Newborn Photography School 2017

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

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.

Prior to the workshop you will need a basic 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, The Cheadle Institute, 1 Cheadle Green, Cheadle, Cheshire SK8 2BD

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 – 21st January 2017
– 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

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 – 11th March 2017

– Basics of Newborn editing
– Solving recurring posing problems
– Quick Beanbag work refresher
– Composite posing
– Setting up props for safe posing

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 – 13th May 2017

– Pricing your business
– Business identity and marketing
– Keeping your clients
– Refresher on beanbag and props
– Post processing from basics to composites
– Preparing for Guild qualification

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.



Oct ~ £200
Nov ~ £200
Dec ~ £150
Jan ’17 ~ £150
Feb ~ £200
Mar ~ £150
April ~ £150

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