Wedding Photography Course

Two day course – starting a wedding photography business – Level 2 course £400 – Maximum 6 students

The who, the what, the when and the where…

Who is the course for?

This is an intermediate/advanced course and is aimed at people who would like to start or progress a wedding photography business. This course will help you supercharge your wedding bookings and build your business year on year. We will cover marketing, business, social media, customer service, websites and the practical aspects of shooting a wedding.

You need to be fully conversant with your camera settings and happy with shooting in manual. If you are new to photography then will need to take the level 1, Introductory Photography Course first.

Day 1

During the first day we will be classroom based. Business tips, marketing, websites, digital asset management. How I approach each wedding. Getting new customers, increasing sales. Equipment, whats needed, whats not. Shooting styles, natural light vs flash. Album design and sales. How to create content for your website. Managing a styled shoot.

Day 2

The morning session will be a continuation from the Saturday, with time to recap over the topics and address any questions you will have.

The afternoon session will be a portfolio building opportunity with a bride and groom. We will be shooting all afternoon and to give you some stunning images for your portfolio. Will will be using various locations around Manchester and will be shooting no matter the weather. We will be using off camera flash and natural light during the session. Posing tips and composition advice will be given to help you create spectacular images.

The classroom has access for wheel chairs and the course route can be adjusted to take into account any participants with mobility needs. We will do a fair amount of walking on the second day, between 3-5 miles.

What you will learn:

At the end of the two days you will have learnt:

  • What websites work
  • Where to direct your marketing
  • How to increase customers
  • Increasing your sales
  • Customer satisfaction
  • What equipment is required
  • Lighting for weddings
  • Posing and composition
  • Album design and sales

Upon signing up for the course you will receive a questionnaire, it will ask what you would like to learn form the course and any objectives you would like to accomplish. The course is very flexible and is partly led by the students abilities during the weekend.

When is the next course?

The next course is on the 14th and 15th of April. Starting at 10 am on the Saturday. We break for lunch at 12.30 for 30 minutes and then continue till 5pm. There is a good chance that we will run over, so if you plan for staying an hour or so later then that is fine. It’s nice to have a relaxed Q and A after the day with a beer, wine or coffee. The Sunday times are the same.

Where does the course take place?

The course will take place in Manchester City Centre. We are normally in a classroom in the YMCA at Castlefield. This is our base for the weekend and then we have a wander around Manchester on the second day for the portfolio building session. Should the course location be any different we will let you know.

What you will need 

Please ensure that you bring your, camera, at least one lens, your camera manual (if possible), memory cards and charged batteries. Good footware, sensible clothing for Manchester weather. Laptops are optional on the Saturday. A notebook, pen, water bottle, lunch money or butties 🙂

Wedding photography course - £400

To book please fill in the form below : A Paypal invoice will be sent to your email address for payment

Deposit £100 final balance due 1 week before the course

  • Please enter the date of the course you would like to attend. After you have submitted the form you will receive an invoice from Paypal for the deposit. Please check your spam folder. If you do not receive the email please contact me by phone, thanks.

Ric Latham Photography • 3 Chapel Lane • Manchester • M9 8PT • 07808174805