9 years ago, my children were 1 and 4 and they kept me pretty busy!! I decided to launch Tina Bolton Photography, photographing pregnant women and their beautiful bumps. I had one camera, one lens, a few training courses under my belt, a bit of research and a massive dose of self confidence…(well the type that comes just as you are about to do a parachute jump for the first time anyway!!) Thus proving that you can set up a successful business and run a house and young family.
Today, I regularly photograph pregnant women, who bring along their cute babies and growing families for me to capture. I have learnt soooo many valuable lessons along the way, made mistakes, both large and small. I have invested (wasted) hard-earned cash and yet I have achieved success. I sometimes wish that the 2012 me had been around in 2003 to guide me in my photography business. The thing is, I am around to guide YOU, if you are thinking of setting up your own photography business or simply need some help, ideas and advice in your current photography business.
I have attended lots of training courses myself over the years, some good and some not so good! The one common theme throughout all of them is that they alluded to ‘teaching’ that ‘missing ingredient’ or being in depth, when in fact they only touched on really important issues. I aim to change all that with these courses, and make sure you get to the heart of what you need to be successful. The fact that I provide a follow up mentoring service for 2 months as well, means you have plenty of opportunity to ask questions and gain individually tailored advice.
It is run over two days and can be booked as one or two days.
A quick peek into what we will be covering..
Day One: Getting to grips with your camera with simple to use & easy to understand techniques with ideas for posing and capturing candid portrait shots. How to use the free, natural light in all seasons and what equipment you REALLY need to run a successful photography business (this will surprise you!) A practical in the afternoon to put your newly acquired skills to the test.
Day Two: ‘Speed Photoshop’, tips and shortcuts for enhancing beautiful portraits clients love. Creating and using actions and image effects, plus getting started in Lightroom. Finally, we will cover suppliers that are essential, pricing, marketing and profitable product ideas.
That’s not all, the course includes a telephone mentoring service for two months after the course as well as an E-book of the course itself. Each day will also include refreshments, buffet lunch and afternoon tea.
Langrish House Hotel has 13 rooms, is 5 minutes drive from the Winchester A272 exit on the A3 and there are also a number of hotels available within a short drive.
Each day has a limited number of attendees. This course is specially designed for those thinking of or about to become a professional photographer and those who need some solid, profitable and timesaving advice. The aim of the course is to boost your chances of success and to share all the accumulated experience and knowledge I have gained over the years, so you don’t have to waste anymore of your valuable time.
PLEASE NOTE: Geographical limitations will apply, for example there will be approx 25 miles distance between each attendee’s base so that you can be confident that the other attendees are NOT your potential competition. For this reason we cannot accept applicants who are local to Petersfield and the immediate surrounding areas. This means that places are offered on a first come first served basis. If two photographers from a similar region apply, the first one to pay in full will receive a place on the course, however, as these courses run regularly, places will then be offered on the next one.
***S T O P P R E S S *** For our launch we are offering the course at a reduced rate as well as offering a discount for booking both days. ***S T O P P R E S S ***
It’s very exciting and I can’t wait to share so many ideas and techniques with you that will really boost your photography and your business.