3rd/4th October 2024

These workshops will cover the image-making aspects of newborn and maternity photography, from using the correct camera settings, getting the light right and posing tips to create natural and timeless images.

These workshops are designed to benefit any photographer with an interest in improving their newborn and maternity photography skills. The focus will be on achieving masterful results during the capture stage of the image-making process, although editing is covered in the recorded lesson that follows.

Russ is recognised as a leader in photography training and tutoring. He has trained hundreds of photographers from all over the world and is regularly invited to attend various global events to demonstrate his skills and speak about newborn and maternity photography.

Workshop details:


Newborn Workshop - 3rd October 2024

Maternity Workshop - 4th October 2024

WHERE: Stephens Hosue & Gardens. 17 East End Road, Finchley, London, N3 3QE

TIME: 9am - 5:30pm

WHO CAN ATTEND: Any photographer interested in improving their newborn and maternity photography or starting a career in newborn/maternity photography.


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What's included:

  • Russ Jackson Academy Photography workshop 9am- 5:50 pm
  • Refreshments/snacks and Lunch.
  • Newborn/Maternity Photography workbook.
  • Voucher for Russ Jackson Academy online workshops.
  • Post-production video, covering image editing techniques.
  • The Russ Jackson Academy Action Set

What's not included:

  • Transport to/from Workshop location
  • Accommodation
  • Please note that Russ does not teach the 'froggy' pose.
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More About Me:

Hi, I am Russ Jackson. I am a specialist newborn baby and maternity photographer and educator. I have been a portrait photographer for 22 years and started photographing newborn babies in 2011. Since then, I have established myself as one of the worlds leading newborn photography educators. Through my in-person workshops and mentoring services, I have helped over 600 photographers from 38 countries succeed in newborn photography. I am regularly invited to teach and present at international symposiums and conferences. In 2018, I launched the Russ Jackson Academy, an online resource for newborn and maternity photographers. I still run Russ Jackson Photography, one of London's leading portrait photography studios.

What is covered?

Newborn Workshop:

  • Newborn Safety
  • Studio lighting equipment and setup
  • Camera settings for flash photography
  • Settling babies
  • Wrapping techniques
  • Posing flow and transitioning between poses
  • Posing with parents
  • Capturing emotion and storytelling
  • Styling
  • Lighting and exposure
  • Camera angles
  • Composition
  • A separate video on editing techniques is included

Maternity Workshop:

  • Introduction to Studio Lighting Equipment
  • Camera Settings & Lens Choice
  • Styling
  • Working with a Makeup Artist
  • Couples Posing
  • Directing your model
  • Posing Variety
  • Camera Angles
  • Composition
  • Multiple Lighting Setups
  • A separate video on editing techniques is included

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What others have to say:

Jess Evans

I attended a training workshop at Russ' studio, and I cannot recommend him enough. Russ is such a talented photographer, full of knowledge and experience and totally down to earth. He is a great host and gave off such a relaxed feeling to the day. He gave us so much information to take away- things I wouldn't have even thought about. He is so willing to help and support us, even after the workshop. I've needed some advice regarding lighting, and he was more than willing to send me an email with his recommendations—definitely a wise investment and worth every penny. I know I'll be back to train with him again in the future!

Anne-Marie Sackfield

I recently attended one of Russ Jackson's newborn workshop. It was fantastic. I've been working at and improving my photography skills with the aim of becoming a newborn photographer and wanted to learn how to pose babies and needed some business advice. Russ showed us all his little tricks to soothe and relax babies and how to pose them in such a lovely gentle way. Doing the workshop and listening to all Russ advice has really boosted my confidence. Russ is very patient and will answer all your questions and more. The one day workshop really was worth the money and time spent and I most certainly will attend more of Russ courses in the future.

Anyela Lee

I had the pleasure of attending Russ' newborn workshop. He's extremely professional and willing to share his knowledge and experience. The workshop exceeded all of my expectations. 
I cannot recommend Russ' workshop enough. I'm very happy with all the knowledge and tips, especially with lighting baby safety and flow posing.
I left the workshop full of inspiration and knowledge to start my own business.

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Please contact me if you have any questions: [email protected]