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Essex portrait photography course

Portrait photography course in Chelmsford, Essex

Being able to capture beautiful images of family, friends or clients is a real dream and yet it really isn’t that difficult.  I had the pleasure of showing a small group of photographers how to take some great people images from a small mobile studio set-up from an empty room in Chelmsford, Essex. During the course of the day we looked at the equipment required, basic lighting set-ups, posing, editing and styling.  Working with flash is not complicated and yet it scares many people who seem to think that it is beyond their abilities, scary and expensive.  I would urge anyone with an interest in photography to give it a go – if you fancy learning with us take a look at our introduction to…

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Stunning portrait photography course results

Portrait Photography Course – Chelmsford, Essex Yesterday we held one of our popular portrait photography courses in Chelmsford, Essex with the stunning Cassandra Wilson-Bell.  Our delegates were all very new to taking portraits and most hadn’t even touched a studio light let alone take some images.  As expected nerves were a little high – it can be quite daunting trying to take your first portrait images but after a round of introductions everyone felt a little more comfortable. We went through some standard lighting setups, some posing techniques, editing thoughts and then plenty of shooting.  Cassandra turned up with some great outfits and even looked after her own hair and make-up.  We tried a few styles with some examples below.     Our portrait photography…

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Think you are cut out to become a professional photographer? Take this quiz

Want to become a professional photographer? Test your potential.   There’s no doubt about it, being a professional photographer is a pretty great way to make a living however as with all things in life it isn’t quite as easy as it seems and it certainly isn’t for everyone.  The majority of photographers I know work for themselves which has both pro’s and con’s about it but I like to think that the pro’s outweigh the cons.  Becoming a pro snapper isn’t any harder than running any other business although the idea of it seems to appeal to a big group of people not all of which see it through though – it my experience these guys probably wouldn’t make it working for themselves in…

The Power & Value of Professional Qualifications for Photographers

By Nick Wood As a photographer I have never actually been asked by a potential client if I have any photographic qualifications and yet one of the most frequent questions potential delegates ask is “do I get a qualification or a certificate? Although my training company Unshaken Photography Training can actually issue nationally recognised qualifications I have until the beginning of this year actually encouraged students from following this route as I saw little value whilst incurring additional cost. This has all changed and in fact our students are now encouraged to achieve professional qualifications through the professional bodies primarily the SWPP (Society of Wedding & Portrait Photographers) Why the change in stance? Photography has always attracted people towards it as a career on the…

How do I use my new digital camera?

Hopefully you have had a great christmas, enjoyed being with your family and friends and opened up some great presents. For many people receiving a digital camera is a wonderful experience – the start of a new journey intact however it can also be the start of a few frustrations. Most people start off by using their new cameras in fully automatic which is the perfect place to start when finding your feet and getting some pictures straight way. Very quickly however you will start to realise that there are quite a few issues with using your camera on fully automatic and that if you want to start getting some ‘better’ images then you may have to be brave and move away from the comfort…