Composite Photography Series Feat. Ronald Koster – London

Train to Create is thrilled to announce our upcoming set of events featuring digital artist Adrian Sommeling and Ronald Koster. Based in the Netherlands, Adrian Sommeling will be joining us in London for two one-day intensive workshops where he will walk you through his creative process and techniques. Along with Adrian, Ronald Koster will guide you through the lighting set-ups and techniques that will help you to create surreal and stunning images that will enhance your portfolio while improving your skills.

Workshop > 3rd or 4th of October 2015

Workshop Date: 3rd or 4th October 2015 (Pick a date) / from 9:30 to 18:30 
Workshop Location:  Holiday Inn London – Stratford City / 10a Chestnut Plaza, Westfield, London E20 1GL – UK
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Shooting Location:  Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park – E20 2ST London UK (+44 800 072 2110)

Workshops Limited to only 15 attendees per day

A practiced workshop leader, Adrian will impart with participants his insight, experience and techniques for creating unusual, eye-catching images. With the help of Ronald, Adrian will share his methods for both shooting and blending images in post-production.

Though he has only been professional for 3 years, Sommeling has an impressive Facebook fans list and a reputation that commands respect. He has been featured in Photography Monthly, Zoom NL, Digital Photo, Photo Answers and more!

Saturday 3rd or Sunday 4th of October 2015
(Please pick one date only)

  • Meet and greet! Adrian will explain what’s behind his own photographic style and go over related topics, such as sharing photos and using social media and other websites.
  • The group will then go the Location in order to shoot a background photo. Adrian will explain what to look for in a background image, his techniques and methods and the importance of important aspects such as lighting and shadows.
  • Then participants will begin shooting the models in the workshop location. Adrian and Ronald will go through the lighting, which will be done with a studio light and one or two speedlights.
  • Lunch will be provided.
  • Post-processing! Here Adrian will instruct how to blend the photos together. Participants will learn how to set somebody free from the background, how to use dodge and burn, how to create shadows and much more.
  •  At the end, all the participants will get a brochure to take home that contains all the steps they learned during the workshop. Combined with their hands on experience and guidance from Adrian, they wont ever forget the process! They will also receive a photoshop file of Adrian’s composite photo ‘Sea of Green’ with all the layers in it to use as a guide.

What you need:

  • Personal camera
  • Lenses
  • Speedlight (optional)
  • Own Laptop
  • Photoshop CS4+ installed (The workflow will work with every major version of Photoshop)

Please note:

  • A Wacom tablet will be provided for your use during the workshop.

Free Meet up > 3th of October 2015

Meet Up Date: 3th October 2015 / from 19:30 to 21:30 
Meet Up Location:  To be announced

Train to Create is celebrating the “Adrian Sommeling Composite Series Feat. Ronald Koster” with another FREE Meet up, an invitation to all London creatives! Train to create Meet up is the right place to share your ideas and experiences about topics like Photography, Video, Make-Up, Styling, Design, Mood and Concept. It is an open invitation for everyone to participate in an open creative exploration.

Special Prizes

Bamboo Stylus Pen
Intuos Pro Pen&Touch S



Adrian approaches his pieces like photorealistic paintings, sketching out each one before taking to his camera.  As a result, he creates striking, unusual and powerful images that are sure to induce a double take.  Heavily inspired by his young son and youthfulness, in general, Sommeling creates pieces that capture the beauty and wonder of childlike imagination. This workshop will teach you how to recreate his style while adding your own personal touch.

Ronald Koster is a professional photographer with a passion for autonomous work. For his autonomous work he “picks” his models largely from the streets. The handling of his models with his working method he dubs as “Guerrilla Style”. Ronald has in the past recent years worked hard to nail an own a recognizable consistent style of portraits. His photographs have perfected their respect not by finishing endless in post-processing, but mainly by clever use of flash.







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Image in Progress
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Does the cost of the Workshop includes flights and/or accommodation?

No, you will have to do your travel arrangements and  purchase your accommodation separately.

What is the cancellation and refund policy?

Refund Policy:

1. There is a 14-day cooling off period following the purchase of the ticket where you will receive a full refund minus a 5% administration fee.

2. 14-day after the purchase of the workshop you are entitled a 50% refund.

3. Cancelations made 14 days prior to the event’s date are non refundable.

4. You can transfer your ticket to third parties at any time by informing us in writing at tickets@traintocreate.com

5. No refund will be made for non-attendance of the event

Cancellation Policy:

Train to Create reserves the right to cancel, reschedule or change the location and the time of an event due to unforeseen circumstances. If Train to Create cancels an event, registrants will be offered a full refund.

I have more questions is there any helpline?

If you have a question which is not covered in the description of the event or in the list above, please email workshops@traintocreate.com or telephone +44 (0)20 8133 3492 or +44 (0)20 8980 7756 and we will respond as soon as we can.




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