Victoria & Albert Museum Workshop

Thank you to everyone who attended my Three Day Portrait Photography Workshop at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. It was wonderful to teach such a diverse group with several of the attendees coming from Portugal Belgium and France. The workshop was a pleasure to teach, with access to an immense collection of art to inspire the delegates throughout the three days.

 

Working with three unique models on each day the delegates were able to hone their skills, learning how to light and direct subjects for many different situations. The delegates were then able to plan and execute their own photoshoots with the models taking inspiration from the galleries collection of portraiture.

 

I’m looking forward to returning to the V&A next year to teach another workshop. If you are interested in my Photography Courses, I have a range of workshops on offer including group as well as One-to-One Sessions.

Victoria & Albert Museum Rory Lewis Photography Workshops

Victoria & Albert Museum Rory Lewis Photography Workshops

Victoria & Albert Museum Rory Lewis Photography Workshops

Victoria & Albert Museum Rory Lewis Photography Workshops

Victoria & Albert Museum Rory Lewis Photography Workshops

Victoria & Albert Museum Rory Lewis Photography Workshops

Victoria & Albert Museum Rory Lewis Photography Workshops

Victoria & Albert Museum Rory Lewis Photography Workshops

Victoria & Albert Museum Rory Lewis Photography Workshops

Victoria & Albert Museum Rory Lewis Photography Workshops

National Portrait Gallery Photography Workshop

Over the May bank holiday weekend, I had the pleasure of teaching a Portrait Photography Workshop at The National Portrait Gallery in London. Taking inspiration from the Galleries Tudor & Renaissance Portrait collection and taught over two days the workshop was fully subscribed. I had the pleasure of teaching 12 delegates throughout the weekend. No stranger to the gallery i’m always popping my head through the door to gauge upon the feast of art and intrigue. I was honoured to have one of my own portraits of Actor David Warner acquired by the gallery some years ago.

National Portrait Gallery Workshop, Rory Lewis Photographer  28th & 29th May 2016

National Portrait Gallery Workshop, Rory Lewis Photographer 28th & 29th May 2016

Day one began with a talk about my style of portraiture and how art has provided a great deal of inspiration in the lighting and detail of my own work. Then we moved on to talk about the work of Renaissance Artists, such as Michelangelo, DaVinci, Durer and Hans Holbein the Younger. After some refreshment, the delegates toured the galleries tudor and renaissance portraits, with a talk by myself on some of the most interesting pieces of the collection.

National Portrait Gallery Workshop, Rory Lewis Photographer  28th & 29th May 2016

National Portrait Gallery Workshop, Rory Lewis Photographer 28th & 29th May 2016

After lunch it was time to learn about lighting techniques using the galleries well equipped photographic studio. The delegates practiced their technique using a light meter to setup basic one and two light Renaissance Chiaroscuro Lighting with our first model Teo Pendle. After lighting skills where honed, I demonstrated direction and how to create different emotions and moods. The delegates then took it in turn to capture a varied collection of portraits illustrating different sides of Teo’s character.

National Portrait Gallery Workshop, Rory Lewis Photographer  28th & 29th May 2016

National Portrait Gallery Workshop, Rory Lewis Photographer 28th & 29th May 2016

Day two began with a review of all the delegates portraits from day one. We then recapped on the lighting techniques and skills. The delegates then worked in groups to re-create versions of the renaissance portraits in the gallery.

National Portrait Gallery Workshop, Rory Lewis Photographer  28th & 29th May 2016

National Portrait Gallery Workshop, Rory Lewis Photographer 28th & 29th May 2016

After lunch it was time to work with our Second model Laure O’Rourke, the delegates working in groups visited the gallery to plan a series of portraits using the collection as inspiration. Then taking it in turn to re-create their own versions of portraits with Laura. Shoots completed, I reviewed all the portraits captured, and gave individual feedback on lighting and direction.

National Portrait Gallery Workshop, Rory Lewis Photographer  28th & 29th May 2016

National Portrait Gallery Workshop, Rory Lewis Photographer 28th & 29th May 2016

The course was a wonderful success, packing in as much as I possibly could over two days, the Delegates walked away with a new appreciation of art and photographic skills. Capturing their own collection of portraiture. It was fascinating to see everyones unique style and approach to the practical photography session. If you are interested in my photography workshops in the UK or USA, please take a look at my Photography Course Page. I will be returning to teach at the National Portrait Gallery in 2017 and i’m already planning my next workshop.

National Portrait Gallery Workshop, Rory Lewis Photographer  28th & 29th May 2016

National Portrait Gallery Workshop, Rory Lewis Photographer 28th & 29th May 2016

London Portrait Photography Masterclass 25th September 2015

London Portrait Photography MasterclassThank you to everyone who attended todays, London Portrait Photography Masterclass at Calumet Photographic Drummond Street. It was wonderful to share my passion and knowledge of portraiture. Demonstrating lighting, direction and camera technique. Several members of the group very graciously left their feedback via my review centre page, you can read their comments below. Their will be plenty of other opportunities to attend the course. I’ll be running workshops in, London, Manchester, Liverpool & Los Angeles USA in 2016. You can view my up-to-date timetable here.

 

“Chilled learning”

Written on: 25/09/2015 by Urijah1961

“Rory taught, inspired and chatted all the way through the session. He kept it interactive without the pressure new learning can often bring. No question out of bounds and very open about all aspects of his approach.
I came away with a new appreciation of the power of good lighting and how to make it happen. 
Highly recommended”

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“Portrait Masterclass”

Written on: 06/10/2015 by PeteB42

“Rory was my tutor for a one-day Portrait Masterclass seminar, and I have to say that it was inspiring, informative and hugely useful. Rory is a natural tutor….He clearly has complete mastery of the technical aspects and fantastic creativity, but most importantly he coaches in a good humoured, informal and relaxed manner that puts everyone at their ease, and makes for a fun experience, whilst covering a lot of ground.”

“Portrait Masterclass”

Written on: 08/10/2015 by Angeln328

IMG_1525“Rory was my tutor for a one-day Portrait Masterclass seminar, and I have to say that it was inspiring, informative and hugely useful. Rory is a natural tutor….He clearly has complete mastery of the technical aspects and fantastic creativity, but most importantly he coaches in a good humoured, informal and relaxed manner that puts everyone at their ease, and makes for a fun experience, whilst covering a lot of ground.”