The Photography Show 2017

Very pleased to announce for the first time I’ll be speaking and holding live demonstrations at the Photography Show NEC Birmingham 18-21 March 2017. Please take the opportunity to come along, gain advice, tips, and tricks on how to succeed as a professional photographer and learn lighting and directional techniques.


Weekend Programme




Directing your portraits (Live Stage – Hall 5)





Weekend Portrait Masterclass Feedback

Thank you to everyone who attended Weekend Portrait Masterclass over the bank holiday. It was wonderful to welcome everyone to my Liverpool Photography Studio. The course was a wonderful success, if you would like to book a place, I will be holding four more Weekend Portrait Masterclasses this year in Liverpool, London, Edinburgh & Dublin.

Work with Professional Models Test using State of the Art Equipment

Morning of the first day delegates enjoyed a talk on the medium of portraiture, then after coffee and refreshments it was time to learn low key lighting with our first model Alexandra. After lunch (provided) we moved on to beauty portraiture, learning high key lighting techniques. Into the afternoon delegates worked with our Second Model, Actor and Martial Arts Expert Kru Lundy. Learning how to direct a male subject and use reflectors & softboxes.

Work with Professional Models Test using State of the Art Equipment

On the second day delegates had a full schedule ahead of them. Starting with a fashion portrait photoshoot featuring our first model Alexandra, learning how to use gels to create a vivid portrait. After lunch (provided) delegates worked with a real soldier Major John Melville to create an epic low key portrait in the style of the renaissance artists. Finishing off the second day delegates expanded on high key lighting techniques with our third model Peter Adediran.


1st June Glasgow, Art Nude Photography Course Feedback

Ella Darling Art Nude Photography Workshop Liverpool October 11th 2014

Feedback From Today’s Art Nude Course in Glasgow


Thank you for all who attended today’s Course in Glasgow, please click here for Latest Timetable, and see feedback from today below. 


“Rory , is someone who loves his work as a photographer , very enthusiastic . He is very willing to help and supplies one with information, during and after the shoot with notes of the different lighting setups . I would definitely recommend him to anyone who wishes to enter the beautiful world of Fine Art Nude photography.

There are so many aspects of the course that I enjoyed …this is another thing about Rory , he is a good sense of humour which rubs off on his students , because half the battle of getting something across is to make the whole learning experience enjoyable . Even after he has finished his course and you are wanting to chat about something , Rory is always available to help . A great asset for any teacher .” 


I found this course interesting and Rory was helpfully explaining how to get the best lighting for the model. This course is valuable to the experienced armature who may want to delve into thie field of studio.

I am very happy with my images whether they were low key or high key. I am going to recommend this course to a friend. I now have fine art nude images on my website and portfolio.

Many thanks to the model, the people on the course and the people in charge of the lovely Steels Studio in Glasgow.