What motivated you to attend this workshop?
‘I like Rory Lewis’ work and the influences he works with.’
‘To gain more confidence and good working practices.’
How did you find the balance between listening, engaging and creating?
‘In view of the number of participants Rory managed very well the balance of lecture and practice. I particularly enjoyed the relation to selected painters and specific paintings in the NPG.’
What did you particularly enjoy about this workshop?
‘I understood Rory’s particular style in portraiture. It will influence my own work and help me to develop my own style. That he brought actors into the shooting session was also a nice twist, as this folk is more expressive than models.’
‘Using the Gallery to gain inspiration and then trying to adapt that idea into a photograph.’
‘Learning hand on from Rory.’
What new skills have you learnt?
‘How simple lighting techniques can be used to great effect. How to use classic art to inspire photography ideas.’
‘How to take control of the photo shoot and direct the sitter. To look for inspiration and develop a style of your own.’
What did you think about the levels of teaching?
‘Rory has a very natural way to explain things very well. He also made the right balance between explaining and exercising.’
‘Very well presented. Rory is a very knowledgeable historian and photographer. Rory easily managed a large group passing on his practical skills and enabling us to photograph subjects quickly.