Who can attend this fashion photography workshop
This workshop is open to photographers of all levels from the amateur to the professional and the beginner to the advanced photographer.
Due to Bruce's methods developed over the 15 years that he has been teaching, every body learns and progresses at their own pace with one 2 one mentoring, guidance and one 2 one shooting with your models.
There is no bun fight shooting with the models and shooting a model that is being shot and directed by another photographer is not allowed at any time during the workshop. Bruce will explain this in greater detail when you arrive.
Not to mention the accommodation at a stunning French chateau near Bordeaux, the whole experience of being on a professional editorial fashion shoot production. (accommodation is an extra to the workshop fees)
A taste of the pro fashion photographers life.
In the future we will have three more amazing fashionable locations in Europe to choose from, the first one to be at a stunning chateau near Bordeaux; plus possible other locations being planned on the beaches of Ibiza: and on board a luxurious yacht in Barcelona or in St Tropez.
A shooting experiences you will never forget that will help you beyond you dreams and expectations as a photographer.
Photographers of all skill levels of photography experience are welcome to apply, whether you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced photographer.
Bruce will be sharing his 30 year's plus experience of shooting professional model's, super-models and celebrities for high profile fashion client's around the world to help you to become a better and a published photographer.
If your interested in joining us on any of this amazing trip, you will need to send in 5 of your own fashion/nude style images to help us re your mentoring process during the shoots.
There is an application form you will need to fill this in and include links to your 5 best images. Application form.
You will also find information about paying the fees to attend lower down this page.
Each photographer/student will have a brief interview with Bruce over skype, telephone or messenger prior to attending, this is so we can tailor what Bruce teaches you, also to make sure that you will be benefiting from your learning process during one of these workshops, courses or master classes.
Booking is now open
Workshop fees Include:
5 day location shoot in France.
Professional styling team and make up and hair artist.
Top named fashion outfits to shoot.
3 full days mentored shooting models one 2 one
Top professional editorial fashion and lingerie models.
1 day pre-production and location recce.
1 day post-production, image selection and image finishing.
3 editorial fashion shoot mood boards.
Not included is your travel, flights and 6 nights staying full board at the chateau. Accommodation needs to be payed for locally at 150 euros full board per night
Very limited places available
There are only 6 to 8 places on this fashion photography workshop. We limit the numbers so you will be getting the best learning experience, i,e you will learn every thing you need to know about shooting editorial fashion and lingerie photography on location using available natural daylight light, artificial light using flash equipment kits, on and off camera flash, lighting modifiers, reflectors, diffusers and bounced light.
Models and styling mood boards
The chosen models and the styling mood boards will be provided to you after you have booked your place before the shoot start date to keep this exclusive so your images are unique. Too often concepts get copied by others.
Chateau de Clerac, L'art Studio: a fabulous Napoleonic chateau set in the beautiful French countryside, about 45 minutes North of Bordeaux, which is very easy to get to from most European cities; it's also the location for Bruce's Fashion Editorial Shoot Experience, shooting a story French Art Noir editorial for a fashion magazine.
There is lovely comfortable full board shared twin bedroomed accommodation at 150 euros per night you can choose to have a private room at an extra 50 euros per night on top of the normal accommodation fees, subject to availability.
Fine dining every evening with very lovely French wine's and great company with the team member's of stylist, hair and make artist and of course our model's and fellow photographer's.
We have transfers to and from the airport and railway station in Bordeaux at a cost of £50 per person return or free transfers if you can make it the local railway stations of Saint Yzan or Coutras.
Bringing a none shooting friend or partner with you
Bring a friend or loved one at an extra £130 (150 euros) per night sharing your twin or double room including full board accommodation
We can cater for most dietary needs, please let us know if you require anything specific, we will do our best to accommodate, we tend to eat local and healthy food. If you have any issues with animals please let us know, we do have dogs, cats, rabbits, parrots, chickens and horses at the chateau.
What you need to bring
You will need to bring with you your DSLR, lenses ( Bruce uses 17 to 55 f2.8, 24 to 70 f2.8 and 70 to 200 f2.8), memory cards, card reader, chargers and batteries, a laptop with Photoshop, Bridge or Lightroom installed plus any cables for your kit. Plus your clothes, suitable for the weather in this part of France in March and toiletries.
Stay a bit longer
It is possible to extend your trip to turn this trip into the perfect photography workshop and holiday, please message me for information about extending your stay in Clerac/Bordeaux. This is an extra £130 (150 euros) per night per person full board.
Booking and paying the fees
Fill out the image submission/contact/booking application form, you will need to provide me with links to at least 5 of your latest fashion or fine art nude style images or a website link to your photographs plus a few words about your photography objectives if you attend this shoot trip for myself and the other team leaders to see to help us re your mentoring during the shoot.
Pay the relevant payment, full fee, deposit or first installment and your in.
There are 3 options for paying the fees, by 3 monthly installments of £417, or pay a deposit now of £250 and the balance £1000 a max of 30 days prior to the shoot start date or you can pay the fee of £1150 when booking and save yourself £100. Accommodation fees will be invoiced separately by The Chateau De Clerac addmin..
If you wish to have a private room please add an extra 50 euros per night to your fees, i,e £300 extra to your accommodation fees , please let us know well in advance so we can invoice you correctly and reserve your private room.
A £50 discount if you get a photographer friend to book to attend the workshop.
If you know some body that would be interested in attending you will receive £50 towards your fee if they book because you have made the introduction. So do share the information with all of your friends and connections but make sure you tell them to let us it was you who suggested they attend.
At a Napoleonic Chateau in France
When: 24th to 28th April 2017
Fee: £1250 (£1150 if you pay in full now)
Where: Chateau De Clerac, near Bordeaux
An approximate guide to a typical one 2 one or small group photography training program schedule. Read more:
In full £1150 to reserve your place
(Pay in full now and save £100)
A deposit of £250 to reserve your place
(Balance of £1000 to be paid min 30 days before shoot date)
In 3 payments of £417 to reserve your place
(Then 2 monthly payments of £417 to be fully paid by 30 days before shoot date)
Image featured was shot by Bruce for a major advertising campaign for Häagen-Dazs ice cream
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