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  • 2nd May 2016
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm


High Fashion – Portfolio Builder Day PLUS


2nd May 2016

The event

We’re excited to be heading back to the Dagenham Civic Centre, the home of our Dancing in Dagenham production (view the video here). This fabulous art deco building offers so many image opportunities we really are spoilt for choice.

This is a PBD+ event where not only will we have a team of professional models but also a team of highly talented stylists to ensure our models are styled perfectly for the day. Our stylists are already working hard designing outfits and looks to ensure our photographers really have something special for their portfolio.

You will have the opportunity to shoot 4 professionally styled models individually throughout the day in small groups of just 4 photographers per group.

The day starts with a meet and greet over refreshments, meet the Portfolio Builder Day support team as groups are assigned and we run through the schedule of the day. We then have a full tour of the venue with international trainer, Andrew Appleton. Andrew will give a short lighting demonstration to help get those creative juices flowing and then you’re off with your group to scope out your shooting locations. Shoot 1 and 2 are next, followed by a buffet lunch and refreshments, and then we’re in to shoot 3 and 4. We wrap up the day with a short debrief and cake!

The location

Based in Dagenham we have exclusive use of this amazing building for the whole day.

This art deco building has beautifully crafted marble staircases and a stunning marble hall, a hand crafted wooden conference auditorium, the original 1930’s mayors office, tall windows, several levels and a whole host of unique shooting areas.

The building attracts some of the worlds top photographers and publications to provide a unique backdrop for their production.

There is plenty of on site parking available.


The details

The event runs between 10.00am – 5.00pm on the 2nd May, at the Dagenham Civic Centre, Dagenham.

The cost of the day is £299 per person. This Portfolio Builder Day PLUS event includes the location, 4 professional models, a team of professional stylists, lighting equipment, lunch and refreshments throughout the day and of course the PBD support team.

Numbers are limited to a maximum of 16 photographers. Please note this is a Portfolio Builder Day and not a workshop, although we do have a support team on hand. 

Note: This event was originally scheduled for March 12th but unfortunately had to be postponed.

The gear

These events offer a whole host of opportunities so bring along your kit bag and any lighting you wish to use.

As always we have have a variety of lighting for you to use throughout the day at no extra charge.

The models

Jordan Ebbitt2016-02-16_0001


Julie Dumont2016-02-16_0002

Salleh Sparrow


Amber Tutton


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Venue Phone: 020 8215 3000

Rainham Road North, Dagenham, Essex, RM10 7BN, United Kingdom

The Civic Centre, a Grade II* listed 1930s building, was lovingly restored with the help by Architects to reveal much of it’s original art deco glamour.