Photography Studio Workshop

This february was the first workshop at Bstyle photography studio Coventry, and judging by the way it went, not the last. The days schedule went as follows,

10:00 am, Intro to studio photography- lighting and use of various attachments
10:45 am, Coffee/tea& refreshment break
11:00 am, High Key Portraiture (Using Umbrella, Softbox)
12:30 pm, LUNCH
13:00 pm, Low key Portraiture (Using Shoot, Rembrandt Lighting)
14:30 pm, Beauty Portraiture (Using Beauty Dish, Butterfly Lighting)
16:00 pm, Summary, next step, portfolio development.

As you can see we had an in depth look at the studio and its equipment as well as portrait photography and a lot of hands on practise. We started the day with an interesting introductory talk about lighting and attachments in studio photography. Following on from that we had, from eleven until half three, some hands on practise with different kinds of portrait photography and what types of lighting are used in each one. To end the day we spoke about what the next step is after that and how to develop your personal portfolio. The whole day was met with great energy and enthusiasm, and the entire workshop left with the confidence and knowledge behind them to take that next step.


As it was my very first workshop at Bstyle studio i was also eager to take as much as i could from this, so the future workshops can run smoothly and efficiently. I do plan to host more workshops in the not so far future so keep and eye out for updates and information on upcoming events.

Below is some feed back i received from the workshop:

“Great studio & Facilities. Excellent equipment. Thank you”

  -Paula Cooper

“Really enjoyed todays session. Cant wait to do more”

  -Izzie Derry

“Its a lovely place and definitely would consider coming again”

  -Kate Okeefe

“Thank you for a great workshop in your studio. It has been a
fantastic day in which I learnt a lot and became more confident
with my camera”

Personal Trainer Photography Shoot

Our most recent project was a photography shoot for personal trainer, Matt Hurcombe. Matt is a level three qualified personal trainer and fitness instructor who is also able to take a variety of gym classes such as spin and circuits and offers advice on nutrition. In his spare time Matt embraces his passion of sport and enjoys keeping active by attending the gym and playing golf.

This shoot was at the Forest Of Arden Marriott Hotel and Country Club, where Matt works, which was a fantastic location to shoot at, allowing for amazing open shots using natural lighting, and adding a sense of activity and energy, although this shoot was outdoors and in a specific location, we offer photography studio hire for headshots and other photographs ready for business professionals. we tried to focus on getting shots that portrayed his variety of skills and qualifications, such as his ability to take a variety of classes and also do individual training. We created the images with the intent of developing a professional look for Matt, as he asked me to advance his fitness photography along side some personal training photography.

With the shots being outside it created a different and challenging scenario for us, and helped us advance and build our on location photography, never the less we enjoyed being out of the studio and the challenge allowed us to progress and get some really great action shots for Matt. These shots asked for a different shooting style including different camera setting and less stationary photography. Having photographs like these and taking them allowed us to show how the dynamic of a level three qualified personal trainer. We created a set of photographs that shows how a personal trainer works and how dedicated they are to working with the client.

Below are the finished images of Matt taking a personal training session and also enjoying his hobbies.