Price £1385.00 - Payment on booking (Payment plan available, email us to arrange) - non-refundable but you can re-sell your space if you are unable to attend for any reason.
Payment plan is 5 payments of £225 with a final payment of £260 (assuming first payment is in July, later bookings of the school will need payments adjusting, just email us for details)
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 four newborn photography training workshops from January 2018 run by Claire Elliott, panel member of The Guild and award winning newborn photographer and trainer and Julie Oswin.
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 on the day of each workshop.
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.
Below is a brief breakdown of coverage for each workshop and the dates.Workshop 1 - Getting Started - 27th January 2018
- 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 - 24th March 2018
- Basics of Newborn editing - Using newborn actions - Solving recurring posing problems - Setting up props for safe posing - shooting in posing props - Composite 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 - 5th May 2018 - Refresher on beanbag and props - School overview - 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.
Online support after the school via private facebook group and emails.
Workshop 4 - Business of Newborn Baby Photography Workshop ~ 6th May, 2018
The day will be jam-packed with information giving you the foundation stones to build a stable and profitable Newborn & Baby Photography Business. The areas covered by Julie during this training day will be about running a Photography Business to include Pricing, Marketing & Sales. Learn how to price your products; how to build your client base; how keep your customers long term, maximising your repeat earnings. Sales, Julie will help you to understand how to sell successfully an learn how to read and understand those 'buying signals'. How you can apply simple techniques to market your business successfully in this very competitive marketplace.
About Julie Oswin
A full time professional photographer since 1994, Julie Oswin brings all her knowledge and a wealth of experience from running a successful Portrait Studio and Photography Business. Julie holds the distinctions of being awarded in 2013 a 'Master Craftsman' with The Guild of Photographers and a 'Fellow' with the BIPP. She is a multi award winning photographer including two UK titles, and a highly sought after Photographer, Trainer and Mentor. City & Guilds Lecturer of Photography at Loughborough College of Art & Design.
Nikon refer to Julie as 'a World-Class Photographer of faultless character and integrity'.
- “I recently went on this Newborn & Baby Business Training course with Julie. I couldn’t believe how relevant it was to me. I came away with a huge list of things to do and review of my current business and I’d thought I was quite well set up! Julie was so knowledgeable and was not afraid of go off topic to solve an issue I or anyone in the group had with their business which presented itself during the afternoon. She was able to give examples from her vast knowledge of running her own portrait studio and photography business. Julie was great, so easy to understand and just explained things in a way that you just got it! I would highly recommend this business training which was enormously relevant to me as a newborn photographer”.
- Tina Stobbs, Captured Forever, Northumberland
TESTIMONIAL - " I attended one of Julie's Business Training Courses recently. As a fledgling business I felt it was the right time to learn more. Everything was so understandable and easy to digest. I realised I have been lucky up until now thinking I knew what I was doing. I did not have a business plan, I most certainly did not pay myself for editing time amongst a wealth of other things. I most definitely recommend one of Julie's Business Courses to anyone starting out, or even established photographers who need to refresh their business. Great course with a warm and funny lady who will be honest with you". - Connie
Nearest Airport: Manchester (only 15 min taxi ride from our location)