LONDON (Finchley) 15 - 16 September 2018 - 2 Day MASTERCLASS - Melanie East and Russ Jackson

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LONDON (Finchley) 15 - 16 September 2018 - 2 Day MASTERCLASS - Melanie East and Russ Jackson

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Excellence in the art and business of newborn photography

Join two of the U.K’s most successful and experienced newborn photographers for a weekend of top quality newborn photography education.

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Please note that this is a non-shooting workshop to enable us to cover more content and for you to watch and learn more effectively. You will be able to take behind the scenes photos and record short video clips for your own use.

 Day 1:

09.30   WELCOME

09.45   RUSS JACKSON: POSING ON THE BEANBAG AND PHOTOGRAPHING NEWBORNS WITH PARENTS

  • Get the light right - Achieve great images straight out of camera with the correct use of light and white balance
  • Beanbag poses - Transitional posing and pleasing camera angles.
  • Parent posing, Mum and baby, Dad and baby and all together.
  • Capturing emotion
  • Using parents hands as props
  • Shooting to sell.

12.30   LUNCH

13.15   MELANIE EAST: NEWBORN : WORKING WITH PROPS

  • Lighting refinement - how to achieve great images straight out of camera with the correct use of light and white balance
  • Newborn in props
  • Correct camera angles
  • Safety
  • Set ups
  • Use of textures and tones
  • Wrapping
  • Transitioning from wrapped to unwrapped baby shots
  • Shooting images with a view to selling albums and wall art galleries

15.45   MELANIE EAST: POST PRODUCTION

Learn how Melanie edits her work to turn beautiful images into beyond beautiful images.

Includes dealing with tricky skin tones, removal of items, adding the right textures to complement but not overwhelm images, perspective correction and how to create that beautiful finished feel to your work.

17.00   End of Day 1

Day 2:

09.30   COFFEE

09.45   RUSS JACKSON: MATERNITY PHOTOGRAPHY MINI SHOOT

Learn how Russ lights and poses maternity clients.  Learn how to refine your lighting and posing skills to create imagery which your clients will be proud to purchase and display. Russ will demonstrate 3 different lighting and posing scenarios to create a stunning 10 image gallery.

10.45   MELANIE EAST: THE BUSINESS OF NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHY

Learn how to market effectively to your chosen clients using many of Melanie’s successful techniques.

12:00 LUNCH

13:15 JEREMY PRICE (GRAPHI STUDIO) BUSINESS AND SALES IN NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHY SECTOR      

Learn how to effectively sell beautiful products to your clients which will improve your average sale and elevate your business.

15:30 QUESTION TIME AND WRAP UP

WHATS INCLUDED:

Lunch, teas and coffees, access to the Russ's and Melanie's' private Facebook support groups and a fabulous goodie bag containing the following:

  • A stretchy fabric backdrop
  • headbands
  • wrap
  • numerous discount codes of from our favourite vendors

Please note that accommodation and travel expenses are NOT included.