Portrait Photography Workshop in Milan, Italy

Date: 15-16th September 2018 (note: date has been changed!)

Location: Professional photography studio in Milan, Italy. Exact location will be provided only to the confirmed participants.

Models: Up to three models if the maximum number of participants is reached!. There will be at least one model with freckles present on the event. In case of the minimum amount of participants (10) there are going to be two models present on the event. 

Team: There will be a professional Stylist, Makeup Artist and Photography Assistant present during the day.

Spots: There will be a limitation of 10-18 participants for this event.

Required equipment: Camera with portrait lens (40 or 50mm prime recommended), laptop with Adobe Photoshop installed if you want to follow the tips and tricks section (but it's not mandatory), portfolio print or digital if you would like to have your portfolio reviewed by Agata Serge on day two.

Investment: Cost per person is 750EUR excl. tax. (for companies outside Poland tax will be not applicable). Coffee, tea, soft drinks, snacks and lunch during the day included. Fee does not include flight, accommodation or transportation. Please note that 50% deposit (375EUR excl. tax) and payment confirmation sent by email to info@agataserge.com is required to reserve your spot. The rest of the payment is due to 4 weeks before the start date of the workshop, so until the 18th August 2018.

If you want to resign from the workshop after sending the deposit, you can easily do that with full refund, but please no later than 3 weeks before the date of the workshop, then the deposit is non-refundable!

Terms & Conditions: Please be aware that you are not allowed to use any of the images taken during the workshop commercially (including all kind of advertisement and promotion). You are allowed to use the images to showcase your own portfolio, on your website and on social media channels crediting “Agata Serge Workshops”. Images are not allowed to be submitted to magazines or competitions without permission. You are not allowed to make any videos of any part of the workshop. Below schedule might slightly change due to the fact that each workshop group varies and has different needs and amount of questions that might affect the time of each part of the workshop. Please note that in case the minimum amount of participants (10) has not been reached, or in the event of risk to life or health, the workshop may be canceled. In this case, the cost of the workshop will be reimbursed, unfortunately all other expenses, i.e. flight, accommodation or transportation purchased on your own is not refundable. 

Sending the deposit is agreeing to all stated above.

DAY 1:

10:00 AM - 11:40 AM INTRODUCTION

During the introduction part Make-Up Artist and Stylist will be both working on preparing the models for the practice part.

Subjects that will be covered during the introductory part:

  • About photographer’s work. Agata Serge’s Portfolio.
  • Finding your way in photography. “Freckles” Project.
  • Portrait as the most difficult photography type.
  • What are the characteristics of a strong portrait.
  • How to prepare, where to find inspirations.
  • Team & Models - how to find people to work with.
  • Editorial work. Creating a series. 

11:40 AM - 12:00 AM BREAK

12.00 AM - 6:00 PM PRACTICE PART


  • Introduction to the tasks that will be performed during the day.
  • Agata’s work with each model for about 20 minutes under observation of the participants, showing how she would perform the tasks and explaining her photography know how.
  • Independent work of the participants with models in max 5-6 people groups under Agata Serge’s supervision.

DAY 2: 

10.00AM - 2.00 AM POSTPRODUCTION (11.30AM - 11.45AM BREAK)

  • Summary of practical tasks.
  • Introduction to post-production. Tools.
  • Postproduction of black and white portrait of a model with freckles. 
  • Postproduction of a portrait in colour. 
  • Tips and tricks.

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM LUNCH


  • Marketing on social media.
  • Publications - local & abroad.

4:00 PM - 5.00 PM QUESTIONS 

  • Portfolio review for interested participants who will bring the portfolio with them (print or digital).
  • Questions.

If you would like to register or if you have any questions please send an email to info@agataserge.com.

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