A 'serious amateur and professional level' Digital wedding photography course, Become a successful wedding photographer.
• 16 hrs over 2 consecutive days
• practical sessions
• iconic Sydney locations
• master-class assignments
• small groups
• portfolio presentation
• free portraits
• detailed notes
The Focus 10 Sydney wedding digital photography course has been designed to impart a high level of proficiency to the serious amateur and professional photographer wishing to shoot weddings for fun or for profit.
Shooting a wedding is a huge responsibility... You are solely in charge of capturing a momentous day in peoples life's. You need to be proficient in digital camera handling, be sound technically, be creative and handle the pressure of the day professionally.
Wedding photography demands people skills, being able to work under pressure, to handle any scenario, any weather, to be versatile, flexible, adaptable, personable, engaging and well organized. Its about summing up a scenario quickly for the best backdrop, working the light and implementing the nuances of lens perspective, depth of field and exposure options.
The Focus 10 wedding photography course in Sydney teaches you the skills set to shoot at a professional level, to capture the flavour, the mood and the magic of the day. Ideally you will have done our Beginners course or be at a similar level of competency. You will be given a number of assignments to completion the course which will be assessed and critiqued. The group will be limited to a maximum of 6 people for a highly personalised training experience using models and set props to re-create real life wedding scenarios.
•Learn every aspect of shooting weddings including:
•What camera gear and lens combinations
•Honing technical and artistic skills to a professional level
•Reportage, casual, formal and other wedding photography styles
•Understanding of styles- from contemporary to traditional
•Challenging Masterclass assignments
•Real life scenarios including grooms, brides, cars and wedding styles
•Packaging and pricing structures
•Money making tips to improve your profits
•Post production, album and presentation display
•A professional portfolio and certificate of achievement
•Ongoing advice & technical support
•$200 Focus 10 gift voucher towards further courses such as Lightroom Classic
WHAT THE COURSE COVERS:
•Overview of your DLSR digital camera functions
•White balance & bracketing, use of ISO
•Operation of external flash unit
•Flash and night portraits / use of prime lenses
•Lens perspective to suit the subject
•Creative use of depth of field
•Single, couple and group positioning
•Reportage, casual, formal styles....blending them together
•Exposure compensation, exposure bracketing
•Channels & parameters , colour temperature
•Advanced composition and painting with light
•Landing the business /presentation of your folio
•Pre wedding shots.. getting ready, make -up, champagne
•The wedding ceremony, beaches, gardens, churches and other venues
•After the ceremony, bridal party, family, friends
•Post-ceremony location shoots
•Cameo shots: the flowers, the cars, the rings, table settings, food, the cakes, the wine.
•Artistic shots: the shoes, the dress, the lapel, the unusual, the location
•Business models, packaging and pricing
•Post wedding workflow and production
•Preparing the images including: filing, colour balance, cropping, conversion to B/W, print output, display, coffee table books, albums
Final presentation to your wedding clients
MEETING LOCATION & TIME
•Both days (8 hr long days)
•10am to 6pm
•Gusto cafe 5 ways Paddington NSW
•Your instructors are the award winning wedding photographer Andrew Thomasson and assistants. They have the integrity, motivation and creative energy to train and empower their students to aim high and to achieve a level of both artistic and technical excellence
•Beginners course (or equivalent) or a sound grasp of photography - (a self assessment email test is available if you are unsure as to your skill level)
•A quality DSLR camera such as a Canon EOS 5 (any Canon DLSR) Nikon D7000 to D7200, D600 to D850(any Nikon DLSR) Sony , Pentax, Olympus DLSR
•At least two quality lens such as a Nikkor 18-200mm or a Nikon /Canon 24-70mm f2.8 Nikon/ Canon 70-200mm f2.8 and at least one fast prime lens (50mm f1.4 or 1.8 and/or a 85mm f1.8)
•A quality digital compact is optional but highly recommended as a back-up camera and to shoot macro and artistic shots (such as the LumixLX3 to LX7, Canon G series, Nikon P series, Sony RX100 series
•Memory Card(s): We recommend at least a 8 GB card
•Any camera accessories - such as a tripod, polarizing filter
•Charged camera battery and a spare if you have one
COURSE PRICE & INCLUSIONS
•$990 inc. GST
•Instruction from Andrew Thomasson
•Equipment and technique advisory service
•Personal assessment and critique of your portfolio
•Graduation certificate by request
TERMS & CONDITIONS
Paying for your course in full upon booking will confirm your attendance. Places are limited on all courses.
We reserve the right to cancel and reschedule any course, due to inadequate enrolment, bad weather, instructor illness, an 'act of God' or a force majeure such as a pandemic. As an example, a photography course has to be cancelled or deferred to another date and time due to Covid 19 border closures and lockdowns which is beyond the control of Focus 10 Pty Ltd and other related parties. We also reserve the right to cancel any course if there is insufficient demand, especially if it means that our costs would be higher than our income. Please therefore do not leave it until the last few weeks if you are interested in a particular date, as you may find that it has been cancelled. As our costs for each training event remain the same no matter how many delegates attend, like any pre-booked tickets for the theatre, concert, flights etc, we are unable to give a full refund in the event of non-attendance, regardless of the circumstances. If withdrawal occurs within the 14 days before the course starts we will try to put you on an alternative date if places are available. Please note that we cannot be liable for any other costs incurred by yourself, so please check with us before booking any non-refundable accommodation or transport.
We reserve the right to take photographic, (both still and video) records of any of our workshops/courses which may be used for promotional purposes, submissions, advertising and records. We grant permission for participants to use any images captured by them during this workshop for self-promotion only. Participants may not make any financial gain from any images captured during this workshop/course.