Learn the skills you need to prepare for your own fashion shoot with one day at the museum and an afternoon at Stills: Centre for Photography, inspired by the Rip It Up: The Story of Scottish Pop exhibition.

Level: Senior Phase (S5–6)
Cost: £10 per pupil
Length of workshop: 2 days, 10.30am-3.30pm at National Museum of Scotland, 12.30-3.30pm at Stills, both in centre of Edinburgh
(check your booking for timings and arrive at the museum at least 15 minutes before the start of your workshop)
Dates: Mon 24–Thu 27 Sep & Mon 1–Thu 4 Oct 2018
Bookings: Via the booking request form

Our Photography course is very popular and spaces are limited. In order that we can try to accommodate every booking request, schools are requested to provide confirmed pupil numbers when booking.

How should I prepare my class for this workshop?

During the day at the museum, pupils will have the opportunity to explore the museum and costumes in the morning and will then take it in turns to be models for each other in the afternoon. Please ensure pupils bring any props, costumes, make-up, hair accessories, clothing to be worn underneath costumes, or other additional items they might require and be prepared to change into costumes after lunch. We recommend black t-shirt/top and black leggings/trousers/tights

What will my pupils do in the workshop?

Learn the skills you need to prepare for your own photo shoot with one day at the museum and an afternoon at Stills: Centre for Photography.

Work with professional photographers from Stills to explore approaches to lighting, composition and styling and create your own album cover, inspired by Rip It Up.

Pupils will:

  • Visit the Rip It Up exhibition. Download Teachers' Notes here.
  • Shape their own learning through selecting the location of their shoot and the styling of their models.
  • Be invited to bring along their own choice of props and costumes in response to the particular style of music they are inspired by.
  • Become familiar with the latest photography equipment, provided by Stills, such as Digital SLR cameras (Canon 600D) and studio lighting equipment (Bowens Flash units).
  • Work with a professional photographer to create studio and environmental shots.
  • Develop ICT skills using iMac workstations with Adobe Photoshop (CC) and Lightroom.
  • Engage with future career opportunities by working with experienced photographers and in professional environments.
  • Have their album cover displayed at the museum and receive their printed photograph afterwards.

Visit the Stills website for further information.

Follow up Activity

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Photo Gallery
Fashion Photography Workshops

See some examples of photography taken at our workshops earlier this year.
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