NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHY MENTORING

Newborn Mentoring

Hi there! Thank you for expressing interest in newborn photography training. Newborn photography is a wonderful service to offer to your clients and whether you are a newbie, or looking to increase your skills, this workshop will enable you to be a better and safer newborn photographer.

WHAT HAPPENS ON THE DAY?

The workshop will start at 9am and finish at approximately 3pm. It will involve a full newborn session where I will teach you how to pose the baby safely, keep the baby happy, soothe and use props. I’ll also go over my camera settings with you and how I use light.

After the session, we would have some lunch and chat about business, advertising and how to market yourself effectively. Being able to use social media to your advantage is currently a key part of being in business and so I will chat through how to set up a Facebook page, use Facebook advertising and how to best attract the right type of clients. I will also run through my pricing structure and how it works for me as well as offering advice about yours.

After lunch, we would fire up the computer and go through the editing process in photoshop and ill give you lots of tips and tricks to master editing baby skin, lighting etc. Babies often have marks, scratches and dry skin and so this knowledge is essential in providing a clean finish to your newborn images.

WHAT IS THE COST AND HOW DO I PAY?

The cost of the 1:1 training day is £350 and this  includes lunch as well as being submitted into a Facebook group for further advice and guidance after the session with like minded photographers. You can pay via card or transfer.

WHERE ARE YOU BASED?

I have a studio in Leek, Staffordshire. The full address is 25-27 Getliffe’s Yard, Derby Street, Leek, ST136HU.

I NEED A WEEKEND SLOT, IS THAT POSSIBLE?

A weekend slot is absolutely fine. Peak wedding season will take a lot of my Saturdays but I can be very flexible.

WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?

You will need to bring an SLR camera and preferably a 50mm prime lens. The lens is not essential and you are welcome to bring whatever you have. A laptop would be helpful too, if possible.

DO I NEED TO BE A PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER?

Being a professional photographer helps, but as long as you have the correct equipment and knowledge of how to use the manual settings on your camera, then you are welcome.