Workshops



Group Evening Shoots at my Clacton-on-Sea Studio

Thursday 1st February 2018 - 7pm-10pm

£25 per photographer. Places limited to 10

I'm going to be running a regular Group Evening for up to 10 photographers of all levels at my Clacton-on-Sea Studio starting next month. On this first Group Evening we will have the fantastic local model Maria to photograph.


Through the evening photographers will take it in turns to photograph Maria, with everyone hopefully having the opportunity to shoot 3 to 4 different looks.

When it's not your turn to shoot the idea is that you will have chance to chat to the other photographers attending to pick up tips and ideas and maybe arrange to collaborate with each other on projects in the future.

I'm hoping this will turn into a regular social gathering where photographers will be able to improve their portfolio by photographing experienced models, with a different model attending each month.

Cost: The cost is £25 per photographer, payable in advance via Paypal at https://www.paypal.me/markcoventry/25

Once you've made your payment please contact me to confirm your place.

Thanks, Mark.





Portrait Lighting Workshop - 1 Day

11th February 2018

£100 per person.

If you would like to know more about how to light your portraits, then join me for an informative day of portrait lighting techniques. If you only have one light don't worry, as we will start with simple but effective one light set-ups, and then progress on to multiple lights. We will look at the various modifiers that are available to help you shape the light to your requirements and help you create dramatic portraits.

The workshop will cover:-

* Standard portrait lighting set-ups.
* Placement and distance of one, and multiple lights.
* Hard and soft light.
* Light Fall-off and backgrounds.
* Using various modifiers to shape the light.
* A model will be present so I can demonstrate all techniques live.

This workshop will take place at my Clacton-on-Sea Studio from 10am to 4pm with a break for lunch.
Tea, Coffee and Biscuits will be provided.

Places are limited to 6 people. For more info, or to book your place contact me on 07863 008778 or at info@markcoventry.com.





Lighting with Speedlites Workshop - 1 Day

Group dates to be announced but this can be booked on a 1 to 1 basis so please contact me for details if this is preferred to a group workshop.

1 to 1 workshop = £150
Group workshop = £100 per person.


Speedlites are such a versatile light source and can be used to light just about anything. With a variety of modifiers available you can shape the light to create dramatic images. With TTL, High Speed Sync, and 2nd curtain sync standard on most models, the possibilities are endless.

The workshop will cover:-

* Speedlite terminology.
* Fundamentals of light.
* Hard and soft light.
* Light Fall-off.
* On and Off Camera Flash.
* Placement and distance of one, and multiple speedlites.
* Using various modifiers to shape the light.
* Using Gels.
* Manual and TTL Flash.
* Flash Exposure Compensation.
* Using Group Mode.
* Master and Slave units.
* High Speed Sync.
* Rear/2nd Curtain Sync.
* Freezing movement with Flash Duration.

This workshop will take place at my Clacton-on-Sea Studio from 10am to 4pm with a break for lunch.
Tea, Coffee and Biscuits will be provided.

Places are limited to 6 people for group workshops. For more info, or to book your place contact me on 07863 008778 or at info@markcoventry.com.