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British-born Sarah Edmunds specialises in wedding, portrait, and commercial beauty photography, with a distinctive style often described as a fusion of fine art and fashion. She has been a self-employed business owner for 30 years, during which time she has lived and worked in six cities across three continents. Now based in northern Italy, Sarah is a Fellow of The Societies of Wedding and Portrait Photographers (SWPP), and Master of Wedding & Portrait Photographers International (WPPI).

Sarah is a fully qualified print judge and judge trainer for the UK’s The Societies of Photographers as well as the US-based WPPI. Most recently, Sarah was one of six internationally renowned photographers chosen to judge International Portrait Photographer of the Year, and has judged for Professional Photo magazine (UK), Capture Magazine (Australia), the International Imaging Competition, Cosmos Awards, and regularly travels to Sweden to judge the country’s National Print Competition Championship.

She has won over 100 silver and gold awards from international competitions, including six 1st place trophies for print competition at WPPI and the Grand Award for the online Creative Division, and five 1st place trophies from The Societies of Wedding and Portrait Photographers. Between 2019 and 2022 Sarah was named Photographer of the Year six times, in the categories of Fashion, Avant-Garde, Advertising, Maternity, and Creative Portrait categories. Her work has been featured online, on billboards, and in print publications around the world, including Professional Photo (front cover), Rangefinder, Shutter magazine, and others.

Alongside her full-time photography and editing career, Sarah is a Brand Ambassador for Graphistudio and Global Educator for Godox lighting equipment, is an Imagen AI talent and Ambassador, and is digital product creator for The Portrait Masters store. Sarah also provides private mentoring and teaches photography, editing and retouching techniques online through her online platform, Love Edits.



Lightroom at Light Speed - supercharge your editing workflow

Join multi-award winning international photographer Sarah, where she will show you the power of Artificial Intelligence combined with Lightroom’s workflow to whizz through your editing workflow.

June 23, 2024 | 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm£159.55

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Outdoor Fashion Photography Masterclass

Confused about high-speed sync and how to balance flash with ambient light outdoors? Join our immersive class to master the art of outdoor fashion lighting. Learn to harness natural and artificial light, modify light sources, and capture stunning images in outdoor settings, at any time of day or weather. Discover the three “Ds”, and other techniques to shape light, use your setting, and elegant your fashion photography skills. Unlock your creative potential and gain the confidence to tackle any lighting situation when shooting outdoor fashion.

June 24, 2024 | 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm£159.55

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Fine Art Retouching for Portraiture, Start to Finish

Fine Art Retouching for Portraiture – Start to Finish” is the ultimate class on the popular “fine art” retouching style, led by renowned photographer and retoucher Sarah Edmunds. Designed for photographers, digital artists, and anyone passionate about enhancing portraits with artistic precision, this class delves into the intricacies of retouching techniques to create stunning, ethereal, and visually captivating images.
Throughout the class, Sarah Edmunds will share her extensive knowledge and expertise, guiding you through the entire process of her fine art retouching approach from beginning to end. Sarah developed her signature style in 2010, basing her method on traditional high-end beauty retouching techniques, which she then adapted and personalised for creative portraits and fashion. If you ever looked at a fine art portrait and asked yourself – “how did they do THAT?”, then this is the class for you.

Starting with the basics of image preparation, Sarah will demonstrate how to assess and analyse a portrait, identifying areas that require retouching while preserving the natural essence of the subject. She will then dive into advanced retouching techniques, covering topics such as invisible skin perfecting, eye enhancement, digital painting, and color grading. You will also learn artistic approaches to manipulating light and shadow to sculpt your subject and refine mood, just like a painter.

Whether you’re a professional photographer seeking to enhance your portfolio or an aspiring digital artist eager to master the art of retouching, “Fine Art Retouching for Portraiture – Start to Finish” provides a comprehensive learning experience that will elevate your artistry and set you on the path to creating breath taking portraits in your own unique style.

June 25, 2024 | 8:00 am – 11:00 am£159.55

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The vast trade show floor hosts speaker stages, where there will be world-famous photographers teaching and demonstrating throughout the event.

15 fully equipped sets for photoshoots, including backdrops, lighting, sets and models for you to use. Visit each portfolio pod and you can easily create a full portfolio of your own work!

PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR COMPETITION - images shot in the portfolio pods can be entered into our huge competition, for the chance to win prizes worth £20,000 for the best image.



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Speakers 20


15 Pods


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