This was our first Boudoir photography workshop at the Forbury Hotel in Reading, and what an amazing place for such an intimate shoot, with the staff always making you feel welcome, and tea and coffee always to hand.

The group arrived on time and was warmly welcomed with a coffee after coming in from the rain. We all had time to get to know each other over introductions before heading up to the bedroom where our model for the day Anita De Bauch was getting ready. The room was spectacular and just the job for our boudoir shoot, with a king sized bed along with a couch that was so big you could also sleep on it, and decor to amaze you.

It wasn’t just the room we had use of, with us all taking the time to head on to the next landing using props and the Hotel features demonstrating 4 key lighting setups from natural night with reflectors, flash, LED lighting with the iceLights from Westcott and finally tungsten battery lighting.

Through out the workshop I was using the Olympus OMD E-M1 tethered to the computer so everyone could see the full image on the big screen and how I got to the image with all my settings out in the open. We also used the OMD E-M10 as we walked around the Hotel. Every one had a range of cameras from all manufactures but for all the olympus fans we had all the lenses on hand to try (even the new 40-150mm f2.8)

We welcome everyone to our workshops, whether they use cannon or Nikon cameras but also giving you the opportunity to try MFT cameras if you wish to.

If you missed this one then look out for our Boudoir advanced workshop in Febuary where we will only be using off camera flash (with multiple units) to create the atmosphere. We also have our wedding workshop on the 8th December covering a full wedding from start to finish. You can book your place for this on the Olympus image space site.