The latest figures released by the Office of National Statistics tell us "There were 240,854 marriages in 2013". That is a staggering average of 4631 per week! You can profit from the lucrative market in wedding photography, providing you have the necessary skills and equipment. At Viva Photography Ltd, we have been shooting weddings since the 1970's, so we have plenty of experience to pass on.
At Viva Photography, our one day Wedding Photography Course will provide you with the essential tools to start, or improve your wedding photography business. Every new wedding photographer faces the same problem, you can't get the work without a portfolio, but you can't build a portfolio without the work! We solve that problem for you, by providing you with the resources to build your portfolio from scratch, or improve your current portfolio with this exciting and informative one day hands on workshop.
We combine a day of tuition, with providing bride and groom models at a variety of locations so that you can get experience and create great photos. The locations that we will be shooting at are really stunning, such as Thornton Manor and the Hilbark Hotel, so you’ll leave with a large collection of images to demonstrate your new-found abilities. We have both professional and amateur models on each course, so that you get a real life experience. The professional models have the experience and will pose naturally for you, but the amateurs will be expecting you to direct them, just like a real bride and groom would be on a real wedding day. You will therefore gain experience in posing, composing shots, lighting, etc. so that you can shoot a wide range of wedding images to take away with you.
We have use of a beautiful local church, and two high-end wedding receptions venues to shoot at, both inside and out. There are only a maximum of 12 people on this course, so you have lots of shooting time and will receive a lot of individual attention from your tutor(s). Each photographer will get individual time to shoot photos with the models. If there are more than 8 delegates on a course, then there will be two tutors and the course will be split into two groups.
Courses start at ony £295 per person for a full day's training with small numbers, so plenty of one to one time with the instructor. They are run on demand, just as soon as we have enough people to make it viable. Please call us on 0151-6060-999 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register your interest.
We can also offer one to one tuition - please call us on 0151-6060-999 to discuss your needs.
08:30 – Meet at the studio, tea/coffee and introductions, then we head off to our first venue.
09:30 – Begin first shoot at our first Wedding Venue
Shooting Bridal Preparation stages
Stunning Bride, Groom and couple Portraits
How to shoot flattering images
12:30 – LUNCH
13:30 – Head to our second fantastic venue
Shooting two separate Bride & Groom couples
Working with Natural Light
Finding the best backgrounds
Learning to ‘See the Light’
15:45 – Head to a beautiful church
Working in Low Light
Shooting Bride & Groom images in the church and its grounds
16:45 – Back to the Studio for a debrief, download images, coffee and close
Times are approximate and may vary on the day depending upon the experience of delegates, traffic, weather, etc.
Your own transport to get to/from the various venues, although we would expect to do some car sharing.
Selection of lenses e.g. standard zoom, telephoto zoom, prime lenses (if you have them).
Charged batteries and spares
Reflectors/light modifiers (if you have them)
Comfortable shoes (you will be on your feet for most of the day!)
Suitable clothing to cope with the Great British weather!
We run courses in our studio, usually on a 1 to 1 basis, but maximum 3 people at a time, concentrating on portrait photography. We will supply all the lighting equipment, suitable model(s) and a supply of tea and coffee. You will learn how to pose for the best results, how to interact with a model and a whole lot about composition, lighting, exposure, spot metering, focussing, etc as you will be using your camera in full manual exposure mode for this course and perhaps even some manual focussing too! Depending on people's preferences, we may also go out for a bit of portrait photography on location. Course prices on demand.
Here on the Wirral Peninsula, we have some great locations for a bit of landscape photography. The view across to Liverpool, the boats at Meols, the Wirral Country Park, etc. We will take you to a number of good locations and show you how to et the best from your camera. We will cover things like prefocusing, aperture and shutter priority, etc. Course prices on demand.
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