Aug 2015. Rory started the day with a brief review of how portraiture has developed through painters (think Holbein, Henry VIII and power) through to David Bailey. Provided you can handle a camera don’t be put off by ‘intermediate’. Everything else is explained fully (flash setup, including measuring with light meter, and positioning). Various one and two light setups are tried with opportunities to take images with each one. If you don’t come away with some good images for your portfolio and a good understanding of taking portraits then you have failed to ask questions, because the event is informal and people are encouraged to participate.”

 

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Intermediate Portrait Photography Workshop Edinburgh 12th August 2015

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“Portraiture and Studio Lighting – the mysteries revealed”

“I can thoroughly recommend Rory’s intermediate portraiture course. I attended the course in August 2015 and found it extremely educational. As well as looking at the history, and artistic aspects of portraiture we were given a thorough grounding in studio lighting techniques which was invaluable. The importance of directing the model was emphasised throughout and we had numerous opportunities to practice this particular aspect. My only regret is that I now feel the need to go out and buy myself a studio lighting set-up!”

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“A good explanation of portraiture and lighting”

Attended August 2015. Although billed as intermediate it is not difficult to keep pace with Rory’s excellent explanation of portraiture, provided you know how to handle your camera. Rory starts with basic lighting setups, progressing to two light combinations with a variety of backgrounds and creating a spectrum of moods. The atmosphere is informal, there are plenty of opportunities to ask questions and Rory’s initial review of portraiture through the ages (e.g. Holbein’s flattery of Henry VIII) sets the scene for a very worthwhile day. If you don’t come away with some images that you want to keep, and more confidence in your own ability to photograph portraits then you must be reluctant to ask questions.

 

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“Portraiture Beginners Workshop”

IMG_0405“This was a thoroughly informative and enjoyable session. Rory initially put everyone at their ease doing introductions for himself, the participants and the model. The venue was good for the studio environment required with all the necessary equipment and accessories which were explained to the participants over the course of the session. Rory gave a theoretical overview of portraiture outlining the different types which are used by photographers before leading in to the practical side of the session. Over the course of the day Rory set up different lighting set ups and encouraged the participants to try out the types of portraiture which he had explained. The really informal way Rory conducted the session helped people to feel comfortable enough to engage with the model and give the correct directional instructions to get good poses. This was an excellent sessions which I would have no hesitation in recommending to others. Communication before and after the session has been excellent. Thanks also to Calumet for organising this.”

 

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Northerners Exhibition Edinburgh

Rory Lewis Northerners Exhibition, will be featured from 12th-29th August 2015 in an Edinburgh Fringe Exhibition. Open evening will take place on the 12th August 2015 from 7-9pm at Calumet Photographic in Edinburgh. Tickets to the open evening are free of charge, please register below.

Northerners Exhibition Poster

 

Rory Lewis Photographer has made an outstanding contribution to photography and the visual arts, creating consistently imaginative and thought-provoking portraits. Rory’s ‘Northerners Exhibition’ is an entirely new collection of portraits from a cross section of Scottish & Northern Celebrities, Sports Personalities, Actors, Politicians and people encountered. Featuring Sittings with Sir Ian McKellen, Sir Patrick StewartIan McShaneEmma RigbyClaire Sweeney and many others. 


Calumet Photographic, Edinburgh

3 Bonnington Business Centre,
Tennant Street, Leith,
Edinburgh, EH6 5HG

Wed 12 August Open Evening 7pm-9pm, With a talk by Rory Lewis Photographer

Open to the Public Friday 14 August 2015 – to – Saturday 29 Aug 2015


Laptop Product Photography

Recently Commissioned by a Linux Laptop Design company to Photograph their latest product at the Liverpool Studio. If you are in need of a product photographer, please keep me in mind, no job is too big or too small, competitive rates and excellent quick turnaround service.

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Laptop Product Photographer Rory Lewis Photographer, Photography , Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds, London

Laptop Product Photographer Rory Lewis Photographer, Photography , Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds, London
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Photography Courses Feedback

Over the past few weeks, I have been teaching a great deal of courses and one-to-one tuition across the UK, from portraiture to fine art nude photography. Course delegates have been very kind to leave reviews and feedback via Google Reviews please take a look at their testimonials below.

 

David Gray

Glasgow Portraiture Photography Course Rory Lewis PhotographerI met Rory today at the Calumet Academy in Glasgow for an Intermediate Portraiture Training Event. I had an absolutely wonderful day; Rory is a chatty, well informed guy with heaps of knowledge and tips that he’s happy to share. His tuition is completely focused on the subject matter and he ably covered the lighting, posing and exposure topics that I wanted to clear up. The model for the day, Mariel, was lovely, helpful and above all, very patient. My sincere thanks to Rory and Mariel for making this a good day to remember. Recommended without hesitation. (Saturday 28th March 2015)


 

Ian Vincent

Today I had the pleasure of attending his workshop in Portraiture in Glasgow and it was everything I needed and more. The seminar was relaxed and lose and the model was lovely. As someone who is making his way in the photography world Rory cleared up a lot of questions I had, with using flash for portraiture and would highly recommend his workshops and future tutorials to anyone. (Saturday 28th March 2015)


Kelly Willoughby

It was a brilliant experience to learn from such a talented photographer as Rory. The tuition was really good. The presentation was a great start talking through inspiration etc and the model was friendly. I had a great time and learnt so much 😀 thanks Rory! (Wednesday 1st April 2015)


Greg Miller

I recently attended a One to One tuition session with Rory Lewis and model Portia Victoria in Liverpool. After an introductory presentation we quickly moved on to practical examples. Several different lighting set ups were used through the day, using a light meter to set them correctly was also covered. Priority was given to actually putting the theories into practice and taking pictures. Everything was explained clearly and Rory is on hand to answer questions as the session goes on. I am familiar with DSLR photography but this was a totally new experience for me and I admit I was quite apprehensive before the session. However I found the day had a very relaxed and friendly atmosphere, thanks must go to Rory and our superb (and very patient) model for the day, Portia Victora. The presentation mentioned earlier was also available as a PDF to refer back to afterwards. Plenty of tea, coffee and biscuits available too. I would recommend anyone considering such a session to go ahead and book. (Tuesday 17th March 2015)


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Portraiture Lighting Techniques

Often I receive emails from photographers asking about portraiture lighting techniques especially from celebrity portrait sittings. I have put together a simple helpful guide to portraiture with equipment recommendations, lighting diagrams and the kit used for each setup.

 

Choosing the right equipment for your photoshoots can make your life much easier. For myself portability is key, with more than half of my Portrait Sittings taking place on location, at clients offices or in their homes. Collapsable and easy to carry equipment is essential for my work. Lastolite supply a wonderful selection of Collapsable/Reversible Backdrops. For the portrait photographer on the move they are an ideal solution, folding down to a manageable size.

Sir Patrick Stewart Rory Lewis

Looking at Lenses I prefer fixed prime’s for all my portraiture. Prime Lenses for DSLR Camera’s are highly affordable, at the beginning of my career I started with a 50mm F1.8 Nikon Lens. Costing just over £100 you can create wonderful results, canon’s equivalent 50mm F1.8 Canon Lens is only £99.89. Nowadays I shoot Medium Format, opting for the Mamiya 80mm f/2.8 D or the Hasselblad 100mm F2.2

 

Lighting wise you have many options from Bowens, to Neewer, Elinchrom, Lastolite and Profoto. I myself prefer Profoto for their durability; as a professional photographer on the move, I have found the more lower end lighting less durable, needing regular repairs and maintenance.

 

A good light meter is essential, you will be surprised, I have taught a great deal of budding photographers in my workshops, and many have never used a light meter. I recommend the Sekonic L-308S, its simple to use and will ensure accuracy in your metering.

 

For beginner portrait photographers learning a simple one light setup is essential. Rembrandt lighting can help you achieve professional quality portraits with a minimal amount of equipment. Named for the artist Rembrandt who used the lighting method in his paintings, Rembrandt lighting is a style of studio lighting in which the subjects face is well lit on one side with only a small triangle of light appearing on the opposite cheek, as you can see in the photograph below.

Portrait Lighting Diagrams One Light Setup Rory Lewis Photographer

Camera Settings F6.3, ISO 100

Equipment List


 

Creating dramatic portraits can be achieved with the below two light setup, I prefer silver or Deep Silver Umbrella’s for their sharpness. Using a Black Foam/Poly Board to add contrast and help sculpt the detail and character of the face.

Celebrity Portrait Lighting Setup Patrick Stewart Rory Lewis Photographer

Camera Settings F7.1, ISO 200

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Making an adjustment to the above setup, you can backlight your subject separating them form the backdrop. Using lastolite’s Wyoming backdrop really makes the subject stand out.

Celebrity Portrait Lighting Setup Patrick Stewart Rory Lewis Photographer

Camera Settings F6.3, ISO 200

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I hope these setups, help you to create some wonderful portraiture. If you are interested in my workshops, I have a full programme of Portraiture Workshops throughout 2015. All courses are practical tuition sessions giving you plenty of time to learn hands on the skills taught. Enabling you to work with professional models on the day and capture amazing photography for your portfolio.