Looking at photography: Wedding photography

Course Dates: 16/04/25
Time: 10:30 - 16:30
Location: Kean Street Photography Studio
This course will prepare you to compete in the challenging world of client-facing photography in the areas of wedding photography. You’ll be taught by knowledgeable and highly experienced professional practitioners who bring all their skills and experience to help launch or evolve your professional practice.
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Looking at photography: Wedding photography
  • Course Code: VY109
  • Dates: 16/04/25 - 16/04/25
  • Time: 10:30 - 16:30
  • Taught: Wed, Daytime
  • Duration: 1 session
  • Location: Kean Street Photography Studio
  • Tutor: Sara Epstein

Course Code: VY109

Wed, day, 16 Apr - 16 Apr '25

Duration: 1 session

Please note: We offer a wide variety of financial support to make courses affordable. Just visit our online Help Centre for more information on a range of topics including fees, online learning and FAQs.

What is the course about?

Starting a new business isn’t easy, and success is never guaranteed, but this course will help you to increase your chances by learning from current professional photographers/ business owners. We’ll help you structure a business plan and develop marketing strategies. You’ll learn how to generate new business and retain it, grow in your marketplace and adapt to ever changing business environment. We’ll show you how to relate professionally to your potential clients and how to develop mutually beneficial business to business relationships.

What will we cover?

- Portfolios
- Planning for success
- Finding your market
- Marketing strategies
- Advertising and advertising Strategies
- How to generate sales
- Your business structure and taxation
- Legal requirement

Session 1
Course introduction, selecting equipment, managing client expectations, exploration of different photographic styles used in wedding photography.

Session 2
The contract, pre-wedding planning, a formula for the wedding day shoot, group shot planning.

Session 3
How to charge, taxation and simple book-keeping, marketing and advertising.

Session 4
Posing the bride and groom, must-have shot-list, conclusion and destination.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- Select the correct photographic equipment that meets the needs of a wedding photographer
- Pre-plan a wedding day shoot and manage your clients expectations
- Understand the legal requirement and responsibilities including contracts, taxation, insurance and bookkeeping
- Understand good posing practise for the wedding party including formal group shots.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This is a course for people wishing to start their own business or who have an interest in the business of photography.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

You will be taught using a range of techniques including small group discussions, lectures, demonstrations, group and individual support and hand-outs. We use Google Classroom to share course materials.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

Please bring a notebookto the class.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

The City Lit has a vast range of photography and business courses. Please browse the web site for inspiration.

We’re sorry. We don’t have a bio ready for the tutor of this class at the moment, but we’re working on it! Watch this space.