1 on 1 Boudoir Photography Training Workshop

Please note:
This course is costs £500.00 as its 1 on 1 – you can bring a colleague for an additional £200.00 and split the cost which makes each photographers cost only  £350.00 for the whole day.

If you are looking for more affordable boudoir photography training, then try our :-

introduction to boudoir photography course which only costs £195.00 – you can find all the details here

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1 on 1 Boudoir Photography Training

We have received a number of requests for a Boudoir Photography Workshop and have decided for the time being due to the intimate nature of the shoots that it would be better in very small groups or even as a one on one shoot.

Spend a whole day shooting a top professional glamour model.

Our style of boudoir photography is based around GREAT lighting which is the key to all good photography and also in how to direct a model, how to coax out those looks a model gives the camera that connects with the person viewing the photographs.  This produces consistent results and you will end up producing your own images that look like this by the end of the day.

sexy photography workshop

boudoir photography workshop

The basic outline of what we have come up with is this.

Location
Our Studio in Hartlebury in Worcestershire – Nearest Train Station is Kidderminster – Travel lodge just down the road – we can pick you up and drop you off at the station if needed.

Times / Duration
All day – 9:30 – 5:30 this will be an all day session more details below (we are flexible on times as its a bespoke course based totally around you)

Lunch
Provided as is hot and cold drinks throughout the day

What you will Learn
Lighting for boudoir / Pin Up photography + Model posing + how to interact with your model

Level of Photography
The model will be in various states of dress throughout the day from lingerie to Topless and playboy style nudity (tasteful full nudity)

Limits of Photography
This course is a serious course for photographers wishing to venture in to boudoir / pinup styles of photography as as such will be conducted in a professional manor.

A more detailed overview

This will be a full on day of learning.  The day will start off with you letting us know what you want out of the day at the end of the day we will see if we have net your expectations and hopefully blown them out of the water.  We will teach you all about boudoir for profit, what to charge, how to up sell and how to offer collections that make the client spend more money.   You will be teach you  several different lighting setups and once you have mastered these we will show you how with subtle little changes you can create a myriad of different and dramatic lighting pattens which will make your images stand out.  You will shoot with a beautiful live model while you learn these and we will review the photos as we take by connecting to a 50 inch plasma screen.

Each setup will start off with the model clothed and walk you through the process of shooting a sexy striptease and end up with  some beautiful high class nude portraits.  During this you will be learning more about lighting and posing and what to look out for to make your post production run quicker – its much easier to fix things in camera than it is to work on them later – we will teach you how to spot things that will save you hours afterwards.

We will also teach you how to look out for interesting photos that while tame have a underlining air of sensuality about them and the kinds of images you can fill your portfolio with (often real clients wont want their face in photos on your website)

 

birmingham boudoir photography workshop

As the day progresses you will learn the etiquet that takes place duing the shoot, especially when your model is topless or nude.

The day will be broken up by a lunch provided by ourselves and throughout the day there will be hot and cold drinks available

The costs are

For the One On One session it costs £500.00 and this includes all model fee’s model release fee’s allowing you to display your images in your online or printed portfolio.  A deposit of £200.00 is due to secure a date and the balance is due 2 weeks prior to the shoot itself.

You can bring along a friend / 2nd shooter for an additional cost of £200.00  (total of £700.00) which means you each only pay £350.00 for the whole days shooting.

SPECIAL CHRISTMAS OFFER
If you book a shoot between December 1st 2011 and December 24th 2011 you will receive a discount of £100.00
This means a One on One session only costs £400.00 and a 2 on one workshop only costs £600.00 (or £300.00 each)The shoot has to take place between December 1st 2011 and January 31st 2012 to be eligible for the Christmas offer !

To enquire or book a session send an email to Boudoir@davidpurslow.com 
or
call our studio line on 01299 253844

Below are a few more the kinds of images you will be shooting on the day – The model shown in all of these photos is a local model to the studio called Brook and is available, we are currently putting together a model register of other models and once complete you can choose your own model for the day or let us select one for you.

topless model photography workshop

model for boudoir workshop

photography workshop - topless models

 

 

 

Getting married at The Old Rectory Redditch

The Wedding of Ellen and Dave

Hello there,

It’s been a while since I posted up a whole wedding but as things start to slow back down after a hectic year I can start to catch up and blog a few recent weddings.  I am going to start off with the beautiful wedding of Ellen and Dave.

Its seems forever ago that Ellen, Dave and Dave’s mum came to visit me and book me for their wedding.  I was pretty excited to be honest as Ellen told me the couple were getting married at The Old Rectory in Redditch in Worcestershire.  The Old Rectory is an amazing wedding venue, its a hidden away boutique wedding venue that ooozes charm and romance and from a photographers point of view, its freaking awesome – the opportunities for photographs are endless.

But back to the wedding of Ellen and Dave, like pretty much all of my weddings I started the day with the bride and that meant at Ellies Salon (the hairdressers)

ellies salon bromsgrove

Ellen and the girls had the place to themselves and it was great, I have to thank the staff at Ellies as I was looked after so well, and drank enough tea and coffee for it to almost be coming out of my ears.

Bridal preparations is probably my second favorite part of the day – I love seeing how the bride transforms from looking like your normal girl to looking like a princess or in Ellens case a movie star (all about the lippy as you will see later)

I should also point out that of all my brides this year Ellen shocked me the most, I should explain a little – when we did the engagement session it was pouring with rain, also Ellen had only just got home and had quickly washed up – in her day job Ellen does not wear a ton of makeup so for the engagement session there was no makeup, her hair because of the rain was pretty much soaked to her head, she wore jeans and a jumper and kind of looked like a semi drowned rat albeit a pretty good looking one – so when I walked in and saw her already 1/2 way thru hair, it was amazing

bridal preparation photos bromsgrove Worcestershire

with the massive big windows the light in Ellies was fantastic and I just sat back with a long lens and blasted away and got some fantastic photos.  I also like using props like the signs to make for interesting backgrounds in the photos

The it was time for the makeup and Ellen disappeared into the back room, I followed and grabbed a few photos

and you just have to have photos of yourself in rollers on your wedding day !

I remember from when I met up with the couple that they wanted some black and white wedding photos, so I made sure to shoot a few throughout the day, I actually like the way this one works and catches the hairspray

black and white wedding photography
and then the transformation was complete

worcestershire wedding photographer

I left Ellies a few minutes before the bride as I wanted to get some shots around The Old Rectory in Redditch but I also wanted to spend as much time with Ellen and the girls before the wedding.

Back at The Old Rectory Wedding Venue

entrance way to the old rectory redditch

The Old Rectory, Redditch - Wedding Venue

The wedding breakfast was being served in the conservatory on the side of the hotel

the conservatory at the old rectory

table photos of weddings at the old rectory
and naturally I took this chance to grab the all important photo of the cake

wedding cakes worcestershire

With a million and one things going on I cant remember who Ellen said made the cake but I remember her telling me it was made by some very special (a family member or friend) and that this made it special – I made sure to get lots of photos of the cake !

The it was off to the room where the wedding service would take place – naturally this was a civil service wedding and The Old Rectory has a purpose built annex that is simply breathtaking.

The wedding room - The Old Rectory Redditch Worcestershire

The attention to detail the owners have put in is second to none, trust me I see lots of wedding venues and this one is first class with icing and a cherry on top for good measure !

wedding photography the old rectory
then I shot back upstairs to get a few photos of Ellen getting ready

Ellen had a beautiful Jenny Packham wedding dress and it was amazing – I love Jenny Packham wedding dresses, they are elegant and etherial and it takes a certain bride to be able to pull them off – this one was really stunning.

Now at this point I will point out while Ellen was getting dressed, her mum, Dave’s Mum and 3 bridesmaids plus a flower girl were all in the room ! – but Ellen asked for a few more sexy / risque but without being naughty if that makes sense photos be taken – I will show you a couple but the rest are for Dave’s eyes only (plus everyone who saw one of them in the evening slideshow – which the couple agreed could be in there !!!!)

bridal boudoir photography worcestershire

boudoir photography

and then mum helping do up the back of the dress

bride being tied in her wedding dress

then it was just a case of waiting around for the wedding to start

at this point I went downstairs and shot a few photos with the fella’s but since I am running out of space you will have to wait to see Dave till the wedding – bit I did get some nice detail shots

and a shot of Dave with is mum

and the flower girl !

Then it was time for the wedding to take place

For the first time EVER since I have been a wedding photographer I actually didnt go into the room for the wedding – I shot all the photos from outside.  The room was filled to capacity but thanks to great lighting and huge big doors I just used a long long lens and held back and captured the wedding from the back of the room – had I gone to the front I would have been too close and would have missed the feeling and atmosphere of the occasion

In the following photo I used the doors to frame the couple

and the big kiss:-)

old rectory wedding photos

and the signing of the register

The it was time for the part to get started,

The couple had only requested a few formal shots so we didnt spend too much time on those but we always like to try to get a group shot of everyone

group photos outside the old rec in redditch

and naturally a confetti shot

photos in the grounds of the old rectory

then as I said before it was a few formals and then onto pictures of the couple

one of the things Ellen and Dave had both said when the booked me was they liked the dramatic style of wedding photography and they wanted a few of my signature style images – these are the ones where I use lights to really make the images pop.

This following few photos were actually taken in broad daylight – I used the garage door by on the side of the hotel which just so happened to be black

dramatic wedding photography

stunning bride and groom wedding photos

then I shot some more traditional but dramatic bridal portraits,

wedding photography worcestershire

worcestershire wedding photography

Following this it was time for the wedding breakfast, speeches and then the night time,  for the sake of the blog post I am skipping the meal and speeches and jumping to after dinner – there was a little time between when the meal finished and the evening was starting so I took the opportunity to shoot a few more photos and play with lights a bit more

As I mentioned before The Old Rectory is a stunning wedding venue and one of the key features is the round windows,  I have seem lots of other photographers photos there and wanted to come up with something just a little bit more different so with a little patients from the couple we came up with this

different wedding photography

and then on the drive way

worcestershire wedding photographer

and with a few friends

The famous David Purslow Love Photo
then as the evening guests started to arrive, I quickly set up for the first dance photos – I like to shoot these in both a silhouette and a well lit way that way the couple has the choice of which they prefer

first dance wedding photo

newlywed couples first dance

west midlands wedding photographer

I think you have to agree Ellen and Dave had an amazing day, they came over my studio today to collect their disk of images to go away to choose for the album and we talked for hours about all the fun on the big day – from what I hear the evening party went on till the small hours and was a blast.

It just leaves me to say a big thank you to all the girls at Ellies  and also to Pam and Michael from The Old Rectory who really did an amazing job of not only looking after me but in putting on a really amazing wedding.

Dave, Ellen good luck, and I hope the love and happiness you shared on your big day stays with you for ever, it really was a fantastic day.

congrats guys.

love

dp

David Purslow
Wedding and Portrait Photographer
http://www.davidpurslow.com
Phone 01299 253844
Mobile 0759 007 6666

Photo of the week – 27 November 2011

Hello there,

This weeks photo of the week actually comes from a wedding I shot this past Friday.  The wedding of Lesely and Adrian to be exact.

I was mooching around during the lull between the speeches and the first dance for something to inspire me and as I walked around the corner I saw on the walls (of the smoking area of all places) down lighters – simple LED lights that pointed straight down the wall and lit up the back wall – they were around 15 feet apart and just put out enough light that you would see the wall.  I took a couple of test frames and decided I like this light a lot.

The lights were on swivels so I turned one of them around to create a dramatic shaft of light on the wall

this is what I got

photo of the week - creative wedding photography

In essence this was a very simple shot but it created very dramatic results.

ciao for another week !

Photo of the Week – 20th November 2011

Hi there,

Well two weeks in and its still going strong – this is this weeks photo of the week – it was taken at a recent wedding I shot for a couple who actually flew in from Australia to get Married.  The got married at Tanworth in Arden and had the reception just across the road at The Bell in Tanworth in Arden

The photo in question was taken int he space of around 2 minutes, on the day I was assisted by a good friend called Paul Goode and while he was outside shooting the guests just after the wedding, I set up a light in the church to create a dramatic portrait of the couple.

Once everthing was in place, I grabbed the couple, stood them in position and went click, click, click and the result is the photo you see below

Tanworth-in-arden wedding photography

The idea for this shot came about during the actual wedding itself.  Naturally during the wedding you cant use flash photography etc so just have to rely on natural light and your ability to capture it – well during the couples blessing at the High Alter I noticed how nice the window looked behind them but how it needed some light to make it stand out and be more dramatic – but had I exposed for the window without adding any light inside then the couple would have been in total darkness.

So once the church was empty I talked to the vicar about doing a few bridal portraits and he said no problem.  I used a battery operated studio light which is about 6 time more powerful than your average on camera flash and about 40 times more powerful than the average flash built into point and shoot cameras and with careful positioning and by balancing it with the light outside you got the photo above.

This is the photo that gave me the idea

getting married at the bell in tanworth

hope you enjoy, let me know if you want me to go into more technical stuff on the photos of the week, I still dont know who will be looking at them really.

ciao

dp

Bertha DeladilloJune 9, 2012 - 8:33 pm

I just came across your website yesterday..WOW!!!.IM IN AWWWWWW..you are a true master of lighting!! I Im not done yet but plan on looking at every single picture you post and reading every fun word you write..(stayed up for 3 till 2am and woke up today at 7am and still addicted to your blog!)very intertaining i must say..and especially love how your occationally post how you do the shots..THANK YOU!!!!! THANK YOU!! THANK YOU!!..this show your are a humble man who isnt selfish with his talent..GOD BLESS you with more and for sharing your gift..

I am a mother of 2, daughter 22 who has been my model since birth, loves to pose and will do whatever crazy idea or theme pops in my head…YEY!!.and a son 15 who hate me even pointing the camera at him. SOO SOO wish I could have afforded an found you for her wedding last feb..shes a beauiful photgenic young lady who would of brightened your porfolio, if I may say so:))…shes gets ALOT of people telling her she looks like Kim Kardashian …dont know why she hates it! the woman is gporgeous!….ok I do know why, she says she’d rather be compared to someone with more brains..lol
I have been my Familys back up wedding/Quincianera/event photographer for centuries and only recently due to my fam and frinds pushing me for years, got the guts to launch myself to pursue my passion part time (with tears..cant quit my day job yet,) Ive done about 6 wedding so far by myself so stressful yet adrenalin rush exciting!!..love it!!..and am happy to say my clents have been very happy with results..YEY!..lots of Family portraits, children maternity etc..Im self taught, want to go back to school and learn learn learn but my husbands hours at work got cut, so that wish is on temp hold…Im a canon girl..have the canon mark 2 (a gift from one of my sisters when she was rich..haha glad becasue she not rich anymore more!) and the D5

I would LOVE LOVE to take some classes with you, but your soooo far away..will you ever be coming to USA? San Fransiso to be exact??..if so let me know so I can sign up first!! I love natural light but need to learn off camera lighting..did I tell you im in awwwww with your lighting..
Anyways..sorry for he long letter but I just had to let you know that you have an admirer 20 minutes away from San Fransisco California..if you ever ever come to this side of the world, you are more than welcome to stop by our home..you would get a kick out of my crazy Family…
the BEST of luck to you always, may you continue to grow and may God bless you with lots of health and happiness.. and may I some day be half as good as you

Bertha

OH MY!!..I almost forgot..the reason for this long note was to BEG you to keep writing the tips you use to get your AWSOME SHOTS…

Photo of the Week – Something New – 13/November/2011

Hello there,

Each week I will post up a new photo and a little bit about it and why I like it. – I will aim to update this section each Sunday – lets see how I do.

Okay for the first photo of the week, I am going to use a photo from the wedding I shot yesterday.  The wedding was at the Stunning Old Rectory Hotel in Redditch in Worcestershire.  The Old Rectory is an amazing wedding venue that offers the photographer an almost endless choice of photo locations.

This was the first time I had shot at the The Old Rectory so I wanted to make it count, and one of the biggest features of the venue is a collection of round windows, most photographers take photos using them but from what I have seen most of the pictures were boring so I wanted to do something different.

Why I love this photo is it took around 5 minutes to make, I had tried several different things and it was just not working, but by keeping at it and plugging away, we ended up with this – the second I saw it I knew I nailed it and that was it, it was off to the next location.

photo of the week

As you can see I was outside when this was taken and I love the feeling of intimacy you get from this picture.

Stay tuned for more photos of the week, hope you like.

ciao

dp

David Purslow
Wedding and Portrait Photographer
http://www.davidpurlsow.com