Photography Course



Mastering Portraiture with Colin Usher
An inspiring photographic day class at Studio Faire in Nérac.

Colin guides you through the set up and capture of striking portraits.

You will be hands on with your camera in the studio, utilising both natural and studio flash light, learning how to set the mood, how to direct your subject to bring the best out of them and how to capture your subject’s unique character.

You will also have the opportunity to ask any questions regarding your camera and it’s settings and set up for use other than studio portraits. 

The course is hands-on with technical hints and tips throughout the day.

You will leave with a series of digital portraits that you have shot of each other and digitally processed using Adobe Lightroom.

Colin has a playful approach to teaching and is passionate about portrait photography.

See some examples of Colin’s work here:

This 1 day course, which includes refreshments and a simple lunch, is educational, entertaining and inspiring.


Course fee: 120.00€
Includes refreshments & lunch.

Students will ideally bring their own camera.

Maximum class size of 5 people. 10 am until 5pm.

One-to-One masterclasses are also available on request.

The course is based in English but French will be attempted.


Courses in 2018:

January to April

Please get in touch with your proposed dates, I am happy to work around your availability.

Mondays & Thursdays are not available.

Payments will be taken in advance via PayPal. You will be sent an e-mail request for PayPal payment once booking is agreed.

Cancellations: A full refund will be given for any cancellations made more than 14 days prior to the course start date.

Gift Vouchers are also available. Simply fill in the form on the reservation page (button above) and specify the name of the recipient of the gift in your message.

The gift voucher can be redeemed at any time, it won’t expire.
Colin is happy to book the day courses all year round to suit you.

We will arrange a PayPal invoice to be sent to you.
(PayPal accept credit & debit cards directly, not need to have a PayPal account)

A good learning day and splendid lunch, I think you have 3 new budding Portrait Photographers!


Pallanne, Midi-Pyrenees, France

Thanks very much for portrait photograph course yesterday.
I really enjoyed all the content and picked up an amazing amount of information in a very short time.
Your open friendly approach was well complimented by your massive technical and professional experience.
Thanks for all the extra tips and tricks you gave us in relation to photography in our business.
After an hour or so drive up to you, croissants and good coffee where a real bonus.
Lunch was excellent so thanks to Julia for making us feel so welcome and relaxed.


Masseube, Gers, France

I can highly recommend Colin’s day Portait course.
A great day spent dusting off my camera skills, under Colin’s expert guidance .
A very warm welcome, from Colin and Julia, and their two Labradors. A fun day, lots of delicious food, a fair bit of giggling and of course learning some new skills in their beautiful new studio space.


Bourran, Agen, France

What a wonderful day!  I really did enjoy it and learnt so much.
The atmosphere was so relaxed I feel much more confident to just have a go.


Gers, France


Call: +33 (0)6 34 56 10 70

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