The Fine Art Portrait | Masterclass | Gemmy Woud-Binnendijk

Wir freuen uns, die holländische Fotografin Gemmy Woud-Binnendijk bei uns in Zürich zu begrüssen. Da dieser in Englisch gehalten wird, ist auch der folgende Text in dieser Sprache.

In this special class with Gemmy Woud-Binnendijk, we will be looking at lighting, styling and shooting fine-art portraits, exploring possibilities in fine-art portraiture and understanding the big impact of good preparation in styling, light setup, and postprocessing for a painterly end result.

Gemmy is known for her conceptual pictures that resemble paintings of the old masters. She will teach you her way of photography. She will be talking about and demonstrating the things that you need to consider when working with studio lights, styling on a low budget and implementing fine art portraiture in your own client-shoots. Also how to avoid some of the common mistakes made. During the class, Gemmy will be demonstrating her own unique approach.


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This seminar will be held in English.

Target audience:
Anyone interested in creating painterly portraits


  • Finding inspiration
  • Preparing a fine art shoot
  • Styling the model (on a low budget)
  • Light setups to create a painterly portraits
  • Hands on shooting time with Gemmy’s assistance (many images for in your portfolio)
  • Getting the pose and expression to tell the story
  • Pitfalls
  • choosing and Raw processing an image
  • Full day In-depth postprocessing in photoshop
  • Small composite
  • Retouching skin
  • Color grading
  • Final touch
  • Aftercare in a private facebook group

You know your camera and how to shoot in Manual mode. It’s also preferable to know photoshop basics like layers, masks, clipping mask and adjustment layers (Gemmy will be using the English version of photoshop on her computer, you can chose english or german on the one you will be using).

Your teacher:
Gemmy Woud-Binnendijk |
Award-winning photographer Gemmy Woud-Binnendijk infuses the luscious beauty of Old Masters paintings into her fine art photography. Drawing inspiration from her years as a painter, Gemmy creates painterly portraits with a camera. Her imaginative concepts, meticulous planning and attention to every detail result in portraits. Gemmy shares her understanding of historical approaches to lighting, wardrobe selection, and character-building before taking you into Photoshop where she gives her portraiture the final polish.

Thursday, April 4th AND Friday, April 5th 2019

9:00 to 17:00

Number of participants:
This workshop is limited to 15 people, the minimal number of participants is 7.

Light + Byte, Baslerstrasse 30, 8048 Zürich

CHF 1398.– (VAT-exempt)
Lunch, drinks and snacks will be provided for free by Light + Byte

30% discount for apprentices in the photography business and full-time photography students
15% discounts for part-time students of photography schools
10% discount for returning LB Academy customers

Discounts cannot be cumulated.

Accomodations nearby:

Hotel The Flag
Ramada Hotel Zürich-City
Hotel Crowne Plaza Zürich