Welcome to my workshop

This workshop is designed for photographers who are looking to take their craft one step further, learn new techniques and get some hands on experience and feedback.


My goal is to really teach you concrete techniques, especially for lighting, motivate you, and help you take your photography career or passion to the next level.

Workshop 2

Details of the workshop below







About the photographer


Raya was born in Israel. 
When she was 10, she moved to Paris.

With her first small job she buys her first camera. A few boring jobs later comes a more serious camera and an irresistible passion for creating stories that keeps her awake at night.


Her imagination and creative direction catch the eye of a Parisian fashion editor. In Paris she worked for more than 20 years with prestigious magazines such Harper’s Bazaar, ELLE, Dansk, and luxury brand such as Cartier and Sephora.

She was also booked by prestigious advertising agencies.


Raya is a multi award-winning photographer. She won the International Fashion Photography Festival in Cannes (France), has been named Master Hasselblad and her work has been exposed in Paris, London, Beijing, Hong Kong, Dubai and New York.


Raya falls in love with New York and move there 9 years ago.


She opened her own photo studio 3 years ago

Your Hollywood Portrait studio is specialized in Old Hollywood portraits, elegant boudoir and vintage photos for everyone.


You can find props, couture gowns, jewelry, accessories, different backgrounds, everything to create great stories for clients.


For those who know her, the 4-legged assistant still welcomes the clients.



Fashion: www.RayaPhotographer.com


Portrait and boudoir Www.YourHollywoodPortrait.com


What to expect for the workshop



10 am to 10:20 am presentation


10:20 starting hair and makeup on the model.


The minimum to do to transform your model by yourself

Hair: The classic glamour hair, what tool, what product.

Makeup: Products, techniques, eyelashes application, choosing the right foundation, correct the under eye, erase blemishes, eye-liner application….


11:30 to 12:00 live shoot with the model in a couture gown (Oscar de la Renta). Raya shoots with her Hasselblad HD camera connected to the Mac screen


12:00 to 12:30pm lunch


The Afternoon:


Lighting Techniques:


How to use 1 unique strobe, which reflector to use for which result (beauty dish, soft box, umbrella, wide reflector and more)

Add a second and then a third light.


Continuous lights: In what occasion to use them, and how to achieve the best result, create the Old Hollywood light.


Everyone will have the opportunity to shoot with the model and get immediate feedback


Q&A Session:

Marketing, Portfolio, lighting, equipment, pricing, social media…

It’s your time to talk, ask everything you have in mind

You can also bring your portfolio for some feedback.


In one day. You will know it.  All


Date: May 27th

From 10am to 6pm (or more!)


Studio Address:

265 Canal Street, Suite 303

New York, NY 10013


Book or Questions at


Or by phone at (1) 646 209 8198, ask for Michael, the studio manager


Price: 950$ one day

50% deposit to confirm your booking


No more than 10 people will be attending


Lunch and quick breakfast will be provided


See you there!