This workshop represents a real investment in your skills as a photographer. In just five days, Sakharov's program enables you to create any type of studio photography, of any genre and difficulty. Sakharov teaches you how to draw with light, the foundation of photography. In this interactive workshop, Sakharov gives you the knowledge from his experience, creating true sets and managing them for a hypothetical, demanding, client, and does it together with you. You will feel that you work with an experienced partner, eager to make you grow.


Sakharov constantly improves his program to share his latest techniques and ideas. This workshop will give you the power to create great images for your portfolio and your clients. ​You will leave the workshop with your very own RAW files you capture during the workshop that you can take home, retouch, and use in your portfolio or website. 


Each day of this workshop will include theoretical introductions followed by intense sessions of real photography work.


Day 1 - Fundamentals of light distribution, usage of different light modifiers. Commercial advertising photography - glass and metal products. Basics of composition. 

Day 2 - Female portrait. Fashion photography. Use of special effects. 

Day 3 - Aquarium photography. Water movement, fire, light brush, strokes of light.

Day 4 - Art nude photography. Male portrait.

Day 5 - How to photograph jewelry and watches for catalogs and advertising. Complex commercial photography.


Daily 4:00pm - 9:00pm with after class discussions, drinks and snacks.


What To Bring​

  • Camera, Lens, & Memory Cards

  • Notebooks, Pen / Pencil



Cost is only $200 per day

​fill out contact form to request your spot!

Igor Sakharov, with twenty years of work experience, is one of the most influentional Russian advertising photographers. He has collaborated with the major European and international and advertising agencies specializing in the photography of jewelry, food products, beverages, appliances, fashion and business portrait . ​


His clients include more than 200 Russian and international companies including: Pepsi, Pentax, Subaru, Fazer, Foster, Carlsberg, Bozita, Korloff, Carrera and Carrera, Gavello, Stockman, Favraud, Maty Kay, Broncolor and Freywillei. Igor Sakharov specializes in commercial photography of luxury products, an extremely demanding market. In his workshop he recreates his typical work days, so you will find yourself working with him exponentially increasing your technical and creative skills.


Igor Sakharov is the Owner and Teacher of School of Advertising Photography since 2002. His students work successfully in professional studios all over the world.



  • Title of MQEP - Master Qualified European Photographer

  • Golden Camera 2011.  "Award in the " Portrait" category from the "European Professional Photographers" Federation

  • WPC silver medal in the category "Portrait", 2016

  • Photographers Judge,  WPC World Cup,  2017


The workshop will be held in Russian with simultaneous translation service in English.

You can discover the work of Igor Sakharov on his site, his portfolio, and find his photographs also on Instagram.

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