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workshops for aspiring or professional photographers 

Whether you are a professional photographer who is just beginning your journey shooting outdoors or you are more experienced and want to grow your style to create more bold and creative portraits, Nina can offer a photography training course or workshop for you.

Offering training in outdoor family + child photography, business & marketing or Photoshop editing, Nina is one of the most rounded trainers in the UK. She was also awarded BEST PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHIC TRAINING in 2019 by SWPP members. 

All workshops take place small groups and wherever possible are hands-on and practical. All of the photography workshops are all about helping YOU to find YOUR style and leaving you 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 photography workshops or bespoke photographer training please see below. To register your interest in a particular location and date please complete the form towards the end of the page. 

Like a lot of us, lockdown threw me off, as a wedding photographer of 7 years, this business that I love and had grown, suddenly had no business and no income. I had just bought my home 2 years early and lived on my own, so no other salary to depend on. I had met Nina at SWPP a couple of times and loved her way of training. So I became a member of her Facebook group and joined her on their lockdown training. In 3 months I did a website makeover, family posing training, editing, business training. I was ready. End of lockdown I contacted my old wedding clients offering a family shoot for the bargain price of 100 euros. I did 10 in 2 weeks. So I had a portfolio to show. I still had no weddings but families were booking me I started a one on one mentorship with Nina. This has turned my business around. So detailed and perfectly personalized. 2021 is my best year yet. 2022 I open my new studio. Thank you, Nina
Lisa Derevycka 
Lisa Derevycka

I took a Photoshop editing course with Nina, she was just fab, so responsive, helpful and I learnt so much to help my own photography business grow- thank you, Nina, I’ll be back to do some more photography courses for sure!

Alice Stroyan  Alice Elizabeth Photo
Alice Stroyan

Nina is awesome! Fantastic teacher, extremely knowledgeable and all-round lovely lady! So glad I invested in her Photoshop Editing Course!!

Leanne

The day course was a great insight to outdoor photography. As I have only ever been used to studio work I wanted to gain more knowledge on how to shoot outdoors. The training was very relaxed and in a beautiful location. I was unsure how I would find it but I now feel more confident to take more photos outdoors and I am really enjoining putting into practice what we all learnt. Thanks for a fab day!

Sarah Hunt Middup 
Sarah Hunt Middup

Amazon location, a huge amount of classroom-based training crammed into an otherwise full afternoon of shooting into the golden hour. Everything was organised perfectly by Nina, the models, location, training aids. I want to do it all again!

Ginny Tarelli

photography training + workshop options 

Please find below all of the training options available including:

BUSINESS & MARKETING,

PHOTOSHOP EDITING

OUTDOOR FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHY

All courses take place on a regular basis in Surrey and I also travel throughout the UK on request from groups and businesses. 

OUTDOOR CHILDREN’S + FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP

 

  • 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 the high sun all the way through to the golden hour. Maximum 8 attendees.

    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 we work we discuss all camera settings including white balance, Kelvin, ISO and aperture and focal length and work to get the images as close to our vision as possible straight out of the camera.

    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.

  • £349 per person.

     

PHOTOSHOP EDITING FOR FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHERS

 

  • For photographers who have already attended my outdoor children & family workshop this training day 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. Maximum 4 attendees

    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 £349 per person 

business + marketing for photographers

 

  • A full day working session (with a maximum of 6 people) which covers the fundamentals of building and marketing a family photography business. Ahead of the course date, I will review your business model and current position in the market to make the course content as bespoke as possible.

    The aim of the course is for you to leave with a clear direction on what actions to take in 2020. The course covers:

    • Getting to know your ideal client and running marketing activity that they will love!
    • How to drive awareness of your brand from websites including basic SEO
    • How to become the most visible photographer in your local area
    • Developing your pricing model which is simple and works for your clients
    • Marketing planning and activity
    • Getting to grips with social media and using it in a time and cost-effective way!

    Price: £349 per person

dance photography workshops

 

  • Once or twice a year I run a dance photography workshop where photographers have an afternoon to create their own dance portfolio images to market dance photography as part of their business.

    The day begins with a briefing from Nina discussing light, lenses and dance poses.

    After this discussion photographers will be supplied with dancers for 3 hours of shooting a stunning outdoor location close to Camberley, Surrey.

    As this is not a workshop but a day organised by Nina (dancers, location, shooting permits, model releases are all being organised) the price is an incredibly reasonable £99. Places are limited and once they are sold no more will be released. 

    Price: £99 per person

PHOTOGRAPHY MENTORING

Due to demand, I have now released a number of 12 months mentoring programmes for 2020 alongside my 1 1/2 and half-day products.

These sessions are totally bespoke and can cover any subject that you wish. Most popular sessions include website structure and design, branding. pricing, and marketing and communications planning.  We can also cover editing of your images plus review real family shoots.

A years support mean we are able to set clear monthly goals and significantly grow your photography business.

Over 90% of the 2020 scheme starting in January is now SOLD OUT so please do get in touch ASAP if you would like to secure a slot.

booking GROUP WORKSHOPS

SURREY & UK

Based upon the Governments latest advice my Workshops will commence in July 2020. I will be offering the courses in person and some may be offered online via live Zoom sessions. Please read the complete description to gain an understanding of how much of the course is indoors vs outdoors and the number of attendees per course. 

£349.00

FRIDAY 14TH AUGUST 2020 – 3 PM – 8:30 PM CAMBERLEY, SURREY

A practical workshop which is focused on finding beautiful light outdoors and utilising nature’s backdrops. The course begins with a complete presentation (held indoors) and then is followed by 2 x in-person outdoor shooting sessions with children and families.

We discuss and put in practice different lighting styles and look at how to modify natural light shooting in the brightest afternoon sun all the way to golden hour.

 

£349.00

FRIDAY 11TH SEPTEMBER – 1:30 PM – 7:30 PM

A practical workshop which is focused on finding beautiful light outdoors and utilising nature’s backdrops. The course begins with a complete presentation (held indoors) and then is followed by 2 x in-person outdoor shooting sessions with children and families.

We discuss and put in practice different lighting styles and look at how to modify natural light shooting in the brightest afternoon sun all the way to golden hour.

 

£349.00

Presentation & discussion –  This will not take place the NIGHT BEFORE ON ZOOM to adhere to Government guidelines.

Shooting session 1 – 3:30 – 5pm

Break for meal & drinks 5 –  5:45pm

Shooting session 2  – 5:45 – 8:00pm

** COVID UPDATE ** There will be a maximum of 4 attendees on this course.

£299.00

An online Editing Workshop for professional (or aspiring) family photographers. The session covers editing from RAW to a final image.

The course will run on zoom over 3 weeks and costs £299 per person. £149 deposit to retain place with remainder due 2 weeks before the course.

Session 1: Thursday, January 7th 7 pm – 9 pm – Camera RAW (or Lightroom) processing. Getting perfect white balance, contrast and managing colours.

Session 2: Thursday, January 14th 7 pm – 9 pm – Getting creative in Photoshop, adding light, punching your subjects and dealing with pesky colour casts

Session 3:  Thursday January 21st 7pm – 8pom (Optional) . Review of your edits and CC if required.

 

get in touch or add your name to the waitlist

If you are looking for a date or location that is currently not available please feel free to add your name to my waitlist for upcoming workshops below. 

 

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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. Nina is passionate about photographer training and her photography workshops take place all throughout the UK from Bristol to Scotland.

Nina has been a Professional Photographer for 9 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.

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top tips for booking the right photography workshop for you

 

I am very proud to have been running photography training and workshops for over 5 years now (and am close to reaching my 100th workshop) and there are some excellent courses and training days available throughout the UK. I thought it would be useful for me to write some suggested tips on what to look for and questions to ask to make sure you get the most from your investment.

 

 Tip 1: Be clear on what you are looking to  get from the photography workshop 

At the start of each year I work on a top-line plan of what i want to achieve in my business over the coming 12 month – I break it into separate areas such as branding, marketing, editing and shooting, I also include creative inspiration and personal projects. Start with a plan to decide where you need to grow *(this blog post here might help you get started) and then look for workshops that meet these needs. 

 

 

Tip 2: Ask for the maximum number of attendees on the course  

Group photography workshops are a great way to get a feel for how other photographers work, how they style their subjects and their lighting set up. If you want any one on one time with the photographer it’s really good to know the maximum number of people on the course.  Too many photographers can ruin a workshop experience as inevitably the stronger personalities will step to the front and demand more attention. Ask how many people are currently booked on plus what the maximum numbers will be. 

 

 

Tip 3: See whether you are able to use the images in your portfolio or whether you have your own creative time on the day to practice and use what you have learnt 

This is a very important point – no images taken on workshops or training should ever be entered into competition but more often than not most workshops will not allow you to use the images in your portfolio and you must credit the trainer at all times. Some trainers now offer training in the morning and then a creative session in the afternoon where you design and set  up the images so you do own the shots and can use them in your portfolio. 

 

 

Tip 4: Ask if there are any course materials to take away 

I have to admit this is a challenge for photographers who run the training as we really want you to leave with materials  but also want to make sure they aren’t shared,. Its especially unfair for photographers who have paid to come along to the course to find that others have been passed the materials for free. On my courses I now aim to give printed materials or overview summary sheets as a take away. 

 

Tip 5: See if there is any support after the course 

Its also great to know if there will be any support after the photography workshop if you have any questions. I run a number of Facebook communities and on my outdoor workshops I keep a private group open for 2 weeks to share edits and discuss ideas after the workshop. 

 

 

Tip 6: Speak to a couple of photographers who have been on the course 

To get a real feel for how the workshop impacted the photographers shooing or business ask to speak to a couple of people who have been on the course. All good trainers should be able to give you contacts of other photographers to speak too. 

Tip 7: Check into the trainers credentials 

If the course is around Business & Marketing you are absolutely allowed to ask how about theirs business model before they trained, their pricing strategy etc. You can ask about volume of clients, average sales, website visibility etc. 

 

 

Tip 8: Check the cancellation and refund policy in the Terms & Conditions 

Make sure you read up on the cancellation and refund policy – both for you and if the trainer cancels. There will come a point where you are still liable for the full payment if you cancel close to the training date as the trainers will incur costs for hotel hire, food etc. Also ask if you were ill for example could you sell the place onto another person and whether there will be an admin fee attached Read the terms and conditions of the photography workshop. Image usage and whether you intend to train at any point are very important. These will also include whether you need to credit the trainer in any images used. 

 

 

 

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Welcome and thank you for stopping by.

I am a photography trainer and mentor based in Surrey, UK.  I work mostly with professional photographers, but I also work with lots of complete beginners too so don’t be put off if you are just starting your journey. I can work with most levels of expertise to enhance your knowledge, improve your style and help you find your niche in the industry. As long as you’re keen and ready to put the work in, I can help you.

All workshops take place in small groups and are hands-on and very practical. They tend to book up quickly, so if you’re in a good place to get started and ready to do the work, do get in touch.

 

For fifteen years, I was a brand and marketing manager which has proved incredibly helpful when branching out on my own. Praised as one of the most rounded photography trainers/mentors in the UK, I’ve been running my own successful and profitable photography business for a number of years – it’s even won a few awards and been formally recognised by some excellent examining bodies. I’ve built a reputation for offering honest, effective advice and being generous with the skills I’ve accrued over the years.best photography mentor

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