Courses and Training
Ian runs courses and provides support to professional and keen amateur photographers, hosting regular courses and practical workshops in Salisbury, Wiltshire.
Practical workshops are held in beautiful locations including the grounds of Salisbury Cathedral and the stunning Italianate Church in Wilton. For indoor workshops, we set up a working studio with appropriate props and experienced models. This gives us plenty of working space. All refreshments and meals are provided.
On-line courses allow you to participate from anywhere as long as you have an Internet connection. Courses are interactive, giving opportunities for feedback and participation. This is a very different concept to a webinar (which is usually just a presentation). Ian tailors course content to the group so that everything remains very relevant.
Courses and workshops are always limited to small numbers, ensuring there are plenty of hands-on opportunities and Ian is always there to provide individual support and guidance.
For residential courses, we have special arrangements with local hotels and B & B's providing accommodation (with Cathedral views) from £49 per night.
The Complete Wedding Course - 2 Days:
Maximum 4 delegates. This practical course is held in Ian's spacious photographic studio in Wilton and then on location in Salisbury's stunning Catheral Close or Wilton's beautiful Italianate Church, with use of grounds and chapel. Professional models take the role of bride and groom.
This is a popular course for photographers looking to turn professional, for keen amatuer photographers who need to get to grips with wedding photography, or for photographers who have been tasked with photographing a wedding for family of friends.
Topics include pre-wedding shoot, bridal preparation, groom & groomsmen, before the ceremony, the ceremony itself, how to deal with formal photographs quickly and efficiently, bride and groom feature shots.
Then back to the studio for post-processing techniue, and adding impact to pictures using Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop.
Also covered are on-line galleries and wedding album suppliers and products - designing an album, prints and wallhangings.
Accommodation is available from £49 per night.
Wedding Portfolio Builder - 1 Day:
Maximum 4 delegates. Ideal opportunity to build a wedding portfolio with professional models. Very practical with Ian on hand to offer advice and guidance.
Studio Portraiture - in Salisbury - 1 Day
Maximum 4 delegates. Spend a day using studio flash and props, using a wide range of techniques and effects, including high and low key, poses and light positioning and green screen.
Pregnancy, baby and newborn photography - 1 day:
Maximum 4 delegates. For this course we use a willing local mum-to-be as a model for tasteful pregnancy photographs and toddlers to gain real experience of how to manage a photo session to get great results - whilst keeping youngsters engaged and interested.
Includes technique, tips, and post processing with Lightroom and Photoshop.
Website builder - 1 day
Individual training. Not just for photographers - build a website from scratch using the powerful Joomla platform. Ian will show you how to build and maintain your website and include powerful features such as galleries, event calenders and slideshows. By the end of the day you will have a live website in place.
Adobe Lightroom - half day:
Individual training. Learn everything about Lightroom! By the end of the session you'll have an in depth understanding of how Lightroom works and how to get the best out of your pictures
To book your place or to discuss a course, please call Ian on 07847 409062 or complete the on-line enquiry form.