Isis Sturtewagen and I have teamed up to teach you the fundamentals of Love Shoots. Whether you’re photographing newlyweds, parents-to-be or simply two people deeply in love, there are certain elements you can use to your advantage when capturing the romance.
We’ll start the day by chatting about branding, and other potential uses for Love Shoot photography. Then Isis and I will share our vision on the use of natural light.
Couples can be intertwined, holding hands or not touching at all. The way they are placed in relation to each other changes the composition of an image. We’ll give you tips and tricks for how to use composition for subtle or stunning effects.
We’ll discuss ways of bringing emotion into an image. Hint – it’s not just the models’ facial expressions that create feeling! How can we create intensity, lightness or emotive sparks in a photograph?
After a short break, it will be time for you to roll up your sleeves and put your new knowledge to use. You’ll do a Love Shoot, taking photos of a real couple. Because there’s no better way to learn than by trying new things, practising, and learning from our own and others’ mistakes.
Isis and I will guide you, with plenty of personal attention and the space to ask any questions. But it’ll be you creating the magic!
Next date: March 20, 2019
Time: 13.00-17.00
Where: Fabriek Zuidermeer
What you need: SLR camera and basic knowledge of photography
Includes: Coffee/tea and a treat, plus an invitation to join our private Facebook group where you can post any questions for continuing guidance.
Price: €250 incl. VAT


After a short introduction of the ins and outs of story-telling, Isis van Sturtewagen and I will put you straight to work.
You’ll spend the beginning of the afternoon doing a Love Shoot, photographing a real couple. Weather permitting we’ll head outdoors, so make sure you bring a jacket and wear comfortable shoes.
While you’re snapping away, we’ll teach you various story-telling techniques. We’ll give you the chance to apply each technique, to try it out for yourself  and figure out what does and doesn’t work for you. Everyone has their own style, and this workshop will help you refine yours.
We’ll look at ways of creating emotion that go further than asking the couple to smile. We’ll guide you through working with focus. We’ll give you tips for how to stay sensitive to opportunities. How can you make sure you don’t miss a special moment, that chance for the perfect picture?
After the photoshoot, we’ll sit down to learn about the next element of story-telling: making a selection. Making a selection is what creates the narrative of the story. It can be difficult to know where to start, and don’t even get me started on knowing where to end! We’ll show you our way of selecting photos, with some ideas for how we would edit and order the pictures.
You’ll leave the workshop with the techniques for taking more expressive photographs, inspiration for tailoring narratives and a clearer picture of your photographic voice.
Next date: April 10, 2019
Time: 12.00-18.00
Where: Avontyr, Reek
What you need: SLR camera and basic knowledge of photography
Includes: Coffee/tea and a treat, plus an invitation to our private Facebook group where you can post any questions to us or your fellow photographers.
Price: €300 incl. VAT