Michael, South East Regional Photographer of the Year in 2014 and 2016, cut his lighting teeth shooting reportage for cinema chains and actors' portraits, and has since earned a reputation as one of the UK's leading authorities on actors headshots, working with an array of entertainment industry clients including many famous faces.
Today he is active across a broad span of work: whether it is creating a subtly varied headshot portfolio for an actor, producing high-end advertising imagery for film, theatre & TV, working with strobe on location or producing fine art quality portraits in the studio, Michael works fluidly with continuous, strobe and natural lighting to achieve radically different styles of portraiture.
You will join Michael at his busy studio in the heart of London, gaining an insight into the processes behind the creation of some of his award-winning work through discussion and practical demonstration, with plenty of opportunity to ask questions.
Taking on photographic assignments in groups, you will explore subtlety and drama with models/actors in the studio and on location, using and applying techniques that are applicable across a wide range of portraiture from social, wedding, beauty & fashion photography.
Whether you are a natural-light shooter looking to add confidence with flash lighting techniques to help your work stand out, an experienced strobist looking to freshen up your approach, or would simply like to learn more about Michael's work, this practically-focused day should inform, inspire and entertain!
To learn more about Michael, take a look at michaelwharleyphoto.com
‘The atmosphere was very easy going, everyone wanted to learn. We were all at different stages of our careers but Michael’s subtlety and empathy was spot on, and his generosity in sharing his ideas was much appreciated amongst the group’ Emma Freeman LBIPP
‘What an informative day; Michael is a great photographer. It was a privilege to gain a little insight into how he works’ Jamie Scott, Friend of the BIPP
EARLY BOOKING FOR THIS COURSE IS ESSENTIAL
Any images taken on the course are for your own personal use and cannot be used for commercial purposes.
Deadline for booking is 14 days prior to event, and course is subject to cancellation 7 days before event date should participant numbers not be achieved. All costs include lunch, refreshments & VAT.