Photography Two Day Workshop Weekend Classes adults Courses

Editorial Portrait Photography: Edgy and Emotive Portraiture (NEW)

Philip Gostelow intadv

Take your photographic work to another level by learning how to shoot like an editorial photographer! Through a combination of theory and practical exercises, intermediate and advanced level photography enthusiasts will be exposed to new ways of approaching portrait photography in this two-week course.

Your tutor, Philip Gostelow, has travelled the world throughout his award-winning career as an editorial portrait photographer and is eager to share his expertise and insights in this field. Spend time soaking up Philip’s skills related to photographic aesthetics, learn techniques for selecting the best lens/lens settings, and how to light for maximum effect. These technical aspects together with practicalities of how to put your subject at ease and choosing the most appropriate shoot location will have you shooting like a pro. You will be guided through the basics of the photographer-subject relationship and will have the opportunity to shoot your own portrait assignment out of class, to be reviewed and discussed in detail in the second class.

What to bring:-

  • A DSLR camera with at least one lens (fixed/prime lens or zoom) between 28-80mm
  • CF or SD memory card for camera with available empty space
  • A USB flash drive
  • A portable/laptop computer or suitable digital device to upload your cameras files
  • Lighting - not essential, but an advantage. Either tungsten or LED free-standing light, on-camera or off-camera flash
  • Access to and basic knowledge of post-production software i.e., Photoshop or Lightroom (if you want to adjust and polish finished photos)


Please note, COVID restrictions may apply at the time of this course. By enrolling, you agree to abide by the restrictions at all times while onsite. Please visit the COVID Safe page on our website to read the most up to date information, or visit

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Building Access:

FAC is a heritage listed building with access limitations. If you have any special access requirements, please contact reception on 9432 9555 before enrolling in a course.

Students with Special Requirements:

If you or the person you are wishing to enroll has special requirements, please contact Reception on 9432 9555 or email to discuss suitability and how we can help.

Roof Works

FAC are currently in the final stages of a long-term project to refurbish, repair and protect on the City’s best loved heritage buildings, and will be replacing the final section of the roof of the Centre during April. For more information, please head to: Roof Restoration - Fremantle Arts Centre Heritage Building (, please direct any questions about the roof works to: [email protected]

Tutor Philip Gostelow

Philip Gostelow’s photographic career has spanned three decades, working with some of the world’s leading publications as a portrait specialist and features photographer.

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