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.
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).
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.
1000 Meet and Greet, Itinerary Talk
1030 Equipment we will be using, portable kit, talk about fashion, short slide show.
1130 Shoot - 1 - Beauty
1400 Shoot - 2 - Sculpture
1530 Quick Break
1545 Shoot - 3 - Lingerie
1700 Summary -
1730 - Finish
Price: £79 per person
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.
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 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
13.30 Exercise - 3
14.30 Exercise - 4
15.30 How to gain more Portraits
16.00 How to gain more Weddings/ Album/Design
16.30 Knowing Your Competition
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
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.
0930 Meet at The Flash Centre, Birmingham
1000 Meet and Greet, Itinerary Talk, coffee
1030 Equipment we will be using, portable kit
HIT THE STREETS
1130 Shoot - 1
1300 Lunch (Not Supplied)
1400 Shoot - 2
1530 Quick Break
1545 Shoot - 3
Price: £79 per person
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