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One-2-One workshop with Sharon at Marwell Hampshire

Last week we ran one of our very popular “getting to know your camera” workshops for Sharon who is looking to spend more time with her camera both travelling and at home where she plans to earn a few extra pounds in doing so, She also has her Sisters wedding to photograph in Texas so this was the perfect workshop to make Sharon comfortable using her camera and its controls.

We started our day as always in the studio going over the controls and well as playing with our 2 favourite control modes Aperture priority and shutter priority and explaining why and when we use these as well as practising them. We also went through focusing and metering and lots of other things before we headed up to Marwell for the afternoon.

Despite it being cold and wet we had a great afternoon and Sharon took some fab photos the most impressive were the photos of the Snow Leopards and their 2 new cubs who were adorable.

After Marwell we headed back to the studio for a little editing and to go over some ideas for Sharon’s sisters wedding.

Another fab workshop you can find out much more by checking out our website below.

Our Workshop Website

Please feel free to contact us here 02380 767084   julianporter@mac.com    or txt  07720325336

Here are a few photos from the day, for those of you that know Marwell will know that these were shot through very thick glass which just happened to be very wet today.

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Lastly one of Sharon enjoying the penguins 🙂

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Published again, we are both very proud

A few weeks back we were contacted by digital photographer magazine who wanted to publish an article about JpWorkshops and our One-2-One training days and needless to say we were very excited,  Apparently the buzz had got back to one of their reporters who came along with a photographer to follow us through one of our One-2-One workshops on Portraiture,  They contacted Matt Hardy from Mathew hardy photography who is already a photographer and avid reader of Digital Photographer Magazine and Matt kindly agreed to allowing them to follow his day with us. Matt has already completed a JpWorkshops One-2-One when he started his photography business and wanted to get into Studio photography on a more serious basis so chose our very popular Portrait One-2-One workshop. 

The Portrait workshop is a full action packed day starting at 9am and finishing at 5pm and will give you the perfect start to setting up your portrait studio or home visit service, Sue & I will show you how we create beautiful high key portraits either in our studio or on location at your clients houses using our portable studio which fits neatly into almost any car, we have a mini cooper and its fits a treat.

You will come away with a first hand experience on lighting for high key as well as low key if required, we will teach you about posing and having fun with your clients and most importantly we will show you how to creatively edit your portraits to produce beautiful photos just like we do, photos that sell very well.

Your day will include: The morning will be a brief introduction to lighting and location before our first model arrives, Our model will work with you (guided by us) for around 90 minutes at which point we will move onto editing and questions.

We will then break for lunch which we will supply. The afternoon will start with creative ideas for  marketing portraits before our second model arrives, she will stay with us for a couple of hours and will change cloths a couple of times. We will them move back to editing and processing so that you come away with a beautiful set of images that you took and we edited. You can use the photographs taken with both models to start your portfolio which will be a fantastic head start. you will also receive our ” Portrait actions” for photoshop.

Our courses are a little different than most professional courses on offer, you get training from 2 fully qualified and very popular photographers, Julian Porter LMPA and Sue Porter LMPA and we supply a range of models to suit your request’s where possible, these are always clients of ours and not models, It has to be said that any photographer worth mentioning can make a model look amazing on a bad day 🙂 but with a “regular” person you have to work at it and we want our clients to work at it and not think everybody poses like a model and is easy to shoot,  models are amazing to work with but they make our life too easy, clients demand amazing photos and thats what keeps us striving for better all of the time. We want our JpWorkshop clients to leave feeling the same.

For Matt’s day we used the lovely Kayleigh,  she is our daughter 🙂 and manages a Costa Coffee shop for a living so with her long shifts we rarely get to photograph her but luckily she was free so Matt got a lovely client to photograph and Sue and I got some amazing photos of our daughter, thanks Matt 🙂

We offer a huge range of workshops from an evening taster to see if you like our style or if you just want to brush up on settings through to a full 2 day intense business and portrait workshop. All of our workshops are bespoke and we can set a plan to suit your needs and concentrate on what you need rather than what we think you need and details can all be found on our website hampshire photography training by Julian Porter

Matt’s course details

Digital photographer magazine

Our website

Matt’s workshop was fee £520.00 and this course is aimed at professional photographers looking to photograph in a studio or photographers wanting to start up in business and can be tailored accordingly.

**Please note we do use professional models for our Ecole Boudoir workshops due to the nature of the work**

Sue and I would personally like to thank some of our other victim’s oop’s I mean models who have helped us with our workshops over the past couple of years.

Richard and Kate with Lani and Elsie. – Clare Wall with Molly and Ella. – Gemma McGlashan. – Rachel Northover. – Hollie Palmer. – Kayleigh Porter. – Katy and Scott with Millicent, Marta and Marius. – Amy Ann. – Kathryn Booy. – Nikki Stead with Illan.

 

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Hampshire photography workshops by Julian Porter

On Sunday Sue and I ran one of our very successful One-2-One workshops for a budding photographer Pamela Park who wants to make a living shooting portraits. Pam booked our Portrait workshop which is a full and very intense day starting with the basics working through to setting up studio lights and moving on to shooting for a full day.  On Sunday we had 3 lovely young ladies modelling for us, Ella and Molly in the morning and Hollie in the afternoon,  we choose not to use professional or even amateur models for these days because its just as important that our clients get used to working with real people 🙂 rather than experienced models who move and pose perfectly.  After our first shoot we chatted about the lighting and then moved onto Lightroom and Photoshop for some editing, already Pam had trouble containing her excitement as the images loaded, she truly did take some beautiful photos which we started to edit.

After lunch our second “model” for the day arrived and we set to work photographing Hollie using several different backdrops and lighting and had another hour of fun, we then moved onto editing again and this time Pam did 90% of the editing working within our famous “1 minute edit” and she produced some beautiful work as you will see here. After our editing we moved back to chat about the day and a quick Q-A session before Pam left with a head that was buzzing 🙂  Job done…

Pam arrived with a Canon 450D and both kit lenses as well as a 50mm 1.8  and her work will be available soon on her website

These photos were all taken by pam and most were also edited by Pam, except for the last one which is Pam at work. also you will see I crept into one 🙂

To contact us to book your workshop please 02380 767084   julianporter@mac.com    or txt  07720325336

Or direct email here

 

 

 

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One of our popular workshops

On Friday we ran one of our One-2-One Getting to know your camera half day workshops with Lisa Dod,   Last year Lisa attended one of our introduction  to SLR photography courses and like may others decided to come back for some One-2-One tuition.  Lisa is off on a walking holiday in Costa Rica so wanted to learn a few new camera skills, as you can see from the photos below she did very well,  the Snow leopard was shot through very thick and dirty glass and the chipmunk through very thick wire, these are just a few of the tips and tricks we teach.

We look forward to seeing Lisa’s photos after her trip.

To book any of our workshops contact us now 02380 767084   julianporter@mac.com    or txt  07720325336

direct email

Check out our workshop website here

 

 

To see Photos from recent weddings click here

See more amazing photography from an Awesome photographer now or Contact Jules and Sue now to secure your date!

Please read this  15 reasons why you should book us to photograph your wedding

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New camera for Christmas ?

Did you get a new camera for Christmas,  not quite sure how to get those amazing photographs from it ?  Why not join us on one of our inexpensive “introduction to SLR photography” workshops.

We have just announced a new evening course held here at our Southampton studio.  click the link to visit our workshop website to see all our workshops or go directly to the introduction evening workshop.

 

Introduction to photography evening                                               www.jpworkshops.com

 

To see Photos from recent weddings click here

See more amazing photography from an Awesome photographer now or Contact Jules and Sue now to secure your date!

Please read this  15 reasons why you should book us to photograph your wedding

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