Always wanted to become a wedding photographer but don't know where to start?
Searched online and found courses are too vague and too expensive, and too far away?
Maybe your photography is great but you lack confidence in shooting a wedding, after all there are no second chances.
Wondering how to build photography website? How to market it?
Wondering which album manufacturer to go for but want some independent advice?
if any of the above sounds like you.. then you may have found just what your looking for.. read on...
You can buy driving lessons on a pay as you go basis, you learn at your own speed, the lesson is tailored to suit your ability, and then once your ready of you go.. ( after a test, hopefully )
But this doesn't seem to be an option with photography, you either join an evening course at a local college and learn how to develop a Black and White Film - Yes really, even in 2013, or you take a one day or longer course wich costs you an arm and a leg and you come away revved up and full of inspiration but then wonder what next. How are you going to make a business from a couple of days experience of shooting professional models pretending to be brides?
Lets face it your not going to become a seasoned wedding photographer overnight, succesfull wedding photographers have spent years learning their craft, building their portfolios and expanding their client base. So heres the deal..
Below is a list of some of the possible areas we will cover together, wich and what we will cover is up to you, pick as many areas you need to know about. Dont worry, if the list looks endless, we will have a good chat and work out a plan of action together. The initial meeting to form a plan is free of charge.
Digital storage and Back-up
Getting the right exposure
Altering the shutter speed
How aperture, shutter speed, and ISO work together
Other manual controls
Tripods and their importance
Types of lenses
Vantage points and how they affect your photo
Lines, curves, and shapes in your photographs
The importance of foreground interest
Rule of thirds
How background imagery influences your photos
The different types of lighting
The reflection of light
Outdoor lighting - sunlight
Recommended equipment for outdoor lighting
Introduction to indoor lighting
Photographing indoors – the technical issues
Why you need a digital dark room
Correcting imperfect images
What you can do with photo editing software
Other elements needed in your digital dark room
Understanding DPI and resolution
What to know before you start editing
Altering brightness and contrast
Hue and saturation
Printing and saving
The importance of creating a brand
How to present yourself to clients
Creating sample albums and porfolios
How to conduct an interview with potential customers
Preparing for a wedding
What equipment you'll need
How to photograph the ceremony
How to photograph the reception
Important moments to remember
Technical tips for wedding photography
Preparing your images
Editing your photos
Creating an ordering system
The importance of having a digital presence
Why you should build a website, and how to do it
The benefits of a photo blog and how it works
Using social networks to establish your business
How to protect your images for display on the internet.
There are limited places for this training and mentoring programme if you are interested and serious about your future please get in touch using the contact form, be sure to include a telephone number and best time of day to call.
How much will it cost?
I charge a simple fee of £30 for the first hour of a session and then £25 per hour after that.
Where will the learning take place?
This can vary according to what is being taught. We can be at my location, at a wedding venue, or even at a real wedding.
Will I get a qualification?
No. this course is designed to set yourself up in business, and to start earning money.
How many lessons will I need?
This varies for each candidate, maybe you will need a few hours to get you up and running, for other people it may be a long term learning strategy that is better suited over 6 months or a year.
Do I attend a lesson every week?
During your initial consultation we will build a plan to suit your requirements. Regular lessons are recommended to keep you on track to reach your goals. This may be weekly lessons, fortnightly or monthly.
What if I don't want to become a wedding photographer but just want some training?
Thats fine, my training can be tailored to suit your requirements.