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mentoring

Whether you have recently begun your journey as a photographer or are looking for some individualised guidance to accelerate your business and creativity … we are here to help!

 

The very best way you can invest in your professional development is through a one-to-one mentoring programme which will allow you to develop an in depth understanding of what it takes to become a successful photographer. We will guide you through every step of the way to ensure that by the end of your programme you will have the knowledge and mindset needed to take your career to the next level.

 

Over the past 30 years we have helped multiple photographers at all stages of their careers develop the skills and experience they need to successfully run their own photography business. We are incredibly passionate about sharing our knowledge and we absolutely love seeing our photographers evolve and grow throughout their professional journey!

2nd Shooter

This is a 5-month programme perfect for ambitious and committed photographers who may have recently begun their photography journey and are looking to develop the confidence and skills needed to become a reputable second shooter.

 

The programme will be split between practical experience working alongside us at events and theoretical sessions in our office/ over zoom. It will include 9 event days and 6 2-hour one-to-one sessions. 

 

We will identify your strengths and weaknesses and work together on finding the best way to achieve your growth as a second shooter to ensure that you will become a valuable asset to any photography team.

Topics covered

  • Working as a team with primary shooters.

  • Mastering camera and flash settings efficiently.

  • Understanding events.

  • Philosophies of what to shoot, when and how.

  • Visual story telling.

  • How to shoot each section of the day - groom preparations, groom solo session, groom family portraits, room shots, the ceremony, dancing, table shots, details, reportage.

  • Communication with clients at events.

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1st Shooter

This is an 10-month programme ideal for experienced second shooters looking to take the next step in their career. We will help you build the skills and creative knowledge needed to take lead on events and ensure that you have personalised support and guidance to help you get there.

You will be joining us on 25 events throughout the programme along with 12 one-to-one sessions where we will review your work, identify specific needs and goals and devise a plan to help you achieve them.

Topics covered

  • How to build event day timings

  • How to communicate with the clients before, during and after the event

  • How to work with and instruct your second shooters

  • How to shoot each section of the day - Bride preparations, bride solo session, bride family portraits, the ceremony, bride & groom session, family photos, speeches and reactions

  • How to master artistic lighting

  • How to create your own shooting workflow

  • Marketing during an event

  • Editing and delivering the images

Run your own photography business

This is our most extensive programme spanning 18 months designed to give you all the tools you need to run a successful and sustainable photography business.

We will be working with you on all areas of your photography business - from improving your photography to branding, client relationships, mastering your workflow and generating leads. The programme will include 30 event days, 14 photography sessions, 3 marketing sessions and 4 general office running sessions. Each of these one-to-one sessions will last 2 hours.

We will offer ongoing support throughout, taking a deep look at your business goals and working together to help put them into practice.

Topics covered

  • Identifying business goals and how to achieve them

  • Creating a business that aligns with your vision

  • How to stand out in a competitive industry

  • Managing client relationships and attracting prospective clients

  • Creating an efficient workflow

  • How to build your brand and  develop your Social Media presence

  • How to hire and train members of your team

  • How to run an office efficiently

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Album Design

We know how important an album is as a timeless reminder of some of the most joyous memories of your client’s life. Being able to create a beautiful storybook album for your clients is a valuable skill that will set you apart from the competition.

Whether you are new to designing albums or looking to build on your existing skills, this programme will teach you how to create compelling albums that will tell your clients story, whilst also showcasing your own personal style and creativity.

You will sit alongside our lead graphic designer for 8 2-hour sessions + 6 days of practical work in our studio and learn how to tailor the design process to each individual story, paying attention to every detail so that each album is truly unique to the client. You will gain a solid understanding of how to design layouts that you will be proud to implement in your own business.

 

Topics covered

  • Technical skills using design software

  • The art of visual storytelling and applying it to your album design

  • Effective photo selection

  • Image editing & enhancement

  • Editing for optimal printing​