SF Photo School & onOne Software are very excited to announce an unique & brand new 2-day portrait photography workshop with multi-award winning & highly respected photographers Kevin Wilson, Martin Grahame-Dunn & Uzair Kharawala along with Bob Campbell from onOne Software and social media expert Maz Syed.
This workshop is aimed at those who wish to take their portrait photography business to the next level up or if you are thinking of starting a new photography business. This workshop will cater for everyone from the beginner to the experienced photographer.
Small Groups = Better Learning
We want you to enjoy and have a fantastic learning experience. With this in mind, the workshop is unique in a way that you will not be in a group of no more than 8 delegates. Throughout the 2-days you will be in small groups so you get great value for money and one2one tuition. Plus you will be able to network & socialise with fellow tutors & delegates during the evening. (except during 2 sessions out of 10, all the groups will be in one room together due to time constraints.)
10 Practical & Theoretical Sessions
You will go through 10 intensive & enjoyable sessions of 90 minutes each. The workshop covers a wide variety of subjects & topics to help you get started or take your portrait photography to the next level. You will learn how to shoot traditional portraits, kids, environmental portraits with tutors who are ‘masters’ in their respective fields, how to set up & run a thriving business working from home and photographing on-location without the high costs of running a high street studio. Images shot by you will be allowed for use in your portfolio & marketing activities.
The 2-day workshop is designed to give you practical experience as well as teach you some key business & marketing strategies, workflow tips and much more. You will also post-process images on your own laptop using images which you’ve shot during the workshop with simple workflow techniques.
Workshop Content Includes:
- how to take simple but breath taking portraits using window light & just a reflector.
- photographing outdoors using natural & available light
- use of reflectors / diffusers the right way
- photographing outdoors to create sell-able images
- practical shooting sessions for Boudoir, Kids & Environmental portrait photography
- learn how to set up and use 1-light studio for incredible results
- posing tips, how to use props like a chair
- understanding light i.e broad, short lighting etc
- learn how to master off-camera on-location
- advanced workflow techniques using simple software
- how to set up your pricing, products & promotions
- how to get new leads at low (or no) cost
- setting up your website / blog the right way
- understanding social media and how to kick start your online presence
- and much much more
Not only you will learn how to take great portraits, you’ll also learn how to promote your business using the social media. Maz Syed is an expert in Social Media and she will share with you how to :
- generate new business
- build your online brand
- build customer loyalty and engagement
- drive traffic to your website
- get found in the search engines for free
On Day 1, you will learn how to set up your Facebook Business Page, how to utilise the photo strip, strategies to increase your fan base, best times to post and how often you should be posting, SEO optimisation and more…
On Day2, Maz will cover Twitter, how it can benefit your business, 6 key areas on Twitter that you must pay attention to, how to get your tweets shared so you receive free traffic, measuring your Twitter strategy, Twitter tools & resources.
What to bring
- Your camera gear
- Laptop & charger
29 & 30 Oct 2011
0900 hrs to 1815 hrs on both day
- male / female & children models
- unlimited tea / coffee on both days
- lunch on both days
- car parking
About the Tutors
Kevin Wilson honed his photographic skills to encompass the current trends demanded by buyers of wedding and portrait photography today. The foundation of good photography is based on lighting and composition, this coupled with available light and the use of various reflectors and diffusers is where Kevin has developed his own style and brand of classical work with a contemporary twist.
Kevin, is the only photographer to achieve multiple fellowships, in portrait and wedding, all with natural light, both with the Master Photographers Association and the British Institute of Professional Photography. In total he has 7, plus PPOA Mcr.
Martin has been in the industry for over 30 years covering many aspects of Professional Photography including Industrial, Commercial, Automotive, Advertising, Fashion, Editorial, Wedding photography & Portraiture.
Over almost the entire period of his professional career he has been actively engaged in the training of photographers from the four corners of the world covering every major discipline. A highly respected trainer and judge with so many Professional Organisations, the Fuji Professional School of Photography, the Kodak European Gold Circle and many of the worlds leading representative bodies.
A relatively new comer and the new kid on the block! Uzair has established himself as a skilled photographer and an astute businessman. He is the creator of the award-winning software Foto SF, the founder of this blog, various DVDs on off-camera flash which have been sold in over 27 countries to date.
He has been Nikon UK’s ‘Evangelist’ for the past 5 years and is a regular ‘Guest Speaker’ at major photography conventions, trade shows & fairs in the UK. He regularly presents seminars & workshops for Calumet, at Apple’s flagship store in Regent Street London, Focus on Imaging, PhotoVision Roadshows and has previously presented for all major photographic bodies including the BIPP, MPA & the SWPP.