London (UK) & Los Angeles (CA) (USA) Workshop Feedback

Last months Fine Art Nude Workshops in Los Angeles, and London where a wonderful success. Delegates worked with two fabulous professional models, learning lighting, direction and new camera skills. Shooting both High Key and Low Key Photography. Delegates where shown the effect of soft boxes, umbrellas, snoots, beauty dishes and how to use reflectors. How to use both soft and hard lighting to change the mood and effect of a photograph. Learn the function of the main light; and how to use fill lights and back lights  to affect the final image.

Art Nude Photography Workshop Los Angeles USA & London UK

Art Nude Photography Workshop Los Angeles USA & London UK


Their will be two more opportunities to attend a workshop either in Los Angeles or London, see dates and details below.  Course Starts 10am and Finishes at 4pm, all lighting equipment will be provided you just need to bring your DSLR Camera with you. Please Email Me if you have any questions about the Course. Full Course Details will be Sent upon Booking. Group Sizes are small around 4-6 Delegates.


SAVE 18% OFF GROUP WORKSHOPS UNTIL 18th December 2017 Early Bird 2018 Discount USE PROMO CODE SAVE18


Working with a Professional  Art Nude Model with fabulous bone structure, figure and facial expression. Rory Lewis Art Nude Courses are a MUST for all those enthusiastic Art Nude Photographers who want to capture some amazing shots for their portfolios. Tuition is a hands on classroom as you work with the model throughout the day learning new skills and techniques. You will walk away from this course with the skill to develop and improve your photography techniques, learn studio flash lighting, develop your understanding of studio technique and test this using a professional model.” You will be shown the effect of soft boxes, umbrellas, snoots, beauty dishes and how to use reflectors. How to use both soft and hard lighting to change the mood and effect of a portrait. Learn the function of the main light; and how to use fill lights, back lights and hair lights to affect the final image.

Art Nude Photography Course Los Angeles
Skye Rentals | 164 West Providencia Avenue | Burbank, CA 91502
Friday, 19 January 2018 from 10:00 to 16:00 (PST)

Art Nude Photography Course London
Farringdon Studio | 2 Bleeding Heart Yard | EC1N 8SJ London | United Kingdom
Sunday, 4 March 2018 from 10:00 to 16:00 (GMT)

Portraiture is all about the Model, find your Muse

Portrait Photographer Rory LewisPORTRAITURE IS ALL ABOUT THE FACE, THE MODEL THE MUSE. The best models I have worked in the past have been confident actors. Actors who are able to work through a series of poses following the photographer’s descriptive direction or example imagery; WHILST having the confidence of adding there own thoughts and felling’s and ideas. In essence being on the same wavelength of the photographer almost psychically. When a photographer and model are on the same wavelength great things happen. This has occurs often in my portraiture photography. The capturing of a perfect portrait moment a split second when the model and photographer connect. You can only achieve this with the right model. As noted actor Allan Walsh says: Modelling is just another branch of acting. Remember these moments are STAGED the model in my opinion has to be a gifted actor. This can’t be emphasised enough. Lets not forget studio portraiture is photographed in an artificial atmosphere with a specific theme and when everything slots together, the results can be stunning.


“A portrait is not made in the camera but on either side of it.” – Edward Steichen


Professional models must have character and a photogenic consciousness, realising what looks good on camera and what does not.  Whilst knowing how to use both in accordance with the direction of the photographer. As a photographer I don’t see or think like a normal person someone with good facial bone structure and looks is NOT necessarily a good model. Photographers must see everything creatively and search for models with character and confidence. Take the time out to find your Muse your Model someone who has charisma, somebody who is confidant who can take direction and in doing so come up with their own ideas.


Portrait Photographer Rory LewisI teach a great deal of one-on-one sessions and workshops with photographers who are just starting out and find that their work is let down by one key factor, the face of the person they are photographing.  Don’t get me wrong no one is perfect yet, this can severally affect the shots they are trying to achieve. If photographers are looking to achieve a high standard of studio work they must not only think about lighting and makeup, but the models they are shooting. The question you must be asking is where can I find good models? And you are probably expecting me to say a good model agency. Well you may be right but you may be surprised. There are a number of creative social networking sites on the web where models and photographers can collaborate, so signup. Ive also found models in unusual places from bus stops to bistros, keep alert and don’t be frightened to ask if you even spot someone in the street, the worst they can say is no.

In terms of model agencies take the time out to contact your local model agency. You may be amazed as agencies have a great number of new faces in need of shots. You may not be paid, but you will have the opportunity to learn with models who have experience, confidence, acting skills and good characteristics. If you take the time to find a good model the level of work you are trying to achieve will improve ten fold.