ReACT Wedding Photography Training Programme | Wedding Photography Business Training

ReACT Wedding Photography Training Programme | Wedding Photography Business Training

This is a Wedding Photography Training Programme that is jam packed with up to date information on setting up and running your business and techniques for taking your photography skills to another level.

Kit, Software, Models, Editing, Social Media, Websites, Posing – the whole lot.

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ReACT Wedding Photography Training Programme – Dates & Timings

Dates for 2017

January 30th – February 3rd, 2017

March 20th – March 24th, 2017

April 24th – April 28th, 2017

June 19th – June 23rd, 2017

September 4th – September 8th, 2017

October 23rd – October 27th, 2017

Times for the day

Each day is going to be a long day, so be prepared for that.  We will have breaks to chat and chill out and discuss things in smaller groups then come back together to iron out details etc.

Start at 0930hrs and finish at 1700hrs.

Lunch, as well as unlimited tea and coffee, will be provided.  Some of the days may be longer due to the photography section (sunset during Summer for instance) and the editing.

(Exact times depend on the time of the year, sunset times etc.)

ReACT Wedding Photography Training Programme, Wedding Photography Business Training – Delivered by Andrew Miller

ReACT – Wedding Photography Training Programme & Wedding Photography Business Training – This is a Wedding Photography Training Programme that is jam packed with up to date information on running your business and techniques for taking your photography skills to another level.  Full Aims and Objectives of the week are below.

This full week will concentrate on your business as well as your photography and will take place in a four-star hotel in South Wales – the amazing St. Piere Marriott Hotel & Country Club where Andrew is one of the preferred suppliers of wedding photography.

Running your own business?  Make sure you are pricing your work appropriately.

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ReACT Wedding Photography Training Programme

ReACT Wedding Photography Training Programme - Aims

ReACT – Wedding Photography Training Programme

The week aims to develop your skill set further in terms of running a wedding photography business and taking those “WOW!” Hero Wedding Photographs (Signature Photographs) your clients book you for.

It will introduce you to the use of on and off camera flash techniques as well as the use of other lighting sources.  I’ll talk  you through how my wedding day is planned with emphasis on the groups and bridal portraits. We will chat about the camera kit I use regularly (i.e.  what I’ve kept from all the kit I’ve bought!)I’ll also be going through my post-processing techniques for the Hero Wedding Photographs.  So bring your laptops if you want to join in 🙂

I’ll talk about the business aspect of running a photography business, from contracts to insurance to websites to marketing & SEO.

We will be photographing inside a small badly lit church (even with the lights on it’s badly lit) as well as the inside of a four-star hotel.  We will be outside photographing around the grounds of the hotel – wide open spaces, wooded areas, tree lined avenues, lakes, quaint bridges and ruined buildings.  We will photograph in daylight, during dusk and at night time – so bring your flash kit. (If you don’t have any let me know when you book; there are always ways and means of using technology to get around this!)

I’ll also be using REAL people as subjects; not models so you will learn how to talk / communicate with your clients and direct people who know nothing about posing.

We will be going through album design for real clients and I will have a wide selection of sample albums around for you to look through.

ReACT Wedding Photography Training Programme

ReACT Wedding Photography Training Programme - Objectives

  • Contracts, Booking, and Invoicing
  • Camera kit to use and why (this isn’t restricted to Nikon / Canon either!)
  • Getting a sensible and logical running order in your head and sticking to it.
  • What is a “Hero Wedding Photograph / Signature Image” and how do you find your particular style?
  • Describe and explain the steps you need to take to use On and Off Camera flash in a variety of different situations using a variety of light modifiers.
  • Describe the differences between how RAW & JPG files work and how they can be ‘pushed’ for post-processing.
  • List the various plugins that you can use to aid and speed your editing process.
  • Writing Adobe Photoshop Actions and Adobe Lightroom Presets to speed your workflow.
  • Describe the importance of having a contract signed by all parties.
  • Utilise good communication techniques when talking to clients.
  • Learning how to pose clients so THEY feel comfortable. (It’s not about YOU; it’s about THEM!)
  • Putting together your Wedding Photography Collections and getting that “WOW” factor
  • Album design for real clients and why allowing them to choose their own photographs gives you space to up-sell.
  • Learn the basics of marketing for wedding photographers
  • Website design using WordPress
  • SEO that you can do for yourself to get you started
  • Lots of photography.  Really – loads of it.  Inside, outside, churches, buildings, woods, fields, lakesides & bridges.

The Detailed Breakdown

Day 1

Morning

  • Introduction to the Business of Wedding Photography
  • What you need to set up the business – legalities, must haves and nice to haves
  • Your investment in the right kit – To photograph a wedding, to set up and  run a business
  • Branding & Marketing – Starting to think of the plan
  • Contracts and Terms & Conditions – getting the important bits done first

Afternoon

  • Introduction to HTML

Day 2

Morning

  • Setting up a website and online presence
  • Domains names, ISP and hosting
  • Installing and using WordPress
  • Themes, Templates and Plugins

Afternoon

  • Further development of WordPress to define your website

Trainers Note – This module would be applicable to any photographer / creative wishing to set up their own website using WordPress

Day 3

Morning

  • The structure of a wedding day
  • Do’s and Don’ts of wedding photography
  • Practical Wedding Photography

Afternoon

  • More Practical Wedding Photography
  • Communication styles & techniques

Trainers Note – This module would be applicable to any photographer wishing to update / renews their photography skill set

Day 4

Morning

  • Editing Your wedding photographs
  • Introduction to Adobe Light Room

Afternoon

  • Introduction to Adobe Photoshop

Trainers Note – This module would be applicable to any photographer wishing to update / renews their photography skill set

Day 5

Morning

  • WordPress and Image sizes
  • Changing templates / themes
  • Updating your content & blogging

Afternoon

  • Practical SEO tips & techniques

Trainers Note – This module would be applicable to anyone wishing more information on advanced WordPress techniques and practical SEO techniques

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What it costs – ReACT Wedding Photography Training Programme

What it costs – ReACT Wedding Photography Training Programme

Five intensive days of training, 1-1 or in small groups (no more than 3 per cohort); £1500

Partners (husbands, wives, boyfriends, girlfriends etc) are an important part of making a successful business as a photographer, even if they do nothing more than support you emotionally.  So as a result of that partners are welcome to join for the week workshop for £125 (to cover drinks & meals) provided they do not use a camera during the day!

Minimum numbers are 1 and maximum number are 4 photographers.

What is included?

Lunch, Teas, Coffees, Models for the photography.

What DO YOU need to bring?

Laptop (if you have one)

Camera kit & any camera flashes you have

Website login details if you already have one set up

Coaching / Mentoring available – Wedding Photography Business Training

Online – If you have the equipment (laptop / desktop + microphone + webcam) we can arrange 1-1 coaching sessions to go through your issues on an individual basis as well as show you remotely how to use aspects of the Adobe range of software – Adobe Photoshop & Adobe Lightroom. This online coaching / mentoring will cost £50 per hour and can be done at your convenience.

Face to Face – Coaching sessions / 1-1 photography sessions are also available; get in touch for more details and costs.

The coaching / mentoring programme is in addition to the ReACT Wedding Photography programme and will incur additional costs.

Running your own business?  Make sure you are pricing your work appropriately.

Download this “Cost of Doing Business” calculator FREE

About Andrew – A Fully Qualified Professional Trainer

Andrew is a fully qualified and professional trainer with 25 years of adult training & development experience gained within the British Army and his corporate life before becoming a photographer. (His last full-time role was a Group Learning & Development manager in charge of development of the CEO, senior management teams and individual Directors for a FTSE 100 company)

That means he knows how to get complex messages across in an easy to understand way. He knows how different people learn, not just at different rates but in different ways. In short he knows what he is doing in a training environment.

Andrew is a fully qualified and experienced trainer which includes the following

  • UK Military Train the Trainer (TTT) programme (6-week intensive course)
  • Degree level Adult-Adult (1-1 / 1-many) training qualification
  • Masters Level Coaching & Mentoring with the Institute of Leadership & Management
  • Qualified to administer and use psychometric assessments from the British Psychological Society (BPS)
  • 25 years of training experience within the British Military and National & International Blue Chip organisations.
  • Includes 16 years of corporate training within the UK, USA, Europe, Middle East and the Far East.
  • Degree Level Photography Course (via British Army)

South Wales Wedding Photography Training

Before signing up for training workshops with other photographers check to make sure they are qualified to deliver training to groups or on a 1-1 basis. If they offer coaching and / or mentoring – ask if they are qualified coaches and mentors. If not; why not?

Those same professional photographers would moan about the amateurs picking up a camera and photographing a wedding without any training yet fail to see the irony of offering training workshops themselves when they have no training qualifications.

It’s not good enough to be good – you have to be good enough to teach your subject as well.

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