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Black & White Photography Meets Film Noir – Ellesmere Port Academy Evening

Tuesday 10 September 2019 @ 6:30 pm 10:00 pm

Black and White Photographs showing the Film Noir Technique at the Welshot Photographic Academy Evening in Ellesmere Port
Image Credit: Eifion Williams (Left & Middle Images)
Taken on a Welshot Photographic Academy Evening


  • How to use your camera settings and functions
  • What settings and camera functions to use to create the Film Noir effect
  • How to use props and modifiers to create the Film Noir effect
  • How to “See” in Black and White
  • How to pose, work and photograph Models
  • How and what lighting to use to create Film Noir style of photos
  • How to use just one continuous light to create the Film Noir look
  • How to shoot and use off camera flash
  • How to think creatively
  • What Welshot can do for you and your photography


  • 6:20pm – Doors to function room open – Please wait in the lounge area of the main building until you are greeted
  • 6:30pm – Photography starts
  • 8:00pm – Supper – included
  • 8:30pm – Photography resumes
  • 10:00pm – Finish


  • Camera and lenses suitable for this event
  • Spare Batteries and Memory Card
  • A list of ideas, help, questions etc that you would like help with


Black and White Portrait Photography meets Film Noir at the Ellesmere Port Academy Evening based at the Holiday Inn, Ellesmere Port this Month.  It is all about using lighting, props, modifiers and costumes in a creative way,  to ensure you capture the desired effect in your camera.

Our Models will be dressed to thrill (or should that be Kill – this is Film Noir after all!) wearing authentic costumes from the 1920’s to 1940’s – They will have  accompanying accessories to suit the plot and theme and you are guaranteed to get yourself a range of creative photographs for your portfolio.

We will be working in the following studio set-ups:

  • 1 x Continuous Light
  • 1 x Mains Studio Light 

Learning how to light, pose and work with your models to create a “Film Noir” style with the Welshot Team Leaders to guide, support and help you to make some wonderful portrait photography. 

Definition of Film Noir –

film noir
/fɪlm ˈnwɑː,French film nwaʀ/
noun: film noir
  1. a style or genre of cinematographic film marked by a mood of pessimism, fatalism, and menace. The term was originally applied (by a group of French critics) to American thriller or detective films made in the period 1944–54 and to the work of directors such as Orson Welles, Fritz Lang, and Billy Wilder.
    • a film marked by a mood of pessimism, fatalism, and menace.
      plural noun: films noirs

This Photographic Academy Evening is going to have it all, helping you to learn how to get the best from YOUR camera and working with models.

Come and join us and the Welshot Team at the Holiday Inn, Ellesmere Port and be prepared to make and create some stunning images, learn a thing or three about using your camera, have some fun and make some new friends.

Beginners are welcome and actively encouraged at Welshot with all help, guidance and support given – on a One to One basis and in a group.

Supper is included.

Image credit: Eifion Williams – Left-hand and Middle images only


Academy Evenings are PERFECT for the beginner just starting out on their photographic journey.

Academy Evenings are where you will meet other Welshotters in a relaxed and informal environment – these are the best way to get to know how Welshot works and how we can help you. They are informal, relaxed and are considered a monthly social gathering for many of our Welshotters. They offer “Taster” sessions, covering many genres, to our larger, more extensive Workshops and Events.

With the help of the Welshot Team you will be given all the support, guidance and tuition that you need to help you get the best from your camera – regardless of your skill level so please join us on what promises to be a fun and creative Welshot Academy Evening.

Supper is included in the cost of this event.

Academy Evenings are “The” best way for you to do the following:

  • Help you to get to know how your camera works in a variety of settings and conditions.  Giving you transferable skills to use anywhere.
  • Let’s you practice different sorts of genres, techniques and equipment – before you commit, a chance to see if it is for you.
  • Increase your range of portfolio images, make stock images and skill level.
  • Networking – Team and Fellow Welshotters are a valuable source of information, know-how, experience and contacts.
  • Help you to find out more about Welshot, how we can help you with YOUR photography.
  • Help us to get to know YOU better – when we know what it is YOU want and how we can help you with your photography.

Holiday Inn – Ellesmere Port

Waterways, Centre Island, Lower Mersey Street CH65 2AL United Kingdom + Google Map

Plas Lon
Las Brynsiencyn
LL61 6TQ
Telephone : 01248 719126


Karmic Synergy

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