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Workshop Dates for 2016


The dates have been set for this year's workshops. For the first time ever I actually decided to set dates right at the start of the year. I just meant to announce the dates earlier than this. But with the London Convention, recovery from the convention, photographing 3 playgroups, followed by an ever so annoying cold I contracted from said playgroups (one of the many joys of working with kids) I am now only announcing my dates.


Dates for Workshops at my studio
Tuesday March 1st
Tuesday April 19th
Tuesday May
Tuesday July 5th

Each day will begin at 9:30 and finish at roughly 4:30 (although I am prepared to let this run over if necessary).  The cost is £195 per delegate and it includes refreshments and lunch. 

Subject: Foundations in Portrait Lighting - In Depth and Hands On

Beginning with the basics in lighting and working up to more complex techniques this workshop will provide a solid foundation in lighting principles making this ideal for both the beginner and more advanced. It will be very much a hands on workshop allowing all delegates a chance to use the equipment and create some pieces of their own.  

This workshop is being limited to only 4 delegates so we will be able to cater the training to their needs and it will of course include plenty of time for each delegate to receive the attention they require. If time permits we can take a look at editing as well.  



At Newborns by Nicola in Arbroath, Scotland

Subject: Foundations in Portrait Lighting 

This is the same workshop as listed above however we will be accepting 6 delegates on this workshop as Nicola's studio is much larger.

Date: Tuesday June 14th from 9:30-4:30

The cost is £195 per delegate and it includes refreshments and lunch. 

Subject: Baby Portraiture: From two perspectives

Working in collaboration with Nicola of Newborns by Nicola you will be guided through lighting, posing and styling newbron and baby portrait sessions giving you a unique and dual perspective into baby portraiture.  


Date: Wednesday June 15th from 9:30-4:30

The cost is £225 per delegate and it includes refreshments and lunch. 




* £395 for both of the above workshops

In addition to the above dates I also offer one to one sessions at dates of your choosing. The cost for this is £350. This is an ideal way to have a full day focused entirely on your needs, whether that be lighting, styling, or editing.

If any of this is of interest to you please get in touch. You can email me at christina@christinalauderportraits.com or phone on 01455 611069 or contact me via our website here.


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