Portrait Photography Course, 3 Day.

First Point Photography Courses

Portrait Photography Course, 3 Day.

£595

We are able to book your accommodation in a local B&B, for £30 per night. Please enquire for more details.

Our 3 day Portrait Photography course has been designed for the keen amateur to the improving professional who is looking to develop their photography skills into a profitable business.

City&Guilds Accredited Programme workshop diploma in Portrait Photography

Why City&Guilds?

Don’t underestimate the prestige and reputation a City&Guilds accredited certificate and logo will bring to your business. It’s probably the most well recognised and respected qualification in the UK.

Of course it’s true that potential clients won’t book you just because of your qualifications, they will also want to see your portfolio. Most clients will look a 4-6 Photographers and contact 2-3 of them, so what will make them choose to look at you instead of the dozens of your competitors?

Which website would you choose to click on or contact when looking for a professional or tradesmen? The one that has no recognisable accreditation, or the one has a City&Guilds accreditation and logo on their website?

All our courses come with a City&Guilds accredited certificate along with the right to use their logo. The lectures are supported with many practical shoots, both in the studio and on location that will provide you with hands on training and the opportunity to create a comprehensive portfolio to show clients.

Our courses are unique and the only ones that will give you the opportunity to build a comprehensive portfolio as well as achieving a City&Guilds accredited certificate and logo to use for your marketing and website.

As a City&Guilds Training Centre we are subject to an annual audit and Quality Assurance inspection by City&Guilds. The audit is of the training centre facilities , staff and the delivery and outcomes of our courses and includes inspection of students work, our assessment of their work and interviews with ex students. This means you can be assured that all our courses continue to meet the highest quality standards.

The 3 Day Portrait Photography course starts with understanding exposures (ISO, Aperture and Time) and metering the light, using Photoshop and studio equipment (including home/mobile studios) and how to set-up the studio lights for different looks including ratio lighting, high key and low key. This will be supported with numerous practical portrait photography sessions in the studio using a variety of models, including males, females and children/babies

The main objectives of the course are:

  • To Gain a City & Guilds Accredited Programme Workshop Diploma in Portrait Photography
  • Studio equipment and lighting techniques
  • Camera and exposure settings
  • Organising and posing techniques
  • Photoshop techniques
  • Ethics and Values
  • Quality and customer care
  • Safe working practices
  • To give you the experience and confidence to become a successful professional Portrait Photographer
  • To gain practical experience in directing and undertaking a portrait shoot
  • For you to create a strong portfolio that you can use for advertising and to show to potential clients

FPP Course syllabus

Click for full syllabus and timetable “3-Day-Portait-Course.pdf”

Our 3 day Portrait Photography course has been designed for the keen amateur to the improving professional who is looking to develop their photography skills into a profitable business.

The 3 Day Portrait Photography course starts with understanding exposures (ISO, Aperture and Time) and metering the light, using Photoshop and studio equipment (including home/mobile studios) and how to set-up the studio lights for different looks including ratio lighting, high key and low key. This will be supported with numerous practical portrait photography sessions in the studio using a variety of models, including males, females and children/babies

 

3 day Portrait (City&Guilds Accredited Programme workshop diploma in Portrait Photography)

All our courses are aimed at the keen amateur to the improving professional. No formal entry qualifications are required to attend this
course, only an interest for photography, willingness to learn and lots of enthusiasm.

Once booked onto a course we will send you some pre-course notes to help bring you up to speed. On the First day of your course you will be given your course packs that contain all the course notes.

For the course you will need a digital SLR with a small zoom lens, a flash unit for your camera, AA batteries and a laptop. However any
equipment you do not have will be lent to you free of charge.

Lunch and refreshments are provided throughout the day.

Does the cost for the photography course include everything I need? Or are there any extra fees?

The cost of the photography course covers all that you will need, including lunch and refreshments throughout the day. The only extra cost will be for accommodation if required (see above).

Do I need to have some experience in photography before I can come on a course?

You do not need to have any commercial experience; however it would benefit you if you have a good basic understanding of your camera and exposures when taking photographs.

What do I need to bring with me to the course?

Your camera equipment including; camera, small zoom lens, flash unit and memory cards, laptop and card reader (all are available during the courses to borrow if required).

Is there any back-up to help me after the course?

Once you have attended the course we offer continuous support with no restriction on time scale. You are always welcome to email, call or visit us.

What is the dress code?

There is no formal dress code. We advise you to bring something warm and weatherproof for when we will be shooting on location.

Will I need any transportation?

Transportation will be available if you do not have your own.

What use of the images taken on the course will I have?

All images taken on the course can be used for promotional purposes i.e. websites, brochures, portfolio’s.

What food and refreshments are included?

Lunch and all refreshments, including snacks and hot and cold drinks will be provided throughout the day.

What is the maximum number of students on each course?

All courses are limited to six students with up to three full-time members of staff. Digital Manipulation courses are limited to 10 students

Terms of Business

  • A non-returnable deposit of £100 is required when booking with the balance to be paid on the first day of the seminar. Failure to give four weeks’ notice of cancellation of seminar will require full payment still to be paid
  • Courses booked less than four weeks before the course start date- Full payment required when booking, no cancellations or refunds will be given
  • Bookings from outside the UK- Full payment required when booking, no cancellations or refunds will be given
  • Payment is required in full when booking private seminars
  • All major credit cards are accepted

3 Day Portrait Photography Course:

Dates:
29th-31st October 2018

19th-21st November 2018

26th – 28th November 2018

17th-19th December 2018

2019 Dates:

14th – 16th January

4th – 6th February  &  11- 13th February

4th – 6th March  &  11th – 13th March

1st – 3rd April & 22nd – 24th April

29th April – 1st May  &  20th – 22nd May

3rd – 5th June  &  24th -26th June 

1st – 3rd July  &  22nd – 24th July

29th – 31st July

2nd – 4th September  &  23rd – 25th September

30th  September – 2nd October

21st – 23rd October  &   28th – 30th October

18th – 20th November  &  25th – 27th November