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Porto, Portugal

December 7-10 2017

Learn more about conceptual and fashion photography, compositing and post production with this 3.5 day workshop experience with Rob Woodcox.

Taking place in the heart and vicinity of beautiful Porto, Portugal, this workshop will be a hands-on, interactive, and extremely immersive experience, showing you new techniques to better your photography practice and business.

We will develop your concepts and ideas into polished images that tell a story. With a strong emphasis on compositing and post-production, you are only limited by your imagination in what you can create.

Whether you’re an experienced photographer or looking to enter the fashion or fine art market, this workshop is designed to help you take your images to the next level.  Rob and the team are excited for you to join in this game changing experience.

About the instructor

Rob Woodcox is a fine art and fashion photographer dually residing in New York City and Portland, Oregon. His passion for telling stories takes him traveling for business and pleasure on a regular basis, documenting experiences all over the world.

Rob has contributed to various successful projects including a short film festival Project Imaginat10n with Canon and Ron Howard, and Stories Worth Telling, a personal project that funded a new camp for foster kids.  His work has been published in various magazines and online publications such as Vogue, Huffington Post, Popular Photography, ABC, Yahoo, Mashable, Buzzfeed and more.

Rob has taught over 60 photography related workshops worldwide, he has taught in over 15 cities around North America and over 10 countries internationally. He has reached an audience of over 1000 students in person and over a million people online.

Rob is passionate about highlighting and educating about social justice issues that touch us all and regularly creates personal work focusing on these topics.

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Day 1

  • Welcome dinner
  • Student & teacher introductions
  • Overview of the weekend

Day 2

  • Rob's inspiration exercises & conceptualization
  • Gear overview & preferred gear
  • Learn Rob's natural & artificial light preferences
  • Hair & makeup for location
  • Posing models
  • Live shoot demo on location with models, wardrobe, hair/mua
  • Hands on shoot with models

Day 3

  • Learn Rob's journey through photography
  • Introduction to studio & gear
  • Studio lighting demo & preferences
  • How to model & talent source
  • Intro to prop/wardrobe sourcing
  • Live shoot demo in studio with models, wardrobe, hair/mua
  • Hands on shoot with models

Day 4

  • Intro to social media marketing & branding
  • Learn how to earn income as a freelance artist
  • Intro to proposal writing
  • Photoshop tips and preferences
  • Full live edit from start to finish
  • Student editing session with 1-1 guidance
  • Group portfolio review

***one on one portfolio reviews available at additional cost, please ask for availibility


Locations for the workshop have been hand selected by local hosts in Porto to accommodate both on-location and studio portions of the workshop. Exact locations, meeting spots and schedules will be emailed to registered students in text and pdf formats.

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Regular rate- $595 / €499
(inquire about buddy passes for 50% off one seat)

September 25th-December 8th 2017

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This workshop is designed as an personal, structured experience. Numbers are strictly limited.

Travel and lodging are not provided for this workshop and are not included in the pricing of the registration fees; listed lodging options are suggestions to aid in students research prior to attending the Porto workshop.

Healthy lunch options will be provided Friday-Sunday as well as snacks throughout the day. All other meals, including those at local restaurants, are at the expense of the guest unless otherwise stated. Every effort will be made to try to accommodate any special dietary requirements. Please specify any requirements at the time of your ticket purchase.

Guests are responsible for their own transport to and from the locations. We strongly suggest car-pooling where possible to reduce the impact of parking at locations. You will receive a link to a private Facebook group where you can discuss ride sharing with other guests.

We reserve the right to change venues, however we will endeavour to find alternative venues of a similar standard in a near by location.

We reserve the right to request any guest to leave if their behaviour is deemed inappropriate or violates the rules of the accommodation.

This workshop is not suitable for beginners. It assumes a basic understanding of photography and Photoshop.

Guests will be required to bring their own camera and laptop.