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Some cool workshops

Always wanted to learn more about model photography but not in a “boring” setting… well these workshops are your chance to learn in some stunning locations.


Today a quick overview of some cool upcoming workshops you can’t afford to miss 😀


First up is “the ultimate weekend” on February 26/27
We only have one seat left for this amazing weekend where you literally learn everything I know from A-Z.
2 jam-packed day of model photography extravaganza so to say, including a really cool diner on the first night.
Mail us for the final seat for a very special discount.
For more information see : Ultimate workshop weekend February 26&27 Emmeloord


After this we have a Dutch workshop “A-Z” in Dordrecht on April 3rd
A very intense full day workshop with the whole workflow from planning the shoot, the lighting, working with the model PLUS retouching and business/social media tips.
Tickets are sold for EU 45.00 via Mastering the model shoot” Live Shoot, April 3th, Dordrecht NL


Always wanted to visit one of our Castle workshops in English?
On April 9th it’s your chance, I’m teaching a Castle workshop in the absolutely gorgeous Doorwerth (small group workshop).
The Castle workshops are always very special and are not just jam-packed with information but will also give the attendees a lot of options to really boost their portfolio.
More information an tickets via : Workshop in Castle Doorwerth, April 9th (english)


May 14th we have a special URBEX location for a model photography class in Dutch.
The location is located in Utrecht and is a huge building with great locations both with natural light and in the cellars, this is a unique location and not available for a long time after this workshop (so don’t miss it, there won’t be a second chance).
More information and tickets via : “Mastering the model shoot” on URBEX location, May 14, Utrecht


June 4/5th are the dates for the UK tour.
The 5th is already sold out, but for the 4th we have some seats available, although this is already filling up pretty fast too.
The 4th is the so called “A-Z Mastering the modelshoot on tour” program in which you see a complete workflow from planning, styling, lighting, working with the model, retouching and business/social media tips all in one fun but very informative day.
Model and styling will be : Nadine, so you will also get a bonus part about styling from one of the best and most creative stylists I know.
Ticket price is 50.00 GBP and can be booked via : UK tour “Mastering the model shoot” June 4th, (A to Z)


And finally July 3rd we will be organizing a Castle workshop in Germany.
For more information and bookings check : July 3rd Castle workshop Germany (near Dortmund)


In between you can of course always book a workshop in our studio in Emmeloord (twice a week), or visit us at some of our seminars for photo clubs and of course you’ll find Annewiek and me at several trade shows including Professional Imaging (NL) and Imaging Days (BE).


If you have any questions, feel free to ask.
Just drop us an email via info@frankdoorhof.com


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Workshop Cannenburch with Nadine Part 3

For the next set me moved into the little chapel.
This place was very hard to shoot in, loads of risk factors and windows on the side, as you can see I’m actually using a mix of ambient light through the windows as accent lights and positioned myself so that the windows were blocked by Nadine in some of the shots for maximum effect.


The risk factor in this chapel was a bit higher than in the other locations for a very simple reason, everything was tight.
In the whole museum we were shooting in locations with irreplaceable items, if we broke something…. well there is no price to put on it because…. well it can’t be replaced, meaning we would have to call in one of the museum employees every time we wanted to move something or wanted to check if it was ok if we touched something, they were incredibly relaxed about it and were great helps, but always remember when shooting in locations like this (if you ever do) you are a guest and be VERY VERY careful.


In the end I decided to go for a serie of different looks.
We started with natural light only.
And as always sometimes I have trouble choosing between BW and color.

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Workshop Cannenburch with Nadine Part 2

Today part II from the workshop at Cannenburch with Nadine.


After the lunch we went back inside and we shot in a new set.
Also here 3 different looks starting with fill in flash, to mainly flash and… natural light.
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Workshop Cannenburch with Nadine

This weekend I taught a workshop in a very special location.
I always love doing workshops on location but sometimes you get the chance to do something that is really unique and this weekend that was one of those days.


A while ago we said we wanted to start doing workshops in special locations, studio workshops are of course also very cool but shooting on locations is a whole different ballgame. A few of my friends ran with the idea and contacted Cannenburch, a museum in the Netherlands, to be honest we thought it would never be possible to shoot there, but why not try right? and much to our delight they were up for it, it was never done before like this they told us and we had to be under guidance of the museum itself, in exchange for that we were allowed to shoot wherever we wanted and we were allowed to remove the alarms, use flash and even use the sets, well….. you don’t have to say that twice of course. So we started the registration of the workshop, now my location workshops are most of the time sold out but this was a new record… within 20 minutes after putting it online we were actually booked solid.


So today I can share the first series of results from this very special workshop with Nadine as model and stylist.


The first setup was outside the museum.
In fact in these 3 shots you can see my motto, always shoot double or triple setups if you can.
The first is with natural light, the second with one strobe and the third is actually with 2 strobes. This way you can deliver different looks to the client so they will always find something they like.

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