‘Shoot That Wedding’ – Photography Workshop
Shooting a wedding is one of a photographer’s busiest days. And so many things must come together to make it a success.
We offer this informative and inspiring step – by – step workshop, for those shooting the ‘one off’ wedding.
Maybe even looking to start a career? Or simply wishing to add too they’re existing wedding photography skills,
Warmly received for its logical content, it is based on our real shooting experiences, offering a step-by-step roadmap for the big day.
It tackles the ‘how’ to take the key shots throughout the occassion plus lots on the ‘nitty gritty’ from organising ourselves, to navigating the event ‘warts an all’.
Also the kit you need, and how to use it allied to the right techniques.
A great framework to work from, it gives a firm foundation to capturing the big day, with practical advice throughout.
- What you need to communicate & find out.
- Your pre-wedding day planning & preparation.
- Your shooting order/list.
- Working out your timings.
- Dealing with people such as officials, catering and venue staff.
- How exactly to get those shots before, during, and after the service.
- Equipment choices – what you really need in cameras, lenses and flash.
- How to use portable flash quickly but well – inside and out.
- Setting-up the formal shots.
- Capturing those ‘reportage’ images.
- Important story telling ‘extra’ images.
- Composition and posing tips.
- ‘Wedding Belles’… more creative shots of the bride when there is time.
- The main men, shooting images of the groom and his best men.
- Dealing with different wedding styles and the shots they need.
- Telling the day’s story.
- Maximise your working with a second shooter?
- Why sun, wind or rain cannot stop you.
- Spring, Summer, Autumn or Winter…be prepared.
- Some nice touches.
- Pitfalls to avoid.
This day has practical shooting components to help cement the content. So a lens covering roughly 24-70mm (full frame) or similar is useful but not essential.
Alternatively an 85mm or equivalent.
And if you have a Speedlight/Speedlite, it is worth bringing one also.
Your Host Photographer
A working professional photographer, with many decades of real world experience to draw upon, John’s client list includes the corporate world to the Great British Public, Photographing across various genres of people and commercial photography.
With respected technical expertise alongside, John was also Nikon UK’s ‘Advisor of Photography’ for a number of years, and continues to work with a number of imaging and lighting companies as a consultant, ambassador and educator, sharing his skills.
Author of over a dozen books, he also had ‘technical consultant/contributor’ roles on many photography magazines in the UK previously.
A sought after presenter, John’s workshops and seminars excite and inspire, due to his concise, but often highlighted amenable style.
His events demystify the technical and inspire the creative aspects. Drawing on his combined experiences, from his extensive technical background, too creative eye-catching photography, helping others along their journey from the beginner too the enthusiast and pro photographer.
What people have said about our courses…
I really enjoyed the course – your enthusiasm and passion is infectious and you’re genuinely one of the nicest people I’ve met in the world of photography
Thank you for a brilliant course and notes! It was a brilliant day!
Great stuff. Just wanted to say thanks again for a great day
Hi John. Many thanks for firstly two very informative and well conducted courses – I can’t recommend your style of teaching and content of courses enough
Hi John, thanks so much for the course, it was so helpful
Thank you for being a great teacher. Incredibly passionate, patient and clear with your explanations. It was an excellent day. I hope I’ll get chance to join you for another course in the near future
Thought I would just send your some feedback on the event I attended today at Calumet Drummond Street. Amazing. Apart from being a great photographer, John has the ability to teach too, able to convey complex issues in a clear and understandable way, which obviously requires great understanding of the subject matter. The structure and pace of the course was excellent, allowing time for questions whilst covering essential information during the day . Can’t believe I learnt so much in one day. And as a bonus John is such a kind, friendly guy whose enthusiasm is infectious. Well done Calumet for holding this seminar. Rating for course 10/10 – could not have wished for more in one day
Excellent expert, could not convey his instinct for lighting enough, overall excellent stuff
John hosted a studio lighting course in August. Great course – John is amazing at getting across his knowledge – top guy!
I would really have liked to stay another hour or two to tap into your expertise and experience. I really want to say how much I enjoyed the course.
The images I have obtained are far beyond my wildest dreams which really pays homage to your excellent guidance. It was great to spend the day with such lovely like minded people and as a group I thought we all worked together well. As I mentioned at the time, both the pace and level of tuition you give is spot on.
Thanks for a great day today. You had a great team there and the location was top class – I am sure I could spend a full week there and not exhaust all the potential shooting options …… and it goes without saying it was great to be able to call upon your knowledge and experience to both qualify my personal learning and also expand my knowledge and ideas through your insight
Just a quick email to say a big thank you for all your hard work yesterday. It was just as you promised, a very interesting and rewarding day and whilst I haven’t had time to do more than unload the pictures to my PC, I have high hopes that there are some great ones there. I really appreciate all the energy and enthusiasm you put into these courses and I hope that I will be able to retain all the knowledge!
Big thanks to John “Speedlight Commander” Clements @gophototraining and Harrisons Cameras for Saturday’s Nikon seminar.
*Brilliant* flash course w @gophototraining training today with john clements. Suddenly a huge amount of stuff makes sense. thank you john!
John Clements is a really good instructor. He makes you want to do it.
John is great at explaining, and has excellent skills. I really enjoy his courses.
Absolutely fantastic study day.
Just wanted to say how much I enjoyed today’s workshop. John Clements was both engaging and informative and his relaxed style made everybody feel at ease and make the most out oftheir seminar experience. I had some doubts whether I would benefit much from the workshops, however within the first 5 minutes I soon realised that Johns experience and teaching skills was highlighting top-tips and important camera craft that will take my photography to another level.