Professional Photographer Andrew Thurtell

Delta Goodrem by Andrew Thurtell

Portrait Photography Workshop


Master natural light at this natural light portrait photography workshop by Andrew Thurtell.

Workshop Dates

Sunday 22 November 2020


Group Size

Workshop is limited

to 8 persons

Workshop Price

$295 per person

Workshop cost includes professional models

Portrait Photography Workshop


Master the art of natural light portrait photography.


This small-group full-day portrait photography workshop is designed to seriously improve your natural light portraiture skill set. 


In addition to shooting with natural light at a variety of locations, we’ll also learn the equipment professionals use to shape, modify and enhance natural light. In particular diffusers, reflectors, scrims and more because they are essential tools of mastering light. These skills are especially relevant for wedding and portrait photographers.


The natural light portrait photography workshop includes:


Female and Male models

Basic Natural Light Shoot and Introduction to the equipment

Daylight study window light portrait session

Graffiti Wall location shoot

Golden hour parkland shoot



What We Will Be Covering:


  • Mastering Window light
  • Posing and positioning
  • Learning to shoot in full sun
  • Soft light and where to find it
  • Backlighting v frontlighting
  • Reflectors, diffusers and modifiers
  • Natural light Do’s and Dont’s
  • Finding the best light in any situation


We’ll also use a professional models to work through a variety of scenarios together and put into practice what we’ve learnt.  To really get you thinking I’ll be creating some tricky situations to test your knowledge and improve your skills because we learn by DOING!


As a result you’ll be window light masters by lunchtime!


Over lunch we’ll be analysing a number of my most successful images. First if all for composition, as well as framing, lens choice, aperture choice and camera settings to pull apart how they were achieved.


Hence this natural light photography class is for any photographer wanting to increase their knowledge and understanding of natural light for successful, inspiring portraits. 

Learn the surprisingly simple tools, equipment and resources I use to enhanced shape natural light for amazing results. Learn to work with the light rather than fight it!

Shoot in a variety of locations that will test you and as a result, grow your skills at the natural light photography class.

Spend the day mastering natural light with the photographer who has worked with a huge list of Australian talent and, above all, fast-track your learning experience.

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Lunch, Morning Tea and Afternoon Tea

Two professional models – one for the morning session and one for the later session

Further 20% Discount on future workshops

On location tuition and instruction from Andrew Thurtell


A basic understanding of camera settings, apertures, shutters speeds and ISO is recommended in order to do this natural light photography class.


From Dean:

Saturday was awesome, and Toni is fantastic. I am wrapped with the images I got!

Portrait Photography Workshop, February 2016

From Katrina:

Awesome day shooting with these two beautiful Models at the Thurtell Photography Portrait workshop!

Portrait Photography Workshop, June 2016

From Annabelle:

 Love being a part of Thurtell Photography’s workshops. I am always blown away by what, often beginning photographers, can achieve under some awesome guidance.

Travel Photography Workshop, January 2017

Andrew’s professional photography has featured in numerous campaigns for many leading Australia’s brands.


Andrew has worked with many of Australia’s leading celebrities and athletes: Delta Goodrem, Formula One star Mark Webber, Jessica Mauboy, Ricky Ponting, Mitchell Johnson, Hawthorn AFL, Shelley Craft, Ashley Hart, Lleyton Hewitt, Master Chef”s George Calombaris, My Kitchen Rules chef Karen Martini, Wallaby Israel Folau, Olympic basketballer Liz Cambage, Bondi Vet Chris Brown, Olympic Gold medallist Sally Pearson and All Blacks captain Kieran Read.


In addition recent campaigns include the Swisse-Scudera Ferrari campaign shot in Maranello Italy, Ricky Pointing in Mumbai, India and Toshiba Medical.


You can explore my work on my advertising and campaign photography page.


The philosophy of these photography workshops, courses and classes is simple: to finish the day a much more accomplished, passionate and skillful photographer than when you started.