The Course will focus on the main areas of lighting, posing, and editing, as well as Health and Safety aspects.
Bean bag poses – back, side, bum up, chin on hands, potato sack, froggy and taco.
Flow posing on the bean bag.
Angles and lighting for different poses.
Prop posing wrapped and unwrapped.
How to ensure correct exposure and white balance.
How to adjust your lighting for different poses and props.
Avoiding flat lighting and creating contrast.
Avoiding highlights and lost details.
Balancing skin tones.
Removing flakes and blemishes.
Using frequency separation.
Using LSP for newborn edits.
Adding texture to images.
Composites for safety as well as sibling/pet images.
You will also be told what judges are looking for in images, and learn how to critique photos, training your eye to help you to improve your own images.
There will also be a focus on developing your own style and includes a 1-2-1 session to review your portfolio, setting goals for your future development.
Who is Jo Bradley?
This course will be led by Panel member, Master Crafstman and Judge at The Guild of Photographers Jo Bradley, a multi award winning full-time professional Newborn Photographer.
As well as being a Master Craftsman, Jo was awarded the title of Newborn Photographer of the Year in 2018. She runs a thriving newborn photography business in Chelmsford, Essex, and as an ex teacher Jo is passionate about ongoing learning and has a real desire to help and inspire other photographers through training and mentoring.
If you would like to learn a little more about your trainer:
THE NEWBORN SCHOOL
Enjoy this brand new process of learning.
Easier to absorb. Plenty of time to practice. There's no danger of an information overload.
You can ask all the questions, learn all the tricks of the trade and carry out plenty of practice, just as you would with in person training. From the comfort and convenience of your own home or studio.
This is the equivalent of a 2-day course but it is being delivered in bite sized pieces of around 2 hours* each, spread over 6 weeks. This makes it easier to absorb, and leaves plenty of practice time in between. Each week you will learn a new skill with a whole week to practice it out; the questions may mount up, but that's okay, because you'll be tuning in again before you know it!
The experience will be priceless. It is not a watch to learn process - it is fully interactive. Ask the questions. The demonstrations will be live. There will be a maximum of 8 students alongside you.
The group size will be limited to ensure you get as much as possible from the course.
On top of that the group will have its own dedicated private Facebook group where delegates can share learning, experiences and ask questions in between each session.
A Training certificate will be issued on completion and it includes a free submission for Qualified Status with the Guild of Newborn Photographers*.
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*Please note that any timings stated are a guide only and could fluctuate. The free submission for Qualified status offer is valid for Guild members only and for 3 months after the course ends.
PHOTOHUBS OFFER: £475
*£425 if you are a member of The Guild of Photographers! Get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org to book your place now. **Membership number required on email from members of Guild.
Tickets are limited to enhance learner experience and course is subject to minimum numbers!
Start time: 11:00 BST
End time: 13:00 BST