A week with Peter Coulson

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Monday 27th February – Friday 3rd March 2017

$2950AUD – Pay in full or sign-up to a payment plan

Spend 5 days in an intimate hands-on 10 person course with Fashion Photographer Peter Coulson. Peter will be teaching and covering everything from Studio Light, Natural Light, Flash Light, Photoshop, Posing, Breaking and Working with Models, Creating your own Photographic Style, Styling, Conceptualising, Digital Workflow, just to name a few things!

Learn more in 1 week then most university courses covers in 2 years! Immerse yourself in Peter’s knowledge and teachings for a full week of learning, creating, shooting & networking. Perfect for all levels of photography, from beginners to seasonal professionals.

To purchase workshops, or for more information, scroll to the bottom of the page to select your option

Day 1
Technicals, Studio Techniques & Posing Models

– Digital Work-flow
– Colour Management
– Seeing & Modifying Light
– Tricks to using Soft Boxes
– How to use 1 Light like a Professional
– How to use Multi-lighting
– Beauty & Fashion Lighting
– Learning how to use light so you don’t need Photoshop to make your image pop
– Setting up your own home Studio
– The do’s & don’t when working with models
– Talking models and communicating during a shoot
– Posing models
– Learning how to storyboard and style your own shoots

Day 4
Photoshop & Working with Clients, Stylists, Hair and Make-up Artists

– Detailed explanation on every tool that Peter uses in Photoshop, how he uses it, and why he uses it.
– Digital Workflow & Raw Convert
– Colour Space
– Layers, Masks and Blending Modes
– Beauty Retouching
– Black & White
– Exporting, Printing & Dynamic Web Images
– Peter’s Tips & Tricks
– PLUS the TIFF files edited from the workshop, as well as previous images Peter has retouched in TIFF format, so you can see every layer!
– Working with Clients
– Get a brief and get to shoot for one of Peter’s commercial clients
– Understanding commercial shoots, expectations and realities on the day
– Working with Stylists and Hair & Make-Up Artists

Day 2
Advanced Studio Techniques, ‘Breaking’ the Model & Creating your own Photographic Style

– High & Low Key Lighting
– Using Accent Lighting
– Advanced Lighting
– Multi Lighing
– Beauty & Fashion Lighting
– Digital Work-flow
– Communicating with Models
– Breaking the Model
– Watch Peter shoot one-on-one with a model like he would during his own shoots
– Getting comfortable and confident as a Photographer
– Planning Story Boards & Styling
– Creating your own Photographic style
– Getting it right in Camera

Day 5
Photoshop & Commercial Photoshoots

– Refresher on Photoshop
– Learning how to do quick high-end retouches
– Get the chance to retouch your own Photo with Peter assisting you
– Learn how to read and replicate lighting from photographs
– How to replicate, then make it your own
– Use your new skills to practice! Peter will be giving you photographs for you to pick what lighting was used, just like a commercial client would
– Shooting with 4 models throughout the day
– Pick your own styling and lighting

Day 3
Natural Light & Night time Flash/Constant Light

– Selecting the location
– Working with Natural Light
– See and modify light
– Using Natural reflectors
– Working with Models on Location
– Metering for Highlights and Shadows
– Taking photos that do not need any retouching or adjustments
– The do’s & don’t when working with models
– Talking models and communicating during a shoot
– Posing models
– Working with models on location
– Learning how to use light so you don’t need Photoshop to make your image pop
– Working with Natural Light at night time
– Lighting the Background
– Using Rear Shutter Sync
– See and modify constant light & Off Camera Flash
– The do’s & don’t when working with models at night

Additional Information

– We strictly allow 10 participants to these tickets
– Receive Peter’s online based tutorial 1 year subscription free!
– Each participant is allocated 30minutes 1-on-1 with Peter to discuss anything from image critic to business planning (Once booked, you will be contacted to pick your preferred scheduled time)
– Lunch and Refreshments included along with a light breakfast.
– Wednesday night dinner & drinks is also included
– 10 professional models throughout the week
– Hair & make-up artist
– Hasselblad cameras & Zeiss lenses provided to use during the week
– Images taken during the workshop can be used for social media, website and portfolio use

What to bring

– DSLR Camera
– Spare Memory Cards
– Spare Battery
– Camera manuals
– Most of Peter’s work is shot around 85 mm but he does use lenses as wide as 16mm and telephoto as long as 200mm. You are welcome to bring what you think will suit your work best.
– Notepad & Pen
– Laptops are not necessary, but welcome for viewing images taken during workshop
– Spare Memory Cards

Accommodation & Getting to the Studio

Our Studio is located 50 minutes drive from Melbourne CBD. We recommend you book your accommodation in the CBD if you are getting the train or Richmond if you are hiring a car.
Transport options: Car Hire or a Train to Bayswater Station (We will be doing morning and afternoon drop-off/pick-ups)
If you have any questions or would like hotel recommendations, please e-mail your dates and budget to

Please take the time to read our Terms & Conditions before you book. Your booking confirms this agreement

A week with Peter Coulson 

Become immersed in Peter Coulson’s knowledge, creativity, and his incredibly fascinating photographic World, as you experience his 5 Day Workshop – Designed to teach, inspire and reignite your creativity. The five days covers more content then most Photographic colleges teaches in 2 years! The focus is to teach you how Peter works technically, and how he works to achieves such a high standard of emotive, breathtaking and captivating photography; and how you can do this yourself!

Peter is one of the only photographic educators teaching how to create better photos without the expenses of a high-end model, stylists, makeup artist & luxurious location. Creativity is limitless, the skills you will learn can enable this for the rest of your career, setting you distinctly apart & advanced from today’s industry standards.

This intensive hands-on week workshop is now available to purchase in full, or sign up to a payment plan!

LOCATION: 9 Trade Way, Kilsyth South. 3137 Victoria, Australia.


Monday 27/2/17
9.15am-9.45am – Mentor session 1
10am-5pm – Technicals, Studio Techniques & Posing Models
5pm-5.30pm- Mentor session 2

Tuesday 28/2/17
9.15am-9.45am – Mentor session 3
10am-5pm – Advanced Studio Techniques, ‘Breaking’ the Model & Creating your own Photographic Style
5pm-5.30pm- Mentor session 4

Wednesday 1/3/17
9.15am-9.45am – Mentor session 5
10am-2.30pm – Natural Light workshop in Peter’s favourite shooting location in Melbourne
2.30pm-3.00pm – Mentor session 6
3.00pm-3.30pm – Mentor session 7
7.00pm-8.30pm – Group dinner in the CBD
8.45pm-10.45pm – Flash/Constant Light Workshop in the CBD

Thursday 2/3/17

10.15am-11.45am – Mentor session 8
10.45am-11.15am – Mentor session 9
11.30pm-2.00pm – Photoshop
2.00pm-6.30pm – Storyboarding & Working with a real Client, as well as Make-up Artists, Hair Artists & Stylists

Friday 3/3/17
9.15am-9.45am – Mentor session 10
10am-12pm: Photoshop
12pm-5pm: Deconstructing and real world commercial shooting

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