3 days of 1-2-1 photography training workshop

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Chateau De Clerac

11 Route des Châteaux

17270 Clérac


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3 day 1-2-1 tuition in fashion, portrait or nude photography training.

You can choose the genre of your photography training.

So, you have attended just about every fashion, portraits and nudes photography workshop and course that you can find but you still have not found out how to achieve that magic x factor into your images.

It is time to give your fashion, portrait or nudes photography a step up by taking a 1-2-1 fashion or nudes (or a combination of both) photography training workshop and learn the secrets that other photography tutors either can not or do not teach you.

During Bruce's fashion, portrait and nudes photography training workshops, courses and master classes you will learn more than you could possibly imagine in just a few days.

Availability for one 2 one fashion or nudes photography workshops dates

If the dates in the drop down menu do not suite your availability, please send us a message to b.s@mac.com so we can arrange dates that suite you better.

Fashion portrait and nudes photography lighting and shooting tips and techniques

Read a past 1-2-1 fashion portrait and nudes photography workshop students review

I could have bought all the fashion, portraiture and figure photography books on Amazon, and not learned what I did in a few days with Bruce, which he himself learned from decades of successful work in the industry. In September 2015 I joined Bruce in a chateau near Bordeaux, France for a four-day, one-to-one workshop in ‘sensual fashion.

We had two models, an excellent hair and make-up artist, and a photogenic, characterful location. By the end, without doubt, the course had left an indelible mark on my stylistic development and competency as a photographer, for which I’m very grateful.

Bruce is obviously an accomplished photographer and renowned authority, but he is also an excellent instructor and personable coach—an invaluable combination. Much of what I learned from him was through his selflessly attentive coaching: unique feedback about how I performed in the situations he’d set up with the models, location and brief.

Irreplaceable and empowering, he broke down technical issues in straightforward language, and could immediately see and explain what I was doing and how it could be improved.

I grew a lot as a photographer over just a few days. By the end, he shadowed me on shots that I set up. I decided to take the course with Bruce to explore a part of photography I was interested in, but found very inaccessible looking at the sector from the outside.

Previously, I had started to professionalize my passion for photography, and eventually produced documentary photo essays that were later published.

As a journalistic style, this focused on observation and visual documentation of a social issue but wanting to develop in a different area of photography, to have beautiful images and to eventually become commercially viable, I looked to begin developing in fashion and figure photography.

However, my previous documentary photography skills were mismatched for fashion and figure. Any photographer can take a pleasing photo of a model, but it requires difficult development to much higher levels if you want to break through in the industry.

To generate and capture the life and story of a shot in fashion, lingerie or figure photography, which makes all the difference between strong but mediocre shots and first rate shots which the industry expects, demands different skills from which most photographers have or think about, which are neither innate nor obvious.

So, I wanted to learn directly from an expert. Bruce Smith was my first choice of expert to learn from.


Tailoring your 1-2-1 photography workshop so you achieve your photography objectives

When you have booked your 1-2-1 fashion, portraiture or nudes photography tickets Bruce will get in touch to talk through your objectives for your fashion and or nudes photography training objectives.

If you wish to speak to Bruce about your objectives before you book please message Bruce directly from his wibesite contact page.

The location for your 1-2-1 photography training workshop

Image below is the stunning Chateau De Clerac where your 1-2-1 fashion, portrait or nudes photography training workshop will take place.

Getting there by plane or by train

There are some very good flight and train connections to Bordeaux from most major european cities, we can arrange pick up and drop offs for you.

The new TGV fast trains from Paris to Bordeaux takes c 2 hours and 15 minutes, so if your looking for a lovely train ride you can connect from London using the Euro Star to Paris and jump the fast train here and we will be delighted to pick you up.

Bringing a non shooting friend or partner with you to stay at the Chateau

You are welcome to bring your partner or your friend to stay at the chateau with you either in a room of their own or sharing with you at an extra cost, please contact us to arrange this. b.s@mac.com

What photography training fees include

Included in the fees for photography training, shooting for 2 days, 1 day of pre or post production, pick up and drop off at Bordeaux airport or railway station or a station near the chateau, St Yzan or Coutras, tuition with Bruce Smith fees, fashion styling fees, hair and make up fees, model fees, 3 nights accommodation fullboard at the chateau with home and local produced fresh foods and wine, the chateau as the location for the tuition days.

Booking your 1-2-1 fashion, portraiture and or nudes photography training workshop

Step 1: Click "SELECT A DATE" choose the closest date you wish your 1-2-1 to begin.

This is just an optional start date, you can begin your 1-2-1 photography training on any day before or following the date depending upon the number of days that you wish to book and any bookings that are on either side of your chosen dates. Please message Bruce at b.s@mac.com if you are not 100% clear about this.

Any problems please message fashion, portrait and fine art nudes photographer Bruce Smith at b.s@mac.com

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Chateau De Clerac

11 Route des Châteaux

17270 Clérac


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