Updated: Feb 18, 2020
Are you a business that cannot justify the cost of commissioning a professional photographer? Perhaps your business is heavily dependent on great quality photographs?
Do you look at your competitors and know you need to step up your photography game?
With 300 million images uploaded every day, are you standing out?
In a world where 'everyone with a smart phone thinks they are a photographer' the struggle is real!
These workshops will be tailored to your unique business requirements.
On completion of the workshop, you and your colleagues will have the necessary working knowledge and hands on experience to go out and take immediately improved images. With this newly acquired information, it is purely a matter of practice, practice, practice!
You will be producing creative, scroll stopping images in no time and getting more engagement from your social media followers and audience.
Increase sales of your products through superior images that stand out in the crowd on the likes of Instagram and Pinterest.
Be able to take great photographs in virtually any lighting conditions (except complete darkness of course!)
Save money on stock photography or professional photographers.
Use UNIQUE imagery in your posts and marketing materials.
What you learn in these workshops will improve your photography in whatever it is you're doing.
Better photographs on your holidays. Better memories of your family gathering. And yes, even better pics of your cat doing something weird or what you're having for dinner.
Who would benefit?
The business workshops are most suited for businesses with 3 or more staff that regularly take photographs. For individuals or smaller teams, please see my Getting Off Auto workshop.
Examples would include:
Estate agencies wanting to get ahead of the competitors and achieve highest possible asking price. Earning not only more commission, but more importantly, more client satisfaction from your client!
Hair and/or beauty salons where you want to capture creative images of your craft for social media, marketing etc
Marketing companies looking to bring the photography element internally.
Larger HR teams who need to take staff headshots
Local or county magazines and newspapers
Any other business that requires images on a regular basis and is a responsibility of at least 3 staff members.
The mandatory 'Getting off Auto' element is a 4-hour workshop which is broken down between a presentation, demonstration and then hands-on practical exercises for attendees. A period to review images taken and feedback/QA session.
Attendees are welcome to bring their own DSLR camera (this course will also apply to smartphones where you are using an app to take manual control of the camera settings, Aperture, Shutter speed and ISO)
We can then add 'bolt-ons' to this mandatory element that is more specific to your business.
For example, if you are a marketing company that typically does campaigns for beauty products, we can put together a package that includes studio flash use for product photography.
Or perhaps you are a real estate business who needs to take more impressive images of the properties you list. Because believe it or not, images are VERY important when it comes to house selling! I despair when I see listings with images taken on a mobile phone in shockingly poor lighting. The better you make the house look, the more likely you are to achieve your sellers asking price, the more commission in your pocket! It's a no brainer really.
I will supply all photography equipment required dependant on the agreed format of the workshop for your business. If you and your colleagues do not yet have cameras, you are welcome to use mine for the practical exercises but it's highly recommended you bring the camera you intend to use daily.
Keeping it simple
With over 28 years of experience in presenting demonstrations and training to people in the IT sector, I have extensive hands-on experience in workshop style delivery. Coupled with over 40 years of photographing anything and everything, I'm confident that you will go away feeling excited about what you will photograph next!
There is a LOT to photography. A lot that you don't need to worry about unless you wish to make a career out of photography yourself.
These courses are designed to teach you the absolute 'must know' elements of photography and your specific photography needs, that will propel you from taking snapshots to creative, thought out, well-composed works of art!
It REALLY is a no brainer!
Photography and images are here to stay! There is no getting away from the fact that image numbers posted increase on a daily basis.
If you are serious about your business and getting noticed in this world of being constantly bombarded with imagery and video, then you need to step up your game.
Your brand/product is only as good as your worst image.
Each attendee will receive a handy PDF quick reference guide to assist them when they undertake their initial photoshoots.
In addition, you will be invited to an exclusive FaceBook group where you will be welcomed to share your photography for CONSTRUCTIVE feedback from me and others who are on a similar journey to you. You can also ask questions and join in with the challenges and competitions held within the group.
The foundation, 'Getting off Auto' course (4 hours) costs £499 and is for up to 4 staff members.
For larger audiences and to add any specific requirements, please get in touch to discuss and start increasing your brand awareness today!
What are you waiting for?
Do you want to increase sales of your product/service? Do you want to achieve asking price of your house listing?
Do you want to increase brand awareness?
Do you want to increase engagement on social media and your blogs? Save money on stock image purchases? Save the embarrassment of being caught using copyrighted material?
Be unique and true to your brand ethos?