Limited to 12 places to ensure everyone has the opportunity to learn
I shoot upto 80 weddings per year, on this intensive workshop I’m offering an insight into my business and distinctive shooting style in a two day wedding photography workshop held at the exclusive Hazlewood Castle wedding venue near Leeds and York.
During the two day workshop you’ll have hands on shooting time with models including an exciting after dark photo shoot and then working alongside me, you’ll process your images to deliver a set of stunning photographs that will wow your clients. I’ll show you my well used time saving tips and tricks that ensure the maximum impact edits are completed as quickly as possible.
Day two will primarily focus on the business of wedding photography, we’ll discuss business strategies including marketing and how to attract new clients, how to maximise your online print sales (Through our online gallery we sell over 2000 prints per year) and speeding up your workflow right through to the final album design. Both days will involve lots of practical tuition. Refreshments and lunch are included both days.
All attendees will also receive a free exclusive Photoshop action pack and a set of Lightroom pre-sets as used in my editing workflow
By the end of the workshop you’ll come away armed with not only great images and a simple method of working to create them, but also a whole new workflow strategy and important information on how to attract new customers and maximise the sales potential of each wedding through what you shoot and how you offer them online. Great advice and information for anyone starting out in the wedding photography business or seasoned pros looking for a fresh outlook.
This is real world advice used each week in my wedding photography business, real world training from a working wedding photographer.
Lunch and refreshments are provided both days.
Day One – Monday 22nd January – Creating the image
Start 09.30 Finish around 19.00
Introductions and a short slideshow of wedding images with coffee and croissants.
Equipment talk – look at the equipment used to create the wedding photographs and the logic behind packing each piece of kit ready for your wedding day. We’ll also discuss the importance of back up kit and the security of your files during the wedding day.
Shooting to sell –I’ll guide you through his wedding shot list and preparations to ensure that he not only plans thoroughly, but also look at ensuring I come away with the album images and those my clients, their family and friends will love and of course purchase.
Lunch break – with lunch and refreshments provided
Model shoot – a bride and groom will be available to shoot around different locations using the stunning Hazlewood Castle as a back drop before the sun sets around 4.30PM and we explore after dark photographs and how to create stunning night time shots to give your wedding albums the real wow factor. Hands on time again before we head back indoors for a review of images and a coffee
Workflow – how to get the maximum impact from your images and prepare online ready files as quickly as possible. Chris will demonstrate his most frequently used Photoshop workflow actions many of which are included within the free action pack for all attendees and live edit some of the images taken that day.
We aim to finish around 20.00
Anyone wishing to stay over can contact Hazlewood Castle for a special delegate room rate. Alternative accommodation is also available a few miles away.
Day Two – Tuesday 23rd January – Maximising your wedding photography turnover
Start 08.30 Finish around 16.30
Marketing – The whole cycle of marketing and how every aspect of your business can have a positive impact on your enquiry and booking rate. We’ll be looking at social media, advertising, blogging, website and SEO as well as the all important client consultation where you turn the enquiry into the booking. All with minimum spend on advertising and marketing materials.
Wedding Planning and managing expectations – How we manage our customers, their expectations and how we handle Pinterest brides, heart shaped groups or those who supply the dreaded massive group list.
Sales – Combining workflow and shooting to sell, I will explain his online print sales strategy and how he manages to sell over 2000 prints per year from his website.
Drop the Disc – A detailed look at wedding album packages, upselling and how moving away from the disc / USB will increase your bookings and turnover.
Wedding Packages – How we created our packages, where it all fits in to our style and how the wedding album becomes your best marketing tool
At some point during the day we’ll fit in lunch (Provided) and coffee stops with a view to finishing around 16.30
Tea, Coffee, lunch and refreshments provided
Who can book – This course will cater for all skill levels from beginner to advanced. A good working knowledge of your camera and settings are essential to maximise the learning opportunities of this day. Because of the nature of this day and the amount of information available to attendees I will not accept bookings from anyone within a 20 mile radius of my Postcode ( WF10 5EW )
Equipment Required – Camera with lenses from wide angle to around 200mm would be of the most benefit. A tripod for the night shoot and flash gun. Ideally you will also need a set of triggers to use with your flash. Waterproof clothing, weddings don’t stop if the weather’s bad and we’ll aim to shoot outdoors during the day.
Getting here – Close to the A1 and M1 Hazlewood Castle is easily reached by car. The nearest mainline train stations are Leeds and York with regular trains to and from London. The nearest airports are Doncaster and Leeds.
Anyone wishing to stay overnight at Hazlewood Castle either the day before or on the day can book a special delegate rate of £80 per room bed and breakfast.
Conditions of booking: All monies paid are non-refundable. Images taken on the workshop maybe used for marketing purposes including website and print they cannot be used for qualifications or competition entries. Whilst we aim to cover the full itinerary for the day we cannot be held responsible if due to factors outside our control we are unable to complete any part of the days course.
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