Join internationally renowned fashion photographer Nigel Barker as he takes you behind the lens and onto the set of a high fashion shoot.  


Using images and stories from his career as a photographer and judge on America’s Next Top Model, photographing celebrity magazine covers and top advertising campaigns, Nigel will illustrate how each image was made - how he approaches his subject, achieves unexpected lighting, and pushes boundaries.


On set, Nigel will photograph three different models highlighting a high fashion shoot, portraiture session, and movement. He will demonstrate how to sculpt the light, direct and pose a model, use props and fans while collaborating with the stylist and hair and makeup. Utilizing a high-energy atmosphere, Nigel will show how to connect and engage the model to develop an intimate relationship to create a narrative within each image.


A Stylist and Hair + Makeup team will share insight into their relationship with the photographer and tips for getting the most out of your team.


The evening will wrap with a cocktail reception with Nigel and his first assistant providing additional time to ask questions and an opportunity to be photographed by Nigel Barker.



5:30 PM Doors Open
6:00 PM Nigel Barker "Capturing the Narrative" Presentation
6:30 - 8:15 PM On Set with Nigel Barker
8:15 - 9:00 PM Cocktail reception

Levels: All photographers of every skill level are encouraged to participate.

** Please contact if you would like to participate at a reduced price.

Photo credit: Taylor Swift


Prefer to take the elevator home after the event or extend your creative energy into the weekend? Attendees of the masterclass can receive up to 25% off an overnight stay with our Friends of the Museum special offer. RESERVE HERE


Behind the Lens is generously sponsored by La Beaute Fatale Cosmetics & Beauty, FORD MODELS, Inspiro Tequila and MMMM… Enjoy. Wines.