Learn the Secrets of the Baby Whisperers
1 Day workshop Photography Business and Basic Newborn Posing
Damians new Widnes Studio
15th July 2017
Capturing the newborn is both rewarding and lucrative. These workshops are designed to give you all the education , tips and tricks necessary to successfully launch a new venture, be “Bolted on” to an existing social portrait business or “tune up” an established newborn studio
You will be taken, introduced to marketing, baby safety, soothing, simple posing, styling, lighting and shooting
At the Baby Whisper academy our training structure is well thought out and delivered in a calm, relaxing and comfortable environment, designed to maximise both enjoyment and learning.
This course is for everybody at any skill level but we do expect you to have a basic knowledge of aperture and shutter speeds, iso settings and fundamentals of your camera menus
What will you learn on the workshop
Damian has successfully run a photographic studio for nearly 29 years, Jocelyn and Karen are both mentored by damian and run successful businesses so with combined knowledge (Damian is the only Double Bar Grand Master in the country, Jocelyn is twice photographer of the year of the SWPP and now a Fellow of the SWPP, Karen photographer of the year for the guild) they can lead you through what is right and what is wrong.
You will be talked through branding and formulating a successful marketing plan for your business
Will go through the best type of equipment for the way YOU want to work
Which lenses are a must have to offer your client variety that sell
We will look at equipment needs and not equipment wants
Look at different types of lighting units and look which suits you best
We will look at lighting modifiers and help you decide whats necessary to suit your shooting style.
Damian is known as the “Lighting Wizard” and is the only Grand Master with Double Bar in the country, he has been awarded more than most photographers put together. It might surprise you to know that Damian won awards for Child photographer of the year as well as other Genres. So our practical module is not just a taster session but a very valuable guild to make your pictures stand out from other photographers.
With the babies you will learn
How to sooth, calm and quieten baby
Learn the best strategies to send baby safely off to sleep
Learn all the important key elements for the babies safety
Learn the confidence to handle the newborn like a professional midwife
Learn to do the basic poses safely
Learn to pose the baby “in” and “on”
Learn to maximise each pose with multiple image opportunies
Learn to flow baby, safely from pose to pose
What you will need with you on the day
Any Camera System is welcome
A small selection of lenses is suggested covering at least 35mm to 70 mm in 35mm terms
Lots of memory cards
As Damian is Olympus’s principle photographer and trainer we will have lots of lovely equipment on hand should you wish to get a little hands on with any of their kit and see what all the fuss is about.
Whats the Schedule for the day
We will ask you to arrive at 10.00 for a 10.30 start at the studio
The morning session you will be asked if we have a magic want what would you wish to learn from the course. You will be taken through business knowledge as given by all three mentors who run totally different types of studios none of them is wrong its just what the way the prefer but all are successful.
We will break for lunch which is included
The afternoon session we will have a couple of newborns arrive with their parents. From the moment we take you through to the studio with the newborns we will be showing you how to communicate with the parents so that they feel confident and we will go through with you how to handle the babies so that everything is done safely and what is the best way to sooth the newborns.
We will go through some basic posing using bean bags, how to wrap the baby safely and what if the baby won’t go to sleep which does happen sometimes. Even we can’t plan for what babies will do on the day
We will end the day at approximately 1730
What will you take away from the course
The knowledge that you know how to do things safely
The knowledge of all the basic poses you can do on a newborn baby
An understanding of Lighting and what modifiers are best
You will added to a secret Facebook group which includes previous delegates where you can ask questions
You will be added to a secret Facebook Video group where we will be putting up videos some created on the day and created specifically for you
If you wish to you can have a follow up Skype or phone call from one of the mentors a few weeks after the workshop
You will receive one of certificates to show you have attended the workshop