Summer School

Summer School at Stills, The Staged Photograph

14 September 2019 - 15 September 2019
11:00 - 17:00
Katy Hundertmark

Immerse yourself in a Cindy Sherman inspired weekend with photographic artist Katy Hundertmark.

After an introduction to the history of the staged photograph and an inspiring tour of Stills’ Cindy Sherman exhibition you will work in a small group to learn the tools and techniques required to create your own staged image.

Aimed at those with basic photographic skills you will use digital cameras and studio lighting to reimagine Sherman’s iconic ‘Film Stills’ as well as creating your own narratives using set, costume and lighting.

You will leave with large format prints of the photographs you make using our large format Epson SureColor P7000 printer – perfect for portfolios or hanging on your wall!

Katy Hundertmark is a German-Scottish artists based in Edinburgh with a strong interest in performance and staged photography. She graduated with a Master from Glasgow School of Art in 2016 and has exhibited locally and internationally since then.

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Course Outline

Day 1

The Staged Photograph

  • Introduction to history of staged photography and guided tour of Stills Cindy Sherman exhibition

Technical Skills

  • Refresher of camera controls
  • Studio Lighting
  • Tools & techniques for self–portraiture


  • Create a story board and plan your photo shoot 
  •  ‘Film Stills’

Day 2 

Technical Skills

  • Studio Set up for staged environment
  • Basic post production – print ready images (Please note that the prints will be produced by Stills’ technician. If you wish to learn how to make your own prints you can follow up on Stills Project Day: Digital Inkjet Printing)
  • Work in small groups to produce a set narrative sequence

Courses are open to all individuals aged 16 and over. We cannot accept bookings for participants under this age.

Book Now  or call us on 0131 622 6200.

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