Kicking off the series will be a workshop focused on studio photography with expert photographer Richard Battye.
- 10 places
- Saturday 16th February, 2019
- 9.30am – 4.30pm
- River Studio, Telsen Industrial Centre, 55 Thomas Street, Aston, Birmingham, B6 4TN
- Attendees must have a DLSR or Mirrorless camera with hotshoe, and a good understanding of how to use the camera in manual mode
- £200 for the full-day workshop / £60 for an additional one hour 1-to-1 tuition slot on Sunday 17th February
- Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a place. Attendees will then be sent payment instructions which must be completed within 12 hours of receipt in order to secure a place. Payment is due in full at this time and is non-refundable.
Richard has photographed major campaigns for the CBSO and Birmingham Royal Ballet including shooting for their current ongoing marketing campaign. His career has also seen him turn his lens to product photography, shooting everything from cars and motorbikes, to handbags, food, and clothing for various agencies and direct clients. Richard’s experience in fashion photography has seen him shoot for several fashion designers in recent years allowing him to use his years of experience to fully art direct each shoot, from location scouting to choice of models, props, styling, and logistics. His work has appeared in a wide variety of publications including Vouge, as well as in international marketing campaigns.
During the 2001 successful tour of This England, which was sponsored by Kodak, Richard was asked by Kodak to take part in their “Student Days” teaching programme. This involved a series of half day talks in colleges and Universities around the UK, partnered with a major photographic company, such as Nikon, Polaroid, and Hasselblad. These talks were given in over a dozen establishments to HND and Degree level students and were focused on his commercial and advertising practice, and on the touring documentary exhibition.
Over the years Richard has welcomed students from various schools to his studio and talked about his career and run photography and lighting demonstrations. He has provided long term mentoring for students from Birmingham City University and given them invaluable work experience, resulting in Richard becoming a Career Academy mentor.