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I’ve just finished my first two day studio based photography workshop which was a great success. I used Ipswich based model Ayla Rose and the theme of the workshop was a ‘flour ballet’ shoot. This entailed Ayla leaping around the studio throwing flour into the air and creating some amazing shapes. By using a simple cross lighting set-up, the clouds of flour dust become back lit creating some spectacular images. When I am running workshops, I don’t shoot, it’s frustrating but fair and I even offer my cameras to delegates if they want to try different lenses and cameras. So, I’ve included one of my images here taken on a previous shoot when I first brought Ayla to the studio to shoot the flour concept for myself. Because I had Ayla booked for two days, I was able to keep a 2hr slot free for my own personal work and I used this time to shoot some beautiful figure studies and also some soft feminine ballerina portraits which will be the theme for the next workshop with Ayla in the new year. Although Ayla is noted for her gymnastic prowess and ability to create amazing figure study shapes, she’s also makes a great lingerie model and I shot a quick set in front of a large window combined with a single light from a Profoto B1 in an octabox to create some really soft, pastel images.

To get the jump shot like the one below, the flash duration has to be very fast which is where the Profoto B1 heads excel with their ‘freeze’ mode which delivers a lower power discharge but at at extremely high speed. The whole shoot was a great success and there have been some amazing images posted by the workshop delegates on Facebook and other social media. Many people have contacted me and asked when the next workshop is likely to be and I can say that the next one featuring Ayla will be in February 2016 but if you can’t wait that long, watch the workshop pages on here to catch an earlier one with a different model. If you want to be notified of the next workshop, just fill in a contact form to be added to the mailing list.

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