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3 years later. I am so impressed

It was 3 years almost to the day that Cathie came over from California to visit the UK and top on her list was a workshop with Sue and I at Marwell zoo. We had the most amazing day and Cathie took some beautiful photographs just check out my blog post from her day using the link below.  I knew then that Cathie’s passion if directed right would start to produce beautiful work and this morning I woke to find this image on my Facebook wall from Cathie and I LOVE it.  Cathie’s work has got progressively better and we often chat about things like little tips to help and I am pleased to say her perseverance has paid off because she has become an amazing photographer.

Cathie lives in Ventura California and I am running a marathon there on September 7th so we will be seeing Cathie and no doubt we will get out shooting together too and I cant wait.

Take a look at Cathie’s blog post but here is this mornings photo, I am so proud of Cathie’s achievements and I cant wait to see what she comes up with next,

Jules.

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Cathie’s blog post from 2011

Todays beautiful photo which shows the importance of shooting these subjects in AV mode. Simply beautiful.

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Carolyn’s One-2-One Marwell workshop

Last week we spent a day with Carolyn and her camera at Marwell zoo in Winchester.  Carolyn contacted us after her partner purchased one of our gift vouchers for her and she choose a marwell day.  We spent the morning teaching Carolyn to use her camera properly so that she controlled it and the photographs rather than the camera. Once at Marwell we showed her how to shoot to make the cages and thick dirty glass disappear and we have a wonderful day.

We then headed back to the studio for some editing and these are a few off the shots Carolyn took.

We hope that you enjoy these photographs from this workshop, we are very pleased with them and we feel they show off using your cameras AV mode very well.

Please contact us if you are looking for a photography workshop of any-kind 02380 767084   julianporter@mac.com    or txt  07720325336

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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

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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 🙂

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Tesco, Babies and workshops

July has been a great month here at Julian Porter Photography and a very interesting one, firstly because we limit ourselves to 30 weddings each year we only ended up with 1 in July which was our VIP wedding at the Elvetham but we do have a very busy August and September so lots more stories soon.

We have tho been extremely busy over at Babyjp so why not take a look over at our hampshire newborn photography website to see whats been happening, I doubt anybody will be able to visit without having a great big smile after seeing those gorgeous babies,  see them here

We have also been busy with our workshops, having a great evening group course this month and 2 full day workshops which you can also check out here on our jpworkshop website  We do all sorts of photography courses starting with a 2 hour sampler course run on the first Monday and last wednesday of each month and although we are not running one tonight  we do have spaces on August 6th and 29th both of which you would be in great company because we have one of our wedding couples on each night.

Lastly for this post we have been back to Bursledon Towers Tesco for the Grand opening after its 10 year re-fit.  as most of you know we look after Tesco’s photography locally and this store has just undergone a large revamp so we went along to organise and photograph the opening, we met up with the Manager Simon again and his great staff as well as some of the kids from Hamble Village Playschool including a couple of our lovely Babyjp clients Kelly and here lovely son Max along with her daughter Lila which was a nice surprise.

Best part for me was the new Costa store run by Julie who along with Debs looked after our coffee needs 🙂

We have also finished upgrading all our cameras for 2012/13 so we are now shooting a combination on Nikon D4’s and D800’s both of which are amazing cameras and once again thanks to Nikon are leading the field,

All in all a great month so far, more babies today and an amazing Baptism on Sunday with yet another Babyjp client and then another One-2-One workshop on Monday before returning 2 2 weddings the week after,

Phew…….  I am so thankful that Sue and I do what we do.  I love my job so much and I love the people that make my job so special, YOU !

Jules

 

 

 

 

To see Photos from recent weddings click here

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