If you haven’t come across LA photographer Lou O’ Bedlam’s work before you really need to take a look. This man has a way with light and the lens rarely achieved in such an effortless and beautiful way. What is so extraordinary about his work, is his disarming ability to capture something of the soul of his subjects, showing an element of truth not often found in an era where people are increasingly in control and aware of the way they are represented.
Lou will be giving a talk and a series of workshops at the studio from 24th- 27th June
Talk: Friday 24th June 7.30 pm £6
With time for a question and answer session at the end, Lou’s talk will not only include some of his favourite work and influences, but will also touch on the way in which he arrived at the style of imagery that makes each photograph so uniquely his.
Portrait Masterclass: Saturday 25th June 10- 2pm £60
This 4 hour workshops will focus on:
Perfecting Your Vision:- How to hone in and identify your visual language, learning how to craft an individualized style.
How the Tools Shape the Shots: Looking at how different cameras lead to very different results, and how much of an influence they can have on your work.
Interacting with Models:- Investigating the ways you can interact with the people you are shooting, whether they are seasoned professionals, or complete stranger whose face you just “have” to shoot.
Advanced Portrait Session: Sunday 26th June £85
The advanced course will delve deeper into the psychology of portraiture, the relationship between artist and subject, and the ideas and thoughts that help to form successful portraiture. You will also cover the finer points of achieving personal artistic goals relating to improving your photography. Moving beyond the purely technical aspects of creating imagery, there will be a focus on the motivation behind your work, and ways in which it can help to support the implementation of your artistic vision.
Both workshops will allow time for guided shooting with a model….
One to One sessions: Saturday 25th – Monday 27th June £65/hour
There are a limited amount of one to one sessions available over the weekend. They could be either portfolio based if you would like feedback on your work, concentrate on the methods Lou uses to produce his work, or focus on a specific technique you would like to master. Sessions can be booked by the hour.
Lou’s work can be found on:
For more information or to book a place on any of the sessions, email or call 01273 609600
Places on the sessions are filling up fast, so if you are interested in booking on any of the sessions, get in touch before they’re gone.