Fashion Photography Masterclass 25th November 2012

The 25th of November saw Photoion host their inspiring Fashion Photography Masterclass. This intimate Fashion Photography Masterclass teaches students how to make the very most out of their studio lighting equipment through hands-on practical demonstrations and us it in fashion photography creatively. Students are given the tools to set their imaginations free, learning how to get the very most from their camera and lighting equipment, as well as shot composition and interaction with models.



For this session we were lucky enough to be joined by beautiful and energetic model Catherine. Catherine is a London based professional model who’s striking features and gorgeous blue eyes can be used to stunning effect in the right hands, and professional photographer and Photoion founder Ion Paciu was on hand to help the students capture her beauty.


The masterclass began as all good photo shoots do with the make-up. Students watched in awe as make up artist extraordinaire Fanny Burgos worked her magic on Catherine. Fanny is a free lance make-up artist and hair stylist who is highly experienced, working across fashion catalogues, catwalks, photo shoots, advertisements and even TV and Film.


The outfits and props are ready…









Final preparations….


Once the shoot began Ion demonstrated the art of directing a model and taught students how to visualise and eventually realise a fantastic fashion portrait shot. A whole host of lighting equipment was provided by Photoion along with a wireless transmitter and a selection of backgrounds and props. Students could even borrow from Photoion’s extensive range of professional lenses if they did not possess the right lens for their shot.





As always with Ion’s inspirational and unpredictable workshops the day took an exciting twist when he noticed a local veteran in uniform visiting the Union Jack Club, the club in which the workshop was taking place. Always quick to spot an opportunity for a fresh and original photographic challenge, Ion talked to the veteran who was kind and brave enough to enter into the studio to be a part of an impromptu creative shoot.


Students embraced this new challenge with open arms and were quick to fire suggestions and dream up inventive ways to capture their new model. Demonstrating wonderfully how a photographer needs to possess the ability to think on their feet and react to their surroundings, Ion tutored the group in shooting some incredible fashion photographs, including a host of mixed shots pairing the beauty of their model Catherine with the real world charm of the veteran.


Once again the Fashion Photography Masterclass produced some pictures that our students can be truly proud of. All the pictures in this blog were taken on the day and we think that you will agree that they are of an incredibly high standard.


If you like the sound of this workshop please be sure to check out the photography courses section of our website, where you will find details on this any many more of our photography courses and workshops.

Our photography workshops are also proving to be tremendously popular gifts, giving you the opportunity to surprise a friend or family member with a completely original and unforgettable day that they will treasure forever, and that will help them to set their imagination free and create jaw dropping photography.

To book a place on this or one of our huge range of engaging and inspiring photography courses in London, or to buy a fixed or open day gift card, please click the image below.


and the usual group shot :)




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