Our photography training is for both beginner and seasoned professional alike. You might not even live in the UK, so instead we can train via Skype or Facetime.
We train both groups and as one-2-one sessions. You can come to us for training (we are based in Manchester, UK) but we can also travel to you no matter where you are in the world. Get in touch using the contact page and we can talk through where you want to be with your photography and how we can get you there.
If you are a business looking to set up a studio for product photography, we are available to oversee and advise on the setup and purchasing decisions.
Example areas of training:
- Basic/Intermediate/Advanced general photography training
- Basic/Intermediate/Advanced camera settings walk-through
- Optimising your camera setup for your style of shooting
- How to see a shot (this is a big multi-layered area involving combining technical and emotive aspects including understanding human behaviour)
- Useful and specialist equipment to have
- Techniques to make the most of any location
- Working with available light and usually, the lack of it
- Working with flash, multiple flash units, and remote flash
- Working with light modifiers
- Setting a mood with light
- Combining ambient light and flash
- Working with, dealing and fixing mixed lighting conditions
- Posing couples and people
- Organising equipment and keeping organised
- Storing/organising and backing up files effectively for a fast/safe and non-destructive workflow
- Setting up, configuring and using Lightroom to its greatest potential including little-known hints and tips
- Setting up or upgrading your computer (including overclocking (CPU/RAM & GPU)), and software to facilitate your workflow
- Lenses: What to use when, along with their strengths and weaknesses
- How to really see colour, and then work with it
- Black and white processing techniques
- Branding and marketing your business
- Setting up a website and blog, including SEO and best practices
Times and locations change depending on what we’re training on. For example, it’s not as easy to learn wireless flash at 1pm on a summer’s day so in this instance we would change the times to suit conditions.