Summer School 2013

Posing and Lighting at the 2012 Summer School with Norman Weedall. During the last days of January we offer a series of short courses presented by working members of the industry. The objective is to provide attendees with a head start down the correct path for their area of interest.

Our Summer School is not accredited, and is not a thorough in-depth course, but you will find it enormous value. A great way to kick start 2013.

Cost to attend is $20 per session, payable when booking.

Register by clicking here.

Friday, January 25th, 9.30am - 12.30pm - Basic Photoshop. Where do I start, what do all those icons mean, what do I need to know, what don't I need to know? This popular half day session will get you rolling in Photoshop. Presented by Mel Neumann.

Tuesday, January 29th, 9.30am - 12.30pm - Managing large quantities of digital images - using Bridge, Lightroom, metadata, hard drives, and the cloud. This is the big problem of our generation. What is the best you can do right now. What are the tools, how should you use them. Presented by Paul Atkins.

Wednesday, January 3oth, 9.30am - 12.30pm - What does it take to run a successful, profitable business in professional photography?.....If you can only work a 4 hour day and are restricted by family commitments, what should you spend that time each day doing? Getting clients, shooting,editing, selling, counting your money? How do you balance enjoyment against income and feeling guilty about editing? The speaker has been doing this for 30yrs with Gainsborough Studio and now spends most time doing personal consulting to help people develop a niche in the marketplace.

Norman says "I find people have too much information from unrelated sources which leads to confusion. I will help you to sort out what's important and prioritise your activities to fit your personality and lifestyle. In this way you can be happy and achieve your goals whether they be financial or family focused. In addition Norman will give each participant a free 15min phone consultation, at a later date, to help put your thoughts in order and answer any personal questions you may have. Presented by Norman Weedall.

Thursday, January 31st, 9.30am - 12.30pm - Photoshop for printing - preparing images for both efficient production and fine art prints. The preparation of work for production has to take less time than work for portfolios or fine-art, you simply cannot spend the time on 600 images for proofing that you could for one award print entry. We will go through how you approach both tasks to get the best results. This session will demonstrate workflow tips and tricks in Lightroom, and Photoshop. Presented by Paul Atkins.

Friday, February 1st, 9.30am - 12.30pm - Wedding photography business models - The objective of this session is to compare the product based model, where clients receive albums and prints to the disk delivery model where clients receive all of the files on disk but no prints. It will be a carefully moderated session where each model can be discussed, costed and properly evaluated. Open discussion chaired by David Sievers.