Happy Tuesday everyone, and how are you all? Are you feeling festive yet? I am...
This afternoons post isn’t for the bride and groom out there, sorry (unless you are starting out as a wedding photographer) it is for all those young photographers, just starting out in the wedding industry looking to develop your photography skills and wanting to take your business to the next level.
My Good friends Jaye from Tux & Tales Photography and Shelly from Toast of Leeds. Have set up a wedding photography workshop just for you and it’s going to be AWESOME!!
The Be. Creative Wedding Photography Workshop is a two day practical and business led course. It offers a bit of everything to not only teach you to become better photographers but to also teach you to become better business owners! Both Shelly and Jaye have been in the industry for years, they have had their worked featured in blogs and magazines across the world (including my little old blog) and are both successful business women. Their technical knowledge both in shooting and in post processing is second to none, there isn’t anything these ladies can’t tell you. Plus having attend one of their photography courses for absolute beginners I can say hand on heart that they are both excellent teachers! (I can now take a half decent photography which to me is an absolute miracle!)
I heart these ladies so much that I have agreed to come along on the second day of the course and talk to you all about Blogging, getting your work submitted to a blog and also about branding your business.
‘We would love for you to join us for a two day inspirational workshop which will help you discover new levels of creativity in your work as well as take your business to the next level!’
Set in the gorgeous surroundings of East Riddlesden Hall in Yorkshire, we’ve teamed up with some fantastic suppliers including Stems Design, Simply Vintage Events and more, to bring you an amazing styled photoshoot like no other. We will work with you hands-on in a small group environment to make sure you walk away knowing how to make the best of every shot you take. We will show you how to get gorgeous images using available light in an all-weather styled shoot plus a chance for you to focus on the challenges of a low light in a second styled shoot set in the gorgeous (but dimly lit) East Riddlesden Barn. We’ll discuss the common challenges of shooting in churches and other low light venues and teach you how to bend the light to work for you instead of against you.
We’ll talk about what influences us, our inspiration and our style, and more importantly we’ll talk about how you can shoot the way you want to.
Day two focus on making your business a lean, mean photography machine. We’re going to be looking at how to run your photography business efficiently leaving plenty of time for home life, how to manage and maintain a workflow, internet marketing and SEO basics, tips and tricks on finding the right suppliers and a special appearance from Kelly Hood from the Boho Wedding Blog to talk about the importance of blogging.
It’s all gonna be awesome! A full breakdown of the two days can be found HERE.
Is The Be. Creative Wedding Workshop Right For You? When we spoke to photographers about the workshops they loved and loathed – one thing that came up time and again…. ‘It was a good workshop but it just wasn’t right for me….’
So here is a little information about the kind of delegates who will get the most out of the Be. Creative Wedding Photography Workshop – You should have a DSLR camera It does not need to be a full frame camera. A camera such as a Canon 7D or a Nikon D7000 will be fine. If you have a full frame camera, that would be ideal. This would be a camera such as a Canon 5D MkII. An advanced ‘bridge’ camera such as a Fuji x100 or a OM-D will also work well. You should have 1-2 lenses Ideally these would not be ‘kit’ lenses. If possible, you should invest in a ‘nifty 50′ – this is an inexpensive 50mm prime lens with a wide aperture (2.8 or wider) – as this will help you get the most out of the low light shoot. A basic working knowledge of your camera outside of ‘P’ mode. If you know how to shoot in Aperture priority – but don’t feel fully confident – that is fine! This course will help you build confidence and use your camera with a greater level of understanding. This course WILL NOT teach you how to shoot in Manual. However, if you are in a ‘bridge’ stage moving from ‘Av’ to ‘M’ – this is a great course to stretch your manual skills in a safe environment. A desire to shoot weddings.
This course is still fantastic for those photographers who are in the first 1-2 years of growing their business and want to learn how to take their photography to the next level and learn how to run an efficient business using a modern, customer service oriented business model. Ideally you will have at least second shot one wedding, but don’t worry if you are in the beginning stages of your business. Workshops like these are great places to meet new people, make connections and begin to develop the foundations of your business. Who is this course NOT right for? Photographers who do not yet understand how to use their cameras outside of the ‘P’ mode. Photographers who are shooting on point and click cameras. Photographers who want a course to teach them how to use their cameras manually. Photographers who are seeking advanced instruction in low light techniques such as off camera flash. Photographers who want to shoot ‘traditional’ wedding photography and/or do not see the value in fine art wedding photography.”
Date: 2nd & 3rd March 2013
Cost: £350 – with £50 discount if you book before January 31st.
Website to book: www.bephotographyworshop.com
Email: [email protected]