What’s happening right now:
At the beginning of April this year we made the move from bustling London to a Georgian house in a small village in the North Yorkshire countryside. The house will eventually become the new hub for my photography workshops as well as intimate cooking and supper clubs featuring French dishes and Yorkshire produce. However, before all that can happen, we have the major task of renovating our new (old) home ahead of us. As soon as we’re “up and running”, I will plan and announce the new workshops. If you are interested in finding out when the new workshop dates are live, please fill in the form below and you’ll be amongst the first to find out. If you’re interested in hiring me for a bespoke workshop at YOUR location, please get in touch HERE and I’ll be happy to discuss your ideas.
A little about the workshops:
2018 was the 4th year running workshops and I have over time learned how much I enjoy teaching and passing on my knowledge in styling and photography. My aim is to always have students leave the day feeling inspired and equipped with enough new knowledge to create their own beautiful images. The one-day courses are aimed at bloggers, 'Instagramers' and and small businesses looking to showcase their work, food or products through beautifully styled photos. You will learn about camera settings, how to use natural light in the best possible way and what to do when you don't have much light available. I will be showing you ways to use props and natural materials and how to put them together to tell a story with your photographs.
Some workshops might focus on a more specific area (advanced photography skills for example), so please check out the description for each separately.
If you would like to be notified of upcoming dates, please enter your details below and you will receive an email when new workshop dates go live.
Lovely words from some of my students:
Spending the day styling with Carole was an absolute treat. I've long been an admirer of Carole's work and was excited to meet her in person. She is warm, wise and open, happy to share her knowledge and her creative inspiration. Thanks to Carole, I now have a clear understanding of the origins and principles of styling. Every time I compose a still-life image, I recall one of her styling principles or words of wisdom. I loved the opportunity to experiment with Carole's enviable prop collection, and I appreciated the way in which she encouraged us each to work to our own individual vision. All this, and incredible cake too... I can't recommend Carole's workshops highly enough! Laura Pashby - Circle of Pine Trees
As a long term fan of Carole's gorgeous photography, I was thrilled to discover she was willing to share her skills in a masterclass. It was fascinating to watch how deftly and brilliantly she styled her shots and her critique of our own efforts was invaluable. I'm so glad I went. The cake was good too! Kate Watson-Smyth - Mad about the House
I really enjoyed Carole’s workshop. Her hands-on advice meant I could get answers to some specific photography issues that I’d been struggling with for a while. The styling was really good fun and I’ve already seen an improvement in my photographs. Annabel Bird - Bleak House London
I travelled all the way from Germany to attend one of Carole Poirot's workshops at the Clapham Studios in London. And yes, it was definitely worth it. Even though I am no beginner and I know my camera, I learned so much about styling, light and story telling. Carole Poirot is an absolute expert with a magical artistic eye when it comes to styling and positioning. Her workshop gave a very professional technical insight into photography, flatlays, vignettes, lighting and arrangement. Christina Conrad