A Week with Peter Coulson 2020

Monday 24th – Friday 28th February 2020
Koukei Studio – 9 Trade Way, Kilsyth South 3137. Vic, Australia

Pay in full – $3150AUD
Payment plan –  $1000AUD sign up fee, then 5 payments of $430AUD every second week (total of $3150AUD)

Limited to 10 participants, spend 5 days in an intimate hands-on 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.


Week Schedule:

Day 1:
10am-5pm – Introduction to technicals & Studio Techniques

Day 2:
10am-5pm – Advanced Studio Techniques

Day 3:
12pm-3.00pm – Natural Light workshop
Group Dinner
8.00pm-10.30pm – Flash/Constant Light Workshop

Day 4:
10am-1pm: Photoshop Part 1
1pm – 5pm: Posing & ‘Breaking’ Models

Day 5:
10.00am-1.00pm: Photoshop Part 2
1.00pm-5.00pm: Recreating Peter’s lighting & Editorial shooting

Additional Information:

– We strictly allow 10 participants to these tickets.
–  Each participant is allocated 30 minutes 1-on-1 with Peter to discuss anything from image critic to business planning
– Lunch and Refreshments included along with a light breakfast.
– Group dinner is included
– Professional models throughout the week
– Photoshop files retouched during workshop in TIFF format to view all layers
– Peter’s personal Photoshop action set
– Images taken during the workshop can be used for social media, website and portfolio use

What to bring:

– Camera (DSLR or mirrorless)
– Spare Memory Cards
– Spare Battery
– Camera manuals
– On Camera flash
– 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

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

Day 1

Introduction to Technicals & Studio Techniques 

– 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
– Learning how to storyboard and style your own shoots

Day 2

Advanced Studio Techniques

– High & Low Key Lighting
– Using Accent Lighting
– Advanced Lighting
– Multi Lighting
– Beauty & Fashion Lighting
– Digital Workflow
– Getting comfortable and confident as a Photographer
– Planning Storyboards & Styling
– How to make a good photo incredible
– Creating your own Photographic style
– Getting it right in Camera

Day 3

Natural Light & Night time Flash/Constant Light

– Selecting the location
– Working with Natural Light
– See and modify light
– Using Natural reflectors
– 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
– Lighting the Background
– Using Rear Shutter Sync
– See and modify constant light & on camera Flash
– The do’s & don’t when working with models at on location and at night

Day 4
Photoshop Part 1, Posing & ‘Breaking’ Models

– 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
– Communicating with Models
– Breaking the Model
– Watch Peter shoot one-on-one with a model like he would during his own shoots
– Communication with team
– What to do when everything goes wrong

Day 5
Photoshop Part 2, Recreating Peter’s lighting & Editorial shooting

– Refresher on Photoshop
– Learning how to do quick high-end retouches
– Get the chance to retouch your own Photo with Peter assisting you
– Storyboard on the fly
– Coming up with concepts
– Styling
– Recreate one of Peter’s lighting set ups from scratch
– How to impart your style into the photoshoot
– Telling a story through fashion and photography
– How to make a good photo incredible

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! Please note price does not include travel expenses or accommodation.

Hotel recommendation close to studio (Hiring a car will be recommended to travel to and from the studio)

Sage Melbourne Ringwood New hotel in area, next to large shopping centre with plently of food options. Also walking distrace to train station to explore Melbourne City.
Clarion Hotel On Canterbury This hotel is 15 minutes drive from the studio. Not much food walking distance, but many food options close by.
Ringwood Royale – These are apartment style accomadation if you prefer to have more space and a kitchen

If you prefer to stay close to the city (CBD area is great, or Richmond if you would like to hire a car, more hotels with parking), you can hire a car to drive, or get a train and we will pick and drop you off at the train station.

Address & Times
Monday 24th Feb- 10.00am-5pm
9 Trade Way, Kilsyth South. 3137, Vic, Australia
Tuesday 25th Feb – 10.00am-5.00pm
9 Trade Way, Kilsyth South. 3137, Vic, Australia
Wednesday 26th Feb – 10.00am-2.30pm & 8pm – 10.30pm
Melbourne CBD, exact location TBC
Thursday 27th Feb – 10.00pm-5.00pm
9 Trade Way, Kilsyth South. 3137, Vic, Australia
Friday 28th Feb – 10.00am-5.00pm
9 Trade Way, Kilsyth South. 3137, Vic, Australia

For any questions & information, please contact