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Introduction to Portraiture (Cardiff)

Event Details

Join us in Cardiff for a practical introductory portraiture workshop. You will use Rotolight’s advanced LED lighting to help you take your portraits to the next level as you work through single and multiple light set ups and the use of light modifiers and accessories alongside to create different effects & styles. The group size will be kept small to ensure you get to use the lights and have some one-on-one advice from Rotolight’s Darren Fellows. Your ticket price includes the full day workshop, a light lunch and access to special exclusive offers if you want to purchase Rotolight on the day.

Rotolight’s award-winning range of LED lighting offers an array of benefits for your work – with a powerful, high quality continuous light including fully tuneable colour temperature (3150-6300K) and adjustable brightness, you can see exactly how the light falls on your subject and preview the shot ahead of time. The added High Speed Sync flash functionality offers up to 500% more power allowing you to compliment natural light or, with zero recycle time, you can also freeze action! Learn how to use the innovative lighting equipment to suit your portrait photography, whether you’re in studio or on location.


On this workshop you’ll learn to use the Rotolight system with expert advice and practical sessions with a model including:

    • Posing a client
    • Single light set-up
    • Three light set-up
    • Using softboxes & gels
    • Post processing basics


The below is intended as a guide to how the day will take place and topics covered. Questions and Answers and hands-on sessions do sometimes result in timings changing on the day.

10.00am Arrival, refreshments will be available
10.15am General introduction from Darren and an introduction to the Rotolight system
11.00am Tutorial: Posing a client
11.30am Tutorial & Practical: Using single light set-ups
12.30pm Lunch (provided*)
1.00pm Tutorial & practical: Using a three light set-up
1.45pm Break
2.00pm Tutorial & practical: Getting creative with softboxes & gels
2.45pm – Break
3.00pm – Processing in Adobe Lightroom & Photoshop overview
4.00pm – Finish

There will be chance for questions and answers throughout the day.



Essential: Camera and lens (we suggest a versatile zoom lens as a minimum, but please also feel free to bring along any suitable prime lenses or favourite portrait lenses). Please note that camera equipment is not available to borrow on this course.

Essential: A fully charged camera battery and either a spare battery or your battery charger

Essential: A suitable memory card


*Lunch is provided. If you have any dietary requirements, please ensure you contact us letting us know at least 7 days in advance. We will try our best to accommodate your needs.

Please be aware that workshops can run over depending on how many questions are asked and unforseen circumstances. We therefore advise allowing a little extra time when planning travel times, booking tickets on public transport or if you are paying upfront for a pay and display car park.