Two day wedding and portraiture masterclass with Steven Neeson and Sony
Wednesday 9th and Thursday 10th October, 9:30am – 4:30pm each day
Titanic Hotel, Titanic Quarter, 8 Queens Rd, Belfast BT3 9DT
On this two day workshop with Sony, Wex Photo Video and Steven Neeson, you will be taught how to shoot couples effectively to creative images that capture the special day of your clients. You will learn how to get the most out of your camera, how to direct models to appear more natural and use lighting accordingly (natural light, LED lighting and off camera flash). There will be models provided (in wedding attire) and so you are welcome bring your camera along or use the provided Sony kit to photograph the models (take home images for your portfolio).
On day two there will be a masterclass on taking your business to the next level and working on your marketing. Alongside this, you will be shown the techniques used to secure/ensure a busy diary in wedding and portrait photography. Steven will show how to edit your images beautifully in Photoshop/Lightroom, leaving your clients with that amazing finesse they deserve. Finally, Steven will show you how he brings all the images together into a final album, wall product or package that turn your sales into a real business.
Day one schedule:
9:30am - Introduction to Steven Neeson and his career to date.
10:30am – Steven will talk to you about how to work with models and to adapt to the environment that you are in.
- Learning how to pose/direct models
- Exploring lighting and shooting in a less than ideal setting
11:30am – Practical shooting using the knowledge above
1pm – Lunch
1:45pm – Steven will put your knowledge to the test in both a portraiture/studio environment and when shooting a wedding. You will capture some great shots for your portfolio and Steven will be on hand to guide you and help you along the way.
4pm - Critique
Day two schedule:
9:30am - Wedding Photography business and marketing masterclass. During this session you will cover:
- Advertising yourself
- Good marketing tips and tricks
- Other marketing ideas
12pm - Photoshop and Lightroom Class. You will cover how to use these tools to enhance your images from day one.
1pm – Lunch
1:45pm – Continuation of the above
3.00pm – During this session you will finish by putting together all that you have worked on over the last couple of days, including:
- Wedding album design
- Wedding assets to give to the clients
- Portfolio reviews
- Q&A session
You will need:
- Your camera, battery and memory card (optional as Sony will supply this)
Steven Neeson is a multi-award winning professional photographer based in Northern Ireland. Steven is one of the most sought after wedding photography specialists in the country and is the current Professional Photographer Association of Northern Ireland’s Photographer of the Year. Steven has a clear, directive style and approach to his craft, which is to capture those paramount moments in life as beautifully as possible. His portfolio boasts an extensive range of spectacular images taken within his home country and beyond.
The Sony team are a collection of Sony experts who together have a wealth of knowledge and will be available throughout the day showcasing products, giving advice and answering any questions.