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This one day "Wedding Workshop" at the amazing Warbrook House in Eversley, Hampshire, is a day not to be missed. Mark has been working at this venue for 15 years so he knows his way around.


The Bridal Shoot will consist of finding the right places, getting your exposure correct, using off camera lighting, posing and working with your bride to get the best images possible. There will be 4 separate shoots on the day in different locations around Warbrook House and its gardens, so lots to work on.


He will also take you through designing a wedding album using the Smart Album 2 software which is a must for all wedding photographers. He will also be talking to you about working with venues, and if we can persuade the Sales Manager of Warbrook House to come along she can talk to you about wedding venues and their requirements.


Having a real Bride and Groom on the day, (Amy and David) is a real bonus, these are real people, not models, so giving you a more real feel to the day.


Courses are limited to just 5 people, this allows each delegate to spend time with the bride.


Date: TBA

Venue: Warbrook House, Eversley, Hants

Cost: £99 inc buffet lunch and tea/coffee

Real Bride & Broom on the day.



These are great day’s, no “Ego” talks, just pure photography and fun. I will have 3 or 4 different sets (depending on space) and one model between 5 photographers, so 10 photographers = 2 models.


Equipment on the day varies as to what is current on the market, but at the least there will be:


Elinchrom Ranger Quadra with two heads

Elinchrom Ranger RX with two heads

Elinchrom D-Lite RX 1 Kit with two heads

Elinchrom ELC 500 Pro HD x 2

Nikon Speedlights x 3

Cactus-Image RF60 Speedlights x 2

Cactus V6 Triggers x 4

Lastolite Urban Backgrounds x 4

Lastolite Out of Focus Backgrounds x 2

Lastolite Panoramic Background (Black)


There are so many accessories at hand as well, lots to choose from, snoots, reflectors, beauty dishes and  parabolic brollies. I will be demonstrating the new ELC Pro HD 500 Heads from Elinchrom, and the different effects you can achieve using the “Strobe” effect built into the heads.


If its a nice day we can get outside and start learning about high speed sync, and of course I am there for any help you may need, I just want people to have fun on the day at a very low cost, (the cost is really just to pay the model and the venue).



Date: TBA

Venue: The Flash Centre, Birmingham

Cost £30 - please see booking page

Working with Elinchrom, Lastolite and Manfrotto products we will be working hard on lighting techniques, the “do’s” the “dont’s”. We will look at Hard and Soft lighting, the classic Clamshell, Butterfly and Rembrandt set ups. Along with some of Mark's more inventive lighting techniques.


0930 Meet

1000 Meet and Greet, Itinerary Talk

1030 Equipment we will be using, portable kit, talk about fashion, short slide show.

1130 Shoot - 1 - Beauty

1300 Lunch

1400 Shoot - 2 - Sculpture

1530 Quick Break

1545 Shoot  - 3 - Lingerie

1700 Summary -

1730 - Finish


Course Details


Date: TBA

Price: £79 per person

Delegates: 10

Venue: TBA



After 10 years of giving talks around the country, Mark has been asked to put together an intensive Marketing Course for Photographers. The one day course is about making your business grow, you have to be honest with yourself on the day, and answer a series of questions (not to the other delegates, but on your own business).


Your Learning Curve

You will start with the basics of keeping a database and go right through the Marketing spectrum including building a complete business and marketing plan. You will learn financials and the importance of budgeting. You will learn the importance of working with Wedding Venues, and how to get the best from them.


Album Design

We also show the amazing software from Pixellu called SmartAlbum2. This software will save you hours and hours designing a wedding album, its the best, along wiith being able to use Cloud Proofing to show your clients your amazing designs


Upon Leaving

Upon leaving the course your head will be full of new business generating ideas, you will go back with a complete understanding of how your business will grow in the future.


This is by far my most ambitious course for photographers wanting to grow their business, its tough. it will be hard work, and don’t expect to finish early. There are no sponsors involved, so no other company is taking up your time, only you guys and myself.




09.00 Meet and Greet at Venue

09.30 Introduction to the day

10.00 Keeping Track of Clients

11.00 Exercise - 1

11.30 Exercise - 2

12.30 Lunch

13.30 Exercise - 3

14.30 Exercise - 4

15.00 Promotions

15.30 How to gain more Portraits

16.00 How to gain more Weddings/ Album/Design

16.30 Knowing Your Competition

17.00 Finish


Itinerary Changes

The Itinerary can change during the day as we may spend more time on certain subjects than others. I have prepared the times based on previous days.






Date : TBA

Venue: DeVere Warbrook House, The Street, Eversley, Hook, Hants, RG27 0PL

Price: £79.00 per person

Delegates: 10

This is a great day out with Mark, using Natural light and Flash in off the wall situations. You will need to wrap up warm as the conditions can get a bit breezy.


You will learn to control Natural light with reflectors and balance this with battery pack flash. You will learn new technical skills with your camera. How to achieve Day to Night shots. You will be learning how to interact with your subject, and how to get the best from them. The model will have a change of clothes for each shoot.


Upon leaving the course your head will be buzzing with new creative ideas, you will be wanting to put into practice as soon as possible. You will also be able to use the images from the day as all my models will sign a release form so you will have a new portfolio of images with you.


The Day


0930 Meet at The Flash Centre, Birmingham

1000 Meet and Greet, Itinerary Talk, coffee

1030 Equipment we will be using, portable kit




1130 Shoot - 1

1300 Lunch (Not Supplied)

1400 Shoot - 2

1530 Quick Break

1545 Shoot  - 3

1700 Finish





Date: TBA

Price: £79 per person

Delegates: 5

Venue: The Flash Centre, Birmingham, B7 5RD



Up Coming Courses



July - Play Day - TBA

July - Software Day - TBA

July - Advanced Lighting - TBA

August - Play Day - TBA

September - Courses TBA

October - Courses TBA