Wedding Photography Workshop, QUAD Derby, 27th April 2017

Super excited (and maybe a little nervous that no one will come!) to announce my first solo workshop! A day filled with useful and tangible information, a complete insight into how I work and how I approach weddings, with a promise of complete honesty and openness to any questions attendees might have. This will be on a first come first served basis, and places are limited to 15. Please visit the WORKSHOPS page, and sign up to the mailing list to be kept up to date with future workshop announcements.

Date and Time: Thursday 27th April 2017 // 10am start, 5pm finish // followed by evening food and drinks in the party capital of the East Midlands known as “Derbados”!!
Venue: QUAD, Market Place, Cathedral Quarter, Derby, DE1 3AS

What we’ll be covering: 

  • // My approach and philosophies around being a wedding photographer, the absolute beginnings of everything I do.
  • // Setup – the equipment I use and why. On the day gear and behind the scenes IT setups.
  • // Creativity – how to stay focused and fearless throughout the day, and to remain creative under pressure.
  • // Branding and SEO – the importance of a strong and consistent brand, and making sure people can find your shop!!
  • // Getting enquiries and converting them, without sounding like a sleazy car salesman!
  • // Dancefloor – how to shoot OCF, my 3 camera setup with 2 cameras! Scared of low light and shooting flash? you won’t be!!
  • // Posing and composing – how one is a million times more important than the other! *cough, it isn’t posing, cough*
  • // And loads more little hints and tips.

Who’s it for: A variety of levels, but whether you’re established and after a creative re-fresh, or new to the industry and after a real insight into running a business and how to make it work, there will be plenty of useful and actionable ideas to help push your work and business onto the next level. It goes without saying that a basic understanding of how to work a camera and lightroom would be useful.

What you will need to bring: A camera! Something to keep notes on! Questions!

How much: £350 – limited to 15 spaces, includes lunch and regular refreshments/biscuits! Evening food and drinks are not included.

No guff!! Metaphors kept to a minimum!!!!! So yeah, naturally there will be a couple of generic statements and philosophies, but I want my attendees to leave with a real sense that they have gained some strong and actionable ideas that can be taken forward and implemented into their business. It’s not going to be a motivational ted-talk kind of workshop, where I tell you to “believe” or “shoot from the heart”, but it will be a very honest and open day stuffed with practical ideas that I perform within my business. We’ll also be doing mini website and portfolio reviews for any attendees who are interested.

Some Kind words:

Greg –

“Sam, it was superb and a pleasure to meet you. It was an inspiration and an education. My head is full of ideas and ‘jobs to do’. I’m currently sitting in a cafe redesigning my website and downloading the software you recommended, the free stuff at least. Thanks again Sam, it’s given me clear direction and reenergized my business.”

Carrie –

“Great workshop! I now know how to do those cool dance floor shots that I’ve struggled with for ages! Explained with ease making it super simple to understand. Thank you Sam!”

Alline –

“Sam was a mentor to me at the beginning of my career as a wedding photographer, offering advice and counselling to me when I was new to the industry. He was honest and constructive with my portfolio, which is was what I needed the most, and helped with every single question I had (no matter how embarassing they were!!), but most of all he did not hold back in sharing all of his experience and knowledge with me. Ever since our mentoring session my career definitely had the shift it needed at the time, and I can still count on him today when I need some guidance!”

How to book: £100 non-refundable deposit via paypal (remaining £250 balance due 7 days before workshop), see below to complete payment;