Studio Creative workshop with Alessia Lugoboni



Sometimes I enjoy just photographing the surface because I think it can be as revealing as going to the heart of the matter.

- Annie Leibovitz

Are you bored of the usual studio shooting? Would you like to learn a different approach to the image construction ? This is the workshop for you !

Luca Monti used to run his workshop in the Camera Club (one of the oldest and most distinguished photographic clubs in UK) and before that he used to do the same in Paris and Rome. We are now happy to bring this event to all Londoners.

The workshop is intended to show how to use different and sometime bizarre materials, tools and different light setups. We will explore together all the aspects of shooting in
a photographic studio. We will work along with experienced models and make-up artists and you will produce some amazing pictures for your portfolio.

The Studio Creative workshop is aimed at those photographers looking for a different approach to the use of the studio.

During this workshop we will not only explore unusual lighting techniques, but we will focus our attention on how to build a complete scenography/set using materials and/or elements of various complexity.

Throughout the shooting session we will analyse and discuss how these elements simply contributes to the strength of your images and how easy is to convey a creative touch to them.

In this peculiar workshop our tutor will share tips and techniques from his experience in the movie industry, emphasising the important aspects of the storytelling process in the images construction.

The event is open to both beginners and intermediate photographers and is limited to 8 participants in order to give all of you the possibility to get the most out of the evening and shoot in a relaxed and friendly studio environment.

In this Studio Creative we will work together to explore scenography to create amazing bodyscape pushing poses of the model over the limit of gravity. All of you need to be and work on the stage, therefore remember socks !!!!!


Our Tutor :

 Luca Monti is an award-winning fashion and creative photographer. He is also a very well known printer for many of the most important photographers worldwide.

Luca was born in Roma, 1972. His career as an artist began whilst still at High School, and shortly following, offered solo and collective shows at the age of sixteen.

Luca has now been working in the photography industry for over 25 years; and is also continually active with events and talks, and invited to judge photography competitions.

Luca has been successfully teaching photography workshops for most of his career, refining and adapting his teaching techniques, collaborating with famous photography schools in Rome, Paris, NYC and in London and with a professional and talented creative team of models, wardrobe stylists, make-up artists and hair stylists.

Schedule :

  • Presentation and introduction to the workshop
  • Outline of make up and styling
  • Briefing on how to prepare the studio set
  • Explanation of the light setup
  • First shooting session
  • 10 minutes break and variation of the light setup
  • Second shooting session
  • Final thoughts

Key Features :

  • Exploring unusual lighting techniques and light modifiers
  • Building a complete scenography
  • Using different materials for your shoots in a creative way
  • Emphasising the storytelling of your photographs

Focus on technique : Sharp Shoots

Camera shake is one of the most common photography problems that plagues every photographer.

There are many factors that contribute to how sharp your pictures are, including the quality of the camera lens and how accurately it’s been focused, and the choice of aperture and shutter speed. However, camera shake remains the biggest concern.

While everybody knows that a sturdy tripod will help you get sharp pictures many forgot that it really help to have more consistent shoot too, It is, in fact, an essential too to refine your framing skill.

A tripod should be an essential piece of kit for any type of photographer. My favorite tripod brand is MANFROTTO with so many model to choose, for this shoot I've chosen the : 055 Manfrotto Tripod.


Requirements :

It is not important which camera you will bring along with you and we are very keen to welcome film cameras whether it is a 35mm camera or a medium format camera, arrangements can be made to hire cameras if you don’t own one or if you want to try something different, please ask when booking.

If you have a Compact, Hybrid or Bridge camera you can still take part in this course, we guarantee to show how to get fantastic pictures with all types of cameras.

We suggest to have a lens that will allow you to crop to half length and full length figure. This would ideally be a 24-70mm (Full frame) or 18-55mm (APS size).

We will provide you with a RF trigger to work with the studio flashes in our studio if you don’t have your own.

No need to worry, just bring your creativity and your passion for photography !


Summary :

Time: from 11.00am to 5.30pm

Model: for this workshop our model will be Alessia Lugoboni, professional dancer from Royal New Zealand Ballet.

Level: dance, portrait