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Thursday 1st July 2021 Twyford Waterworks, Hazeley Rd, Twyford SO21 1QA

Location Portrait's Masterclass: Learn the art of capturing Fashion and beauty on the site of an old Edwardian Waterworks

A day of learning, fashion and beauty with Ray Lowe at Twyford Waterworks. Learn how to take images that will shine to magazine standards!


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About this event

Come with us to Twyford Waterworks this autumn with professional photographer Ray Lowe who will be leading a day of learning, guiding you on how to take stunning environmental portraiture! This is an event that will aim to push boundaries of your photography, creating images fit for publication. Amongst the historic site of this old Edwardian waterworks we aim to teach and show you how to get fantastic environmental portraits, using the very unusual backdrop of this historical site to produce images fit for any fashion based publication, website or of course club competitions. We will be exploring posing techniques, and the use of both natural and man made lighting to give you the knowledge you need to be able to create eye catching imagery in any location.  This day is open to all levels of photographers that not only strive to make great pictures but also wishs to further the knowledge of their equipment, approaches and techniques. Ray has over 50 years experience in the photography industry and runs an award winning photography studio- Ray Lowe Studios. This is a fantastic opportunity to get expert advice from an experienced professional in this field.

This event is open to 16 photographers only.  

What to expect:

  • 2 beautiful models
  • Stunning surroundings & esclusive use of the site
  • An abundance of props
  • Steam - Boilers at the site will be in full steam to add to the photographic atmosphere
  • A photo opportunity everywhere you turn 
  • Wonderful period backdrops
  • A fully immersing training day

We will explore, discuss and put into practice the following, during the event:

  • Creative approaches and compositional ideas
  • Shooting for magazines & competitions
  • Using models inconjuction with your lens apertures to create impact
  • Getting the best out of your lens and using depth of field 
  • Shutter speed, aperture and ISO’s for ‘people’ photography
  • Shooting hand held
  • Using a reflector with natural light
  • Using constant light sources 
  • Using a live model and directing your subject

During the event there will be sufficient opportunity not only to record the inspirational scenery but also to speak with Ray on a one to one basis. We will have review sessions throughout the day to ensure that everyone has made the best of their time with us with short Q&A sessions and image reviews.  

This event will start at a very reasonable 10:30 with coffees and introductions. Shooting will start soon after and we will work on location until lunchtime. With lunch being an informal affair when we can use the time for Q&A. Our afternoon session will see us work through to around 16:30, giving us plenty of shooting opportunities.

This event is open to 16 photographers only.

Our models for the day will be confirmed near to the date, but we are hoping to book the models pictured on the top left.

Currently all of our events will run in line with our Covid-19 policy that follows government guidelines. You can find our Covid-19 policy information page here.

Event requirements


  • Spare batteries
  • Camera
  • Lense cloths
  • Lenses
  • Camera protection - rain covers etc


  • All levels welcome


  • Medium

Other essentials

  • Sturdy outdoor shoes
  • Warm clothing
  • Wet weather gear

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