CANCELLED. Brian Griffin Hon FRPS - Two Day Workshop - Powerful Portraits

08 September 2018 - 09 September 2018

10:00 - 18:00

White Rabbit Studios
471-473 The Arches
Dereham Place, Shoreditch
United Kingdom

Tel:01225 325 733

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RPS Member£478.00 
Non RPS Member£650.00 
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Brian Griffin Hon FRPS – Two Day Studio Flash Lighting Techniques - How to Achieve a Powerful Portrait

This two day practical workshop offers the rare and unique opportunity to work alongside one of Britain’s most influential portrait photographers.

The workshop will cover

  • Working with a professional model and someone who’s not.
  • Understanding the studio as a space for creativity.
  • Introduction to modern flash equipment.
  • Light shaping tools.
  • Introduction to lighting techniques.
  • Advanced lighting techniques and the role of the camera, choice of lens and composition
  • The portrait.
  • Individual portrait execution and lighting guidance 

This workshop is aimed at the advanced amateur and professional photographer. You must have an understanding of the workings of your camera.

What to Bring:
Your own camera and any lights, but that is not essential. There is a café on site but also local amenities in the area for lunch.

10am - 6pm
Venue: White Rabbit Studios, 471-473 The Arches, Dereham Place, Shoreditch London, EC2A 3HJ
020 7729 6601

Brian Griffin
Born in Birmingham on the 13th April 1948 but lived in the Black Country until going to Manchester Polytechnic (1969 – 72) to study photography. Since 1972 has lived in London as a freelance photographer getting his first commission for Management Today in November 1972.

First exhibited in the “Young British Photographers” in 1975.  Received “Freedom of the city of Arles, France” in 1987. Published the book “Work” in 1988 with a one-man show at the National Portrait Gallery. Work went on to be awarded the Best Photography book in the World at the Barcelona Primavera Fotografica 1991. In 1989 the Guardian newspaper proclaimed him to be “The Photographer Of The Decade”. Also “Life” magazine used the photograph “A Broken Frame” on its front cover of a special supplement “The Greatest Photographs Of The 80’s”.

From 1991 until 2002 worked as a film director making TV Commercials, Music Videos and Short Films.

In 2003 worked on Birmingham’s bid to become the European Capital City Of Culture followed by a retrospective at the Art Museum Reykjavik Iceland in 2005. I then produced a book and exhibition for the Royal opening of St. Pancras Station and High Speed 1 in 2007. In 2009 I became the patron of the Derby Festival of Photography and continue to be the Festivals patron.

For the London Olympics in 2009 I launched the photography project “Road To 2012” at the National Portrait Gallery alongside Lord Coe and Dame Kelly Holmes. In 2010 I had a major retrospective of my portraiture “Face to Face” in Birmingham.
September 2013 I received the “Centenary Medal” from the Royal Photographic Society in recognition of a lifetime achievement in photography.

Recently I have been commissioned and exhibited at “Marseille Provence 2013 European Capital of Culture”, also for “Reference Works” the photography project to celebrate with a book and exhibition the building and opening of the New Birmingham Library. This was followed by a retrospective of my corporate photography in Bologna Italy during October 2013.
On March 3rd  2014, I received a Honorary Doctorate by Birmingham City University for my lifetime contribution to the City of Birmingham. November 2016 inducted into the Album Cover Hall Of Fame.

Image: Copyright Brian Griffin

Cancellation policy

Please inform us as soon as possible if you are unable to attend a course as it is not possible to refund any cancellation or transfer to another workshop less than 14 days prior to course start date. The Society reserves the right to cancel a workshop 7 days prior to its start date - please check your hotel and travel cancellation policy as this may be affected. If you are attending one of our workshops that involves a trip out please ensure you bring all weather clothing and protection for your camera. Persons under the age of 16 are welcome to attend events but, to conform with UK law, must be accompanied by a parent, guardian or responsible adult.

Email the event organiser
01225 325 733

Region: Bristol (HQ)