Newborn Photography School – New Dates!



We are excited to be holding another Newborn Photography School with Claire Elliot where you can really learn to define yourself as a newborn photographer. Our school teaches you all you need to know to begin photographing newborns and as the group is small (Limited to 8 spaces) there’s plenty of opportunity to take many photos, ask questions and chat with other newborn photography students.

The Newborn Photography School in association with The Guild of Photographers and is the first school of this kind here in the UK.

Prior to the workshop you will need a good understanding of a DLSR camera as you will be using manual settings, although people will be on hand to assist you if needed. Bring along the lenses you are currently happy working with. Claire will teach about lenses so you don’t need to buy anything new for the purpose of the school. Don’t forget to pack spare memory cards, your batter and a remote trigger if you have one. We do have a couple of spares and mentees are always happy to share.

Comprising of three newborn photography training workshops from July 2016 to November 2016 run by Claire Elliott, panel member of The Guild and award winning newborn photographer and trainer.

Held at the premises of Newborn Baby Posing Limited, Church Road, Gatley, Cheadle, Cheshire SK8 4NG
Includes lunch and refreshments throughout the day and a 10% discount code to use at Newborn Baby Posing Limited.

Each workshop is designed to build and progress your confidence, skills and profile as a newborn photographer culminating in a Qualification with The Guild for all successful candidates.

The Newborn Photography School package also includes one year’s membership with The Guild for current non-members. Members of The Guild already will be able to use their huge 10% discount code against the cost of the school – a saving of £120.00.

Below is a brief breakdown of coverage for each workshop and the dates.

Workshop 1 – Getting Started – 23rd July 2016

  • Basic safety
  • First contact & Parent preparation
  • Lenses, making the right choice
  • Session Styling
  • Shooting areas
  • Lighting, metering and colour balance
  • Simple beanbag posing
  • Making the most of a pose
  • Basics of newborn editing

Skype Mentoring with Claire session 1

This will include a 10 image critique and insight into guild qualifications

Personal goal will be set for each student

Workshop 2 – 1st Oct 2016

  • Beanbag work refresher
  • Solving recurring posing problems
  • Composite posing
  • Setting up props for safe posing
  • Styling refresher
  • Dealing with newborn session disappointments

Skype Mentoring session 2

This will include a 10 image critique on composite and prop images

2nd personal goal will be set for each student

Workshop 3 – 26th Nov 2016

  • Refresher on beanbag and props
  • Post processing from basics to composites
  • Image presentation and products
  • Business identity and marketing
  • Keeping clients
  • Preparing for Guild qualifications

Skype Mentoring session 3

Working towards the Guild of Photographers qualification
Final – critique of image selection before panel is sent to be judged.

If student is not ready for Qualification the last session will be an in-depth critique session with homework for continuing learning.

Newborn models secured for each workshop

Local Information

Nearest Airport: Manchester (only 15 min taxi ride from our location)

Nearest Stations: Gatley and Cheadle Hulme

Recommended local hotels De Vere Village Hotel, Cheadle (1.6 miles distance)

Premier Inn,  Cheadle (1.7 miles distance)

Terms and Conditions

Price £1200.00 – Payment on booking (or deposit if payment plan agreed as above) – non-refundable but you can re-sell your space if you are unable to attend for any reason.

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