WORKSHOPS & MASTERCLASSES FOR 2022
WITH JAMES NADER
FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP WITH JAMES NADER BRITISH FASHION PHOTOGRAPHER
These workshops are offered by James Nader London Fashion and Advertising Photographer. See James’ portfolio here These photography workshops and online learning are practical hands-on learning experiences, relaxed and informative learning how to shoot, light and pose the model to create strong fashionable images which will fast track your photography learning. These workshops will give you the confidence and the ability needed to go out and find your clients.
LEARN TO SHOOT YOUR OWN COVER SHOTS WITH TOP LIGHTING SETUPS AND MODEL SHOOT WORKFLOW.
ENQUIRIES NOW BEING TAKEN FOR THE NEW WORKSHOPS WITH DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED
Location: Weston Park, Shropshire
Times Day1: 9.00am – 18.00pm.
Times Day 2: 9.00am – 16.00pm.
Delegates Able to Attend: 12
Note: Any local covid-19 regulations and guidelines in place at the workshop will be followed.
Day one will begin at 9.00 am with a welcome keynote explaining the workshop’s format. This will cover an introduction to the photographers, studio lighting and posing techniques.
You will be introduced to backstage or behind the scenes photography with the models while they are preparing for the days shoot. You will learn lighting setups and techniques and how to direct the models to give you new creative photos for use in your portfolio.
Day two will be split into three parts. It will commence with a recap of day one, where you will share some of your photos with the group. The images will be reviewed and discussed with a view to which are the best to become commercially noticeable.
The second part of the day will focus on workflow, editing and post-processing. The third part examines the commercial/business world of photography.
Equipment required: Camera and lenses, spare batteries and charger, memory cards.
For day two, your laptop is required to select your images for post-processing and grading.
Lighting equipment will be provided. This will include Flash with diffusers and LED lighting for that cinematic look.
In Preparation: You will be asked to provide some of your photos in advance as we’d like to introduce each participant to the group on day one.
What is included: Lunch and refreshments will be included.
We have not included: Accommodation and transportation.
A deposit of £625 Confirms your space, Then a final balance to pay £625. A deposit of 50% is required in advance to secure a place, with the rest of the payment due six weeks before the workshop.
TWO DAY COURSE INCLUSIVE LOCATIONS, FOOD & BEVERAGE
This course is designed for photographers attending, the chance to develop their camera and lighting skills. You will learn from James and his team the ability to work at a higher level and gain confidence in shooting and working with models. You will learn how to control the shoot and become more experienced and dealing with clients.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
- Lighting setups with various lights
- Working with a team
- Working with models and how to light them and direct them
- Confidence in posing models
- Ability to understand how the light is working and how to mix lights
- Picture selection and grading
- Business of Photography
James Nader is an international Fashion and Advertising photographer, who has worked on many national and international campaigns. His cinematic lighting and avant-garde style are what this workshop is all about. This session is all about learning the lighting skills from James to help build your own portfolio into one that stands out.
Kieron Beard is a British Street and Monochrome Leica photographer who has been living in France and working in Switzerland. A talent for capturing street life has seen him work his way through far too many types of cameras and is a specialist in monochrome and a great educator.
We will offer the opportunity to use a FUJI GFX50S and the LEICA Camera/Lenses
Working as a team, James and Kieron will help photographers identify what makes them great at what they do by helping to expand their knowledge in shooting, lighting, composition, colour balance and also the ability to help see the scene in black and white grades.
Each delegate gets hands-on experience throughout the day but is mentored by both photographers to really help the delegate get a better feel for exactly how the scenes with the models work. James & Kieron develop the delegate’s mindset to really understand what it is they are shooting and the best possible interpretations. This in turn helps their photography find a place in the commercial world.
A 2 Day Workshop Allowing You to Learn How to Get Creative With Lighting, Composition & Model
Feast your eyes on our new location find! and our sumptuous moodboard. On day one enjoy a relaxed day of shooting at the beautiful Weston Park in the Midlands. Starting with our introductions over coffee and croissante as we introduce your day with a keynote by James Nader. We will then progress into working with the location, setting up the lighting and discussing with the models and the group our moodboards and how to. get the best from light, angles and models throughout your morning session.
You will be working with two models throughout the day and switching locations to give you the best experience not in location but lighting as well.
Relax on the day with everything you need to take pictures taken care of, simply relax and shoot.
On the day of your Fashion Shoot Experience, photographers meet for breakfast and settle in. We discuss the day ahead whilst styling commences and we run through light options and moodboards. We aim to start shooting at roughly 11am (a more specific itinerary will be in your info pack). We break for lunch and continue shooting till late afternoon and enjoy a relaxing dinner in the evening. The day is strategically scheduled so you can just relax and let us take care of all the logistics whilst you indulge in shooting till your heart’s content!
A Models moodboard will be available closer to the date when we know numbers and we will announce the final models choice.
STYLIST MOODBOARD FOR WESTON MASTERCLASS
Day 1: Lighting is key on any shoot and James is a master of lighting with his cinematic lighting style. Over the day you will gain experience and knowledge about lighting styles and lighting types and we aim to use flashlight, flash with beauty dishes, flash with softboxes and an introduction to lighting with LED for a more dynamic cinematic effect and by the end of the days shooting you will have super looking avant garde style photographs.
Day 2: This day is classroom based and after a keynote from James Nader & team. The day will progress after morning break. We will then look ta images taken and then begin a selection process for each candidate to help choose the best images and then run through selection, grading, post-production for the best results with the afternoon commencing after break into a discussion and keynote about working as a photographer and an about the Business of Photography with supported printed documents and PDF.
PUSH YOUR CREATIVE ABILITIES IN LIGHTING AND COMPOSITION
This is not just a standard workshop, this is an exquisite opportunity and and editorial-quality production with real direction by James Nader. You are not alone shooting, you get assistance, some guidance and help, but ultimately this is your opportunity to create your own work for which you will be proud to show.
Our Fashion Shoot Experience enables photographers to create quality work for submission, exhibition and portfolio work. It also enables you to learn new ways of being creative with light, shape and form.
PHOTOGRAPHY LIGHTING PORTFOLIO BUILDING DAYS
These Workshops are for photographers who are keen to expand their photography abilities shooting fashion lighting I use on a regular basis. My Workshops are held in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere which in turn allows you the photographer to enjoy your experience working with me and my creative team.
Using cinematic portrait and fashion lighting styles with Arri lights, LED and Flash. You will gain a great insight into the business of shooting and managing your shoot, images and workflow. By the end of your workshop experience with me, I am confident that the skills learned will make you a more confident photographer with new ideas and insider knowledge which will help you develop your portfolio , lighting and photographic skills.
A Final Note From James
This is your opportunity to work alongside me James Nader British Fashion Photographer from London. My work specialises in high fashion shoots, location, studio and post-production techniques and I am happy to share my lighting and technique.
These are informal, relaxed and intuitive Workshops working with agency signed models from a professional agency. Our creative team on the day will be working with you and are a Professional Wardrobe Stylist and Make-Up artist
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