Best described as a total eduction in modern wedding photography, this course will teach you all the different skills today’s wedding photographer requires.
This 3 day course is a blend of hands-on shooting, classroom theory, editing techniques and business tips to get your photography thriving. The time spent in the classroom is focussed on theory such as how to approach the wedding day, the best equipment to use, different shooting styles, albums & framing, marketing yourself and what todays clients want.
You will take part in two excellent half-day shoots with several professional bride and groom models at various locations including a church and some stunning reception venues. The locations are chosen for their striking backdrops that help create amazing images for you to use in your portfolio. Throughout the day our trainers will be guiding you on all aspects of lighting, posing and composition, and the shoot groups are kept nice and small to ensure you get the most from the day.
Our final day is split between teaching you an excellent digital editing workflow for weddings, and giving you all the business knowhow in marketing and selling your services.
You’ll complete this well-rounded wedding photography course with the knowledge and confidence to build a good career, shooting and editing techniques to help you make your work shine, and the enthusiasm and contacts to make it happen.
WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?
This course is typically made up of hobbyist photographers at a real mixture of levels, looking to get into shooting weddings professionally in some capacity. It would also suit a photographer somewhat experienced in another field, but all topics are started from the ground up assuming no prior knowledge. We just recommend that you know your own camera well.
We keep our class sizes small and friendly, (maximum of 12 people), and when we head out to our shoots we split into smaller groups of 6 maximum, so no one is left behind and our trainers have plenty of time to answer all your questions and make sure you leave feeling like you’ve had a truly great learning experience.
If you have any further questions please do drop us a line and we look forward to seeing you on this workshop soon!
This course solves that age old conundrum, you can’t get work without a great portfolio, but you can’t get a great portfolio without work.
Our 1 day Portfolio Builder does just that, helps you build a stunning portfolio giving you and your clients the confidence in your work. A day of shooting and learning as we lay on lots of bride and groom models at one of the UK’s best wedding venues, giving you an enviable collection of images to showcase.
On the day you will shoot 7 professional models so that you can get a wide range of wedding images… Two bride and groom couples, another bride to practice getting ready photos with, alongside two bridesmaids. We limit the shooting group sizes to just 7 on this course in order to ensure you have lots of shooting time, you don’t feel cramped or rushed and you get the attention you need from the tutors.
The location is Notley Abbey, where we have full use of the house and grounds to setup some wonderful shots. Please check the itinerary on the right-hand side of this page for more information, but getting to the venue is very easy from all areas of the country. If you’re coming from London then there is a direct train taking just 38 minutes from Marylebone to Haddenham & Thame Parkway, and we offer a collection and return service to and from the station. If you’re driving, the venue is just 10 minutes from junction 7 of the M40.
You’ll leave this course with a portfolio to be proud of and a wealth of skills and tips from our trainers.
Taught by top wedding photographer Mike Garrard, during this specialist course he will explain how you can prepare for winter weddings, what equipment he takes and why, and most importantly how to use that equipment to maximum effect.
The afternoon shoot session is held at Hedsor House where you will practice indoor portraits using both continuous lights and off-camera flash. During the shoot Mike will demonstrate various lighting accessories such as grids, speed light soft boxes and video lights. After the shoot you’ll head back to the studio to further explore how images can be enhanced using post-production editing tools such as Adobe Lightroom.
It does not matter whether you shoot with Canon, Nikon, Sony, Fuji or any other brand. We are teaching the fundamentals of off-camera lighting which can be applied to any system. In order to keep up the pace of the shoot and not lose time changing equipment, you will use Mike’s camera and flash system with your own memory cards (you get to keep your shots). Of course, you are welcome to bring your own gear too and if required we will help you find any of the settings that match our set-up on the day.