One of the benefits of being in a photography society such as the Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers (SWPP) is the opportunities that are available to improve your skills and craft, and to learn from some inspirational photographers in the industry. I recently took advantage of a training day run by Stuart McIntyre, who runs a busy studio in the centre of Nottingham. Our model for the day was Paula, who made our job much easier, with her consummate professionalism. The day covered a number of different lighting and posing scenarios and gave me plenty of ideas to take forward. These are just a couple of the images showing two contrasting styles from my favourites of the day.