Typically the day starts at 9:30am and finishes at 5:30pm; a buffet lunch is provided as well as tea and coffee throughout the day.
The course size is a maximum of ten delegates to keep the course personal. Mike's aim is to ensure that every delegate goes away with all the knowledge that they need to start making money from their next event.
Delegates are more than welcome to bring their own cameras and have a go themselves. Mike will be using the latest Nikon products during the day.
A small studio will be set up on the day and full explantion of all the equipment will be given.
Mike's course also covers the non-photographic elements of Event Photography, including Sales & Marketing, finding events and essential non-photographic equipment amongst others.
Mike will also give advice on what software to use, which could save you a small fortune.
Who is the course aimed at?
Our course is aimed at anyone regardless of their photographic background, who wishes to get into the lucrative event photography market or who is currently doing event photography and wants to learn more "tricks & secrets" and so discover the quicker way of making money.
You don't need to be a photographer to come on this course!
Topics covered include:
What is Event Photography?
Types of Event Photography
Where are the markets?
Marketing and promoting your Event Photography
The essential equipment
What you should know before saying yes to an event
How not to lose money at the event
Setting up and testing – essential!
Staffing required and how to use them efficiently
How to deal with the staff at the venue
How to deal with the event organisers
Paying commission or other ‘enticements’
Taking the pictures – studio or on-camera flash
The best way of ‘presenting’ the pictures
How to increase sales from 18% to 60%
The work-flow of printing
Increase your sales on the evening
Increase your sales for weeks after!
and lots, lots more!
In essence, this is an Event Photography course, for Event Photographers (or budding Event Photographers), by an Event Photographer!
I have experience in equestrian events but really came away with a lot
from the event photography course. How to Maximise the workflow, getting
the image from the camera, enabling the customer to view and purchase
the images quickly, types of event opportunities not just in my field,
using sales techniques to enhance the prospect of a sale, marketing
tips, information on sourcing work and hands on use of the latest in
imaging equipment and thermal printers as well as a live black tie
studio set up.
Of particular note was the fact that the training course was conducted in an informal style that encouraged the
participants to interact ask questions and make comments.
and informative day - Well recommended!