Ever wondered how other photographers work?

Portrait photography masterclass

What you’ll learn:

  • Camera settings for portraits
  • How to look for the light
  • How to use polyboards, diffusers and reflectors
  • How to choose backdrop
  • How to reach different mood within the same studio and light
  • What to tell and what not to tell to your sitter =)
  • Why moodboard can be good and how to use it
  • Selection process
  • Editing workflow

I will give as least theory as possible, mostly show the way I work.

I will cover two distinct settings in the same environment – and you will get the chance to take some portraits of Lyddy yourself.

Be prepared to sit for your colleagues so that they had a little more practice – someone will sit for you as well – to have more practice and to loose less time.

Masterclass duration is 3.5 hours with a short break between photography and editing sections.


Level: Beginner to intermediate
3.5h studio session, including practice and Q&A
When: 20th of August 2023
Where: PL photography studio, London
Class size: 6 people
Price: £101

What I will not teach you

I am not going to teach you the only right way to make portrait. I will show the way I do it, and you may pick only the moves you like and ones that will work for you. I will try to verbalise most of my decisions, so that you’ll get understanding of my approach to photography, selection and editing.

During the masterclass you will

  • get some ideas on how to use studio space for portrait photography with natural light
  • see one of many possible ways of working with your sitter
  • learn about my editing routine and principles, as well as some other options
  • try doing portraits of Lyddy and your fellow photographers taking into account the things you’ve just seen
  • ask as many questions as the time will allow

Is it for you?

This masterclass will be most useful for you if:

  • you have some experience of using your camera to create photos, especially in manual mode;
  • you are comfortable with shooting with studio lights but don’t feel like you have that much control over available natural light;
  • you like my style of portraiture and editing, even of you don’t really want to copy it;
  • you are curious about how other people work and what exactly they think and do to get the results they get.

Who are we?

Andy Go

Studio Founder, photographer

Andy has got PhD in Optics in 2009 — hence he is educated in all the math and magic of light. With that knowledge, he started photography, and in 2010-2011 shot medium format film portraits, later switching to portrait, headshot, nude, documentary, model test and lifestyle photography -- almost anything human related.

Liddy Bry


Liddy is a Professional Ukrainian model. Based in Milan currently in London
She has been working as a model for more then 5 years in Europe and Asia

Natural Light Portraits by Andy

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