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Thursday 23rd November 2023, 10:30-16:15 The Royal Gunpowder Mills, Beaulieu Dr, Waltham Abbey, EN9 1JY

Dance photography workshop & experience day with Ray Lowe

Join us for a fully immersive practical dance photography training day led by professional portrait photographer Ray Lowe with 2 professional dancers


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About this event

Join us for this exclusive & informative studio dance portrait training & experience day with Ray Lowe in an industrial style building at the royal Gunpowder Mills in Waltham Abbey. This day will aim to push the boundaries of your photography, with hands on studio photography training delivered by Ray Lowe with 2 professional dancers available for you to capture both who will be doing dance poses in a variety of dance outfits. This event is open to 16 photographers and you will be split into 2 groups of 8 to ensure lots of shooting time with each dancer. The use of light is key to taking eye catching dance portraiture, and what better place to experiment than on this workshop where lighting, dancers and tutoring is all included.

The venue: We will be using the Spinks Gallery, a wonderful period building at the Royal Gunpowder Mills:

About your trainer

Ray Lowe has over 50 years experience in the photography industry and runs an award winning photography studio- Ray Lowe Studios where this training day will take place, he is also chairman of the MPA and loves tutoring and inspiring other photographers. Rays studio has run here for 44 years and he will be delivering this dedicated training day with the aim of improving your skills and coming home with some great portraits. This is a fantastic opportunity to get expert advice from an experienced professional in this field.

The aim of this day is to bring your dance portrait photography to the next level giving you a dance studio photography experience that is great for anyone new to dance photography and those wanting to gain more experience with lighting and techniques. We just advise that you have knowledge of ISO, shutter speed and Aperture and can use your camera on manual mode to get the most out of this day.

What to expect:
A small group
2 professional female dancers
A professional portrait photography trainer
Use of a hired industrial building with large windows and brickwork with lighting & backdrops
The opportunity to take outstanding dance portrait imagery and learn new photography techniques
A relaxed training environment where participants are encouraged to ask questions and try new things

Event requirements


  • Spare batteries
  • Camera
  • Lense cloths
  • Lenses
  • Notepad and pen

Other things you should bring

  • Packed lunch
  • Snacks


  • Intermediate
  • Knowledge of ISO Shutter Speed and Aperture


  • Low

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