Wedding and Portrait Photography Course, 5 Day.

First Point Photography Courses

Wedding and Portrait Photography Course, 5 Day.

£895

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

Our 5 day Wedding and 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 Wedding and Portrait Photography

The 5 day Portrait and Wedding photography course is a combination of our 3 day Portrait photography course and 2 day Wedding photography course. The first 3 days 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 last 2 days covers the whole aspect of wedding photography, from obtaining bookings through to producing the final album. In addition to the theory there will also be shoots with Bride and Groom models on location at a local beauty spot, at home and in a church. We will also cover technical difficulties you may encounter while photographing the intimate portraits of the bride and groom as well as how to set-up and pose the group photographs.

The main objectives of the course are:

  • To Gain a City & Guilds Accredited Programme Workshop Diploma in Portrait and Wedding Photography
  • To give you the experience and confidence to become a successful professional Portrait and Wedding photographer
  • To gain practical experience in directing and undertaking a portrait shoot
  • To gain practical experience in directing and undertaking a wedding 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 “5-Day-Wedding-and-Portrait-Photography-Course.pdf”

Our 5 day Wedding and 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 5 day Portrait and Wedding photography course is a combination of our 3 day Portrait photography course and 2 day Wedding photography course. The first 3 days 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 last 2 days covers the whole aspect of wedding photography, from obtaining bookings through to producing the final album. In addition to the theory there will also be shoots with Bride and Groom models on location at a local beauty spot, at home and in a church. We will also cover technical difficulties you may encounter while photographing the intimate portraits of the bride and groom as well as how to set-up and pose the group photographs.

City&Guilds Accredited Programme workshop diploma in Wedding and 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

5 Day Wedding and Portrait Photography Course:

Dates:
3rd – 7th September 2018

24th-28th September 2018

1st – 5th October 2018

22nd-26th October 2018

29th October – 2nd November 2018

19th-23rd November 2018

26th – 30th November 2018

17th-21st December 2018

 

2019 Dates:

 

14th – 18th January

4th – 8th February  &  11th-15th February

4th -8th March  &  11th – 15th March

1st – 5th April

29th April – 3rd May  &  20th – 24th May

3rd – 7th June  &  24th – 28th June

1st – 5th July  &  22nd 26th July

29th July – 2nd August  

2nd – 6th September  &  23rd – 27th September

30th September – 4th October  &  21st – 25th October

28th October – 1st November  

18th – 22nd November  &   25th – 29th November