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Beauty Shoot and Retouch Workshop Milton Keynes Saracen House Studio Photography Tuition

At Saracen House Studio, we're proud to work with renowned photographer and trainer, Andrew Appleton to provide first class photography training in Milton Keynes.  Our range of workshops, tuition and photography days offer knowledge on a wide range of topics.

Beauty Shoot and Retouch Workshop Milton Keynes Saracen House Studio Photography Tuition

Shoot & Retouch Workshop : Beauty

We've seen them. In all the women’s glossy magazines. Fabulous faces with perfect skin and the rest to match. How do they do it? This course unlocks the secrets. From selecting your model right through to post-production, we cover the lot. To give you an even broader experience, we use two models and two make-up artists.

The two bywords for beauty photography are ‘flawless’ and ‘believable’. Once you know how to achieve both, you can produce any look from dewy and natural to bold and dramatic. The process is the same and we take you through each one, step-by-step, from start to finish, with two experienced beauty models, two professional make-up artists and a number of contrasting lighting setups.


The morning session begins with a brief introduction to Beauty photography. Using examples, we tease out exactly what the genre involves and what you should expect from a finished image. This part of the day lays down the foundations for a successful shoot. It includes a few words from one of our make-up artists, advice on what you should expect from your model and how to make sure your pre-shoot communication prepares everyone for a successful day. Then you pick up your camera and you’re straight into the studio for your shoot time. With only 8 photographers, we have ample time for you to shoot each of the two models individually, with personalised guidance and advice from Andrew, your trainer. This takes you to lunchtime.


The afternoon is devoted to post-processing and here’s where you get a solid grounding in how to retouch skin, eyes, lips and hair. We will work on at least two of the images and cover a range of tools and techniques:

  • Dodge and Burn
  • Frequency Separation
  • Liquify
  • Luminosity Masking
  • Blend If

…and a whole lot more.

Shoot & Retouch : Beauty
Course Information

Location:  Saracen House Studio
Saturday 13th July 2019
Time:  10am to 5pm
Lunch:  Provided (please advise of dietary requirements)
Knowledge Level:  Beginner to Intermediate

Digital SLR or Mirrorless Camera with hotshoe and full manual control
We recommend a lens that covers 35mm to 150mm on a full frame sensor, but bring your kit bag
Memory Card
Laptop with Adobe Photoshop CC
Pen and Notepad

Price:  £199 per person

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Images taken on workshops are intended for training use only. Whilst you may use images taken as part of your portfolio, you should make note that such images have been taken, under instruction, on a workshop.

No commercial use of images is possible.

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