Photographer Training & Workshops : Shooting, Editing & Business and Marketing
children’s photography workshops
Throughout 2017 I will continue to tour the UK with my photographer training and outdoor child photography workshops which include my Colour & Light Children’s Photography 101 workshops, the Business & Advanced Editing 201 a Business and Marketing 201 course.
Whether you are a professional photographer who is just beginning your journey shooting outdoors, or you are wanting to grow your style to create more bold and creative portraits, then there is a course for you. Working as a group, we will delve into how to find beautiful natural light on location, and how to bring colour into your imagery to create children’s portraiture which your clients will love.
These practical, hands-on child photography workshops aim to inspire you and also give you an opportunity to capture images for your children’s & family portfolios. My photographer training is about helping YOU to find YOUR style. With 15 years business and marketing experience with major international brands, I have also now extended my mentoring program to group business training. You will leave these courses with a clear action list of what you need to work on to take your photography business to the next level. For more details on any of my courses or bespoke photographer training please see below and to register your interest in a particular location and date please complete the form below.
NEW Business Bootcamp Programme
New for 2018 I am running a number of Business Bootcamps throughout the UK. This programme is unique as it offers an in-person Business & Marketing planning day (maximum 3 people) plus a month’s ongoing support.
This course is perfect if you want a bespoke plan but also want on-going support to help you to actually deliver those goals. The course is now 90% sold out but the final places can be booked by visiting here.
Priced at £398 this course is selling very quickly so please get in touch now if you would like a place.
Advanced Photoshop Editing & Marketing 201
For photographers who have already attended my Colour & Light 101 course, this workshop is designed to push your business & editing to the next level. We will discuss HOW to plan your edits (what is your plan and why?), colour strategy and then look at which tools we use to deliver our plan.
We will also cover the most common problems associated with outdoor shooting such as green colour casts. In the afternoon we will look in depth at how to deliver customers who value photography. We look at your target customer and then all the steps we need to take to increase our visibility when potential clients are ready to book their annual photo shoot.
Price £299 per person
Colour & Light Outdoor Children's Photography 101
A practical child photography workshop which is focused on finding beautiful light outdoors and utilising nature’s backdrops. The afternoon is divided into 2 shooting sessions, working in high sun all the way through to golden hour.
We discuss and put in practice different lighting styles and look at how to modify natural light. This course is designed to grow your skills for your client family shoots and you will see an immediate impact on the quality of your images.
As part of this course, I also share some before and after edits of images taken on the day in a private FB group. If you want to spend more time photographing families outdoors, and confidently navigate a new location, then this is the course for you. £299 per person.
Advanced Editing 201
If you are a professional photographer who is looking to learn how to get the best from your images this Advanced Editing 202 Workshop has been designed for you! We begin with RAW processing to get your images ‘print ready’ and then we discuss HOW to plan your edits. Finally, we will break down what tools we can use in Photoshop to deliver your plan in a time effective way.
This day is all about creating WOW in your images in a matter of minutes so this can be applied to your real family shoots. We will also cover the most common problems associated with outdoor shooting such as green colour casts. Price £299 per person with a maximum of 4 people to keep the learning as bespoke as possible.
Business & Marketing 201
A full day working session which covers the fundamentals of building and marketing a family photography business. Ahead of the course date we will review your business model and current position in the market.
The aim of the course is for you to leave with a clear direction on what actions to take in 2016. The course covers how to drive awareness of your brand from websites to social media, basic SEO, customer targeting, and pricing. Price: £299 per person
Workshop Dates & Locations
Please find below my upcoming Outdoor Children’s Photography Workshops and Business & Marketing Sessions which take place throughout the UK. I am also available for 1-2-1 and 2-2-1 Mentoring sessions and all details can be found here To reserve your place on any of my 2017 Workshops just complete the form below. I look forward to working with you.
How to book your place
You can now book your place online below. Just select the date, add it to the basket and payment details will be sent to you. A £99 deposit is required to secure your place and booking Terms & Conditions are shown below.
Business Bootcamp – 1 month action group support February£99.00
Business Bootcamp – Southampton, Jan 25£398.00
Business Bootcamp – Colchester, Jan 23£398.00
Business Bootcamp – Camberley, Jan 18£398.00
Business Bootcamp – Bath/ Bristol, Jan 10£398.00
22nd March London Outdoor Children’s Workshop£299.00
11th April South Wales Business & Marketing 201£299.00
12th April South Wales Outdoor Children’s Workshop JUST ADDED£299.00
10th May Rugby/ Hinkley Outdoor Children’s Workshop£299.00
29th March Buckinghamshire (Amersham) Outdoor Children’s Workshop JUST ADDED£299.00
To get in touch, or to ask any questions about the Workshop for example what lenses you might need, please complete the form below.
Feedback from attendeesWhat people had to say.....
“I have admired Nina’s children’ss photography for a while so jumped at the chance to attend one of her child photography workshops when it came up in my local area. I wasn’t disappointed. Nina gave us brilliant advice on using colour and light and had a very relaxed and engaging way of explaining technical stuff too. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her as a photographer and a teacher and will definitely be back for another course soon. Thanks, Nina.”Sue Salamon
I learnt loads in the first five minutes of Nina speaking. She imparted so much knowledge and know-how I want to go back and do it again to make sure I didn’t miss anything! I’ve gained huge amounts of confidence and can see the improvement in my work straight away. Nina is approachable and willing to answer all questions. The models were gorgeous and I had a fantastic time. Money very well spent! Thank you NinaSian Peters
I had the pleasure of hosting Nina in my home town last month for a fantastic day of photographer training. From the get go Nina struck the perfect balance between being super organised whilst also keeping things relaxed and most of all fun! From keeping us all up to date with what to expect and how to prepare from the day to organising the most perfect little models for the day, Nina had planned it down to a Tee. Coming from a studio environment to the great outdoors was a little scary for me but Nina made me feel totally at ease from the moment I met her right until the end of the day. I learned so much in the short space of a day. Nina really is a fountain of knowledge, not just in outdoor photography (which she is the master of) right down to her expensive experience and knowledge in business and marketing. I am delighted to have the pleasure of hosting Nina again next year for more business and marketing training, she really is the most genuinely, lovely and giving trainer I have had the pleasure of learning from.Lauren Murphy
I attended Nina’s Colour and Light course for professional photographers in May 2016. I was very impressed with the amount of information she taught the group over the course of the day. She taught so many practical skills about how to find the perfect spot with beautiful light and the “after care” was brilliant, showing how to edit images from the day and giving feedback on my work. I think it’s the best professional photography workshop I’ve been on by far and worth every penny. Thank you Nina, I am looking forward to attending another workshop with you soon. AnnaAnna Allan
I have admired Nina’s work for quite some time, and when I had the opportunity to attend the outdoor child photography workshop I jumped at the chance. Needless to say, Nina didn’t disappoint, the course is very well thought out, with a great briefing at the beginning of the course followed by an exceptional hands-on learning experience outside. Nina was very forthcoming with advice, tips and knowledge. I have since made use of the forum set up after this course and not only learned a huge amount but been able to develop my photography to where I want it to be.Senay Donaldson
I have now been on two photography training courses with Nina, an outdoor workshop, and an editing an marketing course and it is fantastic training. Nina has a talent for teaching and coupled with her stunning portraiture skills she is an absolute must to train with, not only for beginners but those with experience in the world of children’s photography. Her manner with the children and families is enviable, her skill at guiding her trainees is admirable. Money well spent.Roxy Wallis
I have attended 2 workshops with Nina now and learnt so much from both. The colour and light workshop was very hands on with lots of opportunities for photographing children on location. Nina is very straightforward and clear in explaining how she does things and allows time to answer everyone’s questions. We covered a lot on the course but nothing was rushed. I thoroughly enjoyed the day and came away very inspired. Thank you, Nina!Claire Williamson
Nina has a way of explaining the technical aspects of light and colour composition that is so easy to understand, you are left wondering why on earth you didn’t see it in the first place”… Just kidding, but really, Nina does have a real knack for explaining what people normally battle to get their heads round!Kelly
I can safely say that Nina’s child photography workshop was one of the best investment I made this year for taking my photography to the next level. I learned invaluable tips on how to position my clients, where to position them depending of the time of day and different light conditions. I would definitely recommend it to any photographersSandra Cullen
Having followed Nina’s work for a few years I was delighted when she offered training in Glasgow so I jumped at the chance to train with her. The day was well paced, Nina was a great teacher and explained things in a clear and concise way and was very generous in her teaching and happy to answer any and all questions. I’m now hugely excited to get out of the studio again and put everything I learned into practice and would definitely recommend training with Nina!Rachel Lynch
Hi Nina, I am really pleased I attended your Colour and Light course last month, I learned so much about my camera and how to get the best out of it but more than that you showed me how to get the image correct in camera. I know this is something I will perfect with practice but I am amazed at the overnight change to my pictures already. I have studied photography and used 35mm sSLRand medium format cameras historically but I have never attended a workshop like this and wasn’t sure what to expect but It was a fantastic day and I am excitedly looking forward to the Business and Marketing course I am booked on later this month. Best wishes DebsDebbie Chadwick-Edgar
Thank you Nina for an excellent and enjoyable workshop. I have always sought locations where I liked the backgrounds and worked around that but after your course, I am very much converted to looking for the light first. I would highly recommend this workshop to anyone thinking about it; its been a great learning curve and the post workshop Facebook forum has provided me with lots inspiration for editing outdoor location shoots. Thanks!Pratika
The day was great- I learned new ways of manipulating natural light, got to practise things in real life that I had only read about, picked Nina’s brains about business questions, and met lots of other lovely photographers. And that was just on the day- the advice and feedback on editing after the course from Nina and input from other course members has been brilliant. All in all, a highly recommended Children’s Photography WorkshopClare Metcalf
I recently attended Nina’s Light & Colour Workshop in Glasgow and it was superb! It was one of those days where niggly things i’d been trying to work out just clicked. I am a hands on person when it comes to my training and Nina’s course was perfect for me. She interacts personally with you and looks at your style to figure out how to get the best out of your work. She very generously shares all of her knowledge without hesitation and works through your individual needs on the day. She’s also rather funny with I appreciated. Book now, best thing you’ll do to advance your photography skillsKellee Quinn Lynch
“I’m a strong believer that the key to success is practice, challenging skills and more practice! So when a few photographer friends had already recommended Nina’s child photography workshops, I signed up. I was not disappointed; and thoroughly enjoyed the day discussing light & colour, photographing children in an outdoor environment and hanging out with other like-minded photographers! Highly recommended!”Graham Baker
I went on Nina’s “Advanced Editing and Marketing” course last week, and last year attended her “Colour and Light” workshop. Both were inspirational! Nina is open and enthusiastic and will give you the tools to be a better photographer and get your business moving in the right direction. Cannot recommend highly enough.Ellie Cotton
I had an excellent one to one photography mentoring session with Nina and left buzzing with ideas and a clear plan for moving my business forward. I love her work and would recommend her as both a mentor and family photographer. Her workshops for photographers are second to none!Katrina Shepherd
A little about your instructor
Before becoming a children’s photographer, Nina spent 15 years working in Marketing & Brand Management. It was during this time that she also found a love for leading working groups and training. Her style is fun and relaxed and focuses on a mixture of theory and hands-on practical exercises. Her child photography workshops take place all throughout the UK from Bristol to Scotland. Nina has been a Professional Photographer for 6 years and was named the UK’s Children, Family & Lifestyle Photographer of the Year. Her work has been featured in magazines and on popular blog and websites including Vogue. Nina has also just been awarded top 3 professional photography training by the prestigious SWPP at the 2017 Awards evening.