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Professional Wedding Photography Workshops

The Abbey Studios Photography Centre & School of Photography for Workshops, Courses and Individual Tuition.

Professional Wedding Photography.

This is now run on an individual tuition/mentoring basis and is aimed at existing professional and those aspiring to become professional wedding photographers.
Graham will use his experience of 37 plus years in photographing weddings to take you through not just the picture taking but also the business side of running a wedding photography studio along with image manipulation with Adobe Photoshop.
Additionally we will look at new and exciting ways of selling your images from Story Book albums, Reportage styles through to traditional albums, framing, reprints etc. We will also demonstrate how you can use Malcolm Mathieson's (one of Australia's top portrait photographers) exciting template system to improve sales from images captured at weddings.
This course can be taken in 3 stages, although we advise you to take all three stages in one course.
Day one we will be looking at the business side of running a successful wedding photography studio, including promoting, marketing, advertising, managing the day etc..
Day two will be a practical day working with models on location at a local church and/or hotel. We will look at posing, using your surroundings to the best, capturing informal and reportage style images, organisation, dealing with guests etc. How to use available light in the church to your advantage. Fill in flash and reflectors. Time management and keeping control of the day. Images taken can be downloaded and assessed, providing suitable iamges for your portfolio. There will be limited opportunity to look at the basics of Adobe Photoshop and image manipulation.
Day three we will spend time looking at many aspects of Photoshop, plus teaching you how to make up reportage and story book albums using either dedicated software or Adobe Photoshop. we will show you how to do this without being tied to one particular provider ( and much cheaper ). There will opportunities for you to make up pages for your own use in publicity, display etc.
We will look at the various options available for presenting your final images to your clients and how that presentation can lead to increased sales.

This programme is given as a guide and can be tailored to your own needs and areas of interest - prices will also vary according to your requirements.

Each day will start at 9.30am and run through to 4.30pm.
Any day - £325.00 per delegate. Any two days - £575.00 per delegate.
Full three days - £650.00 per delegate.
Light lunch along with tea and coffee provided.

Dates can be at mutually convenient times.

Advanced Professional Wedding Photography .

This course is designed for the photographer who wants to improve on their posing and composition skills together with more advanced training on Work Flow, image manipulation and final output, in ways that increase your sales potential.
You will work in a group of no larger than 6 delegates, with models to practice your posing techniques and general image capture. We will discuss the advantages of shooting RAW as opposed to JPEG format, selling on-line, pre-selling packages etc. Much of the outdoor work will be either at a local church or Hotel.
We will also be working to help you achieve a professional qualification, showing you how to shoot images that will be of the standard required for such qualifications. We will demonstrate the art of using fill-in flash, and in particular how it's use can make the photography of the 'amateur photographer guests' very difficult!
We will spend time looking at marketing ideas, brochure / marketing leaflet production as well as the variety of 'Story Book' and 'Reportage' albums currently on the market.
This will be an intensive 2 day course - as well as a Digital SLR camera you will need a tripod, and flash gun. Reflectors and a Laptop are optional.
The cost of this course which includes tea & coffee and a light lunch on each day is only £595.00.

This whole course is being reviewed and it is likely in future I shall be offering a one to one consultancy/mentoring programme instead of group courses - watch this space for details.

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