january, 2024

07jan(jan 7)9:00 am13(jan 13)4:00 pmRussell ShakespeareWorking With Light | Photography9:00 am - 4:00 pm (13)

Event Details

Level: Intermediate/Advanced

Registration: $1095.00 (plus materials) or $895.00 End of School Year Special – Now Only $447.50 Junior Pathway Program* (plus materials)

+ $245 McGregor Workshop Delivery Fee: this covers additional materials, tools, & models (where relevant) specific to this workshop. These will be supplied by McGregor at time of workshop. Payable at time of workshop registration.   


+ BYO Material & Tools cost: This is in addition to the McGregor Workshop Fee. Please refer to the online ‘Workshop Schedule, and Materials & Tools List’. You may already have some of these items.

Suitable for students aged 16+

Workshop Outline

This intermediate/advanced level workshop with professional photographer Russell Shakespeare, provides an insight into the life of a professional working photographer, with tips around how to make a living as a photographer as well as developing long term personal photography projects. You will learn how to photograph people for publication, documentary style (on site and in a studio); how to plan and prepare for a photoshoot, studio lighting on location, and in the studio; how to document research trips; and how to up your postproduction game, and self-publish. This workshop will also cover making your own website through the Squarespace platform.

Russell Shakespeare is a Photographer working in digital and analogue, based on the Gold Coast. His work has been published in many national magazines and newspapers, including The New York Times, Qantas Magazine, Gourmet Traveller, The Deal, Q Weekend, The Good Weekend, Time, Australian Traveller, Financial Review and The Weekend Australian magazine, The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald and in books by, among others, The Magnum Foundation, Australian Geographic, The Museum of Brisbane and The Tim Fairfax Family Foundation.

Awards include The Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize (four times Finalist, 2007-2014), Black and White Photographer of the Year (Documentary, Finalist, 2015), National Photographic Portrait Prize (two times Finalist, 2020,2011), Olive Cotton Exhibition (six times Finalist, 2006- 2021) and Walkley Award for Journalism (best news photograph, 1995). Works in collections include the Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Tweed River Art Gallery, Murwillumbah, Redcliffe Art Gallery and The National Portrait Gallery, Canberra.


9:00 AM - 4:00 PM