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. Work with professional photographers from Stills to explore approaches to lighting, composition and styling.

Level: Senior Phase (S5–S6)
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 25 – Fri 29 Sept and Mon 2 – Fri 6 Oct 2017

Our Fashion 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.

Fully booked for 2017-18

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 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?

Pupils will:

  • Be given opportunities to shape their own learning through selecting the location of their shoot and the styling of their models.
  • Have unique access to a range of costumes and props from the museum handling collections to use in their photographs.
  • 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 i-Mac workstations with Adobe Photoshop (CS6) and Lightroom.
  • Engage with future career opportunities by working with experienced photographers and in professional environments.
  • Have their final work curated and exhibited at National Museum of Scotland and receive their printed photograph afterwards.

Each pupil will also receive a free day pass which allows them to use Stills facilities for free –providing them with access to a range of professional equipment and the latest technology in a friendly and comfortable environment. Visit the Stills website for further information.

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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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