Workshop: Beautiful portraits with natural light in Cologne, Brussels, Paris

Workshop: Beautiful portraits with natural light in Cologne, Brussels, Paris


Cologne - October 13 & 14

Brussels - October 20 & 21

What is this? It's a new type of course, not like my previous workshops. This is more of a masterclass about light with focus on available light and post-production. It will be a full day (8 hours) of learning about light, practice with a model and post-production of the images we made during the day.

Who is this for? It's for anyone who want to learn more about how to control and understand where, when and how to shoot beautiful portraits in available light. It doesn't matter if you're a professional or amateur, you can gain a lot from participating in this workshop. It doesn't matter if you shoot fashion, wedding, boudoir and so on. Beautiful is always beautiful and light is always light.

What is included? Light theory with explanations that are easy to understand. Practice with a good model. Post-production teaching with practice on your own and help from me.

Content of this course:

- Learn about available light and how to use to for your advantage

- Understanding where, when and how to find the good light

- Practice with a good professional and beautiful model

- What is a good and what is a bad location for shooting

- You will learn my secret to geting good and beautiful skin tones

- How to make it easier for you to get a good and professional result

- Speed up your workflow and still keep a high quality

- Good post-production to make your photos even better and to make them stand out

Price: €159

Time: 10.00-18.00

Feel free to send a message if you have any questions before you book.

Online retouch course including video recording

Online retouch course including video recording

This is a private retouch course that you can take no matter where you live. It's a 1:1 course and I do it online or meet in person at home or when I visit your city (subscribe to my newsletter for the latest travel plans). I’ll work on one of your photos and and the use the software of your choice. I’ll show you how to get my style on your own photos! I’ll also record the whole session and you’ll get the video after. Easier to go back and check a few times when you try on your own.

If I do it online I share my screen so you can see what I do the same time as I explain. I'll show my whole workflow. It will include raw converting, color grading, color correction, skin retouch, dodge & burn, black and white conversion and much more. I will also have a look at your images and give you some advice on how to work with the light to get a better starting point for the post processing.


Here are a few samples of what you’ll learn on this course:

- Give your photos a professional look and get rid of the "out of cam" style.

- Speed up your workflow. My way is fast, easy and give amazing results. 

- Make the skin look even, beautiful and natural. It will keep the structure but still look smooth.

- Make a beautiful and interesting black and white versions with just 1 minute of extra work.

- Correct mismatching skin tones.

- Edit the studio background for a more even look.

- Get rid of banding in the studio backgrounds.


When: Any time

Where: Worldwide (online)

Time: Around 2 hours

Participants: 1 person at the time

Price: €150 (Introduction offer. Normally price is €175)

Workshop on October 27 & 28 in Malmö, Sweden With Chiara Bianchino

Workshop on October 27 & 28 in Malmö, Sweden With Chiara Bianchino

On this workshop I will teach my way of using the lights in the studio. Also how I work with the model to create my style of photos. I'll share all my secrets and all my ideas. Shooting style will be from sexy fashion and semi nude to all nude. My model is the amazing Chiara Bianchino that you can see in the photos (all of them are made by Hannes Windrath). She is here exclusively for this workshop so it the only chance to shoot her in Scandinavia this year!

Some of the course content: Techniques with flash in the studio. Different types of modifiers and their advantages and disadvantages. Creating different looks with the same light. Shaping the model with the light. One light vs multi lighting. Metering and exposure. Getting it right in camera. Good skin tones with minimal post-production. How to work with models, posing and angles. Contact and communication with models. Food and drinks are included.

This time I do something new! First day (27th) will be more of a classic workshop. I also include post-production in the end. This is for the people who want to learn but also get to shoot. Perfect if you’re not very experienced or new to studio lights or just want to learn.

Second day (28th) is more of a portfolio building day. This means you get more shooting time and more chance to effect the photos. Perfect if you already have been to many workshops and you’re the most interested in getting good photos. I’ll help you, guide you and make sure you get your shots. This day is also for learning but mostly focus on creating material for your portfolio.

*** UPDATE *** Both days will be like the description of 28th. More like portfolio building but if you want to learn from me I’ll do this too for just you at the same time. This is possible for both days.

When: October 27th & 28th

Where: Malmö, Sweden

Participants: 6-7 each day

Time: 10.00-18.00

Price: €259