Test Shoot

These images were shot at a recent test shoot at the studio. The lighting was kept really simple with a couple of softboxes and a beauty dish for nice soft even light.

Photography Beth Steddon, MUA Saffron Powell, Stylist Julianna Heale, Model Tori @ Strike Model Management

Upcoming Summer Courses

With the summer starting to show it’s face (at last) we have some great courses running over the next few months to encourage and inspire your photography. Whether you are a novice to the world of digital SLRS or you are looking to expand your knowledge of Studio lighting, we run an excellent range of hands on courses.

Here’s just a small selection of the courses on offer, but for our full list click on this link.

You and Your DSLR - Sunday 14th August £85

Have you spent an age trying to work out your camera only to give up and put it on “auto”? Do you wish you had more control over the images you produce? This full day intensive course will teach you all the manual functions your camera has to offer and how to use them to create beautiful photographs every time.

Portraiture Course - Sunday 21st August £155

Exploring the work of seminal portrait photographers, this fantastic full day course will teach you not only the key principles involved in portraiture, but also the technical aspects of studio lighting, and ways of engaging with your subject to create captivating and engaging portraits.

Location Lighting Speedlight or Studio Lighting- Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th August £110 & £135

These two practical half day courses take place on location around Brighton. With either a choice of speedlight or studio lighting, you will learn the skills to balance natural and artificial light, find simple solutions to lighting problems using simple and multiple lights to create dramatic images in environmental settings.

For more information on these or any of the other courses we offer email or call us on 01273 609600

LGVL’s “Face” Exhibition at London’s Slaughterhouse Studios

LGVL is the collaborative platform founded by Brighton University graduates Lydia Garnett and Vic Lentaigne, to showcase their distinctive style of documentary photography. Their work explores the themes of fashion, youth culture, transition, sexuality and identity.

FACE promises to be an innovative view on contemporary portraiture, with an intimate exploration of identity and youth culture that remains signature to LGVL’s style. The exhibition opens with a private view at the Slaughterhouse on Thursday 28th July from 7-10pm and runs for a month.

Garage Studios Shoot in todays Guardian online

You may remember that Garage Studios in house photographer Kevin Mason shot for Brighton designer Jez Eaton last month, after her controversial catwalk show at Brighton Fashion Week. Her collection has been getting a lot of (well deserved) publicity lately, and this week has hit the spotlight in the Guardian online. Check out her interview here

Sugarhill Editorial Shoot

As Kevin Mason is currently driving round the states teaching and making pictures, Kenny McCracken stepped up to the plate to shoot for ASOS Marketplace traders Sugarhill Boutique at Garage Studios last week. Here are a few of the results.

Photographer: Kenny McCracken, Model: Katie @ strike, Lighting: Dave Imms

Lou O Bedlam sessions: Student Images

Here’s some images and feedback from some of the students who took part in the workshops with Lou O Bedlam last weekend. We’d like to thank everyone that took part in the sessions for making then so enjoyable, and especially to Lou for his hard work, and his fantastic informative and laid back style of teaching.


Thanks for organising this workshop the 2nd time around. I missed it the first time and really really enjoyed and most importantly, learnt a lot from the workshop. Lou led the workshop well, and I appreciated the critique session. His honest comments about everyones photos helped learning from my own photos and others too.

Andrew Mwai

Andrew McConnochie

The workshop was an excellent opportunity to meet with a photographer whose work truly inspires me. It was great to hear first hand some of the thinking that goes into Lou’s work and to be challenged a bit on the quality of my own work. The mix of discussion, practical experience of shooting with models and then critiquing our efforts worked really well. I left the workshop with a renewed determination to find my own artistic approach to photography and I also picked up some practical tips on approaching a shoot. Lots of food for thought and lots of encouragement to create something that no one else would…DON’T BE GENERIC!!!! All in all it was an inspiring day

Colin Strain

Lou is great. He has a unique ability to say what technically amounts to very little yet at the same time managed to fill my mind with idea’s, inspiration and confidence. He feeds back in a positive manner. He doesn’t hold back but manages to phrase things in a way that didn’t appear to get anyone’s backs up. That’s a rare skill.

If you’d like mor information about the courses and workshops we run here at the studio. email or call on 01273 609600