The Wedding Photography Course in Edinburgh from Keystone Photography will teach you how to create beautiful wedding images – and make money doing it.
At the end of the two-day course, you’ll have in-depth knowledge of every aspect of wedding photography, from choosing equipment and planning the shoot through to selecting locations, getting the right poses and dealing with low light. You’ll be ready to manage every aspect of a wedding shoot and achieve exactly the image style that the happy couple are looking for.
An optional third day provides even more detail, with an overview of running a wedding photography business and a detailed look at digital workflow and post-production, with a particular emphasis on wedding images.
With the skills you learn on the course, you can start building a portfolio to jump start your career as a wedding photographer.
The course tutor is Peter Reehal, a highly regarded wedding photographer for many years and director of Keystone Photography.
The courses are held at the award-winning Dalhousie Castle in Edinburgh, one of the finest luxury hotels in Scotland and a popular wedding venue. You can stay overnight at the castle itself or elsewhere in Edinburgh – it’s up to you.
Workshops are scheduled for…
January 23rd – 25th 2012
Spaces on the Wedding Photography Course are booked on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. To confirm your booking, please call Peter Reehal on 07794 365 554, use the contact form or email email@example.com
Who it’s for…
The Wedding Photography Course offers real value for photographers of almost every skill level:
- Photography enthusiasts who want to develop their knowledge of wedding photography
- Skilled amateur photographers who want to start making money from photographing weddings
- Semi-professional photographers who want to develop their careers by breaking into the wedding market.
All you need is your own DSLR camera and a basic working knowledge of photography.
What you’ll learn…
DAY 1: THE BASICS
On Day 1, we’ll look at the basics of good wedding photography: camera settings, equipment, using the flash, finding locations and offering photo packages.
- Camera Settings: Selecting the correct combinations for different scenes
- Choosing kit: knowing which camera equipment to take to weddings
- Using the flash: tips and techniques for achieving sharp, natural-looking results in every location
- Locations: finding and choosing the ideal settings for your wedding shots
- Planning your shoot: knowing what pictures to take on the day to ensure a good range of images
- Creating packages: putting together photography packages that offer good value for the bride and groom – and profit for you.
At the end of Day 1, you’ll have a good sense of what it takes to plan and prepare for a wedding shoot, and the expectations of customers in the wedding market.
DAY 2: THE SHOOT
Day 2 takes the form of a hands-on wedding photography shoot with models. We’ll work through all the key locations, poses and portrait styles, using real-world locations and practical demonstrations to show you exactly how to get the best results.
- Bridal portraits: how to capture perfect images of the bride on her special day, including posed shots and close-ups, and ‘must have’ bridal details
- In the church: how to get great images of the ceremony itself, even when space, access and light are limited
- Low light: how to deal with the problem of dim or dark conditions, whether in a church or any other location
- Posing techniques: how to put people at their ease and help them strike natural, attractive poses
- Outdoor contemporary photography: how to use exterior locations and natural settings to compose beautiful informal shots using ambient light
- Indoor photography: how to get great shots of couples, individuals and groups in a range of indoor locations.
At the end of Day 2, you’ll have seen first-hand how a professional wedding photographer really works – and taken dozens of shots yourself. You’ll know how to deal with the most common problems and deliver fantastic images no matter what conditions you find yourself in.
DAY 3: THE BUSINESS, PLUS DIGITAL WORKFLOWS
Day 3 is optional. It is divided into two parts: running a photography business and managing the digital photography workflow.
Part 1 covers the business of wedding photography.
- Making it pay: how to set up, manage and grow your wedding photography business
- Base camp: how to find and choose the right premises
- Selling yourself: how to market your services, including creating a website and using other marketing channels
- In person: how to meet with customers, explain what you do and encourage them to choose you as their wedding photographer
- What to charge: how to set prices at the right level for you and your clients
- Red tape: insurance and other administrative issues.
Part 2 is a detailed look at digital workflow and post-production.
- Photoshop CS5 and Lightroom 3: how to use these industry-standard image optimisation and editing packages. Including: exposure corrections, curves and levels, retouching techniques, layers and masks, colour corrections, mono conversions, and other techniques to take your photography to the next level.
- Real life: the actual processes used by a working wedding photographer to enhance his pictures.
- Saving time: how to use batch processing and other shortcuts to speed up the post-production workflow.
At the end of Day 3, you’ll understand the key requirements of setting up and running a wedding photography business. You’ll also have gained many valuable tips and tricks for getting the most out of image processing software, so every one of your shots fulfils its potential.
What it costs…
Days 1 and 2 form the basic course and cost £750.00 (VAT inclusive)
Day 3 is optional, and only costs an additional £100.00, making a total of £850.00 (VAT inclusive) for all three days.
Take the next step…
Places on the Wedding Photography Course are limited and available strictly on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. To book your place, call Peter Reehal on 07794 365 554, use the contact form or email firstname.lastname@example.org